The principle of Hybridization is to combine the qualities of two different ropes on the same rope plan. This combination will allow players to improve their performance while at the same time protecting themselves from injuries and also saving energy.

 

Some evocative numbers:

 

  • About 70% of the world's top 10 players use Hybrid strings
  • On Wimbledon 2017, on 677 players present on the tournament 33% of them use a Hybrid configuration!
 

 

 

Why play hybrid?

 

There are several reasons :

  • Combine the qualities of 2 strings with different characteristics to obtain optimal performance
  • Increase the life of a string without losing the feeling of play and increase the feeling of play without losing life.

 

What are the benefits of playing in hybrid?

 

  • The game sensations are greatly increased.
  • Off-center tolerance is improved
  • The power of typing is increased and the ability to produce typing power is facilitated.
  • The playing comfort is improved.

 

How to choose my combination?

 

The choice of the combination influences the behavior of the rope in the game. It should be known that about 75% of the performance of a string is transmitted by the climbing string. They ensure:

 

  • Power
  • Durability
  • Spin

The cross strings offer:

 

  • Tolerance
  • Comfort

 

What are the possible combinations?

 

The combination that consists in putting the most flexible string in the main string and putting the mono polyester in the cross strings makes it possible to obtain the most of:

 

  • Comfort and flexibility
  • Power
  • Tolerance
  • Spin
  • Classic Durability

 

The reverse combination, which consists in putting the most rigid string (monofilament polyester) in the main and putting the most flexible rope in the cross, makes it possible to obtain the most of:

  • Durability
  • Control
  • Sensations

 

My current string is a 100% polyester monofilament. What can a hybrid configuration bring me?

 

Mono polyester on the main vs more flexible string on the cross

 

  • More ball speed without necessarily hitting harder
  • A better game in sensation and finer sensations
  • Greater tolerance to decentering
  • An increase in playing comfort
  • The life of the string that will be equivalent

 

The most flexible string on the main vs String more rigid on the cross

 

  • More power, feel, tolerance and comfort than the reverse combination
  • Much less durability than the reverse combination

 

Recommendation on the tension

  • For Mono Polyester Versions Versus Soft String: + 1kg Main / Cross
  • For the softer string of the main Versus Mono Polyester: + 2kg Main / Cross

 

My current string is a 100% multifilament. What can a hybrid configuration bring me?

 

The basic principle is that players looking for durability put the string monofilament in the main and that players in search of feelings of play (power) put the most flexible string in the cross.

 

Mono polyester on the main vs more flexible rope on the cross

 

  • More ball control
  • Firmer game sensations
  • Decreased decentration tolerance
  • Reduced playing comfort
  • Improved service life

 

The most flexible string on the main vs String more rigid on the cross

 

  • Game sensations quite close to the 100% multifilament version
  • As much punching power
  • Identical durability
  • Better ball control
  • Better effects taken

 

Recommendation on the tension

 

  • For Mono Polyester on the main vs Soft String on the cross: -1kg main / cross
  • For the softer string on the main vs Mono polyester strings on the cross: Put the same tension in the main and -2kg in the cross