Remember that hybrid stringing is really more of a tempering and less of an enhancing. You want MAX power and MAX comfort go with a full bed of natural gut. You want MAX control and MAX spin go with a full bed of polyester. You want more power than control (typically) go with a multi in the mains and poly in the crosses.
Pro Players That String With a Hybrid Setup. Roger Federer: Wilson Natural Gut in the mains and Luxilon ALU Rough in the crosses. Grigor Dimitrov: Luxilon 4G in the mains and Wilson Natural Gut in the crosses. Kei Nishikori: Wilson Natural Gut in the mains and Luxilon Element in the crosses.
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The most popular hybrid string setup on the pro tour is natural gut and polyester. Until the ...
Wilson Natural Gut & Luxilon ALU Power Rough. Gauges: 16 / 16L. Composition: Natural gut / Co-polymer nylon + fluocarbon resin + aluminum fibers. Colors: Natural / Grey. Bottom line: Used by Roger Federer, this premium hybrid features one of the best combinations of feel, control, durability and spin for ultimate playability. Read the full review.
If you tend to break strings frequently and want your strings to last longer than using a poly based string in the mains is the way to go. Combine this with a synthetic in the crosses. Other players are looking for playability so maybe a combination of natural gut and multifilament strings would give you great playabiliy and save you some money.
Hybrid of different string types. Lower tension for the polyester string and high tension for the softer strings, this still applies as explained in the previous page. But in hybrid it is a little more complicated. Tension also effects the degree of interaction between the surfaces of the strings. This is important for snapping back ability.
Additional hybrid strings we’d recommend are Bobalat Hybrid RPM Blast + VS Gut and the more affordable KLIP X-Plosive Gut/Poly Hybrid. Of course, keep in mind that the possibilities are endless, as you can combine any two strings to form your hybrid setup. For example, one of our all-time favorite hybrids is Babolat VS Touch and Luxilon ALU Power.
The first hybrid appearing with regularity on the Pro Tours was in the early 1990s — a Kevlar main string paired with either a nylon synthetic gut or natural gut cross string. Andre Agassi used a hybrid of Ashaway Kevlar and Babolat VS for most of his career. According to Steve Crandall of Ashaway, today most hybrids take that same form.