Cyberflash too stiff, Cyber Blue too soft? Big ACE?

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  1. FedererExpress

    FedererExpress Rookie

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    Hi guys,

    I currently use a Cyberflash 17 main and gosen SG 16 cross. I love it; however, after hitting for an 1-2 hours I notice that my arm/elbow is a bit sore. I tried using cyberblue instead of cyberflash but found the strings way too soft.

    I like the stiff board like feel of cyberflash, but I don't know if my elbow can handle it. Anyone have any suggestions? Is Pro Supex Big Ace a good try?

    Thanks
     
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  2. Nuke

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    Have you tried lowering the tension? CF plays well at lower tensions, and you shouldn't have so much of a "stiff board feel" like you described.
     
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  3. ag200boy

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    you could try full cyberblue instead of a hybrid
     
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  4. FedererExpress

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    I normally string the cyberflash at 55 and the gosen at 57. I have not tried a full set of cyberblue yet... I will keep that in mind next time
     
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  5. PROTENNIS63

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    Big Ace is softer than Cyber Flash but is slightly stiffer than Cyber Blue.
     
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  6. Max Winther

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    How long have you been using this setup? It may just be because your arm is still getting used to having to swing differently because of the different string.
     
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  7. FedererExpress

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    I've been using it for at least 3months or so... the soreness isn't really that bad at all. But it is noticeable. Should I just ignore it?
     
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  8. joletzring

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    Idea

    If you are going to stick with the polys, you should give Weiss Cannon Silver String a try. Based upon what you are saying, I think you might like it. Good blend of comfort and control for a poly.
     
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  9. StevenLaurence

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    FluoroCarbon or Multifeel works. Also reverse the tension to mains 57 and crosses 55, you may be surprised.
     
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  10. kashgotmoney

    kashgotmoney Professional

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    just hybrid cyber flash and cyber blue together
     
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  11. hoodjem

    hoodjem G.O.A.T.

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    Cyberflash 17g is 1.25mm. Its stiffness rating is 240 (which seems to make your arm sore). Cyberblue in the same gauge is rated at 233 (which you call too soft).

    I would suggest you use a thinner gauge CF, such as 1.20 (which is rated 236 in stiffness), or you you use a thinner gauge Gosen cross. (Is your Gosen SG Gosen OG Sheep Micro? If so, here are the stiffness ratings for that string: 16g =203, 17g =199, 18g =190.)

    I've tried a hybrid of CF 1.20 and Gosen OG Micro 18g, and I thought it was very very nice.

    Either one should soften up the whole string-bed, but retain the qualities that you like.
     
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  12. PROTENNIS63

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    The ratings many times are not realistic. Cyber Blue is much much softer than Cyber Flash. I know they list Pro Hurricane soft, but it feels stiffer than other 3rd generation polys.
     
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  13. ryushen21

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    So how does CF do at a higher tension? I have a set in line of string to try out and I was gonna do a hybrid with x-1 biphase. 62/60 tension.
     
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  14. BigT

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    I found Big Ace to be softer than Cyber Blue. String CB tighter, or try SPPP.
     
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