Originally Posted by lstewart
If I was playing a non-poly set-up and it suited my game, I would stick with it. For me it seems to be all about trade-offs. I've generally been playing a poly main - multi cross hybrid. Great for topspin strokes, but I seem to generate too much spin on slice backhands and they sail long. Also am not crazy about my volley with poly in the frame. Have one racket that just has basic synthetic that came in it, and it feels much better on volleys and slice. Just don't get enough topspin. If I ever found any reasonably priced non poly that did not break right away, and that I got enough topspin with, I would be happy.
Try Rip control 17 on mains, and your prefered poly on crosses. You'll see a huge difference with volleys (comfort and control) and won't lose much else.