Multi/synthetic gut hybrid vs full multi

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  1. NineMileSkid

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    Since cost is becoming a factor, can someone opine on the benifits and drawbacks of stringing a full bed of a low-priced mutifilament like Sensation or Addiction, versus a hybrid of a premium multi like X-One Biphase in the mains with something like Gosen Sheep in the crosses.
     
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  2. maxply

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    I was wondering about this also = any thoughts?
     
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  3. BreakPoint

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    I do this all the time. Sometimes I put the multi in the mains and the syn gut in the crosses and sometimes I put the syn gut in the mains and the multi in the crosses. Just depends on which strings they are and what feel I like. It works great as I get the benefits of both. A full bed of multi can get too mushy, can lose tension fast, can lose control, and can have less spin. OTOH, a full bed of syn gut can get a bit harsh or stiff, have less feel, and can be too low powered. But with a hybrid of multi and syn gut, I get the feel, control, and power that I want. :)
     
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  4. Woolybugger

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    you just have to experiment until you find one you like. Some ppl say the cross only contributes 75% to the feel of the stringbed. If true, then put in a cheap syngut cross like Gosen sheep. I have found Gosen Sheep to be very durable and will outlast the multi mains.
     
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  5. keithfival

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    If you have a syn gut cross you like it should work fine with a multi. I prefer that to full multi.
     
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  6. Curious

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    I know it's an old thread but given your experience I just wanted to ask for your opinion on multi mains-syn gut cross vs syn gut mains-multi cross? I have been thinking about this hybrid for some time due to my elbow pain.
     
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  7. Dartagnan64

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    Presumably to give you good spin rates, you'd like a multi with good ball-to-string friction in the mains and a smooth syn gut or other monofilament with low string-string friction as the cross. I wonder if NXT mains and Origin crosses would be a good hybrid (although rather pricey).
     
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  8. 392Hemi

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    I will be trying PPC mains / Forten Sweet crosses but want to trya full bed of Rip Control first
     
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  9. shamaho

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    I'm trying pro's pro "Operation Twist" on mains vs. Prince Syn Gunt w/ Duraflex on crosses - both are smooth stings with presumably low string to string friction coeff. - if it works it's a super cheap combo. lets see how it goes
     
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  10. fuzz nation

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    That sounds like a smart and affordable option. I just ordered a reel of Forten Sweet 16 and might try this sort of setup, but with some 17 ga. multi in my mains. I have a few oddball multi sets lying around and want to experiment with the Forten Sweet in a hybrid. I've only used it here and there in the past, but this stuff (the Forten Sweet) seems to be soft enough to work as an affordable alternative to some multis.

    Also looking forward to trying a low-tension poly hybrid with a skinny poly main (1.20mm Isospeed Baseline) and Sweet 16 crosses.
     
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  11. beepee1972

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    I use for quite a lot of people Babolat Addiction mains, combined with Babolat Syngut crosses. Not a single one came back not liking this combination. For only 1 customer I switch those mains and crosses ( in a 100 inch 16x18
     
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  12. frank52

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    For me, Babolat Origin, as a cross, notches fairly quickly and stops the mains from easily sliding. You are better off with a syn gut. A very good option is the Wilson NXT in the mains with Ashaway Monogut ZX in the crosses. ZX is not as comfortable as syn gut but is very dent resistant, long lasting, and works well as a cross. The NXT/ZX combo works better than full NXT.
     
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  13. shamaho

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    Forget about this combo.

    While it was a dream during stringing with low friction between them, it all changed on the court.

    Shows what seems like highest friction between them, feels boardy even though I strung with low tensions 21/20 kg and just produce some spin only if you really whip the racket face since the strings grabs the ball really good.

    At least elbow discomfort with the ps97 is gone, but this combo is not for me.
     
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  14. shamaho

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    Remind us please what is PPC?
     
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  15. Knife

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    Prince Premier Control.
     
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