Guide to Strings 2007

Hybrid Guide

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Use this hybrid guide to look up the properties of the individual strings used in the crosses and mains. You can vary the stiffness of the stringbed by choosing strings that vary from each other in stiffness. This variance will also occur if one string loses tension faster than the other. Then you can vary which string you put in the mains and which in the crosses. Variety is good. But here is the bad news. There are 16 different combinations of low/high stiffness and low/high tension loss when combining crosses and mains. So for the true hybrid fanatic, you have 520 strings combinable with 520 others with 16 variations of each combination.

The string manufacturers have limited your choices by putting together what they consider the best hybrid combinations into packages and telling you which string to use in the mains and which in the crosses. Using the String Selector charts, you can see what kind of stringbed to expect with each combination compared with others.

Company String Hybrid mains Hybrid crosses Interchangeable?
Alpha Gut 2000 Poly Gut 2000 Poly Gut 2000
Alpha Tourna Blend Tourna Blend Tourna Blend
Ashaway Crossfire 17 Kevlar 17 Synthetic Gut 16
Ashaway Crossfire 18 Kevlar 18 Synthetic Gut 16
Ashaway Crossfire II Kevlar 16 Synthetic Gut 16
Ashaway Crossfire MonoGut 16 MonoGut 16L Synthetic Gut 16
Ashaway Crossfire MonoGut 17 MonoGut 16L Synthetic Gut 17
Babolat Pro Hurricane Tour 16 & Conquest 17 Pro Hurricane Tour 16 Conquest 17
Babolat Pro Hurricane Tour 16 & VS Team 17 Pro Hurricane Tour 16 VS Team 17
Babolat Pro Hurricane Tour 16 & VS Touch 16 Pro Hurricane Tour 16 VS Touch 16
Babolat Pro Hurricane Tour 16 & Xcel Premium 16 Pro Hurricane Tour 16 Xcel Premium 16
Babolat Pro Hurricane Tour 16 & Xcel Premium 17 Pro Hurricane Tour 16 Xcel Premium 17
Dunlop Max Touch Hybrid Max Touch Hybrid Synthetic Gut 17
Gamma Infinity 15L Infinity 15L Marathon DPC 15L
Gamma Infinity 16 Infinity 16 Marathon DPC 16
Gamma Infinity 17 Infinity 17 Marathon DPC 17
Gamma Infinity 18 Infinity 18 Marathon DPC 17
Gamma Stinger 16/17 Stinger Mains Synthetic Gut 17
Gamma TNT2 Fusion Plus 16 TNT2 Fusion Plus 16 TNT2 Rx 16
Gamma TNT2 Fusion Plus 19 TNT2 Fusion Plus 19 TNT2 Rx 17
Gamma Zo Pro Zo Power 16L Live Wire Professional 16
Gamma Zo Pro Spin Zo Power 16L Professional Spin 16
Gamma Zo Sweet Zo Sweet Professional Spin16
Gosen Arammix Blend 18 Aramix Pro 18 OG-Sheep Micro 18
Gosen Arammix Blend 16 Aramix Pro 16 OG-Sheep Micro 16
Head FiberGel Blend FiberGel Blend FiberGel 16
Head FXP Blend FXP Blend FXP Power 17
Head Intellistring IntelliString IntelliString
Head Intellitour 16 IntelliTour 16 IntelliTour 16
Head Intellitour 17 Intellitour 17 Intellitour 17
Head Protector 16 Protector 16 Protector 16
Klip Adrenalin Legend 16 Hardcore 16
Klip Blast 16 Hardcore 16 Blast 16
Klip Blast 17 Hardcore 16 Blast 17
Klip Detonator Excellerator 16 K-Boom 17
Klip Lightning Legend 16 Excellerator 17 Yes
Klip Screamer Legend 16 Scorcher 17 Yes
Klip Stamina Atomic 16 Synthetic Gut 17
Klip X-Plosive Legend 16 K-Boom 17
Klipper Klipper Blend Kevlar 16 Synthetic Gut Ultra-Fibre 16
Klipper Klipper Blend Lite Kevlar 18 Synthetic Gut Ultra-Fibre 18
Luxilon Ace Touch Big Banger Ace 18 Monotec Supersense 16L
Luxilon Alu Touch Big Banger Alu Power 16L Monotec Supersense 16L
Luxilon Timo Touch Big Banger TiMO 18 Monotec Supersense 16L
Pacific Gear Blend Gear Blend Powerline 17
Pacific Hybrid PMX Poly Force 16L PMX 16
Pacific Poly Gut 8.5 Poly Force 17 Tough Gut 16L
Pacific Poly Gut 9.0 Poly Force 17 Tough Gut 16
Pacific Power Poly Force 17 Powerline 16L
Pacific Power Blend Power Blend Powerline 16
Pacific Spin Blend Power Spin 16 Powerline 17
Pacific Synergy Gut Space Power TX 16L Classic Gut 16L
Prince Pro Blend Pro Blend 16 Synthetic Gut 16 w/Duraflex
Prince Synthetic Gut Poly Blend Tournament Poly 17 Synthetic Gut 16 w/Duraflex
Prince Tour Blend Tour 16 Premier w/Softflex 16
Pro Supex P.F. Blend Premier Ace 1.25 Maxim Touch 1.30
Pro Supex P.S. Blend Poly Master 1.25 Synthetic Gut 1.30
RAB Endura Classic Endura Classic Endura Classic
Wilson Champion's Choice Luxilon Alu Power Rough 16L Natural 16 Yes
Wilson Sensation Duo Enduro Pro 17 Sensation 16 Yes
Wilson Sensation Duo Enduro Pro 17 Sensation 16
Wilson Ultimate Duo 16 Luxilon Alu Power 16L NXT Tour 16
Wilson Hyperlast Hyperlast 15 Stamina DT 15
Wilson Hyperlast Spin Hyperlast Spin 19 Stamina 16
Yonex Tough Brid 125 Tough Brid 125 Tough Brid 125
Yonex Tough Brid 130 Tough Brid 130 Tough Brid 130
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