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Old 02-02-2013, 09:05 PM   #79
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Originally Posted by JackB1 View Post
Since the biggest issue with the 99s seems to be poly tension loss, maybe the optimum setup for it is natural gut mains and copoly cross? Nat gut is the BEST string for retaining tension and will help to "mask" the copoly when it starts losing tension. The key then is to find the best tension for this hybrid, since it will have a lot of power.
I am thinking around 64/58? Has anyone else tried a nat gut/copoly setup and what were your results?
I've got some hitting plus 5 sets of doubles with this setup:
Tonic Longevity Mains (15g) at 58 pounds
Scorpion 17g cross at 55 pounds

First 60 minutes were probably the best. Good spin, good control, strings snap back. Ball went where I wanted.

After that, the power level really picked up. It's become very pillowy and I tend to hit long more often. The strings still snap back.

I think it's a decent setup, except for my wallet. Gut is noticeably notched already, and I expect to get about 10 hours total out of it. At that price, I think I'd rather play with a cheap full poly job and just restring more often.
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