Discussion in 'Strings' started by ace high, Mar 19, 2010.
I was thinking of trying natural gut.
What strings and tension are you using now?
What do you like or dislike about them?
I think a string like pro red code or silverstring might work for you. both seem to hold tenison well. poly force is also a popular hybrid.
Try VS Team 17 mains with WeissCannon Silverstring 1.20 crosses.
Very nice feel, good tension maintenance and nice blend of control and power.
I get 10 hours out of this setup, and the poly breaks first before it has died.
I normally play with VS Team 17 mains and Luxilon Alu Power crosses, and I get 8-10 good hours out of this hybrid.
When I use full Luxilon Alu Power and a hybrid with Alu Power mains and nat gut or multi in the crosses, the Luxilon dies after just 4-6 hours.
When I hybrid the Luxilon in the crosses with gut mains, it's as though I don't feel the Lux Alu POwer dies as fast or maybe it dies, I just don't feel it or the nat gut makes the Lux die later........
Try it - some feel it dies fast no matter where it's placed.
Try VS mains with VS crosses, its a great set up, and the gut will not die out on you!The tension stays very stabil, and is very playable until it breaks.
I use this setup in the winter, when it's cold (even indoor cold) - but once it gets warmer, I feel like I lose a bit of control and strings move too much (even at higher tension), and I start to miss the VS - Alu Power hybrid a LOT
I always at least once a year return to a full VS nat gut setup, just so that I remember how it feels - but must admit my game is better with the VS - Alu Power/Silverstring setup.
I normally break a full VS Team 17 setup in 12-14 hours and a full VS Touch 16 setup in 14-16 hours, so I don't get that much more playing time out of a full nat gut setup compared to a nat gut - poly hybrid.
But every tennis player should at least twice try a full set of VS nat gut just so they know how it feels.
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