Wilson Hollow Core and Luxilon M2 hybrid?

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  1. Corsair

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    Hi all,

    I recently received both the Wilson hollow core string, and the luxilon M2 string samples in the mail. Just for kicks, is there anyway I could string them as a hybrid? If so, how would they play? I would put M2 on the mains, and the hollow core on the crosses.

    -Corsair
     
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  2. RestockingTues

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    I heard M2 was a really soft poly, if it was me I'd play m2 in a full set and sell off the set of Hollow crap
     
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  3. TonyB

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    Other than the fact that they're both free at the moment and are hitting the market soon, I'm not sure why you chose those two particular strings to hybrid. I can't imagine there is enough feedback or reviews of either string to make a judgement whether or not they would make a good hybrid.

    But you asked the question whether or not you COULD string them as a hybrid. The answer is "Of course you can."
     
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  4. meowmix

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    1. the hollow core is not crap. It's just a bit unusual. Try it. I happen to like it.

    2. m2 is not all that soft. Reviews (for the most part) have stated that m2 is a typical luxilon poly- moderately stiff-stiff. I'll be stringing up a hybrid of m2 and hollow core in two days, so if you can to wait until then, I'll have a review.
     
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  5. Corsair

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    Thanks everyone!
     
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  6. purple-n-gold

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    Hey Meow and C-Air I'm trying out that hybrid to in an old I-prestige mid in the next few days as well. IMO good time of year to "monkey" round with diffrent things.
     
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  7. captinsane903

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    I've actually been wanting to hybrid hollow core and M2 as well when i received both of them. I'll just wait for your reviews. :)
     
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  8. meowmix

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    Yup. I'm out of time tonight (2 essays, and some other hw due tomorrow... plus a minor project) so I'm stringing up tomorrow night.
     
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  9. sk8ing

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    its a very good idea luxilon being soft would get compisated by the stiffer feeling hollow core imho it would make a great hybrid
     
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  10. Corsair

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    Sweet! Didn't expect so many answers! Can't wait for the review!!!
     
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  11. BreakPoint

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    So did any of you guys end up trying the Hollow Core/ Lux M2 hybrid? If so, how did it work out?
     
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  12. meowmix

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    Yeah, I actually did. I ended up cutting out the hybrid within a hitting session- it just played horribly for me. Keep in mind however that this was my second time playing with polyester- the first had been a M2-syn gut hybrid. IMO, the M2 played a LOT better with the syn gut than with the hollow core. Just no power, and an utterly dead feeling... Keep in mind, I LOVE hollow core in the mains...
     
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  13. BreakPoint

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    Thanks! Did you put the Hollow Core in the mains and the M2 in the crosses? Also, what tensions and which frame?
     
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  14. Il Mostro

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    The only redeeming qualities of this hybrid is that both strings are freebees. Sweet Jesus!
     
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    I got two sets of each of these strings, so I did a hybrid with some of it.

    I put the M2 in the mains, and the Hollowcore in the crosses.

    I liked the setup OK, but not near as much as other poly hybrids I have tried. Despite what others have said, I don't get much power from either of these strings by themselves or hybid together. The lack of power was my main complaint.

    I usually hybrid my polys with Gosen synthetic gut or Technifibre X1. The M2/Hollowcore felt stiffer to me than my other combos, and actually gave me a little elbow pain (which I haven't had from the other combos).

    Spin was par with other poly hybrids.

    Durability was interesting. After playing 3 matches with the setup, the M2 showed no sign of wear, but the Hollowcore was about to break in 4 spots. The Hollowcore was splintering - looking like layers were peeling off of it where it was wearing.
     
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  16. meowmix

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    I strung in a Gamma Ipex 7.0 MP (which I was playing at the time) with M2 mains at 54ish and Hollowcore crosses at 56ish. I had been playing TNT Fatcore 16, before I started trying out new strings, and ultimately new rackets.
     
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  17. corners

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    Anyone try this with Hollowcore in the mains? Did the hollowcore notch?

    Someone wrote in another thread that Hollowcore mains in a full job didn't notch, which would be a great attribute for a main string in a hybrid with poly cross.
     
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  18. jefferson

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    I liked the feel of the M2, but they broke only the second time out. Seemed very brittle to me. Definitely not worth the money. If I am going to break every 2 times out I'll string syn gut!
     
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