Poly that is easy on the arm

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  1. topspin6060

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    I have tried a bunch of poly strings and I love using it, but I have been afraid to try it in both the mains and the crosses. So when I put a multifilament/feel string in the crosses, they break very soon. If I were to put a full poly bed in my racquet, what's a good recommendation for a type of string that would be easy on my arm, because I'm a junior and can't risk ruining my arm. Technifibre black code? Big Banger Original? Help me out!
     
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  2. Spyre

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    Most Luxilion products are quite stiff, and not durable at all.
    I would suggest any PolyStar product.
    My choice of string is PolyStar Classic.
    It is very soft for a 1st gen poly.
     
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  3. TennisNinja

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    I had elbow problems, and after using soft strings like NXT and NRG for a long time, I switched to Multifeel and have now been using Luxilon M2 Plus with no problems at all.

    And I would disagree with Spyre, M2 is a great soft poly and instead of using Classic I would go with Energy. (It's softer)
     
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  4. Spyre

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    Like I said, Luxilon products AS A WHOLE, are not soft strings. Yes, M2 is the exception, but he was also talking about BBO. And once again, I said my specific choice is PS Classic, not because it's softer than any other string, but because it helps MY game best.
     
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  5. topspin6060

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    what about technifibre black code
     
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  6. tennisINmyBLOOD

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    Black Code is one of the softer polys out there if you use a thinner gauge (1.24 mm or 18 gauge).

    I personally like MSV Focus Hex. (I use the 1.18mm version) Much cheaper than Black Code, and killer spin. No shoulder problems for me when strung slightly lower than usual tension for synthetic gut. I used to have shoulder problems with a multi strung at 60 on a PDGT. Since I've switched to the Dunlop AG 4D 300 Tour used Focus Hex mains and Multifeel crosses, I've had no arm problems whatsoever. It's very soft in a hybrid, and will probably feel soft as a full bed too. If you buy a reel, it comes out to about 5 dollars a set. Better than paying 12 dollars a set for Black Code!
     
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  7. Standupnfall

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    If you are set on using a poly try a full bed of Polystar Energy 1.25 at about 50lbs. Unmatched touch, feel, spin and loads of comfort.
    And yes I said 50lbs!

    In a reel it comes to about $6 if you use 40ft a job. I can get 18 or 19 jobs for my 95sqi head so its almost $5 a set
     
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  8. BigT

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    MSV is good, but it's gotta be strung in the low 50's. PolyStar Energy can go up to the 60's and still feel nice.
     
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    Babolat Revenge
     
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  10. ClubHoUno

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    Signum Pro Hyperion - very nice soft feeling poly
     
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  11. Lefty5

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    I string Big Hitter Blue up to 63 pounds and have no arm or elbow issues. Super soft, great spin, and cheaper than Cyber Blue.
     
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  12. HitItHarder

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    I agree MSV Hex needs to be strung pretty low for comfort. I use a full bed and I never string the mains over 53lbs on my crank. I would go even lower on a true constant pull. Every time I get higher with it, I get some arm aches. I use MSV Hex 1.10 at 53/51 and 1.18 at 51/49. No arm issues with it in that range.
     
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  13. bad_call

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    softer than those already mentioned - Big Ace Micro hands down!!
     
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  14. MJHendrickson21

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    Prince Tournament Poly is soft on the arm but as far as playability its one of the worst poly's out there. Wouldn't you agree Lefty5?
     
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  15. Steve Huff

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    If you have arm problems, NO poly is easy on the arm. When people mention polies that are easy on the arm, they have to mean RELATIVE to other polies.
     
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  16. bad_call

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    if you have arm problems then don't play tennis til you're better. some synthetic guts are stiffer than the today's polys.
     
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  17. Fedace

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    I thought this string was super stiff ??
     
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  18. SplitStepper

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    topspin poly polar. weiss cannon match power.
     
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  19. duusoo

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    PolyStar Energy, string at 56, cross with Head FXP at 58. Otherwise I like Pacific PolySoft.
     
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  20. himynameisNIKE

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    Kirschbaum pro line 2
     
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  21. tennis005

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    Where can one buy Polystar Energy? I wouldn't mind buying a set to try it out. Does it come in 17?
     
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  22. BigT

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    Drop a line; I'll help you out.
     
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