Does anybody hybrid with Technifibre NRG-2's or X-One Biphase?

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  1. puredriven

    puredriven New User

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    i'm talking about putting the NRG's or the Biphase in the mains. i currently use a full bed NRG-2's (17g, 58 lbs) in my rackets and i like them a lot, but i'd like to experiment with some hybrids and see what the fuss is about.

    what's a good string to hybrid these with?
     
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  2. Eiffel59

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    I always (well, almost always... ) NRG2 17 in hybrids, but not on mains...the only one i've strung w/NRG as mains is one of my old faithful Prestige Classic 600s, w/ red ProSupex Big Ace 18 @ 52/48, that i use from time to time in vet's tourneys, especially when playing stronger opponents. The feel is what i call "controlled power"...good blocks of opponent's hard strokes and sudden changes of pace...doesn't last as long as reverse stringing, tho....
     
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  3. jevonclyde

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    I'm a big NRG2 user. I've used it as cross string with the following polys:
    - Pro Line II
    - WeisCANNON silverstring
    - Signum Poly Plasma Pure
    - Topspin Cyber Flash
    - Topspin Cyber Power

    All worked fine. But stood out: Topspin Cyber Power.

    Lately I've stringing full polys. I've played with Signum Tornado (4/5 stars). Technifibre Black Code (4,5/5 stars). My latest test string is WeisCANNON Turbotwist.

    All 18g. Mostly @ 55 or a little lower. I currently use the HEAD Youtek Speed Pro.
     
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  4. murrmanfan13

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    i hybrid x-1 with kirsch pro line 2 and SPPP, and nrg2 with PHT or alu rough. i find nrg2 more durable, but x-1 more playable. overall x-1 is my favorite hybrid string, with nrg2 a close third or fourth.
     
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  5. bsandy

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    I use X-One 18 in the mains and NRG2 17 in the crosses.

    . . . Bud
     
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  6. murrmanfan13

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    why? thats virtually the same as full of either
     
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  7. Pektus

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    I string my racquets (MG Prestige Mid Plus) with NRG2 17s on the main and Luxillon Big Banger Ace on the crosses(string tension - 58/53). Eiffel59's description of "controlled power" is spot on. The Big Banger Ace slightly firms up, and adds a little crispness, to the string bed. For me its a fantastic string combination.
     
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  8. Supracool94

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    X-1 on the mains and MSV Hex on the crosses = success!
     
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  9. deheinz1

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    I use Signum Poly Plasma on the mains and X1 Bi-phase on the crosses. I myself couldn't see putting X1 on the mains since they would break frequently. X1 Biphase not the most durable string.

    If you are looking for more spin I heard good things about the Signum HEXtreme. I have not tried them yet but have some on order.
     
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  10. TennisNinja

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    I've played with hybrids using NRG and it wasn't bad. I still prefer Multifeel over both strings though.
     
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  11. v205

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    I'm considering 17g X1 Mains and 16g X1 Cross.... 17g for the extra feel and 16g for extra control. Anyone else tried it??
     
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  12. Blade0324

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    I've tried both in hybrids as cross strings. However I find them both to be too soft and too powerful with way too much string movement. I all cases where I tried these I ended up cutting them out after only about a hour of hitting and going back to either Addiction or Spiral Flex. These two are both less soft and don't move. If a string moves in it's setup for me it's a failure no matter how it plays. I simply won't tolerate string movement.
     
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  13. puredriven

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    would there be any adverse effects from such a big difference in tension between the mains and crosses? i've thought about ALU, but the one time i played with a full bed, it was stiff as a board, and it was strung at 55.

    and what's so wrong with string movement, blade? i love snapping them back into place between points :)
     
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  14. Bubba

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    Sig Hextreme is awesome... I use to hybrid it with X1... I personally like the X1 in the mains and the SH in the crosses. Be warned... about a good set and a half or two and the X1 was breaking on me.
     
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  15. quest01

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    I hybrid x one biphase in the crosses while putting a co poly in the mains.
     
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  16. v205

    v205 Semi-Pro

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    My 17g X1(main) is shredding the outer coating of 16g Multifeel (cross) and the X1 still hasn't started fraying. Probably about 15-20 hrs of play time so far.

    My 16g X1 (main) is being notched a little by Yonex 850 Pro (cross) after about 5-10 hrs.
     
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  17. jamauss

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    Black Code in the mains with NRG2 in the crosses (both 17g). One of my all-time favorite setups.
     
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  18. puredriven

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    does anyone know if the X-One Biphase Red has a smoother finish than the natural color?
     
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  19. Pektus

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    I've been stringing my racquets like this for about a year now without any structural effects, so I'm guessing its fine. Don't really know if racquet manufacturers approve the 10% difference in tension between the mains and crosses though.
     
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