Im looking to re-string my racket with some higher end strings to give me more playability(power/control/shock absorbtion), and most importantly take the load off my arm. My racket is an Apacs Tantrum 300, strung with Bg65 at 22lbs, My strings are 8+ months old. And I don't believe they were strung well to begin with, the guy was fumbling around, and halfway through stopped to ask what tension I had asked for... There was also a substantial amount of play in the strings, regardless. I did not have this problem for the first few months. Im not sure if I have my racket strung too tight, or if I just need better strings and a restringing, but the last few months have been absolute hell on my arm. There's been a couple nights my elbow area hurt so bad I had to just go home, a bad miss hit could end my evening. I did not see I've read that having your racket strung tighter then you can handle(ability) would cause that problem, so Im not sure if my strings are too tight, and that's whats putting pressure on my arm.. Or they have loosened too much, and that's whats causing it.. they feel completely dead, as if there is some serious energy sapping going on, and they are vibrating like crazy which is killing my arm. I am an intermediate level player, I play 2-3 times a week, and have no problem blowing the shuttle right out the back of the court on a clear, but it takes a tremendous amount of power/energy to do so. We play mostly with plastic shuttles. The problem seems to be getting worse. I have tons of power to spare, and will gladly give up "power and repulsion" for "control and accuracy" I could really use some advice on what strings to put on, and whether I should decrease my tension, or keep it the same. I was looking at bg98's as they are nice thin strings, with great repulsion and control.. My ideal strings would be the bg66 ultimax's, but their durability is questionable and would not suit my play style. The bg 99s are my other option, as much as I'd like the thinner strings of the 98's for control, I can help but think the 99's would be more durable and keep their tension longer. So 98's or 99s? Think or thick? Do I go for the control/accuracy of the thin strings, or let the 99's "bite" handle the control and get my self better durability. And most importantly.. Do I drop my tension from 22lbs to maybe 20lbs take the heat off my arm, or will the extra repulsion going from bg65's to 98/99's handle that for me. If anything Id actually rather increase my tension for better control maybe 24bls, as I've always had power to spare, but Im not willing to kill my arm in the process.. thoughts?