Poly/Multi VS Multi/Poly

#1
Hi.
I’m now start playing with a Prince TT100p(2015) and trying to replicate my usual setup on other frames:Solinco TBS mains and WSensation 1,25 on crosses.Always at low 50s.
I would appreciate some thoughts on this because I’ve been reading a lot of controversy on this.
Should be poly on crosses and not mains?
The thing is that I tried once poly on crosses and I feel that I loose a little control.
I think this issue always will be a difficult one to achieve...
Thanks


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#2
I n my experience there’s just a slightly different feel.

I think the theory is that multi in the mains breaks quicker than in the crosses, but that’s not really a problem for me. Also there is supposedly more spin that way around - as the mains are stiffer. I have found though that the poly mains don’t slide much on the multi crosses and that reduces that benefit. Particularly with textured polys.

When I had two identical pro staffs I had them both strung with Alu Power rough and pros pro syngut, but opposite hybrids, as an experiment. The only difference to me was feel - sort of crisp with a softer base when the poly was in the mains, and the reverse when it was in the crosses. Personally I preferred the poly mains, but since then I tend to prefer more a full bed of poly, at about 10lbs lower tension instead.


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#3
the mains move over the crosses more than crosses over the mains. As such the mains will get "sawed" by the crosses over time and tend to break. So a durable cross and soft main will not last as long as vice versa.

As far as feel is concerned, most feel will come from the mains since they are the more dynamic string in a string bed. So softer mains might give you a bit more feel especially compared to a stiff round poly. Softer shaped co-polys however offer nice ball grab and better feel than old school poly.

Most people put poly in the mains and multis in the crosses. It lasts longer and softens up the string bed over full poly. Multi mains and poly crosses are less durable and lose tension fast so the better alternative is gut mains when going with poly crosses. gut holds up better both durability and tension compared to most multis.
 
#4
Can you advise me for some “arm friendly” and good spin polys at 18g,19g?
And wich ones from natural gut strings are cheaper?NG is very very expensive in general


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#5
Can you advise me for some “arm friendly” and good spin polys at 18g,19g?
And wich ones from natural gut strings are cheaper?NG is very very expensive in general


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Tourna silver is a perfectly good poly cross.

Multis can work very well in the mains but you need to look into proportional stringing and do those center mains at 2-3 kilos higher to get the needed snapback.

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#6
Can you advise me for some “arm friendly” and good spin polys at 18g,19g?
And wich ones from natural gut strings are cheaper?NG is very very expensive in general


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All polys offer good spin. The best are the shaped or textured polys in thin gauges. None are particularly "arm friendly" because of polyesters innate lack of resilience.
Klip Legend and Babolat Tonic are good quality inexpensive Gut strings. If you want an arm friendly poly cross to go with gut, then strings like IsoSpeed Cream, Kirschbaum Pro Line II, Yonex Poly Tour Pro would be good considerations.
 
#7
I like a setup with a soft multi in the mains, and a round stiff poly in the crosses. Gives me a soft pocketed feeling while giving me plenty of spin.

The main disadvantage to this setup is lack of durability, but can be fixed with string savers. I also add a friction reducing product to the strings after a few matches to keep the strings sliding. Durability is excellent doing this, and the only limited factor is tension loss.
 
#8
I like a setup with a soft multi in the mains, and a round stiff poly in the crosses. Gives me a soft pocketed feeling while giving me plenty of spin.

The main disadvantage to this setup is lack of durability, but can be fixed with string savers. I also add a friction reducing product to the strings after a few matches to keep the strings sliding. Durability is excellent doing this, and the only limited factor is tension loss.
Wich product is that?
Never heard about it!


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