Originally Posted by RyKnocks
Can this type of combo be used until the gut breaks or will the poly die and have a negative impact on the performance after a while?
the poly may or may not die before the gut breaks, I swap out the crosses at least once before the gut breaks. If you string yourself it's an easy way to get more for your $ on the gut mains.
I think the lower the tension the less likely you will notice the crosses going dead. at higher tensions on the poly, say 52 and up, you *feel* a lot more of the poly and therefore when it goes dead you will feel its stiffness. At lower poly cross tensions you will feel the gut mains much more, so when the poly is done, you still don't feel it much. That's my experience anyway.