Full bed multifilament VS multi / mono hybrid

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  1. Someone Else

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    For beginners, is there any point in using a multifilament in the mains
    combined with a monofilament cross string hybrid setup, as opposed to
    a full bed multi setup?
    Other than increasing stringbed stiffness and thereby reducing power
    and comfort, the monofilament cross string will not do much else, right?

    I used to think it was the "cool" thing to do to emulate some pros by
    combining a gut-like multi mains with a mono cross string, but since I am just
    an amateur tennis bum who plays for fun and spin is of no concern to me,
    I am considering reverting to a full bed multi setup.

    What say ye?

     
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  2. Relinquis

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    nothing wrong with a full bed of multi... if it breaks too often you can check out monofiliments or full bed of gut.
     
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  4. Ramon

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    The only advantage that setup gives to you is lower cost than full multi. Most beginners can't tell much difference between multifilament and monofilament synthetics, so they are better off with the cheaper monofilament synthetic.
     
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  5. Lukhas

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    I'd rather put the mono in the mains. Multi is nice for the arm and powerful but it ain't gut, and should be treated differently. Would give more spin than full multi, tames some power too. Costs less too. Better with string savers though.
     
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  6. fortun8son

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    If you mean mono synthetic, the only reason would be to save money.
    If you mean mono poly and you are not concerned with emulating the performance of gut/poly, then it is a waste of money.
     
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  7. canadad

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    I always use Poly in the mains and Multi in the crosses. I prefer that to anything, I like it because I get the playability of a poly with some of the comfort of a multi. The only draw back is that I have not found a multi that lasts worth a darn. Last summer when I was playing regularly, I was bust the multi's every 3-4 outings.
     
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    That's OK. The poly was probably near death anyway.:)
     
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  9. Lukhas

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    Tried some multis with a core like Prince Premier Attack, Tecnifibre XR1 (soft) or XR3 (firmer)?
     
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  10. canadad

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    I have not tried those, I have tried Head Rip which I think has a core. I break that one quickest. I have tried quite a few, I did not pay close enough attention to the core.
     
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  11. Lukhas

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    Head Rip Control? It hasn't. It's a "pure" multi. It hasn't got a load of filaments compared to some, but it hasn't a core. And it's a string that dies quickly too.
     
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  12. canadad

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    Are those that you listed a little more durable? Yet still durable and playable?
     
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    As someone mentioned before, if you're a beginner the only things that will be really noticable are the string bed stiffness and the durablity. If you want a soft stringbed that is comfortable on your arm, go full multi. If you want a stringbed that is a little more powerful, go with the hybrid.
     
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    From what I read yes. But it's also a matter of sensations: it will feel firmer. That's the kind of string I'm leaning for: multis that feel firmer for ex-poly users who no longer can/want to play with it, but still nice on the arm and better tension maintenance. Nice for the arm, but firmer. See Mileker's review of the Prince Premier Attack. If you're hesitant, an hybrid pack containing Prince Beast and PPA exists: Prince Beast Attack. Quite a bargain at $7 on TW. Shouldn't cost too much to try at least.
     
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    sorry, but incorrect. Full multi will be more powerful than a hybrid. Multi is the most powerful string out there, after gut. People hybrid gut or multi to bring the power down some.
     
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    I have been hybriding multi mains with poly crosses to tame the power of the multi some and to add some spin. I would use full multi, but it just moves around too much.

    Question.....is there anything I could use as a cross besides poly that will do the same, but last longer and feel softer?
    Has anyone tried a multi/syngut hybrid?
     
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