Kevlar on the Crosses?

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  1. Infl8edEg0

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    Has anyone done this before? I think I might just try it because I have a reel of kevlar 16 laying around in my house. I doubt it'll saw through multi/syn mains because my kevlar isn't stiff at all.
     
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  2. region2champion

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    Dont do it I cant stand it
     
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  3. lethalfang

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    The time it typically takes you to break a set of strings, it'll take 1/3 of that with kevlar at the crosses.
     
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  4. ag200boy

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    your kevlar isnt stiff???:confused:
     
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  5. Infl8edEg0

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    it's hard, but...err, not like poly stiff...idk how to describe it.
     
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  6. lethalfang

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    multi main and kevlar cross?
    You may as well string the mains with Swiss cheese and the cross with a knife.
     
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  7. TonLars

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    3x as long you mean right?

    Anyways, I use a hybrid string with Kevlar, its called Forten sweet Aramid 16g. Been using that now for a few years. It definitely lasts a long time and it plays good enough for me. Havent tried anything else though actually since I started using it. From what I can tell and have heard, it is good for spin production too
     
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  8. lethalfang

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    But did you put Kevlar on the mains?
    The OP is talking about multi/synthetics on the main, and kevlar on the Crosses.
     
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  9. TonLars

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    Oh sorry, yeah, my kevlar is on the mains. Shows how little I know about equipment. I dont string it though so I have an excuse:) I just play and teach
     
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  10. mawashi

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    Definitely a player and not a stringer or gear junkie and I say that as a compliment!

    Kevlar mains good, kevlar cross real bad on the main strings.

    Kevlar is pretty stiff but it's the abrasive properties of kevlar fibers that'll cut through the other string in no time.

    I've hit with a frame strung with kevlar hybrid with poly and man it was harsh!

    mawashi
     
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  11. phucng_10

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    Hmm, I don't think you should do that. Since Kevlar is a dead powered string with superb bite, you might just want to put it on the mains.

    I'm running some I-D-K branded Kevlar and Forton Nylons for about 5-6 months now and they're still holding onto me. It was stiff at first but once it broke in a bit, I got the hang of the Kevlar.
     
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  12. ogruskie

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    I'm getting slightly paranoid because I've had a Kevlar/syn gut combo for about 2 weeks, and the kevlar is already somewhat SLIGHTLY frayed. I play everyday for about 2 hours. How much longer is it going to hold up?
     
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  13. phucng_10

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    Do not worry about it looking like that. Mines has a bunch of ball fuzz and it looks like it's about to snap. It'll stay for a long while even if you're going to blast your shots.
     
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  14. lob-ster

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    if i used my current setup with the aramid gear in the crosses, the gear texture will slice through the forten sweet in 2 hits
     
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  15. phucng_10

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    Most likely it will. The Kevlar is rigid so once it rubs onto the mains while you're doing a topspin, it's going to snap.
     
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  16. Infl8edEg0

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    so I think it's pretty much unanimous, no kevlar on crosses. lol
     
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  17. lob-ster

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    other way around
     
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  18. phucng_10

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    Kevlar on mains*
     
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  19. lob-ster

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    then again, when i tried kevlar for the first time the stringer(Sports Chalet) was idiotic enough to put the kevlar in the crosses...
    played horribly...
    broke in a month
     
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  20. TonLars

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    No Kevlar in the crosses! lol
     
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  21. LawnChairGeneral

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    kevlar on crosses as long as it is also on the mains.

    my elbow hurts just thinking about it.
     
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  22. phucng_10

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    Don't they ask which strings do you want in the mains or crosses if you're running a Hybrid?
     
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  23. lob-ster

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    it was prince problend...
    they reccommended it
    " Oh, it has a nice feel, spin and control!"
    Ummmm....
    FEEL?
     
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  24. phucng_10

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    You're from the southern part of California? Anyways, I lol'd at their string recommendations. I mean some of the Sport Chalet workers know what they're talking about, but there are others where you ask them questions and you 99.9% know that they're bullcrapping it.
     
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  25. Infl8edEg0

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    right. (10chars)
     
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  26. ag200boy

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    ok...

    whatever you say..
     
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  27. lob-ster

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    Im from Central CA.
    and Yeah
     
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  28. lethalfang

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    I'd recommend kevlar crosses too if I were the stringer.
    "Broke that set again? No problem! Give me your wallet!"
     
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