Rip Control17 Hybrid ?

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  1. Sundan

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    Im currently using this string full bed and i like it, however since its abit textured i wonder if i would get more spin with a non textured cross ?

    If so what would be a matching cross powerwise and durable enough to last a while ?

    I dont want poly hybrids since i dont like to restring every 2 weeks playing or not,and i dont break multis very fast either.
     
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  2. Automatix

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    Intellitour or Intellistring is good if you don't want a poly cross.

    These hybrids already have a very similar (same construction, slightly softer, visually identical) main to RIP Control and have a softer multi cross in RIP technology which is very smooth.
     
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  3. Ramon

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    I've used RIP Control 16 gauge in the past. I break strings too often to try 17. Dunlop Hexy Fiber 16 was a good cross for it. It's low powered, has good control, great spin, and softens the string bed. It's not as durable as other strings, but it does last long enough as a cross string.
     
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  4. Sundan

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    Seems the Hexy fiber is textured string too, the point was to have a low friction cross so the main can snap back easier,dont know if it will work but that was the idea.
     
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  5. Ramon

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    I don't know if I buy the snap back idea when it comes to RIP Control. RIP is not a poly, and it gets a lot of its spin from the texture. I've tried RIP with smooth strings, too, but they had less spin than RIP/Hexy. I tried Intellitour 16, and it was a nice setup. Intellitour has good feel and is great for touch shots, but I thought it started to feel mushy after about 6-8 hours. RIP/Hexy was more muted but had better spin and maintained playability longer. I also tried RIP/Premier Attack, which had more power than the other setups but less control.
     
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    duplicate post
     
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  7. coolblue123

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    +1 on hexy with RIP. but I use hexy on the mains.
    very arm friendly and very little string movement. love the feel too. only prob is since I use 17 in both, only last 8 hours.
     
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  8. ricardo

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    Try NG mains and Head Rip control on crosses..

    I use P. Classic NG on the mains and Head rip control in the crosses.
    This is my favorite setup after experimenting with dozens of hybrids.

    If you are worried about the initial cost of NG, don't because in the long run NG is much, much cheaper than Head rip control.

    P. Classic 17g NG lasts 4 times as long as Head Rip control.

    I usually re-string only the crosses (Head Rip Control) 4 times before I re-string the mains (NG).

    cost:
    P. Classic NG = $30
    Head RC = $7.50
     
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  9. Sundan

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    It seems hard to find Hexy fiber here,perhaps i could try intellitour then.

    I will also try around with tensions first,i currently use 55lbs, but i just ordered a second racquet and i chose 54/53 in that, but perhaps i could go down to 50 and still have enough control but with added spin and some more life to it.

    I wonder if anyone tried the Babolat syngut ? They are almost giving them away here,so for money saving it would save alot, dont know how it would play though (for cross) ?

    A reel of that costs about the same as 2 sets of rip control ...
     
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  10. DonDiego

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    I play with Rip 17 mains and NXT 17 crosses (at 58 each). Absolutely love it! Most spin-friendly setup I've tried. Control, very precise, and power when you need it. Only downside is the price of NXT, and the poor durability of the setup (after 6 hours, one of the two strings break). But I've found that, with most strings, they lose their attributes after six hours or so. So if you like to play with fresh strings and you're not on a budget, the string break happens just in time :)

    I've tried Intellitour 17 and liked it, but not as much as my current setup. I get more comfort, but I lose some spin. And after 6-7 hours, the Intellitour loses its qualities.
     
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  11. maxply

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    I USE rip CONTROL 16 mains AND Quasi -Gut crosses and love it .
    I have also used RIP mains and Gosen super micro 16L crosses and like it a lot also
     
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  12. Champs990411

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    Interesting. Tension/racket/playing level and style?
     
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