Clever play logging scheme. Those marks would be safe there in my racquet ... but maybe not near the tip.Yes. Post was for you.
I will compare 1.30mm Velocity crosses in an apples to apples comparison versus HDX tour 1.30mm crosses with Cream mains in both.
Two frames: same Cream Main in both frames. The only difference will be the crosses. One gets 1.30 Velocity. The other frame 1.30 HDX Tour.
I will mark the bottom crosses with a sharpie after each set I play. One color for singles on one side of the stringed. Another color on the other side of the string bed for doubles. Basically keeljng track of when the crosses break, because they will break first.
Let me post a sample picture for you.
Red mark = 1 set doubles
Blue mark = 1 set singkes
No speculation or guesswork.
no reason for me to put multi in my mains as they just break mucn faster.
I get much more life out of multi crosses than multi mains. If I use the same strings Velocity & Cream or Velocity & Head Hawk, the setup with poly mains / multi crosses last me longer.
I hope you also have a need to know if v or hdx lasts longer as a cross for you with Cream. Don't do that for me since I won't be playing with Cream.
"no reason for me to put multi in my mains as they just break mucn faster. "
Yes, and not suggesting you do. When someone finds a great setup that works for them, they should stick with it (says the guy still experimenting past fb Velocity ). I was just pointing out if a player restrung cream/multi at the hour mark the multi fuzzed up, that is the same as a break. So if you fuzzed hdx to your fuzz limit at 6 hours, and the multi main broke at 6 hours, then same difference. If you don't have a fuzz limit, then yes, the measure is breakage. I have a friend that plays with rpm/sensation for a month, and then he restrings. By the end of the month the sensation needs to be mowed.
I hit fb hdx for another hour today. Even at 55 F, 55# on LO is "a little" too powerful. I pulled out the fb v strung @52, and it was still perfect for me. I really like the hdx, so my guess hdx/v at something like 55/55 will get me there. Both v and hdx are slippery, so I suspect they will work fine together.
My guess is you could hybrid cream, hdx, velocity in all permutations, and they would all play good. If you break strings quicker, go with cream mains ... unless your arm is sensitive to cream.
Good input, thx ...
Edit: FYI ... I have started to keep my hours played (and who) in my RT tension reading comments. I used to keep it in a log in notes on iphone, but when I'm checking tensions after play anyway, easy to add a comment.