Hybriding Multi/Synthetics?

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  1. democjo4

    democjo4 New User

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    Do people hybrid multi's/synthetics in a racquet? I was thinking about putting a multi in the mains and synthetic in the crosses to cut down on costs of using a full multi job. Does this happen or will the playability go down?
     
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  2. bronco_mba

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    I string with a hybrid syn gut/multi (PSGD M/Max Touch X) at max tension in my RDS001 MP. A little more pop than a full syn gut job, without the mush of a full multi job.
     
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  3. democjo4

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    What's the main difference in putting the synthetic in the mains and vice-versa? Would a synthetic/multi hybrid last three months for a non stringbreaker?
     
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  4. tennisfreak15347

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    maybe not; the multi might go mushy/dead and/or lose too much tension. if you want something to last three months, synthetic gut is the way to go.
     
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  5. smirker

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    If you want feel/playability then put multi in the mains. If durability is the main concern may as well stick with a thickish guage syn gut. It may last 3 months but would you really want to play with it for that long? I always cut my strings out if they don't break first once I start to notice a decrease in playability.

    Best string I have found so far for maintaining playability is Weisscannon Explosiv.
     
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  6. bronco_mba

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    For me, I need the syn gut in the mains to get more than a week out of the strings. So, I put the syn gut in the mains for durability. I also feel like I get a little more control out of the string bed with the syn gut in the mains.

    As stated above, the syn gut/multi set up may last a non-string breaker three months, but playability is likely long gone before that time.
     
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