soft, arm-friendly string for ProKennex Pro 7G

Discussion in 'Strings' started by heninfan, Aug 14, 2009.

  1. heninfan

    heninfan New User

    Jul 15, 2009
    I'm switching to the ProKennex Pro 7G to try not to aggravate tennis elbow. I've found the Pro 7G to have good combination of power and control. I'm considering strings and am looking for soft, arm-friendly string. I intend to have the racquet strung at a tension of 58. I typically don't break strings and don't replace strings often. I've been playing with Wilson Sensation 16 for over a year. I probably will go with 17 gauge. A few strings I'm considering:

    Technifibre TGV 17 (stiffness 169; tension loss 14.69)
    Technifibre NRG 2 17 (stiffness 190; tension loss 9.55)
    Gamma Live XP 17 (stiffness 191; tension loss 12.35)

    Thanks for any advice. I'll continue to look at others' posts too.
  2. shell

    shell Professional

    Nov 8, 2007
    Heninfan, I've not played the 7G, but I have the 5G. If you are not a string breaker, and want the ultimate in arm comfort, you might consider a full set of gut. It is more expensive, but won't go dead or lose alot of tension. If you are recovering from, or trying to play through, tennis elbow, it could well be worth a little extra money.

    A full set of NRG2 also feels very nice on this frame. I've not tried the TGV. I thought the Gamma felt more crisp than NRG2, but is a nice string also.
  3. scotus

    scotus G.O.A.T.

    Jul 5, 2005
    When I was recovering from TE, I used Babolat VS Gut in the mains and Isospeed Professional on the cross on my PK 7G. Hard to beat that combo for arm-friendliness.
  4. Tennis Dunce

    Tennis Dunce Semi-Pro

    Feb 2, 2009
    I've got to echo the sentiments on NG. A match made in heaven with the Pro Kinetic series. Although I cross with NXT so I can gut up 2 sticks (both 5g's).
  5. Cfidave

    Cfidave Professional

    Apr 4, 2004
    I play with the 7G. If you want to go the synthetic multi route I would highly recomend Pro Supex Maximum Touch. Great string for the price ($8.00). Plays soft, very much like NRG2. It is a very good match for the Pro 7G. I use it in a Hybrid with MSV Focus Hex in the Mains and the Pro Supex in the crosses. Very nice spin, power & comfort hybrid.... or you could do the whole racquet with Maximum Touch and have a nice comfortable setup for half the price of NRG2.
    Last edited: Aug 15, 2009
  6. Steve Huff

    Steve Huff Legend

    Feb 11, 2004
    If you're willing to shell out $15/set, I'd get a set of Klip Legend at $27 and a set of a 17g synthetic for about $3. Put the gut in the mains. String the synthetic in the crosses at 3# lower tension. It will play like gut at about the price of a good multi. You will like it and your arm will be very appreciative of your good sense.
  7. netman

    netman Hall of Fame

    Feb 19, 2004
    I second this setup. I tried full gut and this same hybrid and actually preferred the hybrid as it had better control for me.
  8. schenkelini

    schenkelini Semi-Pro

    Sep 2, 2008
    Chino. CA
    My favorite setup in the 7G is Black Magic in the mains and Gosen micro in the crosses at 56/58 both in 17g. It is easy on the arm and offers a lot of control.
  9. The_Question

    The_Question Hall of Fame

    Dec 30, 2008
    Towson, MD
    I recommend natural gut as well. Titan Natural Gut is not flash like Babolat, Prince, or Wilson, but it is cheap and worth a try...

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