What's a good string set up for 2012 Pure Drive?

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  1. McEnborg

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    Is it essential to go with a hybrid set-up for this racket, or can it handle a full multi set-up?

    I certainly don't want to go with a full poly set-up as it would affect my elbow most likely.

    What has worked well for 2012 Pure Drive users in terms of string and tension? Thanks.
     
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  2. Larrysümmers

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    a multi at like 58 isn't bad.
     
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  3. cluckcluck

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    It all depends on what you want to get from your setup. There are so many different level players with different abilities and reactions to strings that it's hard to generalize "what's for X?"
    Be a little more specific for what you need in terms of performance.
     
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  4. McEnborg

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    Thanks. I'm a 5.0 player who has semi-western forehand and hits with decent topspin. I'm mostly a power baseliner who will hit slice on backhand side as well.

    What's a good multi for the Pure Drive? Or a good hybrid that's not overly costly? Thanks.
     
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  5. ArliHawk

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    Prince Premier Attack 16 and Head RIP Control 17 are great in this frame.
     
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  6. morandi

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    I know it runs about $5-10 dollars more than a multi/poly setup, but I would highly recommend gut mains and poly crosses. It lasts for me a lot longer than a multi/poly hybrid, and the performance is just outstanding. Great on the arm, controllable power, and amazing feel. The new Lux 4g holds tension really well and works great as a cross, or RPM works well too.
     
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  7. lynnbart

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    our go to setup right now is Black Iontec Mains and PSGO crosses. Plays extremely well and comfortable.

    I have one strung right now with full poly at 48lbs and the racket is playing very well, enough so that we may go back through our strings at low tensions for some more tests
     
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  8. davo81

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    I love Babolat Pro Hurricane Tour at 55 lbs. Very similar yet much cheaper is MSV Focus Hex at 55 lbs.

    I don't like Babolat RPM Blast at all even though some people claim it's very similar to Babolat Pro Hurricane Tour.
     
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  9. lynnbart

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    Focus Hex, Black5Edge, and Black Widow are on my list to try in the Pure Drive at 48lbs...
     
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  10. Larrysümmers

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    personally i use nxt 16 but you can use whatever. its a serious misconception that one "needs" a poly to control the power.
     
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  11. thekubiaks

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    Wasn't quite right

    I'm a 4.0 - 4.5 baseliner that hits hard and fairly flat. My current hybrid is the Lux ALU Rough 17 @ 63 mains and OG Sheep micro 17 @ 59 as the crosses. After several weeks, the strings stabilized at 56# tension.

    I am not overly happy with this combo, the strings feel "Boardy" and not as lively and "tinty" as I'd like. I tried a bunch of gut combos but never could find a combo.

    Any recommendations for a slight less boardy/stiff feel? THANKS!
     
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  12. babolat king

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    I like BHBR 17 @55 (mains) and Gosen OG Sheep Micro 16 @58 (crosses).

    The BHBR is very soft for a poly. I might try a couple more lbs on my next stringing and see what that feels like.

    So far, its a great set-up!
     
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  13. dgoran

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    I second his suggestion gut mains and your fav poly as a cross is a must try at least once in this stick. I tried all strung at 55

    Wilson gut (non bt7 softer) mains Alu cross too stiff of a cross lost. Pop gained control
    Wilson gut (non bt7 softer) mains Alu rough cross - too stiff of a cross comparing to typhoon I lost some pop but gained control
    Wilson gut (non bt7 softer) mains Typhoon cross - my second fav
    Vs gut (bt7) mains Typhoon cross - my fav because its muted and I like muted
    Vs gut (bt7) mains Alu cross too boardy

    And my fav is new vs bt7 typhoon
    I am not sure but I suspect that slightly stiffer bt7 and slightly softer poly
    it's what I like. My friends said that bt7 works better as a cross string and Wilson gut which is supposedly old vs non bt7 works better as a main.

    One of the biggest surprises that its fairly durable and not too powerful like I initially thought but indie notice if I added swing weight to my pure drive it became too powerful so for modified pure drive (lead at 12 for example) I would up the tension on both by 5 pounds
     
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  14. thekubiaks

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    Thanks for the ideas...I'll try out both ideas and report back. I'm thinking about 59# for the Gut Mains and 55# for the Typhoon or BHBR for starters.
     
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  15. sundaypunch

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    I have used several ploys in a hybrid with OGSM crosses. I have switched to Forten Sweet crosses and it is definitely softer. Similar price and performance (maybe slightly more power than OGSM) but nicer feel if you want it to be less crisp.
     
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  16. AlfaAce

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    I really like my two PD2012s with 100% nat gut (I've tried Bab 16G and Wilson 17G) strung at 60-62lbs (settles to 55-57 after a few weeks). Power, control, and comfort.
     
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