poly on the mains or poly on the cross?

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  1. patrick922

    patrick922 Semi-Pro

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    which works better, meaning better feel, comfort, etc., poly on the mains or poly on the cross? [i would hybrid it with a synthetic gut] so poly on mains and syn gut on the crosses or syn gut on the mains and poly on the crosses? which is better;) :confused:
     
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  2. looseswing

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    It is a matter of preference. Why don't you just try both and see which one you like. Basically, from what I have read, it seems like the mains give you your feel and have a big influence on durability.
     
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  3. str33t

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    poly in the mains also gives more spin.
     
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  4. NYCEnglish

    NYCEnglish New User

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    The mains will give you more spin, the crosses more comfort. Therefore, I would go with poly on the mains (for spin) and synthetic gut on the corsses (for comfort).
     
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  5. jackson vile

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    There is another side to this, depending on you tension the polys in the mains can make for more spin, if it is in the higher range.

    Who here thinks that any other pro with poly in mains produces more spin and sharper angles than Roger?
     
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  6. GugaGuga

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    Apparently, some people like to put poly strings in the mains. Personally, I'm not sure why. The way that I have always used hybrids is as follows...

    Gut mains - this is where you get your feel. When they're fresh and resilient, you will get plenty of spin from them. In fact, you get that "indescribable", soft gut gripping effect that gut is known for.

    Poly crosses - several pounds looser in tension. Why? Because poly is so stiff that you want the softer gut mains and the stiffer poly crosses to "even out" in terms of tension. The poly will then dampen the lively gut string to give you great control, and yes, great spin. The poly is also known for preventing the gut from "moving around" out of place.

    Overall, this produces a soft "gut like" string job with good control and spin. No, it will not last as long as poly mains (or an all poly string job), but no string job is meant to last forever. This string setup will be very playable, and it will have pretty good durability. I think this setup plays more resilient than any other string job I have ever used.

    If you want to put the poly in the mains, then, by all means, knock yourself out.

    ~GG
     
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  7. steve s

    steve s Semi-Pro

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    Are you a string breaker??
     
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  8. thetenniskid07

    thetenniskid07 Banned

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    Poly on mains, syn gut or multi on crosses.
     
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  9. patrick922

    patrick922 Semi-Pro

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    no i am not
     
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  10. DarkSlayerX

    DarkSlayerX Rookie

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    i use signum poly plasma on my crosses because it holds the tension well and gamma tnt2 on mains because of comfort, power, and control
     
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  11. jackson vile

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    Does the gama move around though?
     
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  12. ravemaster806

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    if u want more feel then poly in cross, syn gut in main, if u want durability, then do the other way arround
     
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  13. thejackal

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    I'm experimenting with Gosen Micro on the mains and Megaforce on the crosses. It's intriguing in the sense that I can hit flatter and maybe heavier balls. Regularly i go the other way around with the poly mains.
     
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