Isospeed Control Classic mains poly crosses tension question

tele

New User
Has anyone control classic (or professional classic) as the mains in a poly hybrid? I had switched to Control Classic to get over some arm issues, which have since resolved. I have gotten pretty used to playing with it, but I would like to see if I can get a bit more spin out of my setup. So, next string job, I am going to experiment with a control classic/ cream hybrid. However, I was wondering if I should factor in the significant initial tension drop on control classic. In other words, should the tension difference between the cross and mains be larger than with other multi/poly hybrids? I realize this is not a particularly common setup, but any feedback would be appreciated.
 

tele

New User
Finally tried the control classic/cream 17g (52/47 ) hybrid in my cx 200 tour. expectations exceeded! definite boost in spin over full bed of control classic, and although it felt more like a brick wall than fb control classic, i did not find it not harsh, even off center. really noticeable difference on my kick serves. if comfort remains sufficient, this combo is superior to a full bed of any of the control oriented multis, at least for me.
 

gold325

Professional
Finally tried the control classic/cream 17g (52/47 ) hybrid in my cx 200 tour. expectations exceeded! definite boost in spin over full bed of control classic, and although it felt more like a brick wall than fb control classic, i did not find it not harsh, even off center. really noticeable difference on my kick serves. if comfort remains sufficient, this combo is superior to a full bed of any of the control oriented multis, at least for me.
When possible provide feedback on longevity and play-ability over a few sessions.
 

Joppwolmer

New User
I have too tried a multi/poly hybrid. Isospeed Control mains and Cream crosses @55/50

Its a lovely setup, close to a natural gut hybrid that I have in my other racquet. (BabolatVS/MaxPower)

Its soft and just like natural gut it provides excellent spin (superior to fullbed poly) thanks to the elastic mains. Have only tried it a week now. The mains gets out of place sometimes, whick would be the biggest downside comparing to NG-hybrid.
 

tele

New User
I have too tried a multi/poly hybrid. Isospeed Control mains and Cream crosses @55/50

Its a lovely setup, close to a natural gut hybrid that I have in my other racquet. (BabolatVS/MaxPower)

Its soft and just like natural gut it provides excellent spin (superior to fullbed poly) thanks to the elastic mains. Have only tried it a week now. The mains gets out of place sometimes, whick would be the biggest downside comparing to NG-hybrid.
Glad to hear you had a similar experience. My mains are.still in place, but I have only hit for about an hour so far. Will post again when I have a better idea about playability duration.
 

tele

New User
4.5 hours in. some fraying on the control classic but playability fine. still feels like a lot more spin than fb control classic. mains still not getting stuck out of place (95 sq in head), and still comfy. currently only able to play a couple hours a week, but will update again around 10 hours.
 

tele

New User
Update—I have been playing about 3 hrs/week for the past month, and the strings are still playable, and not much movement at all. With a fb of control or professional, I get a good amount of fraying at this point but a lot less with this combination. I started getting a twinge of discomfort here and there this week, so I am guessing I might have to cut it out kind of soon. Playability still pretty good, but I feel like spin is starting to decrease, and I have noticed more balls landing just past the baseline. Last night, I compared it to my similarly weighted vcore pro97 hd (an open 18x20), which has a full bed of Isospeed professional, and kick serves were still much better with the cx200 tour w/ control classic/cream hybrid. I am sure I could get more out of a fb shaped poly, but I think this is worth a shot for ppl looking to preserve their arm but want more control/spin than a fb multi provides.
 
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