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puredriven
08-15-2009, 09:55 PM
i'm talking about putting the NRG's or the Biphase in the mains. i currently use a full bed NRG-2's (17g, 58 lbs) in my rackets and i like them a lot, but i'd like to experiment with some hybrids and see what the fuss is about.

what's a good string to hybrid these with?

Eiffel59
08-16-2009, 03:07 AM
I always (well, almost always... ) NRG2 17 in hybrids, but not on mains...the only one i've strung w/NRG as mains is one of my old faithful Prestige Classic 600s, w/ red ProSupex Big Ace 18 @ 52/48, that i use from time to time in vet's tourneys, especially when playing stronger opponents. The feel is what i call "controlled power"...good blocks of opponent's hard strokes and sudden changes of pace...doesn't last as long as reverse stringing, tho....

jevonclyde
08-16-2009, 12:18 PM
I'm a big NRG2 user. I've used it as cross string with the following polys:
- Pro Line II
- WeisCANNON silverstring
- Signum Poly Plasma Pure
- Topspin Cyber Flash
- Topspin Cyber Power

All worked fine. But stood out: Topspin Cyber Power.

Lately I've stringing full polys. I've played with Signum Tornado (4/5 stars). Technifibre Black Code (4,5/5 stars). My latest test string is WeisCANNON Turbotwist.

All 18g. Mostly @ 55 or a little lower. I currently use the HEAD Youtek Speed Pro.

murrmanfan13
08-16-2009, 12:52 PM
i hybrid x-1 with kirsch pro line 2 and SPPP, and nrg2 with PHT or alu rough. i find nrg2 more durable, but x-1 more playable. overall x-1 is my favorite hybrid string, with nrg2 a close third or fourth.

bsandy
08-16-2009, 02:04 PM
I use X-One 18 in the mains and NRG2 17 in the crosses.

. . . Bud

murrmanfan13
08-16-2009, 04:32 PM
why? thats virtually the same as full of either

Pektus
08-17-2009, 07:38 AM
I string my racquets (MG Prestige Mid Plus) with NRG2 17s on the main and Luxillon Big Banger Ace on the crosses(string tension - 58/53). Eiffel59's description of "controlled power" is spot on. The Big Banger Ace slightly firms up, and adds a little crispness, to the string bed. For me its a fantastic string combination.

Supracool94
08-17-2009, 07:45 AM
X-1 on the mains and MSV Hex on the crosses = success!

deheinz1
08-17-2009, 08:37 PM
I use Signum Poly Plasma on the mains and X1 Bi-phase on the crosses. I myself couldn't see putting X1 on the mains since they would break frequently. X1 Biphase not the most durable string.

If you are looking for more spin I heard good things about the Signum HEXtreme. I have not tried them yet but have some on order.

TennisNinja
08-17-2009, 08:44 PM
I've played with hybrids using NRG and it wasn't bad. I still prefer Multifeel over both strings though.

v205
08-19-2009, 02:17 AM
I'm considering 17g X1 Mains and 16g X1 Cross.... 17g for the extra feel and 16g for extra control. Anyone else tried it??

Blade0324
08-19-2009, 07:01 AM
I've tried both in hybrids as cross strings. However I find them both to be too soft and too powerful with way too much string movement. I all cases where I tried these I ended up cutting them out after only about a hour of hitting and going back to either Addiction or Spiral Flex. These two are both less soft and don't move. If a string moves in it's setup for me it's a failure no matter how it plays. I simply won't tolerate string movement.

puredriven
08-22-2009, 06:32 PM
I string my racquets (MG Prestige Mid Plus) with NRG2 17s on the main and Luxillon Big Banger Ace on the crosses(string tension - 58/53). Eiffel59's description of "controlled power" is spot on. The Big Banger Ace slightly firms up, and adds a little crispness, to the string bed. For me its a fantastic string combination.
would there be any adverse effects from such a big difference in tension between the mains and crosses? i've thought about ALU, but the one time i played with a full bed, it was stiff as a board, and it was strung at 55.

and what's so wrong with string movement, blade? i love snapping them back into place between points :)

Bubba
08-22-2009, 06:37 PM
I use Signum Poly Plasma on the mains and X1 Bi-phase on the crosses. I myself couldn't see putting X1 on the mains since they would break frequently. X1 Biphase not the most durable string.

If you are looking for more spin I heard good things about the Signum HEXtreme. I have not tried them yet but have some on order.

Sig Hextreme is awesome... I use to hybrid it with X1... I personally like the X1 in the mains and the SH in the crosses. Be warned... about a good set and a half or two and the X1 was breaking on me.

quest01
08-22-2009, 08:41 PM
I hybrid x one biphase in the crosses while putting a co poly in the mains.

v205
08-22-2009, 11:01 PM
My 17g X1(main) is shredding the outer coating of 16g Multifeel (cross) and the X1 still hasn't started fraying. Probably about 15-20 hrs of play time so far.

My 16g X1 (main) is being notched a little by Yonex 850 Pro (cross) after about 5-10 hrs.

jamauss
08-22-2009, 11:03 PM
Black Code in the mains with NRG2 in the crosses (both 17g). One of my all-time favorite setups.

puredriven
08-23-2009, 08:35 PM
does anyone know if the X-One Biphase Red has a smoother finish than the natural color?

Pektus
08-24-2009, 01:15 PM
would there be any adverse effects from such a big difference in tension between the mains and crosses? i've thought about ALU, but the one time i played with a full bed, it was stiff as a board, and it was strung at 55.

I've been stringing my racquets like this for about a year now without any structural effects, so I'm guessing its fine. Don't really know if racquet manufacturers approve the 10% difference in tension between the mains and crosses though.