Softening up the stringbed

Discussion in 'Strings' started by njjohan, May 7, 2010.

  1. njjohan

    njjohan Rookie

    Jul 22, 2007
    Cambridge, UK
    Usually I string with Signum Pro Poly Plasma at 60lbs but last time I was at the stringers, they were out and they suggested Luxilon Alu Power Spin, again at 60lbs. While I am enjoying the results of this string on my play - I am able to swing hard a lot more confidently than before - the results for my shoulder are not so good. What are my options here, would stringing with a multi/ luxilon hybrid solve this problem or are there less abrasive strings that still allow for this degree of control?
  2. Aerogel

    Aerogel New User

    Apr 25, 2010
    New Jersey
    Yes, hybriding the luxilon with a syngut or multi will soften up the string bed and might get rid of your arm pain
    you could possibly try a better dampener first
  3. scotus

    scotus G.O.A.T.

    Jul 5, 2005
    It is always a compromise.

    You can try a hybrid with a softer string, but it will lower the control.

    Ultimately you want to settle for a setup with the best control that your arm can handle.
  4. markmdfw

    markmdfw Rookie

    May 30, 2006
    Vs / pro hurricane hybrid is nice, it worked wonders on my racket, completely different feeling than kgut or livewire pro.
    I am sure you can find something cheaper and better than that hybrid but its really good for me! I am anxious to try other hybrids with some form of gut. Love the pocketing and feel and spin.

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