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Old 01-15-2013, 01:04 PM   #9
Join Date: Apr 2010
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The answer is it depends.

Gut/Poly is best for me but I want extra power and feel from gut and mains determine approximately 75% of how a rackets feels and plays. Poly cross adds spin potential, keeps the strings from moving around, and add directional control.

If I thought a racket had too much power and/or I played mostly baseline bash tennis, I might go poly mains with a soft cross but I am too cheap to use gut as the soft cross because it is too expensive. Gut is too expensive for a cross when the mains determine 75% of how the racket plays. So, I would use poly mains with a syn gut or multi cross.

If you like to volley and play all court tennis and racket is not too powerful or lively, I would use gut mains with poly cross.
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