Mains or crosse

Discussion in 'Junior League & Tournament Talk' started by ga tennis, Sep 25, 2012.

  1. ga tennis

    ga tennis Hall of Fame

    Apr 19, 2010
    Im changing up on my daughters string. Going from full 18g black code to half black code half x-one biphase.Just wandering which would you guys suggest putting in the mains.?
  2. Roger Wawrinka

    Roger Wawrinka Professional

    Aug 20, 2012
    So Cal
    Most people do put poly in the mains, but I would try putting black code in the crosses. You might get better play out of the x-one with it in the mains.
  3. INTO10s

    INTO10s New User

    Jan 31, 2012
    Since the mains are the strings that tend to shift the most especially with heavier topspin hitters you will find that if you go with the x-one biphase in mains that it will be constantly rubbing over the thin,hard 18G black code in the mains and thus cause earlier then desired breakage of the x-phase. Been there tried that and found that my 12 yo daughter would break it within a week. If you still want to try this set up at least go with 17G black code.

    For the above reason I would suggest, as previously mentioned, to go with Multifilament(x-one biphase, 16G) in the crosses and the poly(black code, 17G) in the mains. Now the poly moves across the x-phase and will tend to last a bit longer vs if arranged the other way around. With arrangement it lasts my daughter 2-2.5 wks before breakage of x-phase. Go with this set up for greater durability, potentially more spin generation and still very easy on the arm for a young player.
  4. gplracer

    gplracer Hall of Fame

    Apr 5, 2004
    Biophase hits great but it is really soft. My 10 year old breaks it too fast. He uses Babolat tonic and poly in the crosses. It costs more but lasts so long it is cheaper in the long run.

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