Can someone recommend strings?

Discussion in 'Strings' started by firepanda, Jan 27, 2013.

  1. firepanda

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    I'm switching racquets and need to choose strings. The problem is the shop has about 20 different types and trying to understand it all is mind-numbing. I was hoping the experts on TW could help. :)

    The number one factor for me is durability. I play frequently and for long periods and I can end up breaking strings once a fortnight. I don't have the time or commitment to play seriously, so performance isn't a huge deal for me.

    In the past, I used a fairly light racquet with strings that were strung tight (60-70lbs, I think). Because I play with a western grip, I would have a bit of wrist pain when I started playing, which is something I'd rather avoid this time around. My racquet this time is substantially heavier (20g heavier), which should offset this.

    I mainly play baseline, with quite a lot of spin.

    Thanks for any comments and help.
     
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  2. mikeler

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    Durability means polyester most likely. Ask for a soft poly that is durable to keep your wrist healthy.
     
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    Ok, so not kevlar? I've seen that mentioned on this forum and in the sticky.
     
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    Kevlar is even stiffer. It may bother your wrist. If arm health is a higher priority than durability then neither kevlar or poly are good.
     
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