String Options for Burn 100CV

LOBALOT

Hall of Fame
A good friend asked me to restring his Wilson Burn 100 CV racquets for him.

He is about 6'5", a pretty decent flat hitting dubs player, and very quick/good at the net. He plays about 3-4 times a week during the winter and more frequently during the summer. About 10 years ago he had 2 bouts of tennis elbow that knocked him out of tennis for about a year each. However, he loves his Burn racquets and does not restring as frequently as he should... Somehow he has not had arm issues recently.

Someone was stringing him with RPM in the mains and natural gut in the crosses and I can continue with that but it seems like a waste. I suggested he try putting the softer string in the mains and as he had a pack of NXT tried putting that in the mains with Tourna Big Hitter Silver 17 in the crosses. We could then dial in a tension he likes and then put in gut.

He hated it! Feedback is that he just doesn't like the feel of softer strings in the mains.

So now I am at a loss and am seeking help on suggestions for a decent hybrid setup and in particular a softer cross string that will not shred.

I have Duraflex 16G and OGSM 17 & 16L I was thinking about as a cross. I also made the mistake of purchasing Polyfibre TCS (a soft copoly) a few years back and wonder if the tension loss will not be noticeable as a cross.

I also wonder about just stringing him up with a full bed of Cyclone Tour and letting the eventual tension loss force him back for restrings (Planned obsolescence I would tell him about first of course.).

In addition to above I have: Velocity, Addixion, NXT, Sensation, Prince Premier Control, 4G, 4GS, ALU, ALU Rough, Hyper G, Tour Bite Soft, Cyclone, Cyclone Tour, RPM, Revolve Spin, Head Hawk, Weiss Cannon Silver (17 & 16L), Tourna Big Hitter Silver 7 17G

I can also run to the tennis shop and pick up other string such as a Gamma Glide for a cross although I have not heard good things about that string.

Anyway, any thoughts suggestions for a setup would be greatly appreciated.
 

esgee48

G.O.A.T.
Big strong flat hitter with some minor history of TE. Since you have it, 4GS at 50-52# for mains and PSDF 16 at 55#. This is 1st trial. The Kevlar ribbon will mute the strings even more. Strings should last at least 16 hours.
 

LOBALOT

Hall of Fame
Big strong flat hitter with some minor history of TE. Since you have it, 4GS at 50-52# for mains and PSDF 16 at 55#. This is 1st trial. The Kevlar ribbon will mute the strings even more. Strings should last at least 16 hours.
Thank you for your help as always!!!

I will string it up today and give it to him and let you know.
 

LOBALOT

Hall of Fame
Big strong flat hitter with some minor history of TE. Since you have it, 4GS at 50-52# for mains and PSDF 16 at 55#. This is 1st trial. The Kevlar ribbon will mute the strings even more. Strings should last at least 16 hours.
I went down to my workbench and forgot about the remainder of a reel of Luxilon Element. Do you think that would also be an option in either a hybrid with Duraflex or a full bed or do you like the 4GS better?

Thanks!
 

1HBHfanatic

Legend
@LOBALOT
-i would like/preffer lux.element on the mains/syngut on the cross (i like ore comfort from my frames myself)
-tensions as stated by @esgee48 is a good starting tension

-but the issue is your buddys preference; he might like a tighter string bed, or maybe not??!!,,, only he would know
-ask for feedback, keep the "door open" for his feedback/communication
 

LOBALOT

Hall of Fame
@LOBALOT
-i would like/preffer lux.element on the mains/syngut on the cross (i like ore comfort from my frames myself)
-tensions as stated by @esgee48 is a good starting tension

-but the issue is your buddys preference; he might like a tighter string bed, or maybe not??!!,,, only he would know
-ask for feedback, keep the "door open" for his feedback/communication
Thank you, I will give that a shot too and let's see what he thinks.

I agree with you as far as comfort and his setup seems hard on the arm but perhaps as he is bigger and pretty strong he can handle it.
 

esgee48

G.O.A.T.
I went down to my workbench and forgot about the remainder of a reel of Luxilon Element. Do you think that would also be an option in either a hybrid with Duraflex or a full bed or do you like the 4GS better?

Thanks!
Element is certainly an option, but he may be too strong to use it unless it is full bed. Element mains and SG crosses are also an option, but if he wants a crispy feel, this would not be an option I would use. Talk to him before starting and ask. Poly mains or element mains which is really a copoly poly+other stuff. I personally would use 4GS "mainly" because it holds tension very well.
 

LOBALOT

Hall of Fame
Element is certainly an option, but he may be too strong to use it unless it is full bed. Element mains and SG crosses are also an option, but if he wants a crispy feel, this would not be an option I would use. Talk to him before starting and ask. Poly mains or element mains which is really a copoly poly+other stuff. I personally would use 4GS "mainly" because it holds tension very well.
I was worried about that as my son used a full bed of Element when he was younger and recall it would drop tension being that poly/multi material. I was actually wondering if perhaps it would be a better option for a cross to the 4GS than Duraflex.

However, I am just going to go with the 4GS/Duraflex and he can hit with it. He and I are experimenting with what he would like anyway and so this may not be the first setup. We are old friends that go way back and I will not be accepting money other than perhaps a beer the next time we go out after tennis if he offers.

I really appreciate all the guidance from everyone. Happy New Year!
 
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