|Yesterday, 06:18 AM||#1|
Join Date: Oct 2008
Hi guys! I'm coming back from a 2 year hiatus from tennis due to injuries (non TE related), and/or lack of desire to play. Prior to leaving I was using Pro Supex Syn Gut Spiral at 56/54# in my LM Radical.
Since coming back I purchased 2x Youtek IG Prestige MP and have been playing at least 2-3x week using a multi to prevent any TE issues due to poor mechanics. I love the racquet but the full bed of Rip Control 16g at 54# that I have installed is making the balls fly on me. I've done some intensive reading on TT and GutNGlory about polys hybrids and have plenty of stringing options as I string for myself but really wanted to hear your opinion regarding the following questions.
1. Poly main/multi cross vs multi main/poly cross.
I understand that poly crosses will decrease the durability of the mains but will a softer copoly be comparable to the arm forgiveness of a multi in the main?
I've been reading quite a bit regarding stringing polys at low tension but will this be the same for a hybrid. Would it be reasonable to string the multi at normal tension but drop the poly to 30-40#?
I've been reading that increasing the tension by 4# in the crosses will keep poly mains stabilized thus decreasing their tension loss but if you hybrid a multi and string at 48/55#, will you negating the 4# difference and create a unbalanced ratio?
3. Which combination?
I have the following string options at the minute and would like to know which ones you think would play well together
Pro Supex Syn Gut Spiral
Pro Supex Blue Gear
Genesis Spin X
Thank you so much for you time and it's great to be back on the boards.
2x LM Radical MP - ProSupex Spiral Flex 55#
|Yesterday, 06:27 AM||#2|
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Join Date: Mar 2014
1. Regarding your question, no. Stick with multi mains, they play very well contrary to popular belief. A good polyester cross is Tourna Black Zone, as it is affordable, soft and slick.
2. Tension differences have different effects on your shots. High tension in the mains and low tension in the crosses leads to a higher launch angle and adjusting to it makes your shots more spinny/loopy. Low tension in the mains and high tension in the crosses on the other hand has a low launch angle and more of a flat trajectory. Most people don't consider this too much though and just string the multi tighter in order to get a consistent power level.
I don't have experience with a few of those strings so I cannot make a good recommendation on 3. However, know that Polystar Energy/Turbo are very soft and powerful polys.
Wilson BLX Pro Staff Six.One 95 (customized) 6 Pts HL, 368g, around 360 swingweight
Wilson Sensation Control/Head Sonic Pro Edge at 29/25 kg.