I have a set of Iso-Cream... What should I do with it?

HunterST

Hall of Fame
#1
My regular set up is Solinco Tourbite/ Tourna BHS at 48/45. I'm recovering from some very minor golfer's elbow, so I've been looking for a softer set up.

I used Tour bite mains with Synth gut cross and it was fine, but it just doesn't last long enough. Some suggested a soft poly like cream might hold up better than the synth gut. I'm starting to wonder if the tourbite will saw through the cream quick as well, though. It made me wonder if I should give full bed cream a try.

What do you think? Hybrid with TB or full bed? I'm sure full bed cream would last longer, but I love the bite of the shaped string.
 

HunterST

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#3
Why not put the syn in the main and the cream in the cross? Like a poor man's gut/poly.

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Afraid that wouldn't give me enough bite. My favorite set up is fully poly with a shaped string in the mains. I'm just trying to find a softer version to let my arm heal up.
 

HunterST

Hall of Fame
#5
Ok, then I would do the cream full bed at your reg tension.

Thinking the TB might be the cause of the elbow issues.
Funny enough, the elbow issues seemed to correlate with using hyper-G. I have used tour bite for about 3 years and never had any issues. I decided to try out hyper G in the fall and the elbow started hurting.

That also came with me playing way less, so I'm thinking the elbow lost some conditioning and probably wasn't the hyper G per se.

Either way, you're right that TB probably isn't soft enough to help in the recovery.
 
#6
Funny enough, the elbow issues seemed to correlate with using hyper-G. I have used tour bite for about 3 years and never had any issues. I decided to try out hyper G in the fall and the elbow started hurting.

That also came with me playing way less, so I'm thinking the elbow lost some conditioning and probably wasn't the hyper G per se.

Either way, you're right that TB probably isn't soft enough to help in the recovery.
Fall is a season when string beds that were friendly in early September turn solid by the end of October, due to the temperature drop. You may be able to keep the Tour Bite if you re-string at a few pounds lower. Or maybe you do need to switch to a softer setup for the winter.
 
#7
Fall is a season when string beds that were friendly in early September turn solid by the end of October, due to the temperature drop. You may be able to keep the Tour Bite if you re-string at a few pounds lower. Or maybe you do need to switch to a softer setup for the winter.
I know my Ashaway Kevlar is in dry dock for at least another 6 weeks.

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Znak

Semi-Pro
#8
Why not put the syn in the main and the cream in the cross? Like a poor man's gut/poly.

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I second this. Or even cream in the mains, syn in the crosses. Either way cream isn't going to give you the bite you're looking for... But comfort should take priority if you're serious about healing.

I also developed twinges with TB, not going back to that string anytime soon
 
#11
Hybrid it with gut mains so you never have to worry about your arm "healing up". Don't understand why rec players are willing to wreck their arms for a wee bit of better performance.

Try to beat your opponents with footwork and brains and not sacrificing your arm.
 
#12
My regular set up is Solinco Tourbite/ Tourna BHS at 48/45. I'm recovering from some very minor golfer's elbow, so I've been looking for a softer set up.

I used Tour bite mains with Synth gut cross and it was fine, but it just doesn't last long enough. Some suggested a soft poly like cream might hold up better than the synth gut. I'm starting to wonder if the tourbite will saw through the cream quick as well, though. It made me wonder if I should give full bed cream a try.

What do you think? Hybrid with TB or full bed? I'm sure full bed cream would last longer, but I love the bite of the shaped string.
Definitely Hybrid with tourbite. you will get the best result like that
 
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