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    Elbow Pain vs. Shoulder Pain - Help!

    Ok thanks.
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    Elbow Pain vs. Shoulder Pain - Help!

    You didn't change racquets, just changed the SW from 333 to 327 and your shoulder problems disappeared?
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    Elbow Pain vs. Shoulder Pain - Help!

    What racquet is the "GTour"?
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    Elbow Pain vs. Shoulder Pain - Help!

    I can't recall whether that was a slice serve in that screen grab or not. I have a pretty wicked slice 1st serve, but I only bring it out very occasionally, for more of a surprise. Have hit many aces with that serve, even though it usually isn't above 85 mph. Interestingly, the slice first serve...
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    Elbow Pain vs. Shoulder Pain - Help!

    I actually demo'd the Tour 100P several times and liked it quite a bit overall, though like most other racquets, it doesn't feel very stable or solid to me in comparison to the hammer that is the RF97A. It's also a quite different feel from the Phantom's. More comfy I think, and a bigger sweet spot.
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    Elbow Pain vs. Shoulder Pain - Help!

    I think I'm beginning to come to the same conclusion myself. I actually played pretty well with SG in my RF97A the few times I've tried it, just hate that it's not more durable.
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    Elbow Pain vs. Shoulder Pain - Help!

    Oh, so we're going straight to comparing my serve motion to the guy with basically the most efficient serve in the men's professional game? :):):). Not sure I can live up to that standard, though he is my tennis idol and I love to emulate his game or at least pretend to:). I do not have a very...
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    Elbow Pain vs. Shoulder Pain - Help!

    No I haven't measured the swing weight. I'm not actually sure how to do that. I did demo one of the Babolat Aero's 2 years ago, and I don't recall it hurting my *shoulder*, but I'm pretty sure my *elbow* didn't care for it much. Yeah, the Pro 100p has a very small sweet spot, but if I hit it...
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    Elbow Pain vs. Shoulder Pain - Help!

    I tried a set-up of Ashaway Kevlar mains and Zyex crosses in the RF97A about 2 years ago, and from a playability standpoint, I think that may possibly have been my most preferred string set-up I've tried yet. And *during my first match* with it, I don't recall feeling any elbow pain. But a...
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    Elbow Pain vs. Shoulder Pain - Help!

    I've tried a full bed of gut and I agree with you that it would likely make a huge difference for me, and I think I could string it high enough for control and could get halfway decent spin from it. However, the durability of a full bed of Gut with my spin game is something I just can't justify...
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    Elbow Pain vs. Shoulder Pain - Help!

    Here are some progressive screen captures of my service motion.
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    Elbow Pain vs. Shoulder Pain - Help!

    I do have video of my serve, but it's through Playsight, so can't post a link like youtube. I'll see if I can pull a few screen captures, don't know if that will help what you want to see or not.
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    Elbow Pain vs. Shoulder Pain - Help!

    I've played with both PPC (16) and Forten Sweet 16 quite a bit and they're very similar in durability but I like the feel and playability of the Forten better. Haven't tried the PPC 15 gauge. I demo'd the Volkl C10 and didn't like it. Had a lot of plowthrough and was very stable, but also felt...
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    Elbow Pain vs. Shoulder Pain - Help!

    Yes, on *paper*, you're correct, the Speedport should be stiffer than the RF97A. But I don't have the shoulder issues with the Speedport. Maybe it has to do with the ports being more forgiving? I did play with the Phantom's exclusively for several months before I went back to the RF97A...
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    Elbow Pain vs. Shoulder Pain - Help!

    When I demo'd the RF97A with Lux 4g in it, *that* hurt my elbow *and* my shoulder. But with my current Gut/Poly set-up, it really doesn't hurt my elbow, only my shoulder. The league I play in has Playsight on the courts and so I get a pretty good look at my serve technique when watching my...
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    Elbow Pain vs. Shoulder Pain - Help!

    Would I see an Orthopedist to have that checked out?
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    Elbow Pain vs. Shoulder Pain - Help!

    Interesting that you mention a longer stick. I think I demo'd 3 sticks that were longer than 27". One was the Yonex DR 98 Plus. I also demo'd the regular length DR 98, and while both of them felt pretty comfortable, they also both felt a little "rubbery" to me on impact. The 2nd one was the PK...
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    Elbow Pain vs. Shoulder Pain - Help!

    Stability is a huge thing for me, one of the reasons I love the RF97A so much. Think I'll definitely have to give the Clash 98 a demo. Thanks for the tip.
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    Elbow Pain vs. Shoulder Pain - Help!

    I can't remember 100% for sure but I think the Clash I demo'd was the 100. Is there really a lot of difference between that and the 98?
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    Elbow Pain vs. Shoulder Pain - Help!

    Well I'm not having elbow pain with the RF97A, but when I have it with some other racquets, it's more on the inside of my elbow. I don't do any lifting at the gym. Shoulder *mobility* is fine/normal. Only history of arm injury was a broken wrist when I was 13, which was 30 years ago. I'm...
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    Elbow Pain vs. Shoulder Pain - Help!

    I am glad to hear that and more interested to demo it now. I do not like a tight pattern for my topspin heavy game. I have had some "popping" off and on in the front of my shoulder that isn't especially painful, but I did some looking around on the web to see if I could figure out what it is...
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    Elbow Pain vs. Shoulder Pain - Help!

    I am definitely a baseliner, which is one of the reasons I really love the RF, because it is so solid and powerful that it allows me to hit winners from behind the baseline sometimes. I'm not that great at the net and so I don't venture in much unless it's a wide open court for me to hit my...
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    Elbow Pain vs. Shoulder Pain - Help!

    I actually have excellent technique, and I don't have arm problems with all racquets (just the ones I really like the best for performance), so in my case, I think it really is the gear that is the issue.
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    Elbow Pain vs. Shoulder Pain - Help!

    Good to hear about the spin capabilities. My Prince Phantom Pro 100 and Pro 100p don't tire me out (even though they are quite heavy as I have them leaded up), but they're not as easy on my elbow as you'd think with their flexy RA, or at least that is the case with any poly strings, even just...
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    Elbow Pain vs. Shoulder Pain - Help!

    I am not familiar with that model, though I did demo a few different PK's a couple years ago and thought they were "ok", but nothing particularly stood out. I'll add the model you mentioned to my list to demo, thanks. I've got Gut/Poly in mine right now, and that's the set-up that is giving me...
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    Elbow Pain vs. Shoulder Pain - Help!

    When I demo'd the RF97A from TW a few years ago, it came strung up with a full bed of Lux 4G. I absolutely loved the control it gave me and I absolutely hated what it did to both my elbow and my shoulder.
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    Elbow Pain vs. Shoulder Pain - Help!

    Are you talking about the Graphene 360+ Gravity Pro, 18x20? I don't have much familiarity with Head racquets. Not too much a fan of the tight string patterns, either. Have you tried any of the 16x20 variants of that racquet? I play with a lot of spin in my game and like the more open patterns...
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    Elbow Pain vs. Shoulder Pain - Help!

    Yep, I totally follow you there, that's my issue as well. I love the plow of the RF but previously when I've tried lighter racquets I have for the most part been disappointed in the plowthrough. But after playing Gut/Poly in the RF, I feel it in my upper bicep, back of my shoulder (delt's), and...
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    Elbow Pain vs. Shoulder Pain - Help!

    I have demo'd some previous versions of the Blade, and also the Clash, but not this version of the Blade. I didn't fall in love with the Clash. How is the stability and the plow-through of the v7? Those are 2 things I absolutely love about the RF97A that I would hate to give up.
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    Elbow Pain vs. Shoulder Pain - Help!

    For a couple years now I've been attempting to find what is apparently the unicorn racquet for me: one that doesn't hurt my shoulder or my elbow with strings that allow me to have the performance I want, in a racquet that has the feel that I want. I've demo'd a bunch of different racquets and...
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