Poly/Multi & Multi/Poly Setup

rd0707

Rookie
Hello, I am looking for some advice on setups. I recently developed arm issues with my current setup of Tour Bite/Iontec Black which I have been using for about 1 year. I strung a full racquet of Rip Control and had no arm issues. However, I found the rip control setup to be a rocket launcher to compared to the controlled setup I used to have.

Can anyone suggest a few setups? I am willing to try Poly/Multi or Multi/Poly but remember looking for a soft poly. I believe Iontec Black is soft but I assume Tour Bite is on the stiffer end.

Thanks
 

Lukhas

Legend
Multi mains will get eaten by the poly crosses for breakfast; I do not recommend it. There are maybe some pre-packaged hybrids of Beast Control left on TW. PHT/Xcel felt nice for me but XCel is a very fragile string...
 

anubis

Hall of Fame
Hello, I am looking for some advice on setups. I recently developed arm issues with my current setup of Tour Bite/Iontec Black which I have been using for about 1 year. I strung a full racquet of Rip Control and had no arm issues. However, I found the rip control setup to be a rocket launcher to compared to the controlled setup I used to have.

Can anyone suggest a few setups? I am willing to try Poly/Multi or Multi/Poly but remember looking for a soft poly. I believe Iontec Black is soft but I assume Tour Bite is on the stiffer end.

Thanks
What tension are you using with rip control? That's the more pertinent question. If you're stringing anything less than 60 lbs (with a soft multi like RIP), then you will find a rocket launcher.
 

rd0707

Rookie
What tension are you using with rip control? That's the more pertinent question. If you're stringing anything less than 60 lbs (with a soft multi like RIP), then you will find a rocket launcher.
Strung it at 55lbs. I have my own machine so I don't mind something a little less durable or can try any better full multi's that are more controlled based.
 

SJSA

Professional
Rip Control is a low powered string and you might go for 60 lbs next time.
Multi/Poly set up is not good at all for durability.
Try Wilson NXT Control or Tecnifibre X-One Biphase for multi or Ashaway MonoGut ZX Pro in a full bed.
You should read carefully the instruction when you string MongoGut ZX Pro.
 
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Lukhas

Legend
^He complains about launching balls and you advise X-1 and Monogut which are two of the most powerful strings there are? I don't think it's a good idea.
 
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A nice soft poly like Prince Beast/XP or Kirschbaum Pro Line Evo with Tecnifibre TGV in the crosses maybe? Should be fairly powerful for a hybrid and soft on the arm
 

bad_call

Legend
been a poly/multi user for quite a while. B5E/N.Vy has been a good combo and both are low powered so string low for added comfort. N.Vy is ~$7 per set (40') so easy on the wallet. or give Scorpion mains a try since that's a bit softer.
 

mikeler

Moderator
I saw your reviews on Multi's and just ordered a few packs of Discho Acura Control and Microfibre. I will give those a shot.
Those are both good in a full bed but I've always liked Genesis Thunder Blast best as a cross string.
 

rd0707

Rookie
Those are both good in a full bed but I've always liked Genesis Thunder Blast best as a cross string.
What is a good tension to use for say a full bed of Microfibre. I was stringing my poly setup high 40's low 50's but for a Multi do you suggest mid 50's to start?
 

mikeler

Moderator
What is a good tension to use for say a full bed of Microfibre. I was stringing my poly setup high 40's low 50's but for a Multi do you suggest mid 50's to start?
Depends on the frame but that is a good starting point.
 

JackB1

G.O.A.T.
Hello, I am looking for some advice on setups. I recently developed arm issues with my current setup of Tour Bite/Iontec Black which I have been using for about 1 year. I strung a full racquet of Rip Control and had no arm issues. However, I found the rip control setup to be a rocket launcher to compared to the controlled setup I used to have.

Can anyone suggest a few setups? I am willing to try Poly/Multi or Multi/Poly but remember looking for a soft poly. I believe Iontec Black is soft but I assume Tour Bite is on the stiffer end.

Thanks
You should try one of the softer copoly's with Rip Control crosses. Something like Black Widow or BHB7.
 

mikeler

Moderator
Prince EX03 Tour 16*18 is what I use.
Oh, then I can definitely help you with that! I experimented with the Microfibre in that frame at 50, 54, 57 and 60 pounds. 54 was my favorite but 57 and 60 were OK as well. 50 was just a little too loose for me.
 

anubis

Hall of Fame
Strung it at 55lbs. I have my own machine so I don't mind something a little less durable or can try any better full multi's that are more controlled based.
Yeah, that's way too low. I wouldn't string RIP control anything less than 60 or 62 lbs.

Try 60 at first, see how that feels. Keep moving the tension up by 2 lbs until you can really swing out and keep the ball in play.

Or, you can try a full bed of a 16g poly such as ... oh, pick your poison, doesn't really matter. Just string it at 50 lbs. That will be just as comfy, and you'd get a tad more spin.

Lastly, do what I do: smooth, round 16g poly in mains @ 52 lbs, and Gosen OGSM in crosses @ 56 lbs.
 
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