Searching for arm-friendly nonpoly spinny string setup-got TE-HELP!

Some people here are so knowledgeable and helpful and after having done a bit of reading on tennis strings/rackets threads, I am hoping to get some guidance. I really appreciate any advice here; my elbow is really talking to me and I really wanna get back out there.

Due to an unquestionable and recently worsening case of TE, I am now in the info. gathering stage of my search for a new setup. Like my signature says, I've been playing with an APD with MSV Focus Hex 1.18 at 52 lbs. for quite some time. I'm a strong 4.5+ type player and I have strong western grips--fh and bh--and use extreme topspin when hitting over the ball off both wings.

The elbow pain is mostly coming from my topspin bh, I'm pretty sure... I already know how the mechanics of my stroke puts undue pressure on my elbow joint and now at the age of 40 plus this colder weather (who knows), it is causing major TE pain.

I've experimented with hybrids and am familiar with many softer strings--synthetic guts & multis. I have never really like the feel of hybrids but am open-minded, if it doesn't hurt and it brings enough spin.

When I say that I use major topspin to bring the ball up and back down again, I'm not exaggerating and when I use synthetic guts or multis, the result is predictably that my topspin shots drop a foot or so out. These shots drop about a foot or two inside the baseline when using my copoly.

I currently don't string but I may have to start soon, as softer strings mean super short longevity, string movement, etc. So I am considering cost here and would much prefer to find a synthetic gut that offers maximum spin potential. I suppose eventually (if and when I start stringing my own) I would consider a multi or even a zyex as well as a synthetic gut.

As far as racket flex/stiffness, I will be getting an Yonex Ezone Ai 100, which seemed more comfortable and close in specs to the APD. That should help as well.

The info. on this message board is like gold and I appreciate in advance any help, comments, etc.
 

ricardo

Hall of Fame
Mains: Ashaway Dynamite 17/18 (Higher ball bite than many textured polys)
Crosses: Ashaway Monogut ZX 17 Natural (More slippery than many poly's)

Comfortable and spinny.
 

frank52

Semi-Pro
Double AR 666. A low-powered nylon that has as much control and spin as a poly.
Follow the recommendation on the package to string in the 48#-52# range.
This string is low powered even in a Babolat Pure Drive racket. May want to bump up the power by using syn gut or Ashaway Monogut ZX as the cross.
 

vandre

Hall of Fame
i've had pretty good luck getting spin out of this: http://www.tennis-warehouse.com/Yonex_Tour_Super_850_16_String/descpageACYONEX-ATG850.html i has a somewhat waxy coating.

i first tried it in an rds003 which had an ra of @70 and it was comfortable even in something that stiff. i've strung an rqis tour1 and a tour xl with it and i was able to get lots of spin out of it even in a smaller headsize. i did loosen the tension a couple of pounds going to the smaller headsize though.

good luck! i hope you find what works for you.
 

pasky76

New User
For excellent spin with a multifilament you have to choice:

1) Head Velocity MLT 16 black
2) Solinco X-Natural 16
 

KYHacker

Professional
Double AR 666. A low-powered nylon that has as much control and spin as a poly.
Follow the recommendation on the package to string in the 48#-52# range.
This string is low powered even in a Babolat Pure Drive racket. May want to bump up the power by using syn gut or Ashaway Monogut ZX as the cross.
This. Even better when partnered with gut mains. Gut/666 is powerful, comfortable, good feel, spin almost as good as full poly setup, and had good durability. I like Klip a Legend over Babolat as I like the crisper feel of the Klip.
 

Ben42

Semi-Pro
I've also been having some elbow issues (after a couple of years of APD use), so I've been trying a lot of different strings. The most comfortable set up I've found has been multi mains with a soft poly cross. It's really spinny and controlable but still easy on my elbow. The durability is awful, but if you string your own the cost isn't too bad.
 

jim e

Legend
How about using what you presently have since you like it, but string it at a much lower tension, like mid - low 40's .
 

Lukhas

Legend
As mentioned a few posts above this one, RIP Control or Hexy Fiber. Since they're fairly muted, they work well in crisp frames such as the APD.
 
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