Help with strings

Discussion in 'Strings' started by pbalderas, Nov 19, 2012.

  1. pbalderas

    pbalderas New User

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    I have a question. Are there any strings out there that resemble Volkl Cyclone but won't cause tennis elbow? I know its a poly but I'm open to suggestions. I like the feel of the spin and power I'm getting, but can't put up with the tenderness in my arm. Are there any polys out there that don't cause tennis elbow? Or better yet, does anyone have any hybrid recommendations to help ease arm pain?
     
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  2. danotje

    danotje Rookie

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    I hit with Cyclone Tour recently (different from regular, I think) and it was pretty soft. I have it in a hybrid with Isospeed Baseline Spin (another soft one), and I may move to this as I'm quite impressed with how it feels plus spin. My standard set up is IBS w/OGSM crosses. Again, soft, but CT/IBS isn't far off. I also hit with a PK 7G, so I'm not experiencing arm issues.

    On a related note, I have a couple of suggestions for TE as I recently won my battle with it. First and cheapest is loosen your grip. It's tough at first, but with focused work, you can reliably do it in a session or two. Next, get a Flexbar. You can read all you need in the Health forum on this. Simple but helps almost immediately. Lastly, PK's Kinetic system works. I took a chance and bought the 7G outright, now I own 2 of them. I have zero arm issues and play a full bed of poly. Your experience may differ, but I wish you luck.
     
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  3. tennisfreak73

    tennisfreak73 New User

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    i've heard black window has some similar properties and is much softer. haven't tried it, but you may want to give that a try. polyfibre tcs is very soft and high powered. i made the mistake of trying to hybrid this, but it needs to be played as in a full bed. if you like cyclone try crossing it with gosen ogsm or forten sweet 16. both are very well priced and are decent cross strings. gosen will be a bit stiffer, while forten on the softer side.
     
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  4. Tennusdude

    Tennusdude Rookie

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    Black Widow may not be all that soft and I have personally know players who have gotten very sore elbows from Black Widow. I know a few that have switched to Genesis Hexonic and Heptonic which is even softer and their elbow problems were resolved. Of course icing a sore arm is very important.
     
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  5. Steve Huff

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    I don't think ANY poly is going to help resolve your tennis elbow. A good synthetic strung tighter will probably be easier on the arm than a poly. It may not last as long, but still cheaper and more fun than physical therapy.
     
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  6. Tennusdude

    Tennusdude Rookie

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    Depends on how bad you elbow is. I have know several players who have recovered by switching from Luxilon and Black Widow to the co polys which can be substantially softer. They also lower tension.
     
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  7. kopfan

    kopfan Rookie

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    Why not string at lower tension. If lower tension make your ball long, try thinner gauge, same tension. As long as your cross string is of soft string, it will make the string bed feel soft and won't cause TE. Maybe you can try multi if syn gut is not helping. Keep you poly as main and you will retain the spin while going thinner crosses will increase your spin more.
     
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  8. mikeler

    mikeler G.O.A.T.

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    If there is one thing I've learned from all my string testing is that poly is not worth it if your arm hurts. I can play just as well with softer strings.
     
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