Nblade + Lux BB alu power rough mid tension = beutiful soft/buttery feel
I did the comparative test and those worm vibe dampeners don't do a thing. The simple O dampener is the best and even a simple rubber band knot around the two central strings takes all vibration away. I tested it and there is no doubt about it for me. The worm dampener is just a useless gizmo, it does not filter out the vibration.One more thing to think about...you might try one of those worm vibe dampeners. They make the strangest feel, like dead and no feel. It might help your wrist. I don't have an arm problem, but have found I really like the weird feel and dull sound.
Good to hear that things are finally on the mend. That was a tough list of injuries!Well, I'm headed on the right track now. I just kept doing the exercises on right wrist working through the pain and it's finally healed up and I'm not having any problems anymore. I've been to the doctor with everything else. Apparently I have a shoulder impingement which is what's causing the shoulder problems. The left wrist was a strained tendon. The knee problem is from the ACL surgery when they cut on the patella tendon. So far it hasn't helped on the shoulder and I'm going back in tomorrow and will be starting PT on the knee then too. The doctor recommended physical therapy for all of the above. The wrist/elbow strengthening is something I would recommend to any serious tennis player or those who just have to play with poly or kevlar strings. As far as comfortable rackets go, the two current rackets that I would recommend would be the Pro Kennex Type C Redondo 98 if you're looking for control and the Head Microgel Radical OS if you're looking for power. I'd like to try the Boris Becker 11 Mid someday, but it looked like it might be tougher on the shoulder than the other two. Natural gut is definitely the way to go....well worth the $$$. I've found that I like a hybrid of natural gut on the mains and Laserfibre LaserTour on the crosses. I'm selling all the rackets that I've bought and ended up not sticking with. There are some extremely arm friendly sticks on the list. I posted them on the forums at
http://tt.tennis-warehouse.com/showthread.php?t=221516 . Thanks to everybody who helped!
Well there is your problem....abandon the yard work!! It is bad for your tennis!and that's not even counting the injuries that I've already successfully recovered from
It's not quite as bad as it sounds though...I had just neglected going to the doctor for so long (and I went to a new orthopedist who was much more helpful)...so not all those injuries happened at once. That's pretty much just the sum of injuries over the last 6 years that I hadn't taken care of when it first happened. I'm convinced that the recent left wrist injury was partially from trying all these different rackets which resulted in a fair amount of mishit balls since I wasn't used to any of the rackets I was trying. Also, I was playing with a POG OS strung with synthetic gut at 62 lbs when it started which isn't very arm friendly to begin with mainly because of the strings, and the new tour version of the POG is actually fairly stiff and has some high frequency vibrations without the Babolat RVS dampener. I had been pushing it too hard doing yardwork too.
I'm glad too and I'll be ready for some local tournaments next year 8)