Hybrid Set-up

This is one huge topic, lots of confusion and a whole lot of different permutations.
I will do my best to keep it as easily understandable as possible.

Basically, a hybrid set-up is one were the stringer uses different strings for the mains and cross of the racquet. Mains/Crosses.

Mains&crosses
Both mains and cross contributes differently to the overall feel of the set-up.
I won’t claim that my findings are perfect, nor applicable to every single string, there are some unique ones out there.

In terms of contribution from the mains and cross respectively to the final string set-up

Durability Roughly, 85% due to mains and 15% due to crosses.
Playability Roughly, 80% due to mains and 20% due to crosses.
Tension stability Roughly, 70% due to mains and 20% due to crosses.
Power Roughly, 70% due to mains and 30% due to crosses.
Control – Roughly, 70% due to mains and 30% due to crosses.
Real Comfort – Roughly, 65% due to mains and 35% due to crosses.
Response/Feedback – Roughly 20% due to mains and 80% due to crosses.
Comfort in terms of feel – Roughly 20% due to mains and 80% due to crosses.
Crisp – Roughly 30% due to mains and 70% due to crosses.
Liveliness Roughly 30% due to mains and 70% due to crosses.
Bite Just a tad more dependent on the mains.
Spin – This depends on many many factors. But the crosses is actually more important.
Snap back effect – Thoroughly dependent on the string material surfaces interacting between each other. Polyesters also has  much better snap-back effect.

In terms of performance, the mains strings are more important, but in terms of feel,  the crosses are much more dominant.

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Now lets talk about the tensions first before we talk about hybrid tensions. Click here – String Tensions