Gut/shaped poly hybrid

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  1. KaiserW

    KaiserW Semi-Pro

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    Anyone using a shaped poly cross like Big Hitter Black? Tempted to try it but not sure how bad durability will be. Currently using YPTP which I like but would not mind a little more spin.
     
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  2. QuadCam

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    I'm using 16 ga VS gut in the mains with 18 ga RPM Blast. It really doesn't add more spin than using Black magic or Co-Focus in the cross strings.

    After this experiment, I'm going to try the new Luxilon Alu Power Feel in the crosses.

    I briefly played with BAb Tonic 15L (mains) and old school Big Banger Rough (16L) in the crosses. I strung it up in a Prince Graphite 100. That's the only gut/poly hybrid where I noticed fuzz in the air. On several shots, I noticed yellow fuzz floating in the air from the strings just ripping it off the ball!!! The only other times I've had that occurance is from a full bed of Alu Power in my old Prince Titanium Chang LBs. (14x18 Pattern).
     
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  3. dknotty

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    I'm tempted to try a hybrid with volkl cyclone
     
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  4. SpinToWin

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    how would the shaped feature in the crosses add spin? It doesn't, it only saws through the gut faster.

    What is important is that the string is very slick. THAT will add spin to a gut/poly setup.
     
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  5. KaiserW

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    I figured even as a cross it would bite more. If not the case I will stick with round polys.
     
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  6. Lilguy1456

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    This...go for the slick round poly in the cross.
     
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  7. QuadCam

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    a shaped poly is fine to use. You may get a bit more bite. Your cross strings are still affecting the bite on the ball. It's not like anyone hits the ball so cleanly that you are always 100% perpendicular to the main strings.

    what I wouldn't use is one of the sharp edged polys....like bhb7 or similar.
     
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  8. SCRAP IRON

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    I once used a square/oval "squoval" shaped poly cross with gut mains and it was a great hybrid set up. I believe the string company was L-Tec. The spin and control was more than adequate and the notching of the strings was delayed because of the unusual shape of the L-Tec poly.
     
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  9. SpinToWin

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    There is one other company which produces a similar string: TOALSON.
    http://www.toalson.co.jp/ENGLISH/a1_renconzc125.html
     
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  10. mrtrinh

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    I don't notice a big difference in durability using a shaped poly in the crosses. My go to set up is Pacific classic/4G. Currently using Pacific classic/tour bite soft because my pro shop sold out of the 4G. I notice more spin, but dont like the feel
     
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  11. SCRAP IRON

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    So the 4G in the crosses allow for good "snapback" for the natural gut? I know the tension maintenance is very good.
     
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