What is your hybrid setup?

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  1. prestige.head

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    1. What is your favorite &/or current hybrid (tension as well)?
    2. What are some pros and cons of your hybrid?
     
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  2. Muppet

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    Topspin Cyber Flash 1.25 / Dunlop Hexy Fiber 16 @48/53 dropweight.

    The drawback is that the multi cross loses tension pretty fast. But I'm not sure if that's a problem since polys lose tension quickly anyway, which might be a good match. One of these times I'll pre-stretch the Hexy Fiber and see how that feels.

    I get a lot of feel and a lot more spin than I thought I'd get from a smooth poly. The shape of the Hexy Fiber may contribute to the low friction between the two strings, promoting extra spin. It's a theory.
     
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  3. BlueB

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    Technifibre X-Code, 55lbs, my fave. Pros: plays like poly but much softer feel and doesn't die quickly. Cons: expensive;

    Cheap natgut, 55lbs. Pros: power, spin, feel, cheap. Cons: hard to string, a bit too much power at max tension;

    Wilson Sensation, 57lbs. Pros: Soft and comfy, power. Cons: after a while it needs a bit of lube to maintain the snapback, notches a lot, less control then the X-Code;

    Head PPS, 55-57lbs. Pros: cheap yet plays well. Cons: brakes quickly;


    Crosses:

    Prince Tournament Poly, 45lbs. Pros: smooth, slippery, cheap, after initial loss of tension it stays the same for long time. Cons: none;

    Tourna BHS, 45lbs. As above, except that I don't know how long it plays well - only started using it recently;

    Cheap Chinese poly, 40-45lbs. Pros: super cheap, smooth, slippery, doesn't loose tension at all?!? Cons: Hard to string - brakes easily in the process, harsher feel then the 2 above.


    I can combine any of my mains with any of my crosses without too much trouble. All of the mains I prefer in 16 (except the PPS) and all the crosses in 17.
     
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  4. Bhairava

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    Tour bite 16/pro's pro hexaspin 17 at 44/35lbs.
    Thanks to the very low cross tension,
    -All hardness of TB 16 disappear
    - high power

    Thanks to the very high differential tension:
    extreme spin

    Thanks to the overall low tension the frame has lost only 0.2mm of length.

    I change crosses after 5 hours of playing because it lose very fast elasticity. But I can suppose any medium softness poly would work with this setup, maybe something that would last more will be better but at this moment I'm stick with this setup(pro's pro string is very very cheap, and I change TB mains only after 10-15 hours)
     
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  5. anubis

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    Luxilon ALU power rough 16L mains (50 lbs), Technifibre X-1 biphase 16 crosses (54 lbs).

    Pros: super soft and comfy. tons of spin. Great control.

    cons: price, that's it.

    I'll be experimenting with some other multis to try to get the cost down. Thinking Dunlop Hexy Fiber, it's my favorite multi right now.
     
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  6. Racer41c

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    Right now, in my Prestige Mid Plus i'm using gut mains at 58 and poly crosses at 48. This setup has a tremendous amount of control and a good amount of heavy spin/pace.

    In my 16x19 Donnays, I use the same setup with a 2 lb increase on mains and crosses.
     
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  7. Velvet Ga el

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    1. VS Team Mains (57)/ALU Power Rough (54) in my Graphene Speed Pro and Wilson Natural (57)/ALU Rough (54) in my Youtek IG Prestige MP.

    2. Pros: Great feel at net, power on serve, depth on groundstrokes, easy on arm. Cons: Price, not as much access to spin as with pure ALU Power Rough.

    I have two Speed Pros, one Speed MP, and two Prestige MPs. I split each racquet "set" into one hybrid and one ALU Power Rough, and the Speed MP is the odd man out, but it usually gets hybrid because of the open pattern.
     
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  8. darklore009

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    Babolat Tonic(50)/Black mamba (45)
    Isospeed Baseline (52)/ Gosen Og Mirco (50)
    Tourbite (50)/ Gosen OG Mirco (50)
     
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  9. Crisp

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    Lux big banger rough mains
    Gosen og sheep cross

    Not sure what it is that I like about this set up but it is not too expensive as lux is a lot cheaper than it used to be and Gosen is really well priced. The other thing is the Gosen breaks just as I feel that the lux is going dead. Which is perfect because I don't like cutting out a string job and I don't like playing with a dead bed either so this timing is perfect( for me)
     
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  10. alpinenut

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    Graphene Speed MP w/ Cyclone 1.25 and Volkl SG 1.25 56/44. VSG is quite firm for a SG, very slippery too. Crosses break in about 5 hours which is fine because then I don't have to worry about cutting them out when the Cyclone is mushy and dead. IMO Cyclone is medium firm and medium powered for a poly. Great spin setup.
     
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  11. robok9

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    Cyclone 18@55lbs/Gosen osm@60lbs
     
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  12. Shroud

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    mains: 18g ashaway kevlar at 32lbs

    crosses: still looking but have used natural gut, prince syngut with duraflex, ashaway zx, and dynamite 18 blue all at 32lb.

    Pros: I like a stiff string bed and a "board" feel. At 32lbs the kevlar still gives that. The crosses add some give and playability so there is some ball pocketing which a new thing that I am liking. Kevlar and low tension lets me use 18g so it should get more spin. Kevlar will probably never break and strings can last especially if I use 18g at for the crosses. Arm is happy and I still have a control racket.

    Cons: People on message boards think you are nuts, for using kevlar, and super low tension.
     
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  13. MikeHitsHard93

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    Currently using Pro Hurricane Tour mains @48 crossed with xcel @53. Really nice playing and very comfy actually for a poly hybrid. Not overly spinny, but a more heavy ball generator because it gives a bit of free power too. Very nice setup. Gonna see how long it lasts until it starts bugging my arm/shoulder.

    So the pros are: good power spin and control blend, soft for now.

    Cons: none yet except slightly pricey. Might be worth it in the long run though.
     
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  14. pjonesy

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    Volkl Cyclone 18g(Mains) at 52 lbs or Volkl Cyclone Tour 17g(Mains) at 55 lbs

    Isospeed Control 1.30 16g(Crosses) at 52 lbs or 55 lbs.
     
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  15. kingcheetah

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    One low-cost and durable hybrid I used to have in a six one 95 18x20 was Luxilon Adrenaline 16 at 58 in the mains, and Wilson Stamina at 60 in the crosses. It was fairly stiff and the power level stayed fairly consistent because as the poly got more pop to it the stamina started to die down some... very solid and consistent stringbed, not the most feel though.
     
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  16. MauricioDias

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    Im testing this setup, but it seems to be comfortable and very solid (above)
     
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  17. kingcheetah

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    I'll also say though that the hybrid I listed above felt a lot less stiff to me than a full bed of 4g at a lower tension.
     
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  18. Cobra Tennis

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    RPM Blast 18 in the mains 55


    Prince top spin in the crosses 57

    I've used this setup in a Warrior, APD, 6.0, and it gives a solid feel

    I LOVE SPIN
     
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  19. Rabbit

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    Pacific Natural Gut mains at 55
    Luxilon Ace or 4G crosses at 52.5

    May drop tension on next restring by 3 pounds on both
     
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  20. anubis

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    1. Head IG Prestige Pro
    Mains: Solinco Outlast 16 @ 52 lbs
    Crosses: Prince Premiere Attack 16 @ 56 lbs

    2. Pros: great spin, great power, great control
    Cons: none.
     
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