how is the durability in that red code? Do you feel the string dying out before the gut breaks? How long does it last for you?
I hit a fair bit, nearly every day, and it lasts me a long time. Usually the gut will start to fray through after several weeks, but is still useable.
The PRCW, I don't notice much of a change at all to be honest. Maybe it does slightly lose its slippery waxy quality over time, but if that were the case, then my whole reel would be fcked once the packet was opened and it was exposed to air (if that is what you mean) but each restring is as good as the last.
To be fair,I don't think I hit with a huge amount of topspin in comparison to pure aero/SW grip baseliner types, I hit flattish, and end points quickly with poorly timed and ill thought out ventures to the net.
One coach who used one of my tecnifibres with this hybrid destroyed the gut in about a week, it looked chewed and fizzled out all through the hitting area, but he is open level, hits all day, and with insane spin and pace.
Same thing with my friend who used it in a Prince recently, he hits all day and is open level, and the gut lasted him a week. So a week is about what high level players can get from it before the gut breaks it seems.
But in neither case did the PRCW break. It only broke twice for me, once when it was in my bag, and both times it was on the outside of the frame where it looped from one grommet to the next, and I think that was my fault for having other stuff in my racquet bag hitting against the frames. I usually get it all cut out and redone once the gut loses too much tension and doesn't snapback and/or the ball starts flying on me or being a bit more unpredictable on volleys.
But that's just my experience, others may literally hate it and think it feels like cold vomit.
One other dumb idea I had was to spray the string job with silicon spray before a match. All I think that did was make the ball kind of smear off the face of the stringbed, reducing the ability of the gut to "grab" the ball and put spin on it. Because after awhile I realized it was definitely better without it, so yeah, don't ruin several expensive hybrid stringjobs with silicon spray like I did LOL.
I haven't used it much in a full bed, only once or twice in a Pure Drive, so can't really comment, though it did feel OK, but I can't directly compare because it wasn't in my usual frame. But I am getting one of my tecs strung with a full bed soon to use when it is rainy weather so will have an idea then.