Crosses break before Mains

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  1. wumanchu23

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    In a hybrid setup with poly mains and synt. crosses, do the crosses snap before the mains often?
     
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  2. tbini87

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    i am not a string breaker, so don't have any personal experience... but the few string breakers i know that use hybrids generally break their mains first. can't really make a generalization from a few people i know but take it for what it is worth. any reason that you really care?
     
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  3. the wise wizard

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    yes in my experience the crosses break before the mains
     
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  4. r2473

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    I have the same setup. I cannot remember the last time I broke my crosses.

    I break the mains pretty often (or just cut the strings out before they actually break).
     
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    it depends on your setup and playing style. from what I've heard, hard polys will saw into soft syn gut/multi/gut crosses if you dont break your polys.
     
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  6. FloridaAG

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    My NRG2 crosses always break before my poly Proline II mains - Since I have used this set up - I have never broken a main - and I break strings fairly often.

    The poly generally goes dead and loses tension long before it would snap (and the crosses go first anyway)
     
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  7. mozzer

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    The syn gut will break first in the cross
     
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  8. FloridaAG

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    I really don't see how or why the poly mains would break before the softer synthetic crosses -
     
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    I use competition on the mains and PSGD on the crosses, and the mains always break first. I think it depends on how you hit. There is a thread with pictures of broken strings search for it, it is very interesting.
     
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  10. wumanchu23

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    I'm not sure what people mean by saying how I hit. My have always broke my mains first in full poly or full synt setups. Are CyberFlash considered hard polys, that's what I'm using. I haven't snapped my strings yet, but my guess is my crosses will go first...
     
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  11. TheRed

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    Depends on the cross string and hitting style. I use the same exact set up as a friend of mine (ashaway monogut mains x fat core crosses) and he'll break the mains and I'll break the crosses. he hits hard, with heavy spin. I hit just as hard, but with heavier topspin so you can deduce what you want from that. If you use a multi with poly mains, then the crosses are almost guaranteed to break first.
     
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  12. 2nd_Serve

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    Generally, the crosses will break first. But there are those special few that break the mains.
     
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  13. persondudething

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    i always break my cross. now, im sure it has to do with my current set up (klip scorcher mains, rip control crosses) but i would always break my crosses even when i didnt hybrid. i never figured out why i break my crosses, and everyone else breaks their mains.
     
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  14. ronalditop

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    i just have break my string in the crosses.
     
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