Originally Posted by The Big Kahuna
After nearly a month of play - about 30+ hours of play - the following hybrid test is still playing consistently well with solid comfort, feel, control, and spin. Very minor notching. Great touch and nice power.
• Strings: KLIP Legend Tour 17g mains @ 52 / MSV Co-Focus 18 @ 48
Control: (+ ranked) A-
Comfort: (+ ranked) A
Comments: Great ball pocketing and lively response. Very "Liquid" or "Airy" sensation when hitting ("Spaghetti Strings"?). Great bite on the ball - terrific spin potential. Slightly muted power (balls stayed in play). Larger sweet spot. Tons of dwell time.
After 6 hours of play with the MSV Co-Focus 18g hybrid @ 48 (with KLIP Legend Tour 17g mains @ 52) in my Head Youtek Prestige Pro I am ready to declare this playtest to an end. Every time I put down this racquet to try one with another poly (Weiss Silverstring or Kirshbaum Pro Line II) while they both feel very good, I can wait to get back to the MSV. The feel and ball pocketing is SO much better. I have never felt strings with so much comfort, spin, control, and feel. The power is dialed down just a tad from the other two strings, but more balls go IN the court as a result. My groundstrokes and serves are much more consistent than they have been with anything else to date and it feels like the racquet is simply an part of my arm - it is almost as if I am "throwing the ball" back. The sweet spot feels huge and the picketing is insane! I am totally addicted. It is really like a whole new game for me. Fantastic!
SMASHER, how is you test with Pacific as the mains and C0-Focus 18 ply in the crosses going?
I got out today with a fresh stringing of VS and Co-focus 1.18. Previously I had only strung up the co-focus on a set of VS mains that already had gone through three other crosses, even then it felt great but the tension of the mains was probably lower than what I would normally do so this fresh stringing was a better test. I strung this one at 55/49 and it felt great off the bat. My feeling about the set-up is similar to yours. After five sets against hard hitters today there is no fraying or visiable notching. I think I've found my cross.