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    How do people pop cross string on poly?

    i always read about mains notching into the crosses and see that one important aspect of the wear on the crosses is mostly overlooked - that is string to ball friction. this friction, with me as a heavily topspincentered player, wears down crosses, and i'm talking here poly crosses, far more...
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    Pro's Pro Strings!?

    some are correct but some are definitely not, for instance: claycourt plus - tecnifibre x-one biphase hexaspin twist - solinco barbwire ichiban spin - babolat pro hurricane tour intense heat - msv cofocus lethal 5 - solinco tour bite lethal 8 - alu power rough the dynapower syngut is quite...
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    multi crosses to poly mains

    msv soft control 1,30 power / control: the soft control is a stiffer representativ of this species, the term "soft" might only be appropriate in regard to polys. taken from this perspective it does come with rather low power but scores quite good in terms of control. if your feet allow you to...
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    The Miracle 'Have It All' Poly - Does It Exist??

    my current set-up comes in at €3,40, approx. $4 being one set of helix mains and two sets of pro's pro hitech multifibre crosses and lasts me roughly 4hrs, meaning that each hour of hitting factors in with roughly 1 buck in regard to strings. the combo i plan to be moving to would cost even...
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    Hybrid Setup for College player

    strings depend very much on the playing style of the respective person as well as the stick he/she uses and tensions employed. for an indication of what i find to be good strings, obviously for my heavily topspincentered game, look at my "structured/shaped polys playtest"-thread. in regard to...
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    Hybrid Setup for College player

    it is somewhat softer than the strings i usually play, but strung slightly higher it displays FOR ME!!! the same crispiness and liveliness i get from the helix 1,20. i only played the 1,24mm version of the lethal 5, the lethal 8 1,24 apparently spins the ball less for me and i have a little bit...
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    Gut/poly - what am I doing wrong?

    first - i wouldn't use shaped/textured strings in my crosses with natty mains. of course, if you have enough cash to spill out, then it certainly is an option, but it will decrease durability and only with textured strings like the alu power you might eventually increase a little bit on the...
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    Revolve vs Ripspin

    some players look at spin in terms of the balls bouncing higher after impact, which is basically not wrong but in my opinion it is only one part of the equation. there are strings out there which do produce good spin but on a flatter trajectory (meaning also lower launch angle from the...
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    Hybrid Setup for College player

    the only synthetic worthwile is dynapower, but it comes in almost at the same price as the multis. it is definitely more durable, that is it lasts some 3hrs for me to breakage as opposed to the multis which get to 2hrs. but it notches the mains more and they also only last roughly 3hrs. the...
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    Hybrid Setup for College player

    i used for the last year and a half as my reference set-up (i do play competitional in my age bracket obviously) the kirschbaum helix 1.20 mains at 21,5kg with the mantis comfort synthetic / pro's pro hitech multifibre 1,30 also at 21,5kg. crosses regularly broke after 2 hours as stated already...
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    Hybrid Setup for College player

    the kblade is a 18mains stick. if you have a topspincentered game, a poly/syngut combo would provide a match in durability in regard to the two strings. either the poly breaks first but the syngut would be already very thinned out in the hitting area, or you go through the syngut crosses first...
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    Hybrid Setup for College player

    what stick? what tensions? what kind of game? what kind of hybrid are you thinking of? why would you consider hybrids?
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    Most durable??

    looking at the "recent" arm issues of raonic, ferrer and kyrgios one must assume that they might have to seriously consider working on their technique. :) on the other hand, i have seen plenty getting te/ge playing with natty - so there surely is a point there regarding proper technique. but...
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    Looking for Main friendly crosses...

    i recently tried monogut zx pro as a cross with my "reference" poly mains, the kirschbaum helix 1,20 and i got through the mains in slightly more than one hour of hitting!!! the combo played nice but with my "reference" multi i get the mains to provide some 3,5-4hrs and in a recent playtest with...
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    The gut/poly thread

    @ torpantennis give the pro's pro black force 1.20 a try. i think it should be possible to buy a set first and see how it goes. my son recently played a combo consisting of blackout 1.24 mains and blackforce 1.20 crosses and it did really work out pretty fine - durability with him was 6hrs for...
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