This is my favorite hybrid. Play it in my ultra tours and about to try it in a prestige pro 360+I tried Wilson nxt mains and Lux element crosses in a few different sticks and was surprisingly pleased. Great power and soft feel but still adequate spin and control.
What racket? I found open string patterns to be this way for sure.I have had the opposite experience. Way too powerful, much higher launch angle, and less feel than with a poly/multi setup. I do my poly/multi at 53/51 and even doing the multi/poly at 56/54, the launch angle was too severe.
I've tried Babolat VS touch, NRG2, Biphase, and Vanquish in combos with Cyberflash, Cyclone, Blackcode, and Tour bite. Could never get the feel right.
You are not playing a multi/poly setup at its full potential by stringing the poly cross at a high tension. Multi is softer and does not slide as well as poly because it dents easily during play. To overcome this the poly needs to be strung at a lower reference tension. It will vary by racquet but a general rule I have is to not string the poly cross over 50 lbs. a poly that is low powered with good tension maintenance works best to play consistent at lower tensions.I just strung up velocity/PLII (both 16g) at 58/56 lbs (strung high, thinking it would have more power than im used to but so far, its not so great. The first 15min was pretty good...i felt the snapback and slickness of velocity, but after that it went downhill. It did feel a bit locked up and the mains went out of place a lot. Might be better off stringing poly at a lower tension
Thanks for the advice. I still have the other half of Velocity so I may try it. I didn't know I should string the poly lower. I tried RS New York/RS Lyon with Lyon at 2lbs lower and it played much better than the Velocity/PLII bed. I don't recall if locking in and it was comfortable the whole time. There was a mini break in period but that was it.You are not playing a multi/poly setup at its full potential by stringing the poly cross at a high tension.
The reason this works is because you are helping to overcome the downfalls of a multi by stringing the poly at a lower reference tension to lower friction between the hard poly crosses and soft multi mains. This will free up the multi mains to snap back and work in unison with the poly crosses. Try 58/48 next time and let me know what you think.