Best multi as main in a multi/poly hybrid?

What is the best multi for a multi/poly hybrid.
I personally string with Head strings, but other suggestion are welcome


- Head Reflex MLT
- Head RIP Control (textured)
- Head Velocity MLT (almost same as Reflex, but half a price)
- Wilson NXT Control
- Prince Premier Control
- Signum Pro Micronite


As poly cross
- Head Hawk Touch 18
- Head Lynx 18
 
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scotus

G.O.A.T.
I would highly recommend Head Velocity.

Reflex is an excellent string, and the feel resembles that of Babolat Excel, and Head priced it accordingly.

Velocity, however, is not far too behind in comfort and does seem to produce a bit more spin. But the most attractive part about it is its price point. It's basically just as good as Reflex at half the price. I find the black color more lubricious, hence spinnier, than its white sibling.

Of course, if you are sponsored by Head, then by all means, use your favorite string.

But for those who have to shell out money out of their pockets, I would recommend Velocity over Reflex.

I haven't used Rip Control in ages, but if it's still the same string, then it would be the only textured multi from your choices. It would be a matter of personal preference. Some like texture, some don't.
 

Traffic

Hall of Fame
Ad Wilson NXT Control to the fold.
I have a good impression of the performance and comfort of NXT since my son went through about 4 sets in 2mos last year. But price and durability would be my concern. Both mains and crosses were fraying quickly. <---that's what started me down the dark poly road...
 

392Hemi

Professional
My son has been playing varsity with Gamma Ocho TNT 16 crossed with MSV CoFocus 17L (1.18). No issues with durability, playability or comfort. I restring him about every 15 hours of play. Its under $20 for a set of each so < $10 a string job is a great value.

I just started playing Velocity and might let him give that a try with the MSV. I will be stringing one of my racquets with Velocity/Cream today or tomorrow. My older arm gets a twinge from the Ocho/MSV but might give it another try with the softer Velocity mains
 

junior74

G.O.A.T.
I have a good impression of the performance and comfort of NXT since my son went through about 4 sets in 2mos last year. But price and durability would be my concern. Both mains and crosses were fraying quickly. <---that's what started me down the dark poly road...
I understand completely. However, in my experience, it´s the only multi that has the ability to really snap stay sharp for some hours. Rip Control might work with the right cross, but it frays a lot quicker. I too love the multi/ poly set-up, but all my attempts ended with the multi breaking at 2-3 hours :(

PS! I have found a poly that doesn´t hurt my arm. Gosen Sidewinder. You may want to check it out. Softer than some syntguts IMO.
 

Holliman

Rookie
I'm a big fan of Velocity black. Unreal value. I haven't tried it in a hybrid as a main but I'm very confident it would be great. It's just a fantastic string.
 

lwto

Hall of Fame
Why would you have NXT and not have X1 Biphase on the same line? They are the same string after all.. except, the Biphase adds a protection coating.
 
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