most arm-friendly string

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  1. SmAsH999

    SmAsH999 Rookie

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    hi, everyone. I've been having problems with tendonitis in my shoulder for several months now, and it's been greatly affecting my ability to hit a forehand. I'm looking for a very arm-friendly string, that will reduce the pain and give me the opportunity to hopefully win some tourneys. Thanks.


    -Rob
     
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  2. davidahenry

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    Natural gut or a soft multi. (I like Babolat Xcel Power the best out of all multi's I've tried.)

    Take care.

    DH
     
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  3. ag200boy

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    Gut Gut Gut Gut Gut Gut Gut Gut Gut Gut Gut Gut Gut Gut Gut Gut Gut
     
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  4. Say Chi Sin Lo

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    rest rest rest rest rest rest rest rest rest rest rest rest rest rest
     
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  5. SmAsH999

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    lol. I've been resting for two+ weeks, so I'll try a good multi when I get back.
     
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  6. ryangoring

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    Gamma professional! Very arm friendly.
     
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  7. Valjean

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    You might use Prince's Premier with Softflex, then. And Gamma's TNT2 Rx, specifically made for arm trouble, and not a multi too; no longer made but still around and available.
     
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  8. Azzurri

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  9. scotus

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    2 weeks is nothing when it comes to a serious TE/GE.

    I suggest more rest and lots of icing and a return to tennis when there is no more pain.
     
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  10. TonyB

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    I was actually surprised at how arm-friendly Wilson's new Hollow Core is. Very soft, but still lively.

    Other than that, any good multi or natural gut will do. Stay away from poly and stiffer syn guts.
     
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  11. Lefty78

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    Gut, Gut, Gut!
    Rest, Rest,Rest!
    Stretch, Stretch, Stretch!
    Stretching is the most overlooked part of physical fitness. Andy Roddick, by the way, spends about 1/2 hour after every match just stretching his arm and shoulder. Mind you, he has a personal trainer to work with him, but it illustrates the point. You've got to take care of your body to play this sport.
     
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  12. Lefty78

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    Forgot to say Ice, Ice, Ice!
    That, and gut takes a leak on any "good multi".
     
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  14. Bud

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    Has anyone mentioned natural gut?? :razz:
     
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  15. Valjean

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    Yeah, the usual ones herein--except for the OP, whose thread it is and who doesn't appear to want natural gut now.
     
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  16. rafaelnadalfan1234

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    babolat xcel and as the others have said gut
     
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  17. SmAsH999

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    Yeah, I've been icing every day for about 30 minutes. I've had this before, so hopefully it'll go away.
     
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  18. hoodjem

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    Iso-Speed Pro 17 or Pro Classic are both rather soft and comfy.

    Here are some really soft multis:
    Head Intellistring 17 1.28 136
    Head Intellitour 17 1.28 136
    Pro Kennex IQ Element Z 17 1.21 137
    Isospeed Platinum 16 1.27 138
    Prince More Feel 16 1.31 138
    Head Protector 16 1.31 140
    Pro Kennex IQ Comfort 17 1.27 142
    Head Intellitour 16 1.33 143
    Gamma Professional 18 1.22 144
    PowerAngle Duo Color TNT Fat Core 17 1.26 145
    Pro Kennex IQ Element 2 16 1.30 145
    Alpha Gut 2000 18 1.21 146
    Ashaway Dynamite 17 1.24 147
    Gamma Asterisk 17 1.26 150
    Isospeed Professional 17 1.25 151
    Isospeed Professional 17 Classic 1.27 152


    But nat gut is even softer (as many have pointed out).
     
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  19. jim e

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    The OP did ask for Most arm friendly string, so I would say nat. gut. Anything else is not the most.
     
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  20. SmAsH999

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    is x1 any good?
     
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  21. samster

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    I agree with what many posted here:

    1) Rest for couple weeks.
    2) Restring your racket with gut.
     
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  22. tennisdad65

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    agree.. i actually restrung with full gut at a lower tension. I was forced to slice, chip and swing slower to keep the ball in play, but it was so worth it. Helped me get back to 100% in 2 months and I had a really bad case of TE.

    I had 3-4 reels of poly and multi lying around. I threw them out immediately after trying gut. I have only used full gut since then. :)
     
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  23. SmAsH999

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    okay, will do. thanks for the advice.
     
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  24. ag200boy

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    golly, you didnt need to throw them away!

    you could have sent those reels to me ;)
     
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  25. Navy Gator

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    Yes, as is XR3. I like both in a 17Gauge and I am prone to TE.
     
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  26. howy

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    you can also try Kirschbaum Touch Classic
    helped me with my ellbow
     
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  27. StevenLaurence

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    Gut on the mains and Poly on the crosses at 47lbs, it works for Federer!
     
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  28. SmAsH999

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    my god, he strings at 47lbs?
     
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  29. StevenLaurence

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    Yes 43lbs to 55lbs Weather, court and opponent considered!
     
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  30. Baseline13

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    I just strung 2 of my POG Mids with Prince original gut (got it in trade) with a syn gut cross (Im cheap) and I love the feel of it. I had been having some tenderness in my elbow and I played for 2 hours Sunday and 3+ hours today and my elbow feels pretty good. In fact I just ordered 2 more sets of Babolat Tonic + 16 this afternoon. I would try the gut. I may not have tried it had I not got it on trade but I will be keeping this as my set up from now on.
     
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  31. Johnnywalker

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    I think someone had posted a link where there's a list of almost all strings with their brand, flex, guage, etc. I really need that, please help!!
     
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