Tecnifibre X-One biphase, Prince Synthetic Gut, or Wilson Sensation?

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  1. h34d

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    hey guys i have a tournament real soon in under 2 weeks and recently my arm has been killing me due the factor of my strings ive been using Luxilon ALU 16 g and plus my racket is very stiff therefore leading to my arm to hurt and i looked over and saw these strings technifibre x-one biphase, synthetic gut, or wilson sensation, which one is the best concerning that i have a western grip for forehand and i usually hang around on the baseline PLZ any help immediately will be greatly appreciated. :D
     
  2. Lleyton Hewitt

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    according to this board people seem x-one and psg are the better....psg suppose to be world most popular synthetic string although x-one biphase is highly rates on these boards.
     
  3. Lleyton Hewitt

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    if u want a more durable prince syn gut there prince org syn gut duraflex.
     
  4. nalbandian_fan

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    tecnifibre X-One biophase is the softest and most arm-friendly of the three you just mentioned, followed by Wilson Sensation and then Prince Synthetic Gut.

    Since you still have 2 weeks before your tournament, I would do a hybrid with Luxilon ALU power on the mains and tecnifibre x-one biophase on the crosses, this way you will still have the control and spin potential of ALU Power, and the biophase will soften up the stringbed.
     
  5. TennisProPaul

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    x 1 with string savers
     
  6. h34d

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    the only problem is that in my local tennis shop they do not carry half set of Luxilon ALU n Biphase 1 so should i just go with a full biphase or pay more for half? and also im not a quick string breaker so i dont there is an issue with durability
     
  7. TennisProPaul

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    x 1 then and still use a few string savers to keep the strings from moving around

    ok dawgggggggggggg??????????

    bring it.

    serve it up

    slam it

    fist pump

    then repeat
     
  8. nalbandian_fan

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    you could do what tennispropaul is telling you to do, but im reccomending ALU mains and x-1 biophase crosses so that your racquet will play similar to your current setup but with a softer feel for your arm.

    I would pay more for half, but then make sure they give you the rest of the string so that next time you get your racquet strung, you'll only pay for labor.
     
  9. Bogie

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    id go with wilson sensation. you know itd be easier if you made a poll so you can see what is the most recommended. that might make it easier to decide.
     
  10. siow_a

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    Whatever you decided, you may need to lower the tension.

    The Sensation is the softest. Bi-phase plays closest to gut(Crisp). PSG w/ duraflex is a good string (can be quite firm if strung too high--- I personally prefer it over the other two which you listed).

    if your arm hurts..better skip the tournament and play another day until your injury heals. It is not worth reinjuring your arm again and again. Even the pros take time off due to injuries. I'm recoverying from TE since last Labor day. Just an opinion...Good Luck
     
  11. h34d

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    sorri if this will help you guys help me but im using an aerocontrol plus ???
     
  12. siow_a

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    I played with that frame before...It is one stiff frame. Before I got TE, I could barely play with that racquet for more than an 30 minutes. I had go back to the LM Radical.

    Try a softer string...The Wilson Sensation(But it looses tension too easily for me).

    I think there is another thread on soft string....There are some nice alternate strings you could look at. Good Luck.
     
  13. armand

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    Going from full Alu to X-1 Biphase? That's quite the radical change, I think it would be totally different and quite hard to adjust to.

    So, why not try a soft poly like Topspin Cyberflash or SPPPPPP?
     
  14. siow_a

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    I played with Luxilon then Promix(soft polly) and it killed my arm too. Poly long term is not the best solution for arm problems....It is just not my opinion.

    Do a search on the the forum...there are tons of great suggestions for alleviating arm problems including exercise, string, racquet, swingweight,...

    Judge for yourself what would work best....
     
  15. Davai

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    I don't understand how you would pay more for hybrids if you buy two full priced sets. The second stringing should be free in that case. You can also try Prince's Tour Blend - pre packaged hybrid.
     
  16. h34d

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    wait is biphase considered soft enough or should i got for PSG or just sensation?
     
  17. Valjean

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    Your choice, h34d, should be rest as siow_a says--and a full natural gut job when you gradually return to play.

    Anybody recommending a poly in any form to you at this point is doing you a major disservice.
     
  18. TennisProPaul

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    exactly, shame on you poly pushers.

    x-1 and string savers and your arm will thank me

    do it or your arm dies
     
  19. h34d

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    ya but im still young im 18 years old and i think TE is temporary because after i iced it, the pain goes away and now im working out my forearms but still i have a tourney coming up and i have to get ready
     
  20. h34d

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    ok this is what im thinking Pro Hurricane on the mains and Prince synthethic gut w/ duraflex on the crosses??? what do you guys advise my tension?
     
  21. nalbandian_fan

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    perfect, go 5-6 pounds lower than u had alu power at. i would advise prince original synthetic gut on the crosses though, itll soften it up more.
     
  22. h34d

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    nalbandian how bout the tension for the synthetic gut..because i dont break strings reall often either
     
  23. Valjean

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    All the same, I'd seek competent medical advice now, whether you have a tournament or not.
     
  24. siow_a

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    "All the same, I'd seek competent medical advice now, whether you have a tournament or not."


    At 18 you may think you are invincible... Changing strings is only part of the solution (Pro Hurricane is not going to be any better for your arm). Get some medical attention. There will be health consequences to playing through this pain. You've received some sound advise from many folks who really care about helping players like yourself continue with this sports. Get some medical advise! I know players who skip tournaments because they injured their ankle/arm and he was a 6 feet tall and 16 year old player! Unless your Agassi(who I recall left game for an injured wrist..ditto for Clisters...Capriati Shoulder). Go to the Health/Fitness forum and post a new topic there. There are some guys/gals that can give you more sound health advise there. Do yourself a favor. Good Luck on whatever you decide.
     
  25. dufferok

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    Buy the Prince Synthetic Gut w/ Duraflex and the Tecnifibre X-One Biophase. String up your racket with the PSG first and play a few matches with it or until it breaks. This will be your standard to test other strings from.

    Now string up your racket with the Tecnifibre X-One Biophase. Since this string is a multi-filament string, you will notice a softer string bed (compared to PSG) and notice an increase in power due to the spring like effect that multi-filament strings have.

    My comments from testing both strings

    PSG w/ Duraflex - Good all-around string with good control, does not add any extra power. You bring the proper swing mechanics, this string does all the rest. Breaks after 2-3 matches.

    Tecnifibre X-One Biophase - More of a springy string bed feel, provides more grip on the ball than PSG; therefore, more spin. Very durable string due to the multi-filament construction. Took 6-7 matches to break...however, the string lost tension fast, even with pre-stretching. After 3 matches I was hitting with a string bed that was at least 12-15 pounds under what I had strung it at. Not cool.

    Conclusion: I went with PSG w/ Duraflex. For the price and what you get, you really can't complain. Tecnifibre's string has a great feel but added too much power and lost tension quick...plus it's costly.
     
  26. dufferok

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    As for your tennis elbow, get one of the braces that fits around your forearm just below the elbow. Wear it during play and when lifting weights or any other activity that puts strain on your elbow. It will help out tremendously and help the swelling in the area reduce and allow the body to heal itself over time.

    I had the same problem. Used the brace switched from a 12.2 ounce racket to an 11.2 ounce racket. After 6 months, problem went away.
     
  27. h34d

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    thanks people im just resting these days so my arm can get some rest, and i bought a brace around my arm when i do jump ropes or running thanks for the thought
     
  28. nalbandian_fan

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    either the same as the pro hurricane, or 1-2 pounds lower to increase the size of your sweet spot.

    and for your tennis elbow, take some anti-inflammatory like advil and give it complete rest for about a week.. and you should be fine.

    If thats not enough and the pain is still there, go see a doctor, but remember one thing. Do not take any kind of steroid injection aka cortizone shots. These will only relieve the pain temporarily and will do tons of damage to your elbow on the long run. My dad is a doctor and he says its ridiculous how blindly and irresponsibly some doctors give their patients steroid injections for tennis elbow, when research and patient trials clearly show that they do far more harm than good.
     
  29. Volkl_Tennis11

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    Definately X-1 Biphase. I used to use PSG with Duraflex, but I started to get TE. I switched to that about a week before a tournament, and I played well. I don't have TE anymore, and X-1 is a great string.

    Hope this helps.
     
  30. Kevo

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    Sensation 17 at the lower end of your frames tension range will be the softest. It won't last all that long though, so you will want to have your frame restrung right before the tournament. Next best bet would be Sensation 16 at the lower end of the range. X-one for me was way too powerful and not nearly as good as Sensation, but I was using it at mid range tension. It may be ok at the lower end, but nothing I've read makes me eager to go pay the $15 to try it out again. Fibergel Power 16 is soft at almost any tension, and more durable than sensation. Same price as well so that may be a good alternative.
     
  31. HappyLefty

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    X1 Biphase.
    One of the best multi string I´ve tried.
     
  32. int3rsc0p3

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    Technifibre X-One Biphase is great! Honestly, if one were to blindfold me, I would not be able to tell the difference between this and gut.
     

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