racquet vs string

Discussion in 'Racquets' started by flair, Nov 19, 2012.

  1. flair

    flair New User

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    What would be more of a problematic for someone with arm issues

    A stiff racquet with soft strings at low tension (40s?)

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    An arm friendly racquet with stiff strings at higher tension (50s)
     
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  2. danotje

    danotje Rookie

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    I don't know if I can answer your question directly, but I switched to an arm friendly racquet (PK 7G), a poly/syn hybrid and learned to loosen my grip on all shots. After a couple of weeks and a few Flexbar exercises later, I love using the PK and have it strung with a full bed of poly at 54lbs. I have zero arm issues. Maybe everyone has to find their own mix?
     
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  3. JDMasFCK

    JDMasFCK Semi-Pro

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    both can be problematic
     
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  4. mikeler

    mikeler G.O.A.T.

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    Both are close enough to equal in my opinion that I always recommend you start with a string change first. If that does not work, then change rackets as well.
     
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  5. MikeHitsHard93

    MikeHitsHard93 Hall of Fame

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    I can attest that a armfriendly racket with dead or stiff strings does not feel good at all lol. Hit tonight trying to break the long dead rpm team mains in a exo3 graphite 100...lets just say that I should just cut them out instead...
     
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  6. matchmaker

    matchmaker Hall of Fame

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    IMO the racquet is much more important than the strings. An armfriendly racquet with poly or at high tension will be better than a stiff bat with full gut. YMMV but this is my experience.
     
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  7. sansaephanh

    sansaephanh Professional

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    technique.
     
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