Originally Posted by pvaudio
Tonic/SS should be a great hybrid. I personally do not think that B5E works well as a cross. SS, however, makes a very solid cross even though it's not my favorite. It has a very solid feel which is hard to explain.
Played a match tonight. Won the first set 6-2 with the gut / poly, went down 1-3 in the next set, hitting too long, and won 5 games straight to finish after switching frames to full poly frame. Just could not dial it in against this pusher, got mad at myself and played better.
Ordered 5 sets of Tonic as, I know gut is the best long term option.
Will keep you posted on the Tonic / SS after I hit with it on Saturday. Out of town till Friday afternoon now .