Hybrid combination with Head Rip Control

Discussion in 'Strings' started by Gee, Sep 13, 2008.

  1. Gee

    Gee Hall of Fame

    Apr 24, 2006
    The Netherlands
    Lately I purchased a new Tecnifibre TFight 335 18x20. Now I am looking for the best hybrid string combination. I prefer thinner gauges because its better playibility.
    As I like Head Rip Control 17 very much because of its good control, great spin potential and soft feel I want to use this one into the mains and another string into the crosses that adds a bit more pop and prevent string movement.
    I think a poly string can manage this well. However I don't like stiff polys. So I am looking for a soft poly with a decent amount of pop.
    For this purpose I consider to choose Head Sonic Pro. (It seems to be one of the softest poly strings and it is explosive as well).

    Do you think this hybrid combination of Head Rip Control / Head Sonic Pro is a good choice in my case?
  2. aussie

    aussie Professional

    May 20, 2006
    Sunshine Coast Hinterland, Queensland, Australia
    I'm looking for advice as well on a cross to use with RIP Control 16. Currently using full RIP 16 setup which is nice, but looking for a cheaper syn gut which will complement the RIP mains, but bring the price down. I'm thinking Forten Sweet or Pro Supex Titan possibly as a cross, but will these soften the string bed too much? Any opinions?
  3. TheRed

    TheRed Professional

    Nov 7, 2004
    use rip control in the crosses. It's better as a cross. It'll last much longer in the cross, and you'll get all the playability of a main string. RIP control locks the mains in and ends up preventing the mains from moving.
  4. get it in

    get it in Rookie

    Jul 17, 2008
    San Diego, CA
    Gee, Aussie,

    What were the results of your stringing? I'm thinking of going with the same and wanted to know what others' experience with that combination were. Thanks.
  5. meowmix

    meowmix Hall of Fame

    Jul 5, 2007
    Hanover, NH
    I strung mine with forten tournament nylon in the crosses, and it's not too bad. Then again, I don't really like polyester overly much, but although this felt like polyester, it was relatively soft. Still didn't like the string, but it was relatively soft and comfortable.

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