Tension Recommendation from full NXT to Poly/Multi hybrid

Lefty5

Hall of Fame
Going from #52 NXT in the Yonex Vcore Pro 100 to a hybrid with Tourna Black Zone/Tourna Quasi Gut. Any recommendation for tension? Was thinking of dropping it 2 lbs to keep it as similar as possible. Not sure if that's enough?

Thanks in advance.
 

fuzz nation

G.O.A.T.
Going from #52 NXT in the Yonex Vcore Pro 100 to a hybrid with Tourna Black Zone/Tourna Quasi Gut. Any recommendation for tension? Was thinking of dropping it 2 lbs to keep it as similar as possible. Not sure if that's enough?

Thanks in advance.
It would be cool to find a tension that keeps the new layout similar to the old one, but going from a full bed of multi into a poly hybrid is probably going to be different no matter what you try. If you drop 2 lbs. with that first try, you'll at least get a reference tension to work from going forward if the first try isn't quite right.

Curious about your motivations for switching to the poly hybrid from a full multi setup?

Also wondering what gauges you're working with there. If you want some poly in your tennis diet without jumping into a layout that's a lot more harsh than your full bed of NXT, I'd say try a lighter gauge of poly in your hybrid. When anybody in my circle makes a switch into a poly setup, the first one I usually give them includes Isospeed Baseline 1.20mm mains paired with a syn. gut cross - often Gosen OGSM 16. Heavier guages of poly in the realm of 1.25mm-1.30mm will typically be much more harsh than thinner options, even at somewhat lower tensions. Just something to consider.
 

Mortsnets

New User
I went from NXT control at 55 to VCT red main at 50/Prince syn gut cross at 54 without trouble. I like the extra spin potential but miss a bit of pop and feel.
 

Lefty5

Hall of Fame
It would be cool to find a tension that keeps the new layout similar to the old one, but going from a full bed of multi into a poly hybrid is probably going to be different no matter what you try. If you drop 2 lbs. with that first try, you'll at least get a reference tension to work from going forward if the first try isn't quite right.

Curious about your motivations for switching to the poly hybrid from a full multi setup?

Also wondering what gauges you're working with there. If you want some poly in your tennis diet without jumping into a layout that's a lot more harsh than your full bed of NXT, I'd say try a lighter gauge of poly in your hybrid. When anybody in my circle makes a switch into a poly setup, the first one I usually give them includes Isospeed Baseline 1.20mm mains paired with a syn. gut cross - often Gosen OGSM 16. Heavier guages of poly in the realm of 1.25mm-1.30mm will typically be much more harsh than thinner options, even at somewhat lower tensions. Just something to consider.
Thanks yes, the NXT breaks in about 2 days, so need a little more durability. The 18g tourna black zone is super soft and powerful so it works great as a hybrid. Would never go thicker unless I absolutely had to. I went with 49 in the mains/51 in the crosses. Still testing and I guess there's no easy way other than to keep on trying a few different tensions.

Thanks
 
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