View Full Version : Mains and Crosses

mary fierce
10-14-2004, 07:40 AM
In stringing M and C at different tensions, what sort of differential seems to work best for people?

Gaines Hillix
10-14-2004, 09:47 AM
Most seem to go down 2-4 lbs. on the crosses. Yonex recommends a 5% drop on the crosses on their Isometric frames(the ones with "square" tops).

10-14-2004, 09:51 AM
would there be a problem stringing the crosses a couple pounds higher than the mains? i have a customer who wants to string alu rough at 58 in the mains and prince syn gut 16 in the crosses at 60 in a pog mid.

Gaines Hillix
10-14-2004, 09:53 AM
Should be no problem stringing the crosses 2 lbs. higher than the mains. Since the ALU is so much stiffer than syn gut, this adjustment makes sense from the perspective of trying to keep the feel the same.

10-14-2004, 09:56 AM
cool thanks gaines! i thought the request was kinda wierd at first because i haven't come across anyone who would string their crosses higher than their mains.

as for personal experience with experimenting with different tensions, i string my rdx500 mids at 58 lbs in the mains and 56 in the crosses.

10-21-2004, 08:04 AM
around 58 pd.

11-17-2004, 09:14 AM
jayserinos99 writes:

[quote]i haven't come across anyone who would string their crosses higher than their mains.
I DO......

11-17-2004, 09:33 AM
i've never understood the string the crosses two pounds less thing..i know the theory behind it, but cmon...does it really matter especially if you are not hybriding.....i mean..say, you string the mains at 60 and x's at 58..if you just string at 59 nobody in the universe would be able to perceive the diff and strnging the x's 2 less is not gonna win you one single extra point in a match. can understand the yonex anomoly and stringing looser w. poly of course, but the rest is just overkill IMO..this from a guy who notices small changes in his gear.