Tennis elbow with KSix tour 90

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  1. pd9000

    pd9000 New User

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    Hi,

    I have been playing with the Wilson KSix Tour 90 and experiencing some elbow pain with this racquet. I am plenty strong and my swing speed is fast, I am not sure why I am getting a pain in my elbow with this racquet. If I use a Babolat aero storm tour (almost as heavy) I have no pain at all.. Could it be the strings or the leather grip on the wilson? (since the grip is not very soft, I might be gripping it too tightly?)

    I am just confused because I really like the Wilson Ksix 90 and I want to be able to use it pain-free..

    I understand that technique is most likely the cause but my swing is pretty fast and solid so I'm not sure.. Would a vibration dampener help at all?

    Thank you
     
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  2. baek57

    baek57 Professional

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    you dont specify which strings you use. arm friendliness of strings in ranking order is gut, multi, synthetic, poly, kevlar. change your strings or lower your tension. dampeners do not help.
     
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  3. pd9000

    pd9000 New User

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    Hi,

    I use:

    Wilson nxt tour 17 @ 55 lbs with the Wilson KSix One tour 90 = elbow pain

    Babolat Aerostorm Tour with Babolat Xcel Power string @ 57 lbs = no pain at all

    Do you think it could be the string? I'm changing the grip to a more comfortable one, comparable to the babolat grip, I think that should help some..

    Thank you
     
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  4. nadal&roddickfan

    nadal&roddickfan New User

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    IMO, you should have a dampener on ur racquet. It might just be a psychological thing, but whenever I hit without a dampener, I feel tense in my forearm muscle. Other than that, there really is no connection with TE and dampeners, because Dampeners filter out some string vibration, where racquet vibration is the cause of TE. By the way, I suggest maybe switching your leather grip. Synthetic grips absorb shock much better than leather, whereas leather is the exact opposite, it transfers more shock to you, which also gives you more feedback.
     
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  5. Fedace

    Fedace Banned

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    Get rid of the wilson and just go with Babolat. K90 has very high swingweight and it is prone to tennis elbow if your swing is not perfect every time. Also if you use dead balls alot in practice or very long mathc, that can do it too.
     
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  6. andreh

    andreh Professional

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    I played with the original pro staff for years. Then I switched to the K90 and six months later I find myself with a very bad case of chronic elbow pain. Was it the racquet? Don't know, but one must wonder.

    12 months hence and I am still not fully recovered.

    Static weight, swing weight is very high. It's also not as flexible as it could be. Small headsize might give you a lot of off center hits as well unless you are a high level player.

    Edit: I always use gut
    I'm dropping the K90 when I am recovered.
     
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  7. Japanese Maple

    Japanese Maple Semi-Pro

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    The high stiffness of the racquet is most likely causing your elbow pain. If you lower the tension of the strings and still have pain than it is definitely the stiffness of the racquet causing the pain. Swingweight, and overall weight has little to do with elbow pain if your technique is sound. In fact, a heavier racquet will absorb more shock and put less stress on the elbow. Years ago, I switched from Wilson 6.1 classic to the hyper carbon 6.1 and immediately experienced elbow pain due to the stiffness of the hyper carbon. When I got rid of the hyper carbon the pain went away.
     
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  8. albino smurf

    albino smurf Professional

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    Bino loves the K90. Sell me yours.
     
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