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Dynasti
03-10-2011, 07:08 PM
what are some of the best strings as far as softness goes. ive heard of RIP control but some say they're a lil stiff for multis. keep in mind im not willing to pay top dollar.

thanks alot guys!

pvaudio
03-10-2011, 08:05 PM
Mantis Comfort Synthetic, Forten Sweet or Babolat Xcel

SirGounder
03-10-2011, 08:37 PM
If you are not a string breaker, Alpha Gut 2000 is pretty darn soft and it's relatively cheap at about $6 a set. I'm not sure what your current setup is but a multi is probably the way to go. Yonex 850 isn't priced too badly either.

flashfire276
03-10-2011, 08:54 PM
Check out Mikeler's Multis.
http://tt.tennis-warehouse.com/showthread.php?t=352048

Mantis Comfort Synthetic is a great way to go. Babolat Xcel is pretty expensive, but you get what you pay for.
I know NXT is soft, but I'm not sure it's soft enough for injuries.

scotus
03-10-2011, 11:01 PM
what are some of the best strings as far as softness goes. ive heard of RIP control but some say they're a lil stiff for multis. keep in mind im not willing to pay top dollar.

thanks alot guys!

Rip Control is not stiff.

It is low-powered, so some may confuse that with stiffness, but it is a really arm-friendly string.

smucker007
03-11-2011, 12:40 AM
make sure you lower your tension to help..and replace your overgrips often. Using a larger grip size will help as well.

Most Multis will help. If you can, go gut..there are some cheap(er) gut out there nowadays.

Phonco
03-11-2011, 05:59 PM
I agree with SirGrounder, Alpha Gut 2000 is really soft and packs a lot of power. I tried the 18 gauge in k95 (supposedly a stiff racquet) and it was still soft and powerful. In fact, it was too much for me so bought the 17 gauge, hybrided it with Gosen Poly in the crosses and increased the tension in order to make it feasible. So, even in a hybrid it was still juicy.


Enough rambling, point being, I recommend the 18 gauge version of Alpha Gut 2000.

mikeler
03-11-2011, 06:23 PM
Rip Control is not stiff.

It is low-powered, so some may confuse that with stiffness, but it is a really arm-friendly string.


Compared to other multis it is on the stiffer end for MY elbow.

Ronaldo
03-11-2011, 06:31 PM
Lowering your string tension will help until the pain subsides. Re-strung my racquet in the mid 40s which allowed pain-free play.