That's Rafa's approach right? I agree. I think the logic would be to use gut or multi in a mid to increase power in a control oriented frame.Hmm. Isn't the conventional wisdom sort of opposite to your view? I always thought poly strings allowed larger frame sizes to flourish, since they allow more spin and control to tame the extra power (or, put another way, the larger frame gives more power and margin so you can put more into spin).
I have experimented with the following hybrids in my 4D100's, poly in the mains always for me, as in the cross I haven't liked it:Winner,
What hybrid do you use? If I want to do a synth gut/poly hybrid, which one is for main and which for cross?
Here is my short take on this. Just picked up two Dunlop AG 100s. Both full beds about 50 #s. One frame ALU Power 16L the other IsoSpeed Pro Classic 17. Love the ALU Power. Large soft sweetspot, nice power and control. Great spin production. The other frame, muted.. smaller sweetspot, less power and spin production. Love the ALU Power 16L frame...cutting out the IsoSpeed. Never really played a full bed of ALU Power. It is a wonderful match with the AG100.[d]ragon;6156626 said:Amen to OP. Nothing felt as great as my old MG Prestige Mid with full ALU at 48lbs.
Pmaxx mains naty gut with Scorpion crosses. 50-48 Just played in a match last night with a L-Tec setup. 42-3s mains and 44 ltec synthetic gut. This setup blew me away. Strung on my lockout with the Jet method. I am now restringing my other two matching rackets with my other setups to prove to myself the L-tec is this good.I have experimented with the following hybrids in my 4D100's, poly in the mains always for me, as in the cross I haven't liked it:
1. Cyberflash 1.25 / Dunlop Hexy 16 - 50# - very good control and muted feel, extremely arm friendly - must be the multi
2. SPPP 1.23 / Prince SGO 16 - 50# - crisper feel I like more, still the same control, but I just started experimenting with this (ran out of CF) and am not sure about the arm-friendliness - so far, no pain
I am contemplating going lower, like to mid 40s, because I still have the control and spin I want and am curious about what point control goes away. Prior to the 4D100's, I had to string my M-Fil 200's in the high 50s/mid 60s with similar combos to get the feel and control I wanted, and still had that "trampoline" feel. YMMV.
If you come across another budget setup, feel free to share.