Multifilament mains/polyester cross hybrids are glorious. I think

Discussion in 'Strings' started by Sander001, Oct 13, 2013.

  1. SpinToWin

    SpinToWin Talk Tennis Guru

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    That sounds rather unique...

    Only purple string I can find on TW is from WeissCannon though. I know Signum Pro and maybe Topspin also make some.

    Your colour description really baffles me. Not Burgundy like a good red wine right?
     
  2. seekay

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    Luxilon Element is in that ballpark, and it's a great cross for Sensation mains.
     
  3. Yao_guai_nz

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    @seekay You were right! Finally there was someone at the shop who could identify the string used in the demo racket.
    I promptly asked for my blackie to be restrung and now await next hitting session to see if I can replicate the gloroious feels of the demo. Otherwise, back to the drawing board.

    FYI... for this thread.
    Prostaff RFA97 self rated 4.5 SHBH
    Wilson sensation mains 53 / Big Banger Fluro Soft 47lbs crosses.

    FAIL - felt mushy but could generate a lot of spin. The Mains could slide nicely and return to their position without me needing to adjust them.
    Next, per above, I'm trying a full bed of Element @ 51lbs.
    If that fails, I'll try switching the Multi to the crosses instead.
    If that fails, I'll break the racket and get a Yonex DR98!
     
  4. seekay

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    Awesome!

    FWIW, I've got a DR 98 strung up with Luxilon Natural Gut 130 @ 50lb / Luxilon Element 130 @ 45lb and it's pretty great. I have a number of stringing customers who opt for Sensation/Element (better value), and they're all happy with it.
     
  5. Yao_guai_nz

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    Ohhh mouth watering
    Please tell me (assuming you're a pro) what the mathematical formula for tension... poly cross lbs = xyz% x Sensation Mains ?

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  6. seekay

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    For someone who's trying a hybrid for the first time, my recommendation is to string Sensation at the middle of the racquet's recommended tension range.

    I recommend starting any poly at the bottom end of the the recommended tension range.

    I've come to believe that's a reasonable starting point for almost everyone, and I encourage people to iteratively drop their tensions down from there on subsequent stringings until they find their sweet spot. That varies by player.
     
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    Thanks @seekay .... A friend put in a full bed of that Lux Element in my RF97A and seems to play ok for now. But your above recipe will be next up. Thank you for the tip.
     
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  8. chrisb

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    Question for you. My mains move the most when I play, when I use hybrids I use the poly in the mains to limit string movement. What is the advantage of having polys in our crosses
     
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