Advice on Hybrid vs Full Bed Poly

Discussion in 'Strings' started by Ramjet, Aug 20, 2010.

  1. Ramjet

    Ramjet New User

    Mar 8, 2008
    Hi Guys, What are the advantages/disadvantages of using a hybrid set up vs a full bed poly strung at a lower tension? I recently tried a poly for the first time. RPM Blast 16G in my C10 as a full bed. I liked the spin and pop, and the fact it was reasonably soft; but I thought volleys were not as good as when i use a full multi set up (e.g X1 biphase). Does using a hybrid rectify that? I am thinking of trying solinco tour bite in the mains with a multi cross (my stringer said most people prefer RPM blast as a full bed which is why i will avoid that as a hybrid)
  2. Power Player

    Power Player Talk Tennis Guru

    Sep 2, 2008
    On my iPhone
    Define lower tension. I found that a hybrid strung at 40#s with synthetic gut is a little too hard to control. I found that same combo at 44 and 48 is a little easier, and I could adapt to it.

    I am now going to try full polys between 35-48#s to dial in what I like.

    So I guess my advice would be..if you are a spin hitter, try full poly at low tension. If you are less like Nadal and more like Soderling, you would want a hybrid in the 50s.

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