View Full Version : Crisp vs. stiff, mushy vs. soft

05-08-2010, 08:10 PM
To me, "crisp" is different from "stiff" and "mushy" is different from "soft."

And I see crisp and mushy as opposites, and stiff and soft as opposites.

Tell me your thoughts, how you define the terms, and give examples.

05-08-2010, 10:58 PM
I say crisp is the opposite to soft in terms of a good thing e.g. the popping sound of a fresh poly string as to the butter soft of gut. Stiff is the opposite to mushy in terms of a bad thing. e.g. when the tension is so high that there is little elasticity and mushy is when a poly string lost all its tension that there is no more feel.