Suggestions on this setup

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  1. nikkhasnis

    nikkhasnis Rookie

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    Hello

    Struggling with tennis elbow. much better now but is sore after 3 sets.

    String of choice was cyclone 18 @ 50lbs. During to TE moved to NRG2. Nice string but missing the spin off cyclone.

    Anyone hybrid the two? What tension would you recommend?

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  2. NE1for10is?

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    Even with the hybrid you'll have the TE if you are using any stiff poly. I speak from experience. You have to stay clear of any poly for a month or two until there's no pain whatsoever. Only after you're pain free then start stretching and doing TE exercises with light weights, then after a few months of that you might think about introducing a hybrid with a soft co-poly.
     
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  3. nikkhasnis

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    Thanks NE1for10is?

    I was thinking on the same lines. Maybe use NRG2 full setup for next 2 months, then try hybrid.
     
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  4. bobtodd

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    Stay away from poly until no pain

    I have TE and tried a hybrid of Solinco Tour Bite Soft mains and Sensation crosses. Still had pain. Switched to straight Sensation and much less pain. Only some overuse soreness. I plan on sticking with Sensation until no pain then introduce a hybrid set-up with Yonex Pro Tour 17 mains and Sensation 17 crosses. Good luck nikkhasnis.
     
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  5. mikeler

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  6. emilyhex

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    I struggle with TE once in a while too. The only thing that really helps me is to cut back on playing. Switching to a softer string will help too and no poly for a while. Nat gut if you can afford it, or mikeler's suggestions, or recently I tried Techn Multi-feel and really liked it. It's a comfy string.

    But to answer your other question, YES, I have hybrid those 2 strings and it is a very nice combo! I do it at 55/57.
     
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  7. nikkhasnis

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    hi emilyhex

    you are confirming what i am thinking :(

    I am already down to twice a week. I guess i will continue with multi for a while and then switch to hybrid when the arm is pain free.

    mikeler, your post is very helpful I did come across it before. I am surprised though that you found RIP Control 16 to be very spin oriented. Some of the customer reviews for the string suggest otherwise. How would you compare it to NRG2?
     
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  8. mikeler

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    NRG2 in the 16g was awful for spin. Perhaps it and Tourna Quasi Gut are 2 of the worst strings for spin. I thought RIP Control 16 was the most spin friendly multi but I did not like it for other reasons.
     
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  9. nikkhasnis

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    I use NRG2 17, not 16.
     
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  10. sunof tennis

    sunof tennis Professional

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    If you are going to bybrid, I would try a mid priced gut (Pacific/Klip) in the mains and a soft poly in the crosses. The gut will play better (definitely more spin combined with the poly) than a multi (probably last longer too)
     
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  11. PGlock

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    Try Volkl V-Twist or Yonex Tour Super 850 Pro. Both are multis and should give better spin. Stay away from poly until your arm is healed.
     
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  12. nikkhasnis

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    Thanks all so far. Really good suggestions.

    Review are all good for the yonex string. At 16 gauge, do they produce more spin than 17 gauge NRG2?
     
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  13. jcollura4

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    Give Dunlop hexyfiber a shot, it's a textured multi
     
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  14. Ramon

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    Ashaway Monogut ZX mains with Hexy Fiber crosses. Great for spin. Great for the arm.
     
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  15. PGlock

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    In my opinion, the Yonext will give you more spin. Yonex also produces thinner gauges of this string but they are not available at TW. You might look at a Sports store in the *******.
     
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    Oops, my bad. It is only made in 16 gauge.
     
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  17. Muppet

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    Thanks Ramon. That sounds awesome.
     
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  18. nikkhasnis

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    Have ordered a bunch of packets of Yonex Tour Super 850 Pro and Hexy fiber. Will give the recommendations a good. As long as they don't mess up my elbow, I have nothing to lose :)
     
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  19. Jamesm182

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    On a side note i had quite bad GE recently and found that adding weight to my racket really helped . I put a leather grip on and added 5 g of lead and elbow pain has completley gone. Im using Poly strings at 52lbs. For example Cyclone tour is meant to be really comfortable for a poly and was still giving me a lot of pain. Im now playing with normal cyclone at 52lbs which is stiffer , and no pain at all
     
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