Touch Turbo In A Hybrid

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  1. Valjean

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    Is this the better way to use Touch Turbo or should it be used throughout? What string matches well with it? Has anyone tried Stamina as the cross string? How well does TT's thinner gauge hold up...
     
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  2. Gaines Hillix

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    If you like a softer feeling stringbed, then TT with a syn gut or multi in the crosses is the ticket. It is very comfortable for a poly. However, it's kind of springy, IMO. To me the trampoline effect is very noticeable.
     
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  3. cc02819

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    Gaines,

    I shared your view. How would you suggest if full set of Turch Turbo is used? I'm going to try it at 60/58 lbs & expect my 300G could keep its lively feel without excessive power.

    Or you would suggest some better string else at lower tension, such as Competition, ALU power ?

    Thanks for advice anyway.
     
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  4. prince

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    i used the touch turbo and the competition .
    i prefer the competition.

    i use a tour 90 and string the competition 58lbs on a MS200TT.
    the touch turbo just had something i dont like .
    the competition played longer better with great control.
     
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  5. edge

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    My 17 year old likes Touch Turbo better than Competition and ALU on the Tour 90. He says it's more lively and has more feel.
     
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  6. Jerry Seinfeld

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    Generally I have had more success with solid core strings as crosses with Polys. The multi crosses tend to break down faster. A good soft solid core string is usually what I recommend.
     
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  7. Gaines Hillix

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    cc02819, I prefer ALU Power to TT. It has a firm, but not harsh feel. Kirsch Competition and Bab Hurricane are also worth a try, IMO.
     
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  8. cc02819

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    Thanks for all you guys' valuable opinions !!
     
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  9. bravm3pwr

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    I’m just curious. Does it feel/play better to do mix mains and crosses or is it better to do the whole thing with one type of strings?

    I’ve always thought that the reason you go mix is because of durability.
     
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  10. Gaines Hillix

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    bravm3pwr, durability and cost are two major reasons for using hybrids, but many pros are using poly with nat gut to tame the power of the gut. It retains most of the feel of the gut, but reduces it's power. In this case, the hybrid is being used to combine playing characteristics that aren't achievable with gut by itself. Federer and Roddick are both using this type of hybrid.
     
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