main string tighter or looser than cross string tension in hybrid setup ???

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  1. fish

    fish Rookie

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    Really puzzled when string the rkt, do the main tension should need to be higher than cross tension or less cross tension in hybrid setup.

    for me, i usually string the rkt yy rds001 mid by main (poly gosen polylon ice), cross (syn fortan syn gut ), say 50/48.

    but if i strung at 48/50 , any difference in that ???
    ( i heard 2 sayings, that main has longer length than cross , so higher main tension is needed ,
    another saying that cross strings need to strung beside 16-18 main string during stringing, causing friction to lose tension, resulting need to increase cross tension )
    So, which saying should be correct ???


    and what is the pros and cons of string hybrid setup(poly/syn ) in 2 different way ???
    rkt used: yy rds 001 mid
    string used :main :polygon ice, cross : fortan syn gut

    any ching would tell me ar ???:shock:
     
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  2. ReopeningWed

    ReopeningWed Semi-Pro

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    I used to string my rackets at 35/55; I was hoping to get a trampoline effect while the crosses would still make the bed feel tight.

    It was niiiiceeee. :D
     
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  3. topanlego

    topanlego Semi-Pro

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    Not sure if it still applies but Yonex had required 5% lower for the crosses than the mains.

    Of course, this is a relative tension if you were using the same string. Hybrids complicate the matter a bit. If your cross is a poly, you may want to reduce the cross tension even more.

    See this thread.http://tt.tennis-warehouse.com/showthread.php?t=250014
     
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  4. Technatic

    Technatic Semi-Pro

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    Just take care that the length and the width of the stringbed is the same after stringing as it was before, so that the deformation of the racquet head is minimum.

    Of course you can vary a little around the optimum difference in tension but not more than +/- 2 lbs.
     
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  5. its_me_leon

    its_me_leon New User

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