Hybrid 101

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  1. 0range

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    After failing to find a string that suits me (both powerful and comfortable), I've decided to give hybrid a try for the first time.

    Are there any simple rules to follow? Like what to use for main and what to use for cross? Can main and cross be string-ed at different tensions?

    I am thinking of poly for main (for power) at 52 and syn gut for cross (for comfort) at 57.
     
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    Remember, polys don't give give power, they control it. Not sure what you meant by poly for mains (power). If you meant to control your power, you are correct.

    I would say poly mains, for spin, control and durability.
     
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  4. SlapShot

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    I use a poly main to reduce the power of the frame (and allow my swing speed to stay high for spin production) and a crisp syn gut in the cross to soften up the string bed and save a bit of cash.

    Generally, people put the more durable string in the mains, but there aren't really any hard or fast rules. They're more like guidelines.
     
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  5. 0range

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    Also, is it more expensive to have my racquet strung with hybrid (instead of full poly or full syn gut)?

    What if I break the main/cross, can I just have the main/cross restring?
     
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    no, you need to restring the whole thing
     
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