Favorite cross with tour bite

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  1. MikeHitsHard93

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    Tour bite is the only poly that's ever really WOWED me. It has really good power and spin and is somewhat forgiving. What's your favorite cross with it?
     
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  2. lightthestorm

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    Our club stringer hybrids Tour Bite with Vanquish for people who look for hybrids (it's one of the options).
     
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  3. MikeHitsHard93

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    Is it any good? Lol
     
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  4. lightthestorm

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    People who do use hybrids love it.

    Another choice in the crosses he offers is the Fibergel Power...
     
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  5. pvaudio

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    Babolat Nvy.
     
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  6. mad dog1

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    discho iontec hexa 1.20 works awesome as a cross for TB.
     
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  7. MikeHitsHard93

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    I like nvy. Never used discho before MD.
     
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    I use Ashaway MonoGut as the cross. It is a very soft/cheap poly and it really softens up the string bed. I have actually started using TB Soft with it and it has the near comfort of a multi and the playability/spin of Tour Bite.
     
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  9. MikeHitsHard93

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    Yeah that setup is just a bit pricey for me. I'm also considering big hitter blue rough as a main since it's more comfy. Pv, I know you have lots of experience with these. If I like TB, will I most likely enjoy bhbr?

    Probably will go nvy mains since I know how it works.
     
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  10. mad dog1

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    I know you like value since you don't have unlimited funds so check the price of NVy and compare it to the price of Iontec Hexa.
     
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    For some reason when I used that combo I was breaking Vanquish every week. It got too expensive.
     
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    vanquish is soft but it deadens the stringbed and lowers the performance of the tour bite mains. i liked the 1.25 tour bite (16L) crossed with the mcs, but since the mcs does not last very long, i got into the habit of replacing once the crosses. the second time around with 1.25mm mains usually the mains break but the crosses are also pretty much frayed and on the verge of breaking.
     
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  13. MikeHitsHard93

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    Where can I get iontec strings?
     
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  15. dflores

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    For me, Gosen OG Sheep Micro 17 in White. Tried many of the top syn/multis and VS. Prefer the Gosen over all of them. Price is not an issue and the Gosen is the least expensive.
     
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    Nvy, ogsm, syn. Gut w/ duraflex are all basic hybrid strings, then x1 biphrase ( I think you call it that) for multi
     
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  17. sportsfan1

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    Is there any durable cross for a poly? The multi crosses I have tried even with softer polys have worn down and broken quickly. And someone said OGSM, given how quickly that frays, I would think that wouldn't be durable at all with tour bite.
     
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  18. Doubles

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    OGSM held up well with Tour Bite mains compared to other hybrids I've tried back when I was using Tour Bite.
     
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  19. enderx1x

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    n.vy

    I use 16L tour bite with 17 N.vy. I use N.vy to soften the string bed, and I find it does slightly better than other syn guts at retaining tour bite's spin. It's also very durable as the 16L tour bite mains break before the 17 N.vy crosses (about 8 hours or so of play)
     
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  20. TroutSc

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    Vanquish. My wife won't use anything else besides tb/vanquish. I'm always mixing things up but anytime I've used tb it seems great with vanquish. It's not durable as hybrid, the tb eats through it but it seems to play good until the vanquish breaks, it frays and looks horrible but still works. Try it out, they sell it packaged together. On the bright side, you won't end up with dead poly because the multi will break soon enough. I think she gets about 2 weeks out of it.
     
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  21. Drew24

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    Tour Bite/Vanquish was definitely a hybrid I was impressed by. I tried it out on a friend's Microgel Radical and there was plenty of pop and spin. In my opinion, it's definitely a power sort of option.
     
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    I agree with the Vanquish and Gosen Micro recommendations. If you're going for economy, go for the Gosen Micro. If cost isn't really a factor, go for the Vanquish.
     
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  23. MikeHitsHard93

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    Got to play with a PHT/Xcel hybrid tonight. I don't think I will ever go with cheap strings again! Oh my...
     
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  24. Applesauceman

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    Cheap as in cheaply made/poor quality or cheap as in inexpensive/low cost?
     
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  25. MikeHitsHard93

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    Hmm not really sure. But me and my friend both agree that this combo is MONEY and feels amazing. The PHT was actually very soft but firm and the xcel was basically a floppy silk string when I was stringing it.

    I'm guessing the tour bite/vanquish setup plays amazingly.
     
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  26. dflores

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    I've played with this setup pre packaged (17 TB, 16 V) by Solinco a few times. It does play great but like someone else said, the Vanquish is a little soft compared to the Gosen. I prefer the feel of the Gosen just a bit more.

    Also, since TB Soft came out I have been using that with Gosen; very nice.
     
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  27. coloskier

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    I use 18 ga Tour Bite as a cross with 16 ga VS Touch gut as a main at #50 and love it. The gut rarely breaks before the Tour Bite goes dead, so I get 2-3 weeks of play (18-20 hours) on each string job.
     
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  28. SCRAP IRON

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    Have you tried Solinco Tour Bite SOFT? I am over 40, which is dangerous territory for poly strings, but I agree with you completely with regard to the original Tour Bite being the only poly string that truly impressed me. I ordered the soft and strung it in a full bed and it has been great. I never tried the Tourna Big Black 7, but I intend to. Have you ever tried that particular Tourna string?

    By the way, I am a 4.5 player that hits hard as well!
     
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  29. MikeHitsHard93

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    I haven't tried TBS, but probably will in the near future. And I have always wanted to try tourna strings, but never got around to it!
     
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  30. BLX_Andy

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    When I used to use Tour Bite I used Vanquish as a cross. But I was breaking it every week. So I went back to poly full bed. I'm thinking of using a Nat Gut/Poly hybrid though.
     
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