Cross string

Discussion in 'Strings' started by red rook, Oct 24, 2013.

  1. red rook

    red rook Rookie

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    Is there a non-poly cross string (for poly mains) that best allows for snapback, i.e. has the ability to not lose its "slickness". I'm using n.vy now but was thinking of trying a multi cross.

    Refer to this excerpt from a recently posted article:


    <<<<Which got me wondering whether using hybrids in general isn’t optimal for spin production. After all, I was starting to lose that coveted “snap back” effect. So I consulted another friend of the Pro Shop, Julian Li. Julian has been stringing on the pro tours for years and, along with his brother, runs Racquets Rackets in Arcadia, CA, where they sell, string, and customize frames. I asked him for his opinion on the subject and he confirmed that the coating eventually dries out on some hybrids, thus making it "sticky" which can sap some of the snap-back/spin. It’s a trade-off for having a softer string bed. But to lessen the impact he suggested trying the following:

    1. Lowering the tension on the crosses by 2-4 lbs (less friction) so it'll be easier for the poly to slide back.
    2. Using a thinner poly for the crosses instead; 16g poly mains and 18g poly crosses @ 56/52lbs.
    3. For testing purposes only, use a dry lubricant spray such as Liquid Wrench L512 Dry Lubricant on the hybrid to maintain that poly snap back.>>>>
     
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  2. BLX_Andy

    BLX_Andy Professional

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    I suggest trying another synthetic gut. Multis tend to lose spin potential as they fray more and more.
     
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  3. esgee48

    esgee48 Hall of Fame

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    Ashaway Monogut ZX. N.Vy is good though as a cross.

    The other methods cited would also work, but poly has a MAJOR tendency to lose tension, so the tension differentials flip very quickly. To avoid that, you could ask for a slight pre-stretch ala 4G or just use 4G.
     
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  4. mikeler

    mikeler G.O.A.T.

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    I suggest not choosing a string based on snap back only.
     
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  5. Gut4Tennis

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    Forten Sweet 17g & 16

    Gosen OG-Sheep Micro 16 17 18
     
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  6. velvel95

    velvel95 New User

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    Give zyex a try.
    "The Zyex cross string increases feel, response and spin action."

    Search on zyex pearl.
     
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