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FedererExpress
01-21-2009, 11:36 AM
Hi guys,

I currently use a Cyberflash 17 main and gosen SG 16 cross. I love it; however, after hitting for an 1-2 hours I notice that my arm/elbow is a bit sore. I tried using cyberblue instead of cyberflash but found the strings way too soft.

I like the stiff board like feel of cyberflash, but I don't know if my elbow can handle it. Anyone have any suggestions? Is Pro Supex Big Ace a good try?

Thanks

Nuke
01-21-2009, 11:47 AM
Have you tried lowering the tension? CF plays well at lower tensions, and you shouldn't have so much of a "stiff board feel" like you described.

ag200boy
01-21-2009, 11:48 AM
you could try full cyberblue instead of a hybrid

FedererExpress
01-21-2009, 11:56 AM
I normally string the cyberflash at 55 and the gosen at 57. I have not tried a full set of cyberblue yet... I will keep that in mind next time

PROTENNIS63
01-21-2009, 03:25 PM
Big Ace is softer than Cyber Flash but is slightly stiffer than Cyber Blue.

Max Winther
01-21-2009, 06:01 PM
How long have you been using this setup? It may just be because your arm is still getting used to having to swing differently because of the different string.

FedererExpress
01-22-2009, 05:52 AM
I've been using it for at least 3months or so... the soreness isn't really that bad at all. But it is noticeable. Should I just ignore it?

joletzring
01-22-2009, 07:12 AM
If you are going to stick with the polys, you should give Weiss Cannon Silver String a try. Based upon what you are saying, I think you might like it. Good blend of comfort and control for a poly.

StevenLaurence
01-22-2009, 07:17 AM
FluoroCarbon or Multifeel works. Also reverse the tension to mains 57 and crosses 55, you may be surprised.

kashgotmoney
01-22-2009, 03:28 PM
just hybrid cyber flash and cyber blue together

hoodjem
01-22-2009, 03:49 PM
Cyberflash 17g is 1.25mm. Its stiffness rating is 240 (which seems to make your arm sore). Cyberblue in the same gauge is rated at 233 (which you call too soft).

I would suggest you use a thinner gauge CF, such as 1.20 (which is rated 236 in stiffness), or you you use a thinner gauge Gosen cross. (Is your Gosen SG Gosen OG Sheep Micro? If so, here are the stiffness ratings for that string: 16g =203, 17g =199, 18g =190.)

I've tried a hybrid of CF 1.20 and Gosen OG Micro 18g, and I thought it was very very nice.

Either one should soften up the whole string-bed, but retain the qualities that you like.

PROTENNIS63
01-22-2009, 05:01 PM
Cyberflash 17g is 1.25mm. Its stiffness rating is 240 (which seems to make your arm sore). Cyberblue in the same gauge is rated at 233 (which you call too soft).

I would suggest you use a thinner gauge CF, such as 1.20 (which is rated 236 in stiffness), or you you use a thinner gauge Gosen cross. (Is your Gosen SG Gosen OG Sheep Micro? If so, here are the stiffness ratings for that string: 16g =203, 17g =199, 18g =190.)

I've tried a hybrid of CF 1.20 and Gosen OG Micro 18g, and I thought it was very very nice.

Either one should soften up the whole string-bed, but retain the qualities that you like.

The ratings many times are not realistic. Cyber Blue is much much softer than Cyber Flash. I know they list Pro Hurricane soft, but it feels stiffer than other 3rd generation polys.

ryushen21
01-22-2009, 07:05 PM
So how does CF do at a higher tension? I have a set in line of string to try out and I was gonna do a hybrid with x-1 biphase. 62/60 tension.

BigT
01-23-2009, 01:27 PM
I found Big Ace to be softer than Cyber Blue. String CB tighter, or try SPPP.