Any softer replacement for Tecnifibre Black Code crosses in a hybrid?

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  1. SonRK

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    Hi all

    Been playing with the following hybrid for years now: Natural Gut 16g (either Babolat Tonic/VS, or Pacific; whichever I'm in the mood for) and Black Code 17g.

    I kind of feel like moving away from Poly because of the issues that people can get from them and such, even though mines in the crosses. I just strung up a racquet with 16g Tonic on the mains and 17g Pro Supex Maxim Touch, and while it felt fine on day 1, the strings start to move a lot. It also felt gooey-er I guess.

    I just love how the ball feels when I hit with my normal hybrid, and how minimally the strings move while I play. Are there EVEN SOFTER polys out now since Black Code came out? I know that Rip Control is a multi that is pretty stiff, but I don't like that string and wouldn't wanna try it out again.
     
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    razor code
     
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  4. Sander001

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    Black Code 17 may very well be the stiffest 17 gauge poly around. It's even stiffer than most 16 gauge polys!

    [The weird thing is that Black Code 18 is the opposite; it becomes very soft and elastic after a lengthy break in period. It's not very spinny though]

    I use Black Code 16 as a cross and unfortunately haven't found anything that can match its spin.
     
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  5. SonRK

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    Wow this is hilarious for me to read. At the time when it was released, it was considered soft, no? (At least Black Code string itself was considered soft)

    I guess I should have really checked out the numbers in the stress tests, or whatever they do to check elasticity and such.
     
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  6. mikeler

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    I normally don't recommend shaped polys as a cross for gut because they saw through it too quickly for me. You did not mention this issue AND you are already using the shaped Black Code. Another super soft and shaped string is Solinco Tour Bite Soft.
     
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    Thick smooth nylon monofilamnet will be slippery enough for the mains to snap back, but way softer then any poly. You might need to up the tension a bit, though.
     
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  8. commish00

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    pro supex micro or msv co-focus. Both make excellent crosses but are not shaped if that's what your after. For hybrids I actually prefer non shaped strings
     
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