Stringing tension advice please

bb1234

New User
Hey,

I've been playing with the Yonex VCore Pro H with a full bed of Head Lynx Tour at 51 lbs and am really enjoying it.

I'm looking to try a slightly softer setup so will go for a hybrid. I'm going to string the mains with Head Velocity MLV and crosses with Head Lynx Tour...

My question is what tension would you recommend I string the hybrid mains and crosses at to get a similar power/feel to the full bed of poly at 51 lbs?

Many thanks
 

Soho78

Rookie
why not drop tension of you full poly setup to low-mid 40's? Try 46 and go lower until you find something that works.

hybrid tension depends on what you use. gut/poly, multi/poly, poly/poly, etc...
 

Injured Again

Hall of Fame
If you are really enjoying the setup, changing to a hybrid will pretty significantly affect the ball response. I'd second the suggestion to try lower tensions for a softer response, or keep the same tension but use the next thinner gauge.
 

Kawasaki Kanagawa

Professional
Also remember that a multi/poly hybrid plays more like multi and a poly/multi hybrid plays more like poly.

If I was in your position, I'd keep Lynx Tour in the mains and would either go with Velocity in the crosses or a soft poly.
 

bb1234

New User
If you are really enjoying the setup, changing to a hybrid will pretty significantly affect the ball response. I'd second the suggestion to try lower tensions for a softer response, or keep the same tension but use the next thinner gauge.
Will do, thanks for your thoughts
 

Steve Huff

G.O.A.T.
There's nothing wrong with putting the multi in the mains. You can increase the tension by 4-5# and leave the Lynx at 51 in the crosses. You probably won't get the durability of the all poly, but you might find you really like it this way. Many of those I string for that are just "experimenting" end up keeping the natural gut or the multi in the mains.
 

Trip

Hall of Fame
As others have suggested, I'd try sticking with Lynx Tour first, lowering tension in the mains, then crosses, then both, and testing in between. If you don't get enough softening before things get too uncontrollable, then introduce a narrower gauge Lynx Tour, first in the mains, then crosses, then full bed, while also lowering tension progressively and testing in between.

If you don't have the time, and/or money, and/or patience for all of that, and/or your spidey sense if telling you changing tension or gauge of Lynx Tour alone is going to be enough, then I'd jump right to swapping in a softer poly cross, something like Tier One Ghost Wire (soft-ish), Head Lynx Touch when it comes out (soft-ish), IsoSpeed Cream (soft) or Yonex Poly Tour Air (soft/very-soft), and stringing the hybrid at the original tension you're playing with now, then progressively lowering.

Hope that helps!
 
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LocNetMonster

Professional
There's nothing wrong with putting the multi in the mains. You can increase the tension by 4-5# and leave the Lynx at 51 in the crosses. You probably won't get the durability of the all poly, but you might find you really like it this way. Many of those I string for that are just "experimenting" end up keeping the natural gut or the multi in the mains.
I second this. Start stringing natural gut mains, poly cross set up for a new customer two years ago. A year later, broke down and tried it myself. Didn't think I would like it. Once I got used to it, I keep multi/poly set up in at least two frames.
 

arsen

New User
I play Velosity in cross .Durability=10ch. Tension23kg.Kavasaki( Gibrid is analog Poly)The most important--durability and tension stability!!!!! other--just feeling!!
 
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