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ibeeskeef
11-15-2010, 04:47 AM
when you break a string, do you break mains or crosses first? Also, what string do you use and do you hybrid your strings or string them straight up?

I'll go first:

I always break mains. I play babolat xcel premium 16 gauge.

freshtennis
11-15-2010, 04:50 AM
mains for me too.
i hybrid some and use full bed in some.

depends on my racquet :)

dlk
11-15-2010, 04:55 AM
Only been playing 2 years, change my string Q 4-5 months. Only broke once, it was a main.

spot
11-15-2010, 05:17 AM
I think that everyone breaks mains unless they are using a hybrid setup. Those strings should have more stress put on them.

bcart1991
11-15-2010, 05:34 AM
90% of the time it's a main. I've used a couple multifilaments that would fray a cross now and then.

MNPlayer
11-15-2010, 06:37 AM
Crosses always, I use gut in the crosses and poly in the mains. I'm considering changing though - I tried an all-synthetic setup recently because I got some string for free and it felt great. It was also way cheaper! We'll see how long it lasts though.

dizzlmcwizzl
11-15-2010, 09:01 AM
I used to always break the mains when I was stringing a straight synthetic throughout. Now that I use poly for the mains I always cut them out before I break them... usually every 8-10 sets or so.

ibeeskeef
11-15-2010, 10:10 AM
I started the thread and I made a mistake in my original post. I played a new string recently that I didn't really like but broke a main last night. However, when I play with the babolat xcel I always break a cross, not a main. I see a few others have had this issue with a multi so I am glad to know it is not just me.

freshtennis
11-15-2010, 01:52 PM
took me over a year to break a pht and ph blue string job ..... ( i didnt even end up breaking it) sad.

sphinx780
11-15-2010, 07:49 PM
Poly mains, syn gut crosses...always break mains although it's much less often than before I went the poly route.

Steady Eddy
11-15-2010, 08:36 PM
The main string is the part that breaks. I use a 16 gauge nylon. I base my pick on color, I like florescent green. My wife uses a racquet like mine, so I put yellow string in hers, so our racquets have different colors. I like thin string. Other than that, I don't think much about it.

mikeler
11-16-2010, 05:31 AM
Almost always the mains. Back when I used poly in the mains, my synthetic crosses would sometimes break first.

LuckyR
11-16-2010, 08:11 AM
when you break a string, do you break mains or crosses first? Also, what string do you use and do you hybrid your strings or string them straight up?

I'll go first:

I always break mains. I play babolat xcel premium 16 gauge.

I always break mains first, but I don't understand why folks who use poly break strings at all, since they go dead way, way before they break.