View Full Version : Swap Mains and Crosses

06-30-2004, 04:24 PM
Right now I use poly mains with textured crosses. They seemed to last almost too long until the crosses finally broke. I would prefer they break around the time, or shortly after, that they go dead. I am considering swapping them, putting the textured syn gut mains with poly crosses. What differences could I expect from this change? I'm sure the durability would go down, but what about feel, spin, playability? Anyone think this is a good idea?

David Pavlich
06-30-2004, 06:49 PM
It is pretty much a universal fact that about 80% of the feel of your racquet is the result of the main strings. With that in mind, your racquet would take on a more soft feel.

However, your mains wouldn't last long, so you'd certainly pop your strings before the stringbed went dead.


07-05-2004, 10:53 AM
You might as well dump the poly altogether if they're not in the mains. Crosses never break anyway.