multi/multi users out there?

Discussion in 'Strings' started by DonDiego, Feb 18, 2013.

  1. DonDiego

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    This kind of setup doesn't seem to be popular, but lately I've had some arm issues and tried two multis in a hybrid. Rip control 17 mains, NXT 17 crosses (in a BLX 6.1 95, strung at 57) .

    Comfort is exceptional, touch on volleys is much better than with any multi/poly setup, and I get more than enough spin, control and power on grounstrokes. Thin gauges help with spin, touch and comfort, RIP helps to tame the power and add control, and the explosive power and control of NXT is there when I need to rip a forehand DTL.

    I used to play with RPM Blast 18 mains and NXT 17 (or RIP 17) in crosses, but I prefer the multi setup. NXT breaks first, but I get at least 10-12 hours of play, which is enough for me at that price.

    Do you know (or use?) any multi/multi setup? Which combination is the best in your opinion?

    **As a side topic: I find that 16 and 17 gauge of the same string are often two completely different strings. This is particularly true for NXT and RIP Control. 17 being much better in both cases.
     
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  2. lstewart

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    If I was playing a non-poly set-up and it suited my game, I would stick with it. For me it seems to be all about trade-offs. I've generally been playing a poly main - multi cross hybrid. Great for topspin strokes, but I seem to generate too much spin on slice backhands and they sail long. Also am not crazy about my volley with poly in the frame. Have one racket that just has basic synthetic that came in it, and it feels much better on volleys and slice. Just don't get enough topspin. If I ever found any reasonably priced non poly that did not break right away, and that I got enough topspin with, I would be happy.
     
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  3. dabudabuda

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    If the two strings are distinctly different then it makes sense to combine to get the characteristics you like from both. The RIP seems good for the mains in your setup for the added control. I personally do not prefer full multi, gut or a hybrid of these as I like the added control of hybrid with a poly. I have though a couple times done Isospeed Classic in the mains with a natural gut in the cross to get more of a controlled response compared to gut/Isospeed.
     
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  4. DonDiego

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    Try Rip control 17 on mains, and your prefered poly on crosses. You'll see a huge difference with volleys (comfort and control) and won't lose much else.
     
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  5. DonDiego

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    It also depends on your racquet. I use a very headlight, control racquet with a 95 head. Not sure I would use this setup on a 100 head more evenly balanced.
     
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  6. lstewart

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    Thanks Don. I've actually still got a few sets of RIP Control. I used to use it as my cross string with poly mains. I need to give it a try in the mains.
     
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  7. DonDiego

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    Like I said in the OP, I prefer the 17 gauge version of this string. But even the 16g will add much comfort to your volleys. The 16 gauge has a very «dead» feel to me, but it helps if you want to control your power. It has less «spin potential» than the 17g version, but spin is much more function of your technique than your strings.

    I used to have both my racquets strung with RPM blast/RIP, but one with the poly on the mains, and one with the opposite. I hated practicing volleys for half an hour with poly on mains...
     
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    While it is technically a multi/multi setup, the RIP/Isospeed design is so radically different that it should be in a class by itself.
    Sounds like a good combination.
    Very much like Intellitour.
     
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  9. Relinquis

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    i use full bed multi at mid of range tension and restring when they break.. will probably go full nat gut next.
     
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  10. dabudabuda

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    That used to be my go to setup until I moved to the Isospeed Classic strings. Durability with the poly in the cross tends to be quite low with this setup so I would recommend string savers in the area that you wear out the most.

    I use a very headlight, control racket myself and still do not prefer full multi, gut or a combination of the two. But that's me...:)
     
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  11. morten

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    my best multi advice would be the yonex multi, 850, great
     
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  12. mikeler

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    Too springy for me.
     
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  13. morten

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    mikeler, did you try the pro? 1,32... it is two versions.
     
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  14. bcart1991

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    I like Klipper Pearl Zone 17 (I know, verboten! on TT)in a full bed. It's a nice soft string, but maybe not as soft as X1B (never tried it, too $$$). For $7 a set it's a great string for the price.
     
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  15. mikeler

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    I used the Tour Super 850. So the Pro version is better?
     
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  16. morten

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    i onlytried the pro, and like it a lot, not springy imo at all, far less than x1, had to go down 2 pounds also.
     
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  17. mikeler

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    I skimmed the TW reviews on it, quite a few positive comments.
     
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