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t3nn1sg33k9l 02-18-2013 08:09 AM

slick crosses for textured polys
 
I'm starting to experiment with different hybrid blends with textured polys. im currently playing with a Kirschbaum spiky shark on the mains and prince recoil on the crosses.

I was wondering, what are some other combinations that will allow textured polys to slick across the crosses?

On a side note, id like to stay away from putting polys in the crosses.

maxpotapov 02-18-2013 08:14 AM

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Originally Posted by t3nn1sg33k9l (Post 7222395)
I'm starting to experiment with different hybrid blends with textured polys. im currently playing with a Kirschbaum spiky shark on the mains and prince recoil on the crosses.

I was wondering, what are some other combinations that will allow textured polys to slick across the crosses?

On a side note, id like to stay away from putting polys in the crosses.

Gosen OGSM is one of the slickest and longest lasting. But it becomes too underpowered too soon.

pvaudio 02-18-2013 09:25 AM

Babolat Nvy.

t3nn1sg33k9l 02-18-2013 12:23 PM

what kind of string are the gosen ogsm?

pvaudio 02-18-2013 12:26 PM

Both of our suggestions are synthetic guts.

t3nn1sg33k9l 02-18-2013 02:55 PM

do you know of any slick multi strings?

themitchmann 02-18-2013 07:04 PM

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Originally Posted by t3nn1sg33k9l (Post 7223227)
do you know of any slick multi strings?

I've found Prince Premier Attack to slide nicely in a hybrid.

S&V Specialist 02-18-2013 07:35 PM

Topspin Cyber Flash IS a poly, but it is very soft & quite slick. Works well with textured polys IMO.

pvaudio 02-18-2013 08:19 PM

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Originally Posted by themitchmann (Post 7223551)
I've found Prince Premier Attack to slide nicely in a hybrid.

I've found exactly the opposite. In fact, PPA was the worst cross string I've used with a textured main. My all-time fave is Babolat Xcel French Open. The black coating lets mains glide until it's just too frayed. But then that's when the fun begins :D

themitchmann 02-19-2013 04:17 AM

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Originally Posted by pvaudio (Post 7223655)
I've found exactly the opposite. In fact, PPA was the worst cross string I've used with a textured main. My all-time fave is Babolat Xcel French Open. The black coating lets mains glide until it's just too frayed. But then that's when the fun begins :D

Really? It's my go to cross string, so I have a ton of experience with it. A round poly (especially) slides really nicely against PPA.

mikeler 02-19-2013 04:51 AM

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Originally Posted by pvaudio (Post 7223655)
I've found exactly the opposite. In fact, PPA was the worst cross string I've used with a textured main. My all-time fave is Babolat Xcel French Open. The black coating lets mains glide until it's just too frayed. But then that's when the fun begins :D

PV,

The first time I used PPA, it seemed to be rough and not allow the strings to slide. I just strung it up again and it seems very smooth like it will slide easily. Maybe it got roughed up during play.

pvaudio 02-19-2013 05:05 AM

Hmm, you two have inspired me. I will give it another go. I used it with BHB7 and was so disappointed at how much it grabbed that I haven't used it since.

Korso 02-19-2013 05:09 AM

OGSM works well as a cross with textured polys in the mains.

themitchmann 02-20-2013 05:59 AM

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Originally Posted by pvaudio (Post 7223998)
Hmm, you two have inspired me. I will give it another go. I used it with BHB7 and was so disappointed at how much it grabbed that I haven't used it since.

Let us know what you think.

t3nn1sg33k9l 02-20-2013 07:27 AM

is PPA a syn gut or multi? or is it a combo?

mikeler 02-20-2013 08:52 AM

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Originally Posted by t3nn1sg33k9l (Post 7226321)
is PPA a syn gut or multi? or is it a combo?

A softer multi.

t3nn1sg33k9l 02-20-2013 10:03 PM

thanks guys for the awesome feedback! ill definitely try the gosen and the PPA. however, im in the middle of college tennis season. does anyone know where to order/buy Recoil aside from amazon?

SteveI 02-21-2013 02:23 AM

How about IsoSpeed Baseline?

t3nn1sg33k9l 02-24-2013 08:13 AM

im not sure! ill have to try that out too. would you guys want me to do a video response to this?

KFwinds 02-24-2013 08:26 AM

Klip Synthetic gut is the softest, lowest-friction non-poly string listed on the string friction rankings chart here on this website.


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