Dead feeling of hybrid of gut(mains) and poly(cross)

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  1. fastdunn

    fastdunn Legend

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    Well, gut's playing charateristics dominated in this hybrid set up for a while.
    Very lively feel with just added control of polys.
    But after 20-30 hours of so, the string bed is rapidly firming up.
    I guess it's the poly losing resiliency.
    Once poly loses resiliency, this set up seems to become nearly powerless.


    My setup (Head FXP Prestige MP, 18x20) makes string bed last very long.

    I want the playability of this hybrid setup last a bit longer.

    Anybody tried to remedy this problem ?
    My set up is Bab Tonic + Luxilon BB, Legend + CF.
    There's MOJO setup but I really like the added control via poly on gut mains.
     
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  2. steve s

    steve s Semi-Pro

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    I'm playing with Bab Tonic 15lg with Forten Sweet 17g crosses. I have 35 hours on it now and its still feeling fine. Does a poly cross give more control, or does it let you hit out because of more spin.

    I have just started using gut mains and have not tried poly crosses, so I do not know.
     
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  3. hyogen

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    I use poly mains Prince Polygut 17- 72lbs and 63lbs in the crosses with Wilson Sensation 16 (multifilament). I must say this is the best string job I've done in a long time. I think it will last a LONG time too.

    has the best of both worlds... for spin and serves (mains). and feel and ball pocketing due to the soft crosses and lower tension
     
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  4. fastdunn

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    I have tried nat gut + nylon hybrid and I think that's probably the set up which is closest to the full gut job.

    But poly cross definitely helps in terms of control, especially for groundies.

    I think I will string looser for polys for next string job.

    I will also try MOJO setup but I really liked polys for cross (for about 20-30 hours and maybe that all I can get from this setup)...
     
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  5. shwetty[tennis]balls

    shwetty[tennis]balls Rookie

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    My hybrid job usually goes dead 15 hours or so before they break. I'd say I get about 30 to 40 hours of play. I hit with a full stroke and heavy top spin. I can definately feel the playability diminish after about 20 hours, and usually have to make small tweeks to adjust.
    I use Luxilon Alu Power rough in crosses and VS gut in mains, strung at 58lbs in crosses and 60 lbs in mains. I'm a solid 4.5.
     
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  6. Pusher

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    What problem?

    I can feed balls for 20 hours and my strings are dead.

    20 hours out of any string is asking a bit much.
     
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  7. fastdunn

    fastdunn Legend

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    yeah probably.

    I am mostly happy with it but still wonder if I can improve it.
    My string bed lasts long since it's dense pattern(18x20) and this isn't exactly
    cheap set up($17 to $20 string cost).

    I think I will try a bit softer poly and/or string poly a bit looser.

    I had it 68 lbs mains and 64 lbs cross(lock-out machine tension).
     
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  8. LPShanet

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    Try the Luxilon Fluoro as the cross. It's a bit softer and springier than the regular Luxilon, and seems to stay that way a bit longer.
     
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  9. LPShanet

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    Try the Luxilon Fluoro as the cross. It's a bit softer and springier than the regular Luxilon, and seems to stay that way a bit longer.
     
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