Originally Posted by BLB
I am the same age as Mac and I can tell you from experience that poly is hard on our middle-aged elbows. Gut works for Mac and poly/Luxilon does not for feel reasons too. Not many players in our age group are going to be happy using Poly or Lux in my opinion. It is just too hard on our body. The hybrid string jobs help to soften it some, but not completely.
I am a 1-2 years older than Mac and I really like gut/poly or multi/poly or syn gut/poly hybrids are moderately low tensions around 52 on the mains and 48 on the poly cross. I had some pain at higher tensions but it plays with excellent control at the lower tensions - poly adds a lot of spin and control.