Originally Posted by klu375
1. - Player has to try it and see if she likes the feel of poly
2. - Not with all smartphone based apps nowadays. Hybrid can be used until softer string breaks. Full poly - need to establish experimentally how many hours it can be used. I used to do tension graphs and spreadsheets but now my player mostly breaks strings before they become unplayable. Occasionally she would complain that the racket sprays the balls - then I would restring
The most important - string poly with lower tension.
3. Generally agree that 95" require advanced skills but some 95" are almost the size of 100" and more forgiving. When we playtested I remember that BLX Tour 95" was much more playable than Pure Storm 98"
Hybrid can be used until softer string breaks
Just to show you a bigger picture.
I coached college this spring.
I coached a high school 5 years before
Some college players were able to play 50 hours of hybrid without
breaking a softer component (they were using the same racket)-more or less 3-4 weeks of the season
It is beyond me how they were able to do it but it is a bit beyond the point