HI, I'm about to order some strings and cannot make up my mind regarding elbow pain I have sometimes after playing. I play for 10 years (but with long pauses) , so I got sound technique, and use a lot slices and reverse slices from back of court (main weapon), and I can block quite good, also smash etc. I play 2-3 times a week. My setups are: 1) Carlton Fireblade ISO elite 85g (extra stiff, head heavy) with BG80p, strung at 23 LBS, racket can hold max 28 lbs - Yeah after sessions with this baby I notice slight pain in my elbow, it lasts few days. - I know this is hard racket, with hard strng so no suprises there - but I really like that hard feeling, regarding slices and blocks, I dont have to play extra shot since I can nail shuttle where I want 2) New Carlton Vapour trail tour 85g (medium stiff/stiff, medium/heavy head) currently with Zymax 67 , at 25 LBS , racket can hold max 28 lbs - no pain there - during playing I noticed lot of tramboline efect with blocks etc. which means oponent can catch the shuttle and I dont like this. I would rather suffer after sessions with slight pain than give loose shuttles but I dont want to end up with permanent elbow problems and quit playing for a while. I will order either BG 80 p, or Zymax 65. And I would like to play with racket 2). So my questions are, theoreticaly: If I have those 2 rackets and: a) Racket 1) strung with more softer ZYMAX 65 , at let say 25 LBS b) Racket 2) strung with harder BG80p also at 25 LBS From which setup I will likely to have more elbow pain? What contributes more to elbow pain, stiff racket or stiff string? If I want that stiffer racket feeling, that exact placement with blocks and slices , is there a way to produce with 2) racket? Will bringing tension to let say 27 LBs help? If I change my strings on 2) racket to more hard string like BG80p, will I have better control? Or I should put ZYMAX on my 1) racket and strung it higher. Will I still have elbow pains since now I have softer string? I would really like to make my newer 2) racket behave like 1) racket but that it does not give me elbow pains like 1) racket does. Thank you!!!