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dincuss
08-15-2009, 04:30 PM
What is the advantage to a stiffer string?

Steve Huff
08-15-2009, 06:21 PM
More control, less power (if that's what you're looking for), gives the player ability to take big swings to increase racket head speed and still get the ball in play (increase head speed potentially gives more spin).

dincuss
08-15-2009, 07:37 PM
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Sangria Munky
08-15-2009, 08:51 PM
what is the mains of a hybrid string suppose to provide for the player? what about the cross?

MomentumGT
08-15-2009, 09:03 PM
More control, less power (if that's what you're looking for), gives the player ability to take big swings to increase racket head speed and still get the ball in play (increase head speed potentially gives more spin).

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SChamp
08-16-2009, 10:56 AM
what is the mains of a hybrid string suppose to provide for the player? what about the cross?

99% of the time a string breaks, it's a main. The mains of a hybrid setup is supposed to provide more durability, added spin is also expected when using a poly in the mains. Most of the poly strings out there are pretty stiff and will cause elbow/shoulder pain. It is recommended to string them at a lower tension. To try and counter the stiffness of the mains, the X's should provide greater comfort and playability. A nice syn gut strung at normal tension will provide that comfort and add control.