arm friendly at high tension?

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  1. gvanzky

    gvanzky Rookie

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    what string have you tried that is still soft and have a ball pocketing feel even at a high tension? should be around $10 budget or less.
     
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  2. bruce nissenbaum

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    what size racquet head? how much above mid point for tension?

    For 2 strings for 105-110 si that offer what you ask I would suggest Head Rip Control 17 and Head FXP, both 2# above mid. Technifibre TrC 17 is another that comes to mind.

    The Head Rip Control 17 is also good at +2-3# in a 95-98 si, as is the Head FXP Power 17.

    The RC is <$10, FXP = $10, FXP Power $11(?), TrC = $10(?).
     
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  3. tlm

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    Yonex super tour 850 spin.
     
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  4. gvanzky

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    I'm using a pro staff 6.1 classic 95 sq.in. head @ 62-63 lbs and also using a hyper pro staff 6.1 106 sq in @ 63-64 lbs.
     
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  5. bruce nissenbaum

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    I also play the PSC 6.1 95. So, FWIW, though my primary string is Laserfibre Supreme 17 at 60/62 (which I thoroughly enjoy playing) I keep a 2nd stick strung with Head Rip Control 17 also at 60/62 and I have strung as high as 64# in the Arizona heat. The RC will lose tension the first few play times after stringing then 'lock in' and play very well for an extended period of time. It is a nice soft string with a very reliable response, and I feel the textured surface makes the string very 'spin friendly.' I get a lot of control and a nice touch with the RC. I have also been experimenting with Head FXP Power and that, too, has a nice soft feel; it plays a little livelier than the RC but still with reliable control. I have tried it up to 62# and expect to keep a 3rd stick with this for awhile. I have experienced no arm, elbow, shoulder, wrist problems with these set-ups.

    As I noted earlier, Rip Control 17 at +2 also plays very nicely in a 107, both are Prince double bridge sticks (pre-triple threat tech). I have strung that up to +4, but it seems to feel best at +2. A +2/+4 combo might work. I have been experimenting with 'regular' FXP at mid/+2 and like the comfort and controlled liveliness of this string in the OS that I didn't experience in the PSC (felt too stiff and unresponsive). The FXP Power was a little too lively in the OS, so I think it's better suited to the 95, though maybe at +4 it would work well in the OS.

    Hope this is helpful to you in some way.

    Should also ask what string you're using; maybe can provide comparison if I've tried it at some time.
     
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  6. JW10S

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    Try HEAD Protector strings...
     
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  7. BaseLineBash

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    There are other variables of concern, but the main one is what is the stiffness rating on your racquet? Then go from there...
     
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  8. downey stringing master

    downey stringing master Semi-Pro

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    i reccommend sigum pro poly plasma 17 .... very got arm friendly fell good control n feel n duralbility and around 10$
     
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  9. Kevo

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    Head Fibergel Power, Klip Zyex, Sensation, Powergy
     
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  10. power_play21

    power_play21 Semi-Pro

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    look at my sig. pretty high tension with that enduro / nxt set-up, and it is soft and the most controllable set up i have found for myself.

    today i practiced with a 35 year old who used to play davis cup and all those apples and i started out playing with the PHT/Kirschbaun lower tension set-up, and it was pretty hard to control the ball, keep it in, and it just feels stiff and non arm friendly. it felt raelly stiff and i think the ball was leaving the racquet too quick.

    and its pretty hot out here in florida now, so i switched to the freshly strung enduro/nxt setup and its glarring the softness diference, the added control, the friendliness fo that setup even at those high tensions. i really recommend those two at higher tensions.

    disclaimer: (and i feel i should do one for evey post ppl here like to argue so much) keep in mind this is speaking from my personal experience with rds racquets, so results may vary
     
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  11. s.sharm01

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    i don't know if u want that at super high tensions actually might kill ur arm. Unless u mean super high tension with the 10% reduction.
     
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  12. downey stringing master

    downey stringing master Semi-Pro

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    yes i do mean that spose ill hav to clarify that so 64 div 10 6.4 so 58 is well high considdering tension never loses
     
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  13. mambochino

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    i agree. i have developed a bad case of tennis elbow last Nov. so I did 2 things. First, I switched racket: from a Hammer 6.3 to Ncode nTour 95. Second, I tried several strings and my elbow seems to like SPPP the most. I am still experimenting different strings and rackets right now. I am going to try a stiff racket like the Wilson Hyper Prostaff Tour 95. I like the stiffness, but will haev to see if my elbow likes it.
     
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  14. goosala

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    If you can believe this I would say Forten Nylon 16. You can string it up as tight as you want and still get awesome feel. My arm does not hurt after hitting with it. A reel of 660 feet will only set you back $17. Cheah!
     
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  15. vndesu

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    gosen microsheep
    or psgd.
    iono if psgd is harsh but i like it for a w/e string haha
     
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  16. scotus

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    Should try babolat vs gut.
     
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