Best Topspin String with least Elbow Impact

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  1. jimbo525

    jimbo525 New User

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    I'm finally breaking my psg duraflex 16 strings each 1-2 months and i want to switch to a string with better durability or better spin beause i typically produce a decent amount of spin with the prince synthetic gut.

    I was wondering what kind of string i could get that would produce a lot of topspin but not do to much impact to my elbow because i've had a tennis elbow from using a 9 ounce ncode racquet before.

    I currently play with:
    Prince o3 blackspeedport, psg duraflex 16 58 lbs.
     
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  2. Zhou

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    1-2 months with PSGD? How is that bad durability. If you want better spin potential try a thinner gauge.
     
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  3. spkyEngrish

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    I've seen players rip through syngut in one day, so 1-2 months shouldn't be cause for concern. :confused:

    For more spin with syn, try a thinner gauge and/or a textured polyolefin string like Head RIP Control. If you don't mind spending $$, use natural gut. After that, it's poly or kevlar which are not exactly arm friendly.
     
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  4. AJK1

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    Luxilon Fluoro is great on the arm.
     
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  5. 2nd_Serve

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    There's that yonex string. It's textured, soft, and real spin friendly.
     
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  7. hawaii45

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    i would recomend gosen og micro super.

    I used to play onley polyest but I was haveing arm issue. The gosen string offered the same control and spin potental as poly. It is also slightly more durable that psg.
     
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  8. JanusB

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    If I only broke my springs every 1-2 months I'd try natural gut. Unfortunately they only last approx 2hours for me.
     
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  9. Zach

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    I've heard that it is much softer than original ALU. What tension are you using for it?
     
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  10. [d]ragon

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    SPPP and bb ace are pretty soft polys

    cyberpower is supposed to really soft too but i;ve never tried it (hav a set at home that i;ve never bothered to use)
     
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  11. AJK1

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    55 lbs in a Babolat APDC They don't move and hold tension well. Nice string, good feel.
     
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  12. coolblue123

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    Hi AJK1: What strings did you use? Was it poly? I've used the Yonex Polytours, and not having much luck. Looking for something more live'lier (sorry for the typo...) and more shock absorption and spin.
     
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  14. Bud

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    Klip 18g Natural Gut.
     
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  15. 2nd_Serve

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    You know, O3 with PSGD 1-2 months...That's amazing. If I could keep strings as long as you I would be so happy.
     
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  16. schwuller

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    reading between the lines of what the original poster wrote: i would advise him to get a stringing machine (assuming hasn't already done so) on the cheap (Klippermate), a reel of the same string he is using, which is a good string, and work on his technique. think about what he said. he said he's using psgd for a month or two in a prince 03! that means his technique is not spinny. if it was, that string would no way be lasting a month or 2. if he's hitting for spin, and the psgd is lasting a month, something is missing from his technique. if psgd is lasting 2 months, your hitting the ball flatter than a tripe sandwich.
     
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  17. schwuller

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    add: and if you're itching to try something new, go to a reel of the psgd 17. but in this case i guarantee it's the technique and not the string.
     
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