Hybrid - Poly mains vs Nat Gut mains??

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  1. iTennis47

    iTennis47 New User

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    Too lazy to search:oops: I switched from prince syn gut duraflex to wilson champ choice to experiment and see how hybrid would feel. It feels stiffer and more solid prince syn gut and IMO theres less feel. Is that because the polys are the mains and not the nat gut? This is my first time using a hybrid so i wudnt know:-|
     
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  2. 2nd_Serve

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    Yes. It probably is because the poly is in the mains. But still, the natural gut should make up for it ... I don't think it's possible that champion's choice would have less feel than PSGD
     
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  3. ls206

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    different tensions maybe?
    the poly has probably got a lot to do with it (you've switched from a full syn gut right?)

    what tensions did you use?
     
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  4. iTennis47

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    yes full syn gut, a reason for less feel is prolly cuz i gotta break in the stringing, i only played once wit dem so far
     
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  5. skyman1700

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    I'm level 0 beginner using a Wilson K Six One Tour 90 Racquet that's stringed with 57lb Wilson NXT 16, what type of strings and tensions should I use to get the best results (SPIN n FEEL) and yet last me the LONGEST?
     
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  6. Ljubicic for number1

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    HAHAHAHA Thanks for the laugh, I needed it today:)
     
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  7. downdaline

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    Poly mains feel nothing like Gut mains.

    A hybrid with poly mains feels like a softer poly. A hybrid with gut mains feels like a firm gut. Stick with the gut mains, and string the poly at a lower tension, it'll improve the feel of the gut in the mains.
     
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  8. Keifers

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    I like your description here.

    So what benefits do you get from using poly crosses with gut mains, as opposed to, say, monofilament synthetic crosses with gut mains -- expecially if you lower the tension of the poly crosses?

    Thanks in advance.
     
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  9. Rexking

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    bump for above post.
     
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  10. mctennis

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    I use the gut mains and a different string in the crosses as my hybrid. The mains is what gives the racquet it's feel. If you have a stiff string in the mains it will feel stiff. I use TiMo as my crosses and the racquet seems to cup the ball better and I have excellent feel by using gut mains. I've tried it in reverse with the mains as the synthetic and gut crosses and it plays and feels entirely different. In fact it feels too stiff and I do not have the control or feel as I want. I hope this helps.
     
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  11. hoodjem

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    Yes gut in the mains for maximum feel.

    And lower the tension on the poly crosses by 3-5 lbs. Most poly manufacturers recommend lowering the tension on a poly by 5-10% versus your normal tension.

    Otherwise the standard tension poly will feel too stiff and hard. Sound familiar?
     
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  12. darkvard

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    Why not use a soft poly in the mains and natural in the cross
     
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