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I don't read or look at stringersforum, but I do string and hit every string I stock before putting it in a client's frame. Even Lux 4G.@g4driver
YPTA according to the TW string database and stringersforum seems to have high tension loss, is this not an important factor with poly crosses for gut/poly multi/poly ? I understand real world performance might be different from TW string tension loss measurements.
What do you think about outlast or evolution as a hybrid cross? Is it too stiff?
stringerforum has cream on very low durability , is cream generally the first to break in a hybrid as a cross.. or is this just compared to other indestructible polys and not something we should worry about?
YPTA and Isospeed Cream are both Elastomer (Rubber ) infused copolys (lots of rubber in these string's DNA). I am adamant there is more rubber in those two copoly strings than any other copolys strings. Elastomer is listed as a primary ingredient for both of these strings on there company's webpages. I have never purchased or strung Lux Element, but I suspect it is also as an elastomer- heavy DNA as well. These are not durable strings, they are however both smooth and extremely soft strings.
Not sure which Evolution you are asking about. There is Diadem Evolution and Kirschbaum Pro Line Evolution, but I haven't hit with either. Solinco Outlast has been around since at least 2012 when I first noticed it, but it didn't impress me enough to buy it again.
I have learned three things as a stringer:
1) strings and beer have a lot in common. Both have hundreds of options (well maybe thousands for beer) and both have some winners and plenty of losers.
2) most people don't restring has often as they should
3) most people play with strings not suited for their skill level (This is rampant in the lower levels of players)
Based on my experience with 4.0. 4.5 and 5.0 men, they have proven to me that they can win with VCT 1.30mm until it breaks. I find a similar effect with quality Natural Gut like Lux and Babolat and certain copolys. My elbow and shoulder don't feel the dead smooth copolys as much as some players, and I don't notice any drop off in playability with Gut/Hawk, Gut/Ghostwire, Gut/Cream, Gut/YPTA until 20+ hours of play. Then I flip my frame, cut out my poly crosses and restring the crosses. Been doing that for years on my frames, like others on this forum. I have a 6 point Alpha Ghost that has been outstanding for five years.