Hybrids for elbow comfort

SinneGOAT

Hall of Fame
Hi everyone, I’m going to be trying some hybrids to help protect my elbow from pain and soften it up. I’m leading towards the multi/syn gut in the mains for more comfort and poly cross, or even full bed multi. I’m going to try gosen OG sheep micro, head velocity, head sonic pro and lynx, Kirschbaum pro line 2. I’m going to try the OG sheep micro/velocity main at 50-52 and poly cross at 46. What should I expect? Will
This give me adequate comfort, and should I give poly mains a try, or would it be too stiff?
 

eah123

Rookie
Only your elbow can tell if it’s soft enough. For me personally, when I got tennis elbow playing with hybrid GOSM / Volkl Cyclone, I went to full multi with Pros Pro superior gut at 60#. But after a couple of months I tried full bed of Volkl Cyclone Tour 16 at 50# and was surprised how soft it was - as soft as full multi. So this is my regular string now and I don’t have any fear for TE from playing with it.
 
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weelie

Semi-Pro
My main axe has Crossfire ZX with tension differential (27kg/19kg). The spare has Kirschbaum pl2 (24kg/23kg). Just bought another, it was already freshly strung with Wilson Revolve 16, plays well, but the Crossfire is more comfortable.

I use two overgrips, I think it make the ride more comfy. Also always add weight to the grip.
 

rv75

Rookie
I had a really bad case of GE that lasted over a year. I eventually had to do a Tenex procedure which really helped. After that I switched to the Clash 100 to see if it would help my arm. Everything I thru at it was initially comfortable. However, I've been playing 3 to 4 times a week. I recently strung one of my racquets with Hyper G 16 mains and Mayami Tour Hex crosses at 48 lbs. My elbow started bothering me. I just tried the hybrid package of VS Touch 17 @ 52 lbs/RPM Blast 17 @46 lbs. Played once with it and can't believe the comfort it provided me. No pain at all. It's like hitting with a pillow. Here's my problem now, this combo is way too powerful. I was having trouble controlling my shots. I'm hoping I can get used to it. My next option will be to string the VS Touch tighter which I'm slightly concerned about. The Clash 100 likes to be strung at low tensions. Good luck
 

SinneGOAT

Hall of Fame
I had a really bad case of GE that lasted over a year. I eventually had to do a Tenex procedure which really helped. After that I switched to the Clash 100 to see if it would help my arm. Everything I thru at it was initially comfortable. However, I've been playing 3 to 4 times a week. I recently strung one of my racquets with Hyper G 16 mains and Mayami Tour Hex crosses at 48 lbs. My elbow started bothering me. I just tried the hybrid package of VS Touch 17 @ 52 lbs/RPM Blast 17 @46 lbs. Played once with it and can't believe the comfort it provided me. No pain at all. It's like hitting with a pillow. Here's my problem now, this combo is way too powerful. I was having trouble controlling my shots. I'm hoping I can get used to it. My next option will be to string the VS Touch tighter which I'm slightly concerned about. The Clash 100 likes to be strung at low tensions. Good luck
I wish I could buy gut whenever I wanted, I used it for a summer and it was the best string setup I’ve ever used with big banger original in the crosses. So soft and did everything in my blade 18/20.
 

Yamin

Semi-Pro
Based on your play style in your signature I'd say try full bed velocity first before going on a spending spree.

Pro line is not a soft string so that may not be a best choice.

Sonic Pro and Lynx shouldn't be a problem in the mains but obviously hard to assess without knowing what condition your arm is in.
 

irulan

Rookie
Hi everyone, I’m going to be trying some hybrids to help protect my elbow from pain and soften it up. I’m leading towards the multi/syn gut in the mains for more comfort and poly cross, or even full bed multi. I’m going to try gosen OG sheep micro, head velocity, head sonic pro and lynx, Kirschbaum pro line 2. I’m going to try the OG sheep micro/velocity main at 50-52 and poly cross at 46. What should I expect? Will
This give me adequate comfort, and should I give poly mains a try, or would it be too stiff?
Gosen OGSM is excellent for comfort while still being quite crisp and controlled. I would drop the poly altogether until your elbow heals completely. If you want to go even further down the comfort route, get the thinnest gauge strings you can, say OGSM 18 and Velocity 17.
 
Same as you.
Terrible GE during month and months.
I did prolotherapy (one session), i cut the big banger original and now playing with Velocity main 54 lbs/ luxilon element crosses at 50 lbs and it's perfect ! Love the feel, the spin, not the durability, but now able to play everyday
 
From the hybrids I tried, by far my favorite is Kevlar/ZX. Second is Crossfire ZX, but definitely not as good as Kev/ZX.

For a more traditional combo, BHS7T/Velocity was OK.

And definitely not a fan of the multi/poly hybrids. Maybe I didn't have the right multi or tension differential but Velocity mains was poop with a couple of polys I tried.
 

FIRETennis

Professional
I had a really bad case of GE that lasted over a year. I eventually had to do a Tenex procedure which really helped. After that I switched to the Clash 100 to see if it would help my arm. Everything I thru at it was initially comfortable. However, I've been playing 3 to 4 times a week. I recently strung one of my racquets with Hyper G 16 mains and Mayami Tour Hex crosses at 48 lbs. My elbow started bothering me. I just tried the hybrid package of VS Touch 17 @ 52 lbs/RPM Blast 17 @46 lbs. Played once with it and can't believe the comfort it provided me. No pain at all. It's like hitting with a pillow. Here's my problem now, this combo is way too powerful. I was having trouble controlling my shots. I'm hoping I can get used to it. My next option will be to string the VS Touch tighter which I'm slightly concerned about. The Clash 100 likes to be strung at low tensions. Good luck
Try the gut at 55lbs and the RPM at 50lbs
 
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