Switch to Poly in the Crosses?

Discussion in 'Strings' started by joletzring, Sep 14, 2008.

  1. joletzring

    joletzring New User

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    For the past 6 weeks or so, I have been using Topspin Cyberflash in the main strings and Technifibre NRG2 in the crosses.

    Recently I have noticed I am suffering from a little bit of elbow pain and shoulder pain. Do you think switching the Cyberflash to the crosses and putting the NRG2 in the mains might make a big difference? I don't want to get rid of the poly altogether, because I like the control and access to spin that it gives. Any suggestions?
     
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  2. T10s747

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    You could try lowering the tension 2 lbs.
     
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  3. vndesu

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    what kind of racket are you using?
     
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  4. smirker

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    Try Cyberpower instead of Cyberflash. Softer string. Putting the NRg in the mains will drastically reduce the life of the string.
     
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  5. McLovin

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    On the recommendation of people here, I bought a package of Cyberflash (17L) and mixed it w/ Natural Gut. I put the Gut in the mains and the Cyberflash in the crosses. I strung it @ 56 in a Fischer M-Comp, and after 4 sets of doubles, I'm sold.

    Nice combination of pop, feel & control. I may raise the tension up a lb or two, but that's it. No arm problems, but I am coming from a Kevlar/Gut combination, so I guess this is like playing w/ a pillow by comparison.

    I'm also paying attention to durability. If this lasts for 4 more sets of singles, I may even go to 17g gut (16g is in there now). I'm a big fan of thin strings.
     
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  6. joletzring

    joletzring New User

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    follow up

    The racquet is an older Wilson Prostaff 7.1 MP. I know I could drop the tension a couple of pounds. I was looking for something a little more creative than that. I may try putting the Cyberflash in the crosses and see how it feels.
     
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