Poly in mains vs poly in the crosses

Discussion in 'Strings' started by Will Wilson, Feb 17, 2013.

  1. Will Wilson

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    It seems like the trend is to use poly in the crosses more than in the mains. I am wondering what the practical differences are, especially relating to spin.

    I am going to experiment with poly and have ordered some gosen sheep micro, klip legend natty gut (both 17g) along with MSV Focus Hex and Pro Supex Big Ace Micro (both 18g).

    I've been a syn gut user, liking the crisp feel with some pop. I would like to keep the crisp feel and pop but add some spin.

    Any recommendations are appreciated.
     
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  2. Anton

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    When I first tried hybrids I had poly in the mains and didn't like it at all, went back to full poly.

    A year later I tried gut in the main and it was tons better.

    Testing shows that gut mains with poly cross lets the main move better. Most pros like it that way too.
     
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  3. maxpotapov

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    Put shaped poly in the mains, but smooth or "rough" poly in crosses.
    Using natural gut as a cross is a waste of money.
    Gosen OGSM is good as a cross (it is smooth, never breaks, just thins out), especially with shaped poly mains, but I would not use it in the mains as it loses elasticity too soon.
    Smooth poly mains is nowhere near effective as shaped poly mains (such as 7-sided Dunlop Black Widow) in terms of ball bite/spin. Natural gut mains is better alternative to smooth poly mains.
     
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  5. Rob1

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    Yes I agree gut in the crosses is a waste tof money for sure.
    I like a Poly in the mains that produces more control or spin.
    I have found that MSV CO-Focus is great on the crosses then.
     
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