BHSR/BHS Hybrid

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  1. gkamieneski

    gkamieneski Semi-Pro

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    I have read of many who like Big Hitter Silver Rough in a full bed and am thinking of trying it. I was wondering though if it makes more sense to use the regular Big Hitter Silver in the crosses? Will I get better snap back for the BHSR mains? Putting a textured string in the crosses doesn't seem to be of benefit.
     
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  2. gkamieneski

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    Lots of views, but no comments. In general, how do people feel about using a soft, smooth poly in the crosses while using a rough poly in the mains? I am going to try this with Tourna BHSR/BHS.
     
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  3. anubis

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    BHSR is, well, rough so it's not going to slide much against any string. Plus, BHS will not want to slide very much on the BHSR, so you'll be limiting the string movement. I can't think of any positives to that setup, really. You're better off sticking with full bed BHS, since they are both smooth and you'll get much better snap back. That is what's going to generate the most spin for you.
     
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  4. Karstic

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    I have crossed BHSR and BHBR with Pro's Pro Nano Vendetta and didn't notice any significant improvement in spin. I actually prefer each of these in a full bed, including the Nano Vendetta, to the hybrid setups. I'd only tried each once, though, and it was in the Fall when playing time was erratic for me. Perhaps I should try again.
     
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  5. Smasher08

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    In theory the rough mains will offer greater string-to-ball friction and the smooth crosses will offer optimal string-to-string friction for deflection and snap-back. So excellent spin -- in theory.

    That said, I've never tried out a combo like this, so perhaps you should give it a shot and tell us what it's like! :)
     
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    I'm playing LUX ALU Rough with ALU Fluoro crosses. I did it for a bit more comfort with the Fluoro crosses. Playing very well with it. I don't notice any more or less spin than a full bed of Rough but I really like the setup. It may be a bit more consistent on heavy topspin shots.
     
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  7. gkamieneski

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    One thing I can say for certain, using the smooth BHS for crosses made weaving the crosses one of the easiest tasks I've ever had.

    Hit with BHSR/BHS hybrid today and enjoyed it very much. Seemed to have all the power and spin I was looking for. I feel I can take more of a cut at the ball. Several I thought I had hit long, actually dropped in from the increase in topspin. I believe the smooth crosses helped with the mains snapping back. I don't have proof, only that I didn't have to straighten strings after hitting.

    There's another variable though as I also switched to a 16x19 bed. Once I try this hybrid setup in one of my 18x20 MPs, I will know more.
     
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  8. djNEiGht

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    I've thought about trying this out also.

    Most of my hybrids have been smooth poly with a mult as of late.
    There have been a couple shaped/textured polys used with a synthetic beds where I've done PHT with a Gamma multi and Solinco TB with NXT Tour. The crosses got chewed up. Had to straighten my strings out often. Seemed like the strings grabbing and pocketing helped with the spin versus the full bed of poly where it snapped back.

    What gauge and tension are you using? What is your 16x19 and your 18x20 racquets?
     
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  9. alpinenut

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    BHS is really easy to string as polys go. For a shaped Poly/Round Poly hybrid I tried Cyclone Mains with MSV Co Focus Crosses. I didn't get near as much spin as I get with a full bed of round poly. For me I thought the shape and texture of Cyclone created too much friction vs the amount of extra spin generated by the shape of the string. FWIW this was at really low tension (31/28 lbs).
     
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  10. gkamieneski

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    I am using 17g for both BHSR and BHS. I strung the mains at 53 and the crosses at 55 in a Head Speed MP300 using a lockout. I find that I usually have to do it that way to prevent the Heads from compressing and it gives me an overall result of a 54 stringed.

    My other 18x20s were all Head MPs I strung with multi. When I try this hybrid with those, I will report back.
     
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  11. gkamieneski

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    So far a little disappointed in the tension loss. 3 hours of play so far, but 1 week duration, and the 54 lbs stirngbed is already down to 50 lbs. Is this normal for this poly?
     
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  12. djNEiGht

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    I usually cut poly out when they stop snapping back. At that time the tension loss on RT is around 11%
     
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  13. gkamieneski

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    Another interesting note; the Big Hitter Silver is so smooth/frictionless that my damper continually slides down to the throat of the racquet. Towards the end of a rally, I notice some vibration or I miss hit the ball, only to look down and see the dampener at the bottom of the racquet face.
     
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