What strings do I need?

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  1. myke232

    myke232 New User

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    If poly causes tennis elbow, I don't want those...

    Nat. gut is too expensive...

    I guess synthetic gut then is the way to go...

    What's up with the Multifilament, maybe that is what I should go with...
     
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  2. PGlock

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    Multiflilaments are in general softer and easier on the arm and can provide good ball control, feel and power.

    What do you currently use and what do you like/dislike about it?
     
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  3. LeeD

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    Simple answer to a simple question.
    Low tensions, any string. Low tension, like around 40 FORTY, no matter what the racket recommendations tell you.
     
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  4. myke232

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    I've recently had synthetic gut and poly. The sg (52#) moved around a lot, felt decent enough I guess though; the poly (53#), i love how it doesn't move around at all, fells good, maybe i feel it a tad more in the elbow, but hard to say.

    I am also changing racquets very soon too...

    Interesting. Although 40 seems a bit extreme to me, not sure if i'd do that, although it would be cool to see what that felt like...
     
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  5. myke232

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    More softer and easier than SG?
     
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  6. PGlock

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    Yes, more than syn gut on all accounts. There are many good quality multifilaments in the low to mid price range that would give you an idea whether you liked them without breaking the bank.
     
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  7. Ramon

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    Low tension poly didn't work for me...even went down to 30. It starts out soft but after a few hours it feels like poly again. The strings that I know are arm-friendly to me are natural gut, multifilament and solid core synthetic gut, and Zyex (ie. Ashaway Monogut ZX.). With those strings, I can go as high as I want. The limitation is when it breaks while stringing.
     
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  8. LeeD

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    OP is obsessed with NOT getting tennis elbow problems.
    Would you recommend multi at 64 lbs.?
     
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    Absolutely! I'm talking from experience. On my ESP racquet I've got Mono ZX / Gamma Marathon at 66 lbs. If I go any higher they will break while stringing more often than not.
     
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  10. LeeD

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    There ya go..... 66 lbs for someone afraid of getting tennis elbow.......
     
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  11. myke232

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    Cool, sounds like a happy medium on all fronts. Definitely trying them next...

    Well, I wouldn't say obsessed...
     
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  12. The forehand

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    Can anybody offer a comparison between synthetic gut and multi filaments. Power level, playability,feel and durability.
     
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  13. MikeHitsHard93

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    If you haven't played with an ESP frame, then you have no clue what tension to use in that kind of string bed. Especially with full multi. Good god, that would be a launcher @ the LeeD special 40lbs! Lol
     
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    how high would the launch angle be??? Parallel to the frame?!? :lol:
     
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  15. MikeHitsHard93

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    Not to mention that if you have decent RHS, the strings would probably just explode. :twisted:
     
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