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Old 2018-05-07, 15:54   #1
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Default Arm friendly durable options?

I am a 4.0 player who has had alot of problems with medial epicondylitis. Just had a surgical repair of the tendon, about 6 months ago. I am now using the Prostaff 97LCV. I have tried multiple strings including X1Biphase 17 and WeissCannon explosiv 16. Both last me only 2 hrs at best. The WeissCannon was better at holding tension that X1 biphase, and felt good for the most part. I am trying to avoid buying a 3rd (or 4th), raquet. Can anyone suggest something else I can try that would be good for my arm? Maybe a hydrid?
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Old 2018-05-07, 15:57   #2
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Sorry to hear that
I hope you feel a lot better
You should try Laserfibre laser 1200
It’s pretty soft and good
It might last longer

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Old 2018-05-08, 19:40   #3
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I'm going to try the WeissCannon on the cross and Vokl Vstar 19g on the mains and see how long that lasts me.
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Old 2018-05-10, 10:20   #4
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rexis 16 (yonex)?
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Old 2018-07-01, 20:20   #5
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Pro's Pro Red Devil 1.25
Very elastic string.
Or better
Red Devil as mains with a good syngut, eg. Color Line, as crosses

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Old 2018-07-10, 09:22   #6
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I just started playing tennis last year. I used the regular polyester string in the beginning but hard strings felt awful and my wrist couldn't take the shock and began to hurt. So I started using full bed synthetic gut strings (very soon moved onto full bed natural guts), it felt wonderful, no more horrible shocks, that's why I'd never go for a full bed poly.
However as a 4.0 player, I think you probably won't like a full bed of soft strings...After my arm and wrist got stronger my srtinger suggested hybrid weave, so I began using natural gut (main) with copoly (cross), I tried several copoly strings, and found a pretty nice string: Yonex Poly Tour Air (PGTA), it's a very soft copoly, my stringer thought it almost felt like a soft string when he was stringing my racquet. at 51 lbs it felt just right, the control and spin is there, and yet not much shock (thanks to the natural gut mains?). If you like a full bed of poly, guess Yonex PGTA would be a very good option for you. However, considering your situation, I'd really recommend you pair it with a soft string. Hope mu information helps.
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Old 2018-08-06, 16:03   #7
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Try a hybrid set up of Signum Pro Poly Plasma in the mains and Tecnifibre Synthetic in the crosses. I've used this set up for about 3-4 years now. Never had any tennis elbow issues since. Using a Volkl racket will also help tremendously!
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Old 2019-02-01, 20:44   #8
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If you've just had surgery and are still within your recovery period, I wouldn't touch poly with a 10ft pole. Multi/Syn Gut all the way in full bed. Look to Head Velocity, Yonex Rexis, Biphase, Signum Micronite, Mantis Comfort, Yonex Super 850 Pro, Gosen Ak Pro CX. All of which I have tested and fully recommend coming off bad GE/TE problems 2 years ago.
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