Your Poly/Syn Hybrid Tension?

Discussion in 'Strings' started by TripleB, Dec 9, 2009.

  1. TripleB

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    When you use a Polyester Main and Synthetic Cross hybrid, how do the tensions of the string compare? ie: cross 2 pounds tighter; mains 3 pounds looser, etc.

    Lately I've been stringing both the same tension (ie: 55 pounds for both poly main and syn cross).

    According to Luxilon.com they recommend that the synthetic crosses be strung 5% higher than the poly mains.

    T-W states that the mains should be 2-3 pounds tighter than the crosses.

    Maybe the two opposite recommendations above depend on whether the main is a poly or synthetic.

    Thanks.

    TripleB
     
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  2. ClubHoUno

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    TW's recommendations are for full sets and not Hybrids.

    You should always Trying to get as close to a CONSTANT STRINGBED STIFFNESS (CSBS) as possible.

    So if you hybrid a soft Natty gut/Prime Multi with a stiff COpoly, then go 3-4 lbs higher on the soft string compared to the stiff string - NO MATTER IF THE SOFT IS IN THE MAINS OR IN THE CROSSES!

    If the CoPoly you use is a soft one like the new WeissCannon TurboTwist, then go only 2-3 lbs higher for the SOFT Natty gut/Prime Multi.

    IN MY VIEW OF COURSE :D
     
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  3. lawlitssoo1n

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    i used to string 65/64 or 1 pound lower on the crosses. but now i'm using the same tension for both M&X
     
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