Inexpensive soft crosses for a poly hybrid in a dense pattern (18x20) racquet

Discussion in 'Strings' started by carac, Aug 18, 2007.

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Which soft crosses will have better feel and tension stability ?

  1. Forten Synthetic Gut Sweet 16

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  2. Forten Synthetic Gut Sweet 17

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  3. Gosen OG Micro 16

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  4. Gosen OG Micro 17

    47.6%
  1. carac

    carac Rookie

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    The tempting choices on TW seem to be:
    Forten Synthetic Gut Sweet 16
    Forten Synthetic Gut Sweet 17
    Gosen OG Micro 16
    Gosen OG Micro 17
    Which one has better results ?
     
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  2. nickb

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    I like OG Micro for hybrids...nice crisp feel and very good price. The 17 feels better than the 16.
     
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  3. carac

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    But how is the stability ? While a lot of people around are quick to point that poly will always lose some tension my personal experience (on Prestige Mid+) is that a full poly is stil usable after 4-5 hours of strong play while most of the 'soft' strings become waaay too 'mushy' after only 1-2 hours ...
     
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  4. nickb

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    I have never felt Gosen Micro go "mushy"....I used a hybrid of Pro Hurricane Mains and Micro Crosses for at least 6 hours last week and it still felt good. I use full Gosen Micro until it breaks...which is around 3 hours play.
     
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  5. TheShaun

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    have you strung the 17 at 60lbs before? how did it hold up?
     
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  6. tbini87

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    i think og micro holds tension fairly well, longer than 2 hours at least... and i have strung the 16 at 60 lbs on my n95 and it played fine.
     
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  7. Chauvalito

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    Has anyone tried Gosen og 18?

    I use the k95 18x20, and was wondering if i could use that with cyberflash 17 in a hybrid
     
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  8. nickb

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    I have used the 17 once..it lasted about 2 hours...if you are not a stringbreaker its a good string. The 16 is better for me.

    Nick
     
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  9. PBODY99

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    I use PSGD 18 in that type of set up, a nProstaff 95 {18 x 20} JR Vet serve & volley doubles player 4.5 broke softer crosses in about 4 hours on clay.
     
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  10. steve s

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    Sweet 17g works well for me.
     
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  11. Chauvalito

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    Thats to bad, I would probably break them just as quickly....

    I like the full poly set up, especially what I am using right now (MSV hex 1.10), I just want to find out if I am missing out on any feel.

    I dont want to use anything bigger than a 1.20 for a cross.
     
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  12. carac

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    MSV Hex 1.10 is also very hight on the list of strings that I would like to test - have you ever tried a hybrid with that ? what tension and crosses ? impressions ?
     
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  13. Max Winther

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    you may also want to consider babolat superfine play 17. it is really cheap, but is nice and playable for a long time.
     
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  14. carac

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    Small bump - I can't believe that only 10 people voted in a forum where we all talk about hybrids :(
     
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