What do you use as a Cross with your Poly?

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  1. TripleB

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    What do you use as a cross with poly mains; a synthetic gut, natural gut, a multifilament, or another poly?

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  2. sp1derman

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    Synthetic gut. It's affordable and consistent. OG sheep Micro 17g
     
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  3. Muppet

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    Dunlop Hexy Fiber 16 multifilament. It is low powered, so I can match it well to the low power of the poly. Also, it has a noticeable initial tension drop, which pairs well with the tension loss of a poly. And it's quite soft and counterbalances the stiff feel of poly well.
     
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  4. degrease

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    Babolat xcel. Gut to expensive for a cross string and i use it an a guage for when i need a string change as they break every 2-3 months when playing 1-2 times a week
     
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  5. mrc

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    Monogut ZX-softness and comfort but all the spin of Poly
     
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  6. Kal-El 34

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    i play 19g solinco tour bite as crosses for my 16L tour bite mains
     
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  7. MikeHitsHard93

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    TripleB, I'm not sure if you need to have a poly cross. Nvy has very little coefficient of friction and I think it would work in that open pattern. I personally don't like full poly.
     
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  8. NLBwell

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    AlphaGut 2000. Cheap multi that lasts a long time as a cross and makes the stringed comfortable. Pretty much as good spin as full poly.
     
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  9. ArliHawk

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    Prince Premier Attack as cross with either red code or cyclone in the mains.
     
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    Genesis Thunder Blast White
     
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    Do not use expensive strings for your cross such as NG.
    Synthetic is ideal for crosss with poly in mains.
     
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  12. phanker

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    For syngut (Prince syngut 16) crosses, what tension is recommended relative to poly main's in a open string pattern frame (Wilson 99S)?
    Thinking of trying Volkl Cyclone 16 mains.
    Thanks.
     
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  13. Torres

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    Monogut ZX 16 would be my premium choice.

    Any synthetic gut when I'm trying to save money. Currently using Volkl Synthetic Gut 16.
     
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  14. Hi I'm Ray

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    I use syn gut, poly, and multi as crosses depending on the racket and what I'm going for.

    Syn gut: Forten Sweet
    Poly: Iontec Salmon
    Multi: still trying different strings
     
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  15. Ennismt

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    I use a shaped or textured poly in the mains for ball grab and a smooth, slick poly in the crosses for low friction. All in an attempt to get good spin that lasts.
     
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  16. PBODY99

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    I second these choices,, except in 17 g for both
     
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  17. rdis10093

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    prince or babolat syn good for the price. if the string is very tight, sometimes I will use a multi to soften it up a bit, but that takes away from feel.
     
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  18. CHOcobo

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    I'm searching for my cross with poly too. Do you know if TW sells reels of alpha gut 2k for special order?
     
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  19. SteveI

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    Just about anything soft and smooth...should do the trick. Sweet is my favorite. OG Micro if you need something more crisp.
     
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  20. illuminotti

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    Gamma (or any) Synthetic Gut 16 or 15L. Don't waste money on expensive cross strings, ESPECIALLY natural gut.
     
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  21. gkamieneski

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    I'm with Ennismt.

    Tourna Big Hitter Silver 17g for the crosses with Big Hitter Silver Rough 17g for the mains. At $6.95, not that much more than syn gut and very smooth for mains to travel and snap back.
     
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  22. Tennis Fanatic 070

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    Babolat N.Vy. It's just the best cross string ever in combination with a poly IMO.
     
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