The main strings, or mains, are those that run vertically from the throat to the tip of the frame. The number of main strings is always listed first. The number 18 refers to the number of cross strings. The crosses, as they are often called, run horizontally across the racquet.
Likewise, people ask, should mains or crosses be tighter?
The general rule here is the main strings should be strung tighter than cross strings.
Similarly one may ask, do mains or crosses break first?
So why are your cross strings breaking before your mains? Although the main strings commonly break first since they’re doing most of the sliding around during ball impact, hybrid stringing changes the balance of things, so to speak.
What string pattern do pros use tennis?
Pros used to need the 18 x 20 pattern to control natural gut strings, but now different string materials can give control even with a pretty open pattern. Generally tensions are lower in a denser pattern because there are more strings to deflect.
around 50-60 lbs.
It played optimally for about 8 or 9 hours which is actually a bit better than most Polys I’ve used. You’re probably not going to break this string regularly but if you do it’s probably breaking well after the playability has dropped off. Not a great value but in my opinion this string is definitely worth it.
You want more power than control (typically) go with a multi in the mains and poly in the crosses. You want more control than pop go with a poly in the mains and synthetic gut in the crosses. You want to increase durability go with a poly in the mains.
Polyester strings have high dynamic tension. That makes the stringbed stiffer and gives it a more board like feel. The trend on the pro tour has seen the average string tension for a poly move lower over time. A decade ago, the average poly was strung at 55 pounds; this is now down in the 40s.
Which racquets / strings / tensions do the Pro’s use?
|Lleyton Hewitt||Yonex RDiS 100 Mid||48 lbs|
|Gael Monfils||Prince EXO3 Rebel 95||57 / 55 lbs|
|Andy Murray||Head YouTek Radical Pro||56 lbs|
|Rafael Nadal||Babolat AeroPro Drive Cortex||55 lbs|