Tweaking a Full Gut Setup on AG100?

Discussion in 'Strings' started by Bigtime, Aug 14, 2009.

  1. Bigtime

    Bigtime Rookie

    Nov 18, 2006
    I have been using a full gut setup for the last 3 years:
    (1st) Maxply McEnroe 16x19
    (2nd) KBlade Tour 18x20
    (3rd) AG100 16x19

    The KBT 18x20 obviously had the least string movement, however lacked a little pocketing effect. The AG100 16x19 that I've had for only a couple of weeks (strung @ 54lbs) feels almost like I can hold the ball on the strings and aim my shots, HOWEVER, I've noticed a lot of string movement which is distracting to me, but also seems to be causing early notching. I have settled on Klip Legend 16g so far. I am afraid I won't get my usual several months use from the gut that I usually get, (I play appx. 3-6 hours per week).

    To reduce string movement, what might I gain/lose by:

    (1) switching to 15g?
    (2) increasing tension?
    (3) a combination of doing both?

    Any feedback will be appreciated.

    ps: I have never tried a hybrid setup, due to the fact that I want the most arm friendly set-up and I don't want to restring very often.
  2. Racer41c

    Racer41c Semi-Pro

    Jul 5, 2007
    Well, I played last night with my first ever full gut job, strung at 60M/58X, with Legend 16. I only had a little string movement, only adjusted at change overs.

    To your question, both higher tension and larger string will give you less power.
  3. hoodjem

    hoodjem G.O.A.T.

    Aug 12, 2007
    How about a stiff poly in the crosses?

    Yes, I know that it will reduce the feel, but it's always a comromise. I bet you'll gain in durability and you'll have a set of gut leftover to do it again.

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