Hybrid stringing is a combination of different main and cross strings, e.g .:
- different diameters of a string
- different string types
A hybrid setup can improve the playability of a racquet by combining the advantages of different string types or diameters. YONEX´s hybrid set "Aerobite" e.g. is engineered for maximum control without sacrificing repulsion. Structured 0.67 mm main strings apply heavy spin for decisive cut smashes and a solid touch for hairpins that drop straight down. Polyurethane-coated 0.61 mm cross strings add repulsion power and feel.
But be careful combining different strings. Not every string combination that makes sense in theory delivers a harmonious feel in reality. In any case, the properties of your strings should support or complement the properties of your racquet - and not work against them.
Hybrid strings actually come from tennis, where the aim is to find the best possible combination of top spin potential and playing comfort.