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TimeToPlaySets 09-15-2012 03:04 PM

Restringing a 1990s Dunlop Tour Revelation. Gut? Elbow help? Tension?
Just started playing tennis again, and looking to make new highs past 3.0. However, the elbow is killing me this time around. Yes, I am going to get lessons and change my swing entirely to address this, if need be.
Right now, I'm open stance and all arms. That said, I still want a racket/string combo that doesn't make things any worse.

My first racket is a 2006 era Head Liquidmetal Radical Oversize (107) that got restrung at 52 lbs. This thing has a 58 flex rating, so I think this is a very decent combo for the elbow.

In the 1990s, I used a Dunlop Tour Revelation, which I loved. I found the same racket for $30 online, and plan to get it restrung. This racket has the maximum rating for "control" labelled on the neck, so I assume it's flexible. Good. Next, I can afford whatever string I need. Should I get gut? Should I try to go to 48 or 50, to be safe? I can adjust my swing to whatever the racket shoots the ball out. The local store chrages $25 for a basic Syn Gut-17 Duraflex Prince set of strings. What ballpark price can I expect for top of the line GUT?

Any other general thoughts on this matter? I am also reading the entire archives of this string subforum next.

TimeToPlaySets 12-14-2012 10:33 AM

I have restrung the racket with Wilson Stamina 16g. @ 58lbs. I will report back.

fortun8son 12-15-2012 02:16 AM

Oh man. You can afford anything and your elbow hurts so you went with Stamina??!!
Why, oh why?:confused:
You could've at least gone with Sensation for $5 more.

TimeToPlaySets 12-16-2012 07:36 AM

The strings were chosen by my friend who has a large roll of it. They are probably HIS string of choice, and he's a 5.0+. I should have bought my own string, you're right.

fortun8son 12-16-2012 10:10 PM

The only thing good about Stamina is it's durability.
You'll probably pay over $60 for premium gut.
Since you have the $$, go with a premium multi like NXT, Xcel, Biphase, or Gamma Pro. $32ish at the shop?

corbind 12-17-2012 12:47 AM

Is it worth $60 to you to get rid of most of your arm pain? If so get Wilson natural gut in both the mains and crosses. There is nothing better than gut for comfort -- but it is expensive so you have to decide what your health is worth spending.

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