Luxilon Mains with gut crosses...

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  1. KhaosBaseliner

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    i have been thinking about making this switch... i need some opinions on the play style of the string and how effective it is... thanks
     
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  2. jamauss

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    Just don't expect that setup to last you too long - the Lux mains are going to saw through gut crosses.
     
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  3. KhaosBaseliner

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    isnt that what alot of players are using though?
     
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  4. 10nisDude~

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    yeah most of them hybrid with these strings....personally i like the feel and pop from gut mains and poly crosses...but using the poly mains and gut crosses are for more durability...
     
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  5. LttlElvis

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    I use full gut. Tried the luxilon mains and gut crosses. I didn't like it, and switched back to full gut. It killed my arm after 1 hour. I did suffer from tennis elbow a couple of years ago, and it came back.
     
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  6. KhaosBaseliner

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    so gut mains and poly crosses has more feel? cause im looking for a good string setup for an all-court player
     
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  7. KhaosBaseliner

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    any suggestions?
     
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  8. AlpineCadet

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    Actually, it differs from person to person, because for me, I broke my poly/gut setup faster when I had gut mains, instead of having them in my crosses.
     
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  9. bagung

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    try the MOJO's set up....
    good feel of gut, spin of poly, and friendly to TE......
     
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  10. KhaosBaseliner

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    where can i find that set up?
     
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  11. KhaosBaseliner

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    what are the strings in the Mojo setup?
     
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  12. Capt. Willie

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    Klip Legend mains and Isospeed Pro crosses...not sure about his tensions.
     
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  13. JavierLW

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    "alot of players" usually arent trying to make their racquets last more than a couple days, and they have like 8 of them. (if you are refering to pros)
     
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  14. J011yroger

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    No, The Lux mains break first. Alu mains and vs crosses last about as long as full alu with the lux mains breaking.

    J
     
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  15. bsandy

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    Unless you have a severe defect in your swing, mains don't do any sawing.

    . . . Bud
     
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  16. andyluong2001

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    You should try this setup. Ull love it I have BB Rough on my mains and VS team on crosses on my Pure Drive and love it!
     
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  17. ohplease

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    Having tried more than a few stringing combinations, I've basically come to the conclusion that hybrids are really about making your mains stiffer/softer relative to the crosses, depending on taste. You could do the same trick with differential tensions.

    Now, different hybrids will have different longer term playability/durability characteristics, and you might stumble on a better sweetspot size/control level/power level for you personally, but in my mind that's really all there is to it.

    For me personally, I was mildly disappointed in my poly mains/natural gut crosses hybrid. The feel and comfort are better, but it just didn't convey the same sense of confidence as full poly.
     
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  18. bsandy

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    I wonder why people use Lux ALU, when there's Cyber Flash, out there.

    . . . Bud
     
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