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Woolybugger 01-28-2013 05:58 AM

hybrid with poly crosses?
I've always used RPM Blast mains at 52 with Xcel crosses at 56 on my APD. Good setup for spin. I am wondering what would happen if I reversed the setup and put the poly on cross and multi on mains. How different would it perform?
Any reason to put poly on the cross?

Francis27 01-28-2013 06:15 AM

You will get more spin with the poly in the mains and poly mains would be more durable. Out of curiosity how long does that RPM/Xcel setup last? Because im still looking for a multi or a synthetic to hybrid with my RPM

Woolybugger 01-28-2013 06:17 AM

My setup lasts only 14 hours.
I have tried Gosen micro sheep 17 instead of the Xcel and it is lasting 2x longer. Almost the same performance, and 1/4 the price!

TennisCJC 01-28-2013 07:34 AM

I don't use these strings but I have used multi, syn gut and gut mains with poly crosses.

You will get a livelier stringbed if you put the multi in the mains with RPM in the cross. A touch more power. Spin is debatable - some say gut/poly is the best spin setup and others like poly mains. My experience is poly mains give me a bit more spin and control, but it is close. My favorite setup is gut/poly but I have been using multi/poly or syn gut/poly as it is far less $.

If you baseline bash, you'll probably like the poly/multi. If you play all court tennis and come to net a lot, you'll probably like the multi/poly more. Volleys are much better with multi/poly or gut/poly.

Multi mains may break before you reach 14 hours of play while I never break poly - always the soft string snaps first for me.

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