Hybrid tension means , stringing the mains and the crosses at different tensions. A 52 pounds mains and 48 pounds crosses will be referred to as 52/48 ( mains/crosses). Tension is responsible for many characteristics, but it is mainly for , control , power and comfort (Both types). The mains strings contributes more significantly to these 3 factors, as such, tension in the mains affects these 3 factors greatly.
When you string a tennis racket you have 2 options as far as strings are concerned; 1 piece or 2 piece. 1 piece requires approximately 40 ft of string and 2 knots. 2 piece requires 2 pieces of string (approximately 20 ft for each piece) and 4 knots.
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Here are the tension ranges we’d aim for the first time you get your racket strung: Nylon/Gut: 50-60lbs (22.5-27kg) Hybrid: 46-56lbs (21-25.5kg) *Because polyester is a stiffer material, string 2lbs (1kg) looser than nylon. Example: Poly at 51lbs (23kg), Nylon at 53lbs (24kg)
A: This is a question that comes up pretty regularly, especially since hybrid stringing has become so popular at all levels of tennis. The simple answer is yes, you can absolutely string your mains and crosses at slightly different tensions, though I strongly advise against using drastically different tensions.
A hybrid string setup is the use of two different strings in the mains and cross strings of a tennis racquet. This can be as simple as using two different gauges of the same string but is more commonly done with two completely different string materials. For example, natural gut with a polyester.
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Hybrid stringing refers to a stringing method where two different strings are combined when stringing a racquet, one for the vertical mains and another for the horizontal crosses. There are five commonly referenced types of tennis strings : natural gut, polyester, synthetic gut, multifilament, and kevlar, so it’s typical for players to mix and match these when stringing a hybrid.
20-27 kg / 45-60 lb. You may also find some of the tennis strings you purchase offer a recommended tension range. For example, Babolat’s RPM Blast recommends 48 – 66 lbs or 22 – 30 kg, a rough guide for understanding where they have determined the string performs its best.
He is currently ranked among the best players in his country U16. Word over to Philip and how he found a great hybrid string setup. As a junior tennis player, it is very hard to stay consistent with gear. There are always new rackets, strings, and shoes coming out, and each one of them seems better than the last.