BHB7/PLII Hybrid opinions wanted.

What do you guys think about a poly hybrid of BHB7 17 in the mains and PLII 17 in the crosses?
What about BHB7 17 and Isospeed Baseline in the crosses?
 

SteveI

Legend
What do you guys think about a poly hybrid of BHB7 17 in the mains and PLII 17 in the crosses?
What about BHB7 17 and Isospeed Baseline in the crosses?
Maybe slick and a string that does not notch much would be better. The Isospeed Baseline is really soft... as is the PLII.

Something better might be Big Hitter Silver 17G
 

Doubles

Legend
Maybe slick and a string that does not notch much would be better. The Isospeed Baseline is really soft... as is the PLII.

Something better might be Big Hitter Silver 17G
Agreed. That, or regular Big Hitter Blue would likely hold up well.
 

Sander001

Hall of Fame
What do you guys think about a poly hybrid of BHB7 17 in the mains and PLII 17 in the crosses?
What about BHB7 17 and Isospeed Baseline in the crosses?
I think it's an excellent idea, I'm almost certain you'll get more spin. On my next restring on my BLX90, I'm intending to string Cyclone 18 in mains and Pro Line 1.20 crosses.
 

corners

Legend
One thing to keep in mind is that Babolat says the octagonal profile of RPM Blast enhances spin not because the edges "grip" the ball but because two flat sides slide better along each other than two rounded ones do. I don't know if they are correct, but that's what their top dude said last year. BHB7 might be better in a full bed. But it's always fun to try out new combos.
 

SpinToWin

Talk Tennis Guru
One thing to keep in mind is that Babolat says the octagonal profile of RPM Blast enhances spin not because the edges "grip" the ball but because two flat sides slide better along each other than two rounded ones do. I don't know if they are correct, but that's what their top dude said last year. BHB7 might be better in a full bed. But it's always fun to try out new combos.
Ironically, RPM Blast is miles away from sliding on itself the best and causing spin through snapback.
The best 'sliding' polyester string is Kirschbaum Spiky Shark (as long as it doesn't notch, as with any shaped polyester).
 

SpinToWin

Talk Tennis Guru
Also, if you want to have a lot of spin for a long time, it is advisable to string the softer string in the mains. Only the mains will start notching, so the mains can still snapback along these creases (theoretically). If the crosses start notching, the mains are held in place and there is a dramatic decrease in spin potential.
 
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