Originally Posted by Power Player
Aren't you going to use the steam 99s though? That would blow w/out full poly.
There's no way I'll ever, ever use full poly again (yeah, I've been coaxed into hybrid experimenting). I got the 99s on a whim and have been impressed so far. Believe it or not, I want to try 16G VS full bed in there. I'm not a string breaker and have been using 17G in 16x19s with no problem. I think it would even be cheaper than having to restring so much due to tension loss with other multis or polys.
Hey, not sure if you've ventured to the Blade 16x19 yet. I love it, but that has been bothering my arm. I used the older BLX 18x20 last year with no issues and using the same gut string. Funny, if the Steam doesn't work out, I'll probably be going full circle back to the 18x20. That stick is a bona fide classic.