Question for Chris: Hybrid Synthetic with Poly

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  1. mrrockstar

    mrrockstar New User

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    Hi Chirs,

    I am now using Volkl Cyclone 17 (full bed), but feel a bit stiff on my shoulder and elbow. Would like to hybrid it with some inexpensive and durable synthetic.

    Noted from http://tt.tennis-warehouse.com/showpost.php?p=7027045&postcount=13, you suggest Mantis Comfort Synthetic

    I have shortlisted 2 synthetic strings, Mantis Comfort Synthetic 16 and Gosen OG Micro 16. How do you compare these two in terms of feel (i like lots of pop), and durability?

    Also, should be synthetic main, poly cross, right? As I assume the cyclone with cut the string easily.

    Many Thanks!
     
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  2. TW Staff

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    mrrockstar,
    I cannot remember the last time I hit OG Micro, so it's tough for me to compare them closely. However, with its multifilament construction, you should find the Mantis string to feel noticeably more comfortable.

    Another solid option would be Tecnifibre E-Matrix. It is a multi so offers great comfort and is a great deal:
    Tecnifibre E-Matrix 16 String $4.99
    http://www.tennis-warehouse.com/descpage.html?PCODE=EMX16

    Tecnifibre E-Matrix 17 String $4.99
    http://www.tennis-warehouse.com/descpage.html?PCODE=EMX17


    You want to put string in the mains that you want to feel the most. If you want the control, durability and spin of the Cyclone, put that in the mains. If you want to feel the pop and comfort of the syn gut more, then put that in the mains. The poly is going to saw through the syn gut no matter if you put it in the mains of crosses, but you should see better durability with the poly in the mains.

    Chris, TW
     
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  3. mrrockstar

    mrrockstar New User

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    Chris, Thanks very much for your help
     
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  4. PeterFig

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    Just to add a little more to Chris' answer. I've tried both the Gosen and Mantis with the Cyclone as crosses. In both cases they produce a much more comfortable result than just Cyclone alone so you can't go wrong with either. I did find the Gosen to play a bit crisper than the Mantis. The Mantis is more 'mushy' and perhaps a bit more comfortable feeling.... so if comfort is your #1 priority go with Mantis, otherwise I did like the Gosen more.

    I much more preferred the combo of multi in the mains, however I did find that it lasted not as long as if you had the Cyclone as the mains string. Either way it's a great combo. I string for a couple of guys I play with and both of them have switched to a Gosen / Cyclone combo from the various combos they've tried before.... and the price is right :)
     
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