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Old 2018-02-25, 02:56   #1
Bobtennis
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Default Cross Strings for Spin & Power & ez-arm?

I have two Wilson Triad 3ís (oversize). Both were strung with VS Gut at slightly different tensions. The strings are very easy on my arm and shoulder, but I felt I had just a little too much power with the oversize racquet and not much access to top spin. I restrung one of them with 20 gauge Solinco Hyper-G, which I read has a good deal less power and more grip.

I played for two hours with it, but didnít really notice that much difference in terms of the strings gripping the ball, nor decrease in power. The worse part was, about an hour after I stopped, my arm and shoulder got good and sore, like Iíve never had before.

Iím still looking to experiment with strings, but want to stay with the gut for the mains. Iím in my late 50ís, and realize I should stay with strings, like the gut, that have a higher level of power, so my arm and shoulder donít have to do as much, like in my good ole days

Does anyone have any recommendations for the cross strings that can add more top spin, and still maintain the level of power the gut provides?
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Old 2018-04-28, 21:27   #2
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Bob,

I'm 65+ with history of both medial and lateral epicondylitis and have had success with using Iso-speed Pro 17s in the crosses with VS-Team 17s in the mains (55/57, respectively). There is just a little more power than I care for, and the notching/fraying of the gut (which I'm told is to be expected with gut), but good playability, touch, feel and comfort, not to mention that the Iso-speed string is relatively cheap - helps me afford the gut...

I'm going to try out the same setup with Technifibre TGV in the crosses. Will try to let you know how it compares.

I'm also interested in what others are doing and have experienced with hybrid setups using gut in the mains.
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Old 2018-04-29, 03:37   #3
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Thanks Masonpen for your reply. I will certainly give that set up a try. Iíve been out for two months with shoulder and elbow tendonitis. I tried the usual physical therapy but felt it was only providing incremental help. I found a terrific person who does acupuncture, physical therapy and posture alignment, and after just one session, I felt a considerable jump forward toward healing. Iím on my third week, and feel that Iíll be playing by next weekÖ..finally.
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Old 2018-04-29, 04:33   #4
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Bob,

Best of luck! Let me know how it goes.

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