Swap Mains and Crosses

Discussion in 'Strings' started by TennsDog, Jun 30, 2004.

  1. TennsDog

    TennsDog Hall of Fame

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    Right now I use poly mains with textured crosses. They seemed to last almost too long until the crosses finally broke. I would prefer they break around the time, or shortly after, that they go dead. I am considering swapping them, putting the textured syn gut mains with poly crosses. What differences could I expect from this change? I'm sure the durability would go down, but what about feel, spin, playability? Anyone think this is a good idea?
     
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  2. David Pavlich

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    It is pretty much a universal fact that about 80% of the feel of your racquet is the result of the main strings. With that in mind, your racquet would take on a more soft feel.

    However, your mains wouldn't last long, so you'd certainly pop your strings before the stringbed went dead.

    David
     
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  3. mvictory5

    mvictory5 New User

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    You might as well dump the poly altogether if they're not in the mains. Crosses never break anyway.
     
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