Full Syn Gut or Poly cross? Durability

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  1. Kenny022593

    Kenny022593 Professional

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    Which would be more durable? A full bed of synthetic gut, or a synthetic main and poly cross? Would the poly cross notch the string quicker and make it break faster?
     
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    Think it depends on which poly you're using. There are certain polys that are textured which will eat up the synthetic and make it break faster. If its a real slippery poly it might last longer
     
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    I always used poly mains and synthetic crosses. That felt pretty durable to me.
    Like above, it really depends on which poly you use. If you're going to use a textured one that's super sharp (Dunlop Black Widow), it's just going to saw through the synth.
    A full bed of Gosen Micro is pretty durable for a synthetic. Did you give that a shot yet?
     
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    Ok, so my best bet is to just try it out and see. I am breaking the mains of the full Syn bed so it probably would not be even with a first gen poly like Polyon.

    I have tried a full bed of Gosen Micro. I don't exactly like it as a Syn Gut. I prefer the Forten Competition Nylon better because it is softer, mushier(?), and not as crisp. I don't want to go down to 15L though, so I may just be sticking with it. Thanks guys.
     
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