Restringing a 1990s Dunlop Tour Revelation. Gut? Elbow help? Tension?

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  1. TimeToPlaySets

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    Just started playing tennis again, and looking to make new highs past 3.0. However, the elbow is killing me this time around. Yes, I am going to get lessons and change my swing entirely to address this, if need be.
    Right now, I'm open stance and all arms. That said, I still want a racket/string combo that doesn't make things any worse.

    My first racket is a 2006 era Head Liquidmetal Radical Oversize (107) that got restrung at 52 lbs. This thing has a 58 flex rating, so I think this is a very decent combo for the elbow.

    In the 1990s, I used a Dunlop Tour Revelation, which I loved. I found the same racket for $30 online, and plan to get it restrung. This racket has the maximum rating for "control" labelled on the neck, so I assume it's flexible. Good. Next, I can afford whatever string I need. Should I get gut? Should I try to go to 48 or 50, to be safe? I can adjust my swing to whatever the racket shoots the ball out. The local store chrages $25 for a basic Syn Gut-17 Duraflex Prince set of strings. What ballpark price can I expect for top of the line GUT?

    Any other general thoughts on this matter? I am also reading the entire archives of this string subforum next.
     
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    Oh man. You can afford anything and your elbow hurts so you went with Stamina??!!
    Why, oh why?:confused:
    You could've at least gone with Sensation for $5 more.
     
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  4. TimeToPlaySets

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    The strings were chosen by my friend who has a large roll of it. They are probably HIS string of choice, and he's a 5.0+. I should have bought my own string, you're right.
     
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    The only thing good about Stamina is it's durability.
    You'll probably pay over $60 for premium gut.
    Since you have the $$, go with a premium multi like NXT, Xcel, Biphase, or Gamma Pro. $32ish at the shop?
     
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    Is it worth $60 to you to get rid of most of your arm pain? If so get Wilson natural gut in both the mains and crosses. There is nothing better than gut for comfort -- but it is expensive so you have to decide what your health is worth spending.
     
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