Arm issues and hybrid setup gut/poly

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  1. tvizz

    tvizz New User

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    My current setup is Gosen micro 16m@50lbs and barbed wire cross @ 48lbs on a blade 98 blx.

    I do not believe this setup caused it, I think it was a tour bite main, overuse and poor form on a topspin forehand that did. Things seem to be healing now with exercise/stretching but I don't want to upset it again and would like to keep a nice soft setup.

    The parts that were bothering me are the medial elbow and rotator cuff.



    .... Anyhow, I would like to do tonic-M/black widow-X at 55-53 since the strings are softer and as it is I think it is a little too soft.


    How long will this last before the black widow goes dead? Dose black widow loose tension or get hard as a rock? Do you think this is a good idea? I like a poly cross for snap back mainly and a bit of control.
     
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  2. TennisCJC

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    you plan is good. You could even go tonic 56/blk widow 52. Higher on gut and lower on poly to standardize feel more. I have been going down 4-5 lbs on poly crosses for last 5 months or so - works well.
     
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  3. tvizz

    tvizz New User

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    Since I don't seem to be able to edit the original when I say I think "it" is a little to soft, I mean current setup. Apologies for typos I am noticing as well.
     
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  4. TimothyO

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    I tried BW crosses with VS mains. BW starts out soft and powerful and then quickly dies a boardy, harsh death. It could have been a contender imo but just comes across as a softer, more powerful version of RPM that dies the same way: hard and fast.
     
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  5. mikeler

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    If your arm is currently hurting, don't use polyester strings.
     
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  6. tennisplayer1993

    tennisplayer1993 Semi-Pro

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    Head sonic pro been using those strings for ages
     
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