hybrid with poly crosses?

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  1. Woolybugger

    Woolybugger Rookie

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    I've always used RPM Blast mains at 52 with Xcel crosses at 56 on my APD. Good setup for spin. I am wondering what would happen if I reversed the setup and put the poly on cross and multi on mains. How different would it perform?
    Any reason to put poly on the cross?
     
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  2. Francis27

    Francis27 Semi-Pro

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    You will get more spin with the poly in the mains and poly mains would be more durable. Out of curiosity how long does that RPM/Xcel setup last? Because im still looking for a multi or a synthetic to hybrid with my RPM
     
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  3. Woolybugger

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    My setup lasts only 14 hours.
    I have tried Gosen micro sheep 17 instead of the Xcel and it is lasting 2x longer. Almost the same performance, and 1/4 the price!
     
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  4. TennisCJC

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    I don't use these strings but I have used multi, syn gut and gut mains with poly crosses.

    You will get a livelier stringbed if you put the multi in the mains with RPM in the cross. A touch more power. Spin is debatable - some say gut/poly is the best spin setup and others like poly mains. My experience is poly mains give me a bit more spin and control, but it is close. My favorite setup is gut/poly but I have been using multi/poly or syn gut/poly as it is far less $.

    If you baseline bash, you'll probably like the poly/multi. If you play all court tennis and come to net a lot, you'll probably like the multi/poly more. Volleys are much better with multi/poly or gut/poly.

    Multi mains may break before you reach 14 hours of play while I never break poly - always the soft string snaps first for me.
     
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