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flair
11-19-2012, 07:13 PM
What would be more of a problematic for someone with arm issues

A stiff racquet with soft strings at low tension (40s?)

vs

An arm friendly racquet with stiff strings at higher tension (50s)

danotje
11-19-2012, 07:22 PM
I don't know if I can answer your question directly, but I switched to an arm friendly racquet (PK 7G), a poly/syn hybrid and learned to loosen my grip on all shots. After a couple of weeks and a few Flexbar exercises later, I love using the PK and have it strung with a full bed of poly at 54lbs. I have zero arm issues. Maybe everyone has to find their own mix?

JDMasFCK
11-19-2012, 07:27 PM
What would be more of a problematic for someone with arm issues

A stiff racquet with soft strings at low tension (40s?)

vs

An arm friendly racquet with stiff strings at higher tension (50s)

both can be problematic

mikeler
11-19-2012, 07:30 PM
Both are close enough to equal in my opinion that I always recommend you start with a string change first. If that does not work, then change rackets as well.

MikeHitsHard93
11-19-2012, 08:10 PM
I can attest that a armfriendly racket with dead or stiff strings does not feel good at all lol. Hit tonight trying to break the long dead rpm team mains in a exo3 graphite 100...lets just say that I should just cut them out instead...

matchmaker
11-19-2012, 08:14 PM
IMO the racquet is much more important than the strings. An armfriendly racquet with poly or at high tension will be better than a stiff bat with full gut. YMMV but this is my experience.

sansaephanh
11-19-2012, 09:17 PM
technique.