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W Cats
01-08-2009, 01:08 PM
I've use the mojo set-up for 4 string jobs now and love the way it plays. But, invariably the crosses break before the mains no matter what tensions Ive tried. 54/56 54/50. The mains on the otherhand just show a minor amount of hair/fuzz on them and looks like they can go twice as long wears.

Beside's being tempted to just restring the crosses, I wondered if anybody had direct experince in comparing a full set up of Legend to the mojo hybrid for duability. I love the ball pocketing that I get with the current setup and tension.

I use 17g on both strings on a constant pull machine.

NoBadMojo
01-08-2009, 02:50 PM
Being Mojo and the creator of this setup, I feel myself qualified to comment. I also have lots of experiences playing straight gut to respond to your query.

I've never broken a main first either in this setup.....it seemed wasteful to cut out seemingly good gut at first until I figured out that I was <easily> getting 1/3 or more life from the Mojo setup compared to straight gut, so I was way ahead of the game

You may want to consider that <depending upon how old the string job is>, that the gut has lost quite a bit of it's resiliency by this time along with the initial tension loss, then some. I also feel I get better performance out of the hybrid than the straight gut. feel of course is subjective

nickynu
01-08-2009, 02:53 PM
The MOJO set up? :)

wally
01-08-2009, 05:15 PM
The MOJO set up? :)


Klip legend Natural gut 17g

IsoSpeed Pro Classic 17g

IMHO works best in more open patterned racquets. I've tried it in a couple of 18x20 patterns and it just did not have the same wow factor it does in the 16x19 or 16X20

The IsoSpeed gives a poly lile spin and "tames" the power of the gut but is much easier on the arm than a poly.

Named the MOJO setup after the man himself

Kevo
01-08-2009, 08:02 PM
My favorite hybrid was BB Ace 18 in the mains and Head Rip Control in the crosses. Rip Control is similar to the IsoSpeed in the MOJO setup. I always broke the crosses first and ended up just going to full poly. It was a wonderful setup, but it just didn't last long enough.

I have a feeling the new IsoSpeed would last longer, but I doubt the feel would be as good.

W Cats
01-09-2009, 07:26 AM
Hey Mojo thanks for the response. Any experience with substituting the 16g Isospeed control for the proclassic 17g. Wonder what I would gain in duribility and loose in playability and feel.
I did notice that dropping the tension of the crosses this last time wore them out even faster.

NoBadMojo
01-09-2009, 07:41 AM
Klip legend Natural gut 17g

IsoSpeed Pro Classic 17g

IMHO works best in more open patterned racquets. I've tried it in a couple of 18x20 patterns and it just did not have the same wow factor it does in the 16x19 or 16X20

The IsoSpeed gives a poly lile spin and "tames" the power of the gut but is much easier on the arm than a poly.

Named the MOJO setup after the man himself

That was my experience as well in the one 18 mains stringbed racquet I tried...it was a Becker11 Std and it performed better w. staright Excellerator

Hey Mojo thanks for the response. Any experience with substituting the 16g Isospeed control for the proclassic 17g. Wonder what I would gain in duribility and loose in playability and feel.
I did notice that dropping the tension of the crosses this last time wore them out even faster.

yes, you would wear break the setup more quickly w. the looser tension as the strings would move more that way. havent tried the 16g, but it's thicker so assume it would last longer, but feel less crisp.

as a footnote, i tried the new isospeed in the setup and it didnt perform as well....

hoodjem
01-09-2009, 09:37 AM
Klip legend Natural gut 17g
IsoSpeed Pro Classic 17g

The IsoSpeed gives a poly like spin and "tames" the power of the gut, but is much easier on the arm than a poly.

I am sure that the Iso Speed would help to tame the power of the gut, but why would it have a "poly-like spin"?

As a soft multi?

fastdunn
01-09-2009, 10:00 AM
I've never broken a main first either in this setup.....it seemed wasteful to cut out seemingly good gut at first until I figured out that I was <easily> getting 1/3 or more life from the Mojo setup compared to straight gut, so I was way ahead of the game


really? isn't popping cross 1st suggesting that a full klip legend job will last longer ?

stician
01-09-2009, 10:20 AM
I've use the mojo set-up for 4 string jobs now and love the way it plays. But, invariably the crosses break before the mains no matter what tensions Ive tried. 54/56 54/50. The mains on the otherhand just show a minor amount of hair/fuzz on them and looks like they can go twice as long wears.

Beside's being tempted to just restring the crosses, I wondered if anybody had direct experince in comparing a full set up of Legend to the mojo hybrid for duability. I love the ball pocketing that I get with the current setup and tension.

I use 17g on both strings on a constant pull machine.

Yes that happened to me and after five sets of Legend 17 and ISO Professional (not classic) I moved on in this manner:

MOJO's set up >> full Legend 16 >> crossing L16 with Prince Syn Gut Duraflex 17 and now >> crossing it with Klip K-Boom 17...

To answer your question full Legend 16 outlasted MOJO's set up for me. I hit with semi-western grip with a lot of spin. I started crossing with PSGD to lower cost per job to $15 but still broke it before the gut 4/5 times so K-Boom it is. I like it alot. It's a copoly that matches the Legend response really well. Check out the X-Plosive review on TW, a reprint from USRSA, and it's on point.

NoBadMojo
01-09-2009, 10:34 AM
really? isn't popping cross 1st suggesting that a full klip legend job will last longer ?

The Iso locks the stringbed much better than a fulll legend job..the strings dont slide around. that makes this setup last longer. also, the legend is far more durable than the iso to begin with.

Lejanius
01-09-2009, 11:12 AM
I use Iso speed spin for my mains and Iso speed speed 17 for my crosses and my crosses always break first.
wonder if it is the iso speed string

tennisxlsdk
02-05-2009, 07:39 PM
just wondering, for you string breakers and non-breakers how long/hours does the Mojo set-up last for you? thanks.

jayserinos99
02-05-2009, 09:50 PM
I string a modified MOJO setup for myself and another friend, we seem to snap the crosses first all the time. It's due to the outer coating wearing off.