Hybrid question

KluddKalle

Rookie
Hi!

What do you think about this string setup in a Pure Strike 16x19 (2014):

Polystar Energy 17 + Wilson syn gut power 17. Energy in the mains. Probably somewhere around 22kgs.

Tried Energy this summer and loved it. But I have sensitive wrists and elbows so I'm not sure if I should go full poly, even if Energy felt really soft.

Any thoughts or suggestions? Thanks!
 

CopolyX

Hall of Fame
have you tried the wilson sync gut? I always recommend test driving whatever you are going to stick in your string bed as a full bed first. Especially in the mains, they will domain the feel...That way one you can hone in on the correct tension and gauge required for your game. once you have more data, you can incorporate a much more successful hybrid marriage...
For the w. sync gut, I suggest starting with a 16 gauge...
 

Christian Olsson

Professional
If you want real soft stringbed, go with origin in the mains, powerful and even with the 4G in the crosses its still very plush without being mushy even at 22/20 kg. It depends on what your preferences are. Lycka till!
 

KluddKalle

Rookie
Thanks @CopolyX och stort tack @Christian Olsson

I'll test drive some more, am currently playing a full bed of origin and am gettting pretty good results with it. But I remember playing the absolutely best tennis this summer with the Polystar Energy (or maybe I was just on fire that day) while still having a lot of comfort from it compared to other polys and co polys. Also it's extremely cheep. :)
 

Christian Olsson

Professional
try tossing it in the mains and keeping the origin in the crosses...be a fun test
I think that will be fun. The origin is a fairly slick string and the string bed won't be too sticking I suppose. And even with a 4g it's really soft enough to be a soft string bed. It won't notch either in the crosses I presume?


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Volkl super g 10 midplus
 

Christian Olsson

Professional
Thanks @CopolyX och stort tack @Christian Olsson

I'll test drive some more, am currently playing a full bed of origin and am gettting pretty good results with it. But I remember playing the absolutely best tennis this summer with the Polystar Energy (or maybe I was just on fire that day) while still having a lot of comfort from it compared to other polys and co polys. Also it's extremely cheep. :)
At what tension do you have the origin? Do you find easy spin with it? Tack själv! :)


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Volkl super g 10 midplus
 

KluddKalle

Rookie
At what tension do you have the origin? Do you find easy spin with it? Tack själv! :)


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Volkl super g 10 midplus
At 24kg in one racquet and 25 in the other. Been using that all summer on clay and normally when I move indoors I go up a little. But I played great indoors the other day with 24kg so I'm thinking about trying even less tension.

For me spin is pretty good actually. Not as much spin as the polys I've played with so I have to be more careful with my technique...which is a good thing. Better to get great spin thanks to technique rather than equipment I guess.
 

Doc Hollidae

Hall of Fame
If you like Polystar Energy, Volkl Cyclone isn't far off in terms of feel.

Polystar drops tension very quickly, so does Cyclone. Personally, there were other soft polys out there that performed better that provided the same soft and powerful characteristics that Polystar does.
 
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Deleted member 120290

Guest
If you like Polystar Energy, then Isospeed Cream is very nice in terms of spin, performance and comfort. Cream has much better tension maintenance than Energy and is more comfortable than any other poly I've tried with the exception of Energy.
 

KluddKalle

Rookie
If you like Polystar Energy, Volkl Cyclone isn't far off in terms of feel.

Polystar drops tension very quickly, so does Cyclone. Personally, there were other soft polys out there that performed better that provided the same soft and powerful characteristics that Polystar does.
Thanks! I've played with both, a lot more with cyclone and cyclone tour than energy. But for me the comfort I got from energy was much better than the cyclones.
 

KluddKalle

Rookie
If you like Polystar Energy, then Isospeed Cream is very nice in terms of spin, performance and comfort. Cream has much better tension maintenance than Energy and is more comfortable than any other poly I've tried with the exception of Energy.
Thanks! Been curious about that one, maybe I'll give it a try.
 
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