Any more thoughts on the set up?FNG here.
I just clipped out the old Tecnifibre NRG from my Austrian i.Prestige MP and had it strung with Ashaway Crossfire ZX at 45/50 lbs.
That choice was based on the manufacturers recommendations for each and considering I prefer a medium-firm string bed.
I'm looking for a really low power string that lets me swing away.
In my old age (= wisdom), as a former 5.0 player, I now realize the springy multis (and, likewise, nat gut) that I loved back in the day because they made a bigger (apparent) sweet spot in a 70 in² frame (yes, real wood) just serve now to fly the ball out of the court unless my strike elevation is abso-effing-lutely spot on. Like *that* ever happens anymore .
I just got it back from the stringer a couple of days ago and have only hit serves and backboard with it, but, so far, I see nothing to hate.
When I do it again, I might drop it a kg or two, but I don't want to give up that firm "swing away" power level.
Also, I've read that Zyex™ is resistant to notching which—beyond being the source of "feel" in the setup—is partly what makes it a good cross in a hybrid with aramid (this may have been mentioned before, but I haven't crawled the whole thread yet!).
For spin, Kevlar sliding over poly easier than Poly sliding over Kevlar. Just an hypothesis!does kevlar have no snap back for you guys. I'm at 55lb kevlar mains and after the first 4 hours my mains are all over the place and not straight at all. If I hit a forehand the mains bend one way and stay like that. I'm having to adjust strings every point
Anyone tried poly mains and kevlar in the cross?
I try to prestretch it on a door knob but I also pull once, let go and pull again on the mains with 30 sec pull. Ashaway 16g or 17g main. But I'm not sure my pre stretch is good because when I cut out the cross to try a different cross. The mains are super super loose, such is the nature of kevlar? Like super loose, feels like 25 lbs or less.For spin, Kevlar sliding over poly easier than Poly sliding over Kevlar. Just an hypothesis!
You did not specify your cross string. But my gut feeling is that 55lb Kevlar is too low. Are you using Ashaway Kevlar? I assume you are. Even with 60/45 Kelvar/ZX w/o pre-stretch my mains were relatively straight. I would increase main tension and lower cross tension.
Here's my feedback after a few months (25h of play to be precise). After both manual prestretch (body weight 5-10min) + machine prestrech by my stringer (10% kev, 20% ZX), I start at 64/48.5 (29kg/22kg). My stringer said that the frame had a little "crac" sound during machine prestrech but everything OK at the end (I have taken measures before and after : only 1-2 millimeters difference even after 25h).Finally, I will test this hybrid. Ashaway Kevlar 16 + Monogut ZX Pro 17 black, both manual and machine prestretch. With 5kg differential (11lbs). Usually, play with Origin or multi at 26/25kg (57/55lbs). How much for equivalent gameplay sensations (same power and comfort) on a Prince Warrior 100 EXO3 frame ? 26/21kg ? 25/20kg ?
I don't want to hurt my arm with a board or the opposite of having a rocket launcher...
I just broke the kevlar after 31h last WE. Good durability and playability for this setup on my frame with 16g/17g (except the last 2/3 hours when kevlar starts to fray).Next time, i will strung at 64/44 (29kg/20kg) to increase differential and a little more power. What do you think, it will increase power or just the comfort ?
That's why I askThe tension on the crosses appears to influence the string bed feel/behavior more than the mains with this setup.
What's hard to understand: Kev needs a greater differential and Nat Gut needs less.I just broke the kevlar after 31h last WE. Good durability and playability for this setup on my frame with 16g/17g (except the last 2/3 hours when kevlar starts to fray).
For more comfort the first hours and "a little" more power (but just a little) : going from 64/48.5 to 64/44 (29kg/20kg) ? Or a little less : 64/46 (29kg/21kg) ?
That's why I ask
PS : Since I broke, I'm playing with my other new setup : Klip Legend 15L/Max Power 16G at 55/51 (prestretch 20% on gut). The control is.... different ^^