The Finest Mushy Polyester Strings for 2022 – Arm Pleasant Polys

One instance of standard knowledge from the tennis trade is that if arm-friendliness is a high precedence for you, keep away from polyester strings.

Usually, that is fairly good recommendation, however it’s not a ‘regulation’, and through the years, I’ve bought a bit extra versatile on which gamers can use polyester strings.

The explanation? Low tensions could make even the stiffest of strings extra manageable, however the extra vital motive is that a number of manufacturers have launched softer co-polyester strings that bridge the hole between monofilaments and multifilaments.

Consequently, there at the moment are a number of arm-friendly polyester strings available on the market that mix the advantages of multifilament, like consolation and elasticity, with the properties of polyester strings that are spin potential, management, sturdiness, and constant response.

Whereas it nonetheless requires a sure degree of capacity from the participant to make good use of polyester strings (you want quick swings and racket head velocity), this record of one of the best gentle, arm-friendly polyester strings is appropriate for a variety of gamers and in case you are at present affected by tennis elbow and assume the string alternative is likely to be the rationale, my ideas may allow you to out.

Let’s have a look.

Who This Listing Is For

The strings I’ve chosen under are greatest fitted to the next sorts of gamers:

  • Poly gamers with arm points are searching for one thing softer however nonetheless wish to follow a monofilament.
  • Multifilament customers who need extra spin, management and so on. however don’t wish to sacrifice a lot in the best way of consolation
  • Gamers searching for a softer poly to make use of in a hybrid setup
  • These seeking to check out a polyester string for the primary time with out leaping in on the deep finish and utilizing tremendous stiff string

My High Mushy Poly Strings for 2022

The desk under is a fast overview of my favorite arm-friendly polyester strings. Verify every string’s breakdown additional down the web page for gauge and color suggestions. They make an enormous distinction; for instance, Tour Chunk in 105 gauge is way extra comfy than 130 gauge.

The Finest Arm Pleasant Poly Strings

Under are my high picks for gentle polyester strings which are arm pleasant. I’ve examined lots of of various poly strings through the years, from a number of the stiffest, like Luxilon 4G, to one of many softest, like Isospeed Cream.

Apart from MSV Swift, which is my favorite poly string proper now, they’re in no specific order, so learn the professionals and cons of every to get a deal with on which could fit your recreation greatest.

MSV Swift

(My favorite gentle poly of 2022)

msv swift

MSV Swift is a comparatively new addition to the market, and after testing it, it shortly grew to become one among my go-to poly strings.

This co-poly string includes six completely different supplies processed in three steps to supply a really comfy and really gentle monofilament string.

I’ve used it in a number of rackets within the 1.25mm gauge, and it appears to be like incredible in a white racket like my ZUS 95 customized.

msv swift stringing

Each time I’ve used it on the courtroom, it has been a terrific all-rounder. First rate spin is comfy and sturdy and holds pressure a lot better than most gentle polyesters.

From my testing, MSV Swift has two very robust use circumstances. Firstly, it’s good for individuals who use a stiffer poly however need one thing softer but don’t wish to transition to a multifilament.

And secondly, MSV Swift is an unimaginable transition string for these at present utilizing a multifilament however wish to change to a polyester string for the added spin potential and sturdiness.

I incessantly get requests for gentle polys by way of the string finder service and advocate MSV Swift as a good selection for bettering rookies and intermediate gamers. It additionally works effectively in a hybrid because of its spherical form, however I want it in a full mattress.


  • Very comfy
  • Good pressure upkeep for a softer poly
  • Properly priced


  • Not a spin machine, however that’s the tradeoff with a softer string

MSV Swift is offered in white in each 1.25mm and 1.30mm gauges. I might select 1.25mm for many gamers, however the 1.30mm will present barely extra sturdiness and is likely to be a better option for looser string-patterned rackets.

Isospeed Cream

(Very good all-rounder for energy, consolation, consistency and pressure upkeep)

isospeed cream

Isospeed is an Austrian model and produces a variety of strings (a few of that are white-labelled beneath the Head model), with Isospeed Cream being one among their hottest.

Cream is a gentle, elastic, spherical poly with wonderful pressure upkeep. I’ve used it a number of instances, and earlier than being displaced by MSV Swift, it was my favorite ‘gentle’ poly because it performs effectively in virtually each space.

The spin potential might be its weakest swimsuit (though nonetheless larger than synthetics), however it scores very extremely for management, energy, constant response, and pressure upkeep.

I discovered that Isospeed Cream works notably effectively in a hybrid setup with a pure intestine because of the spherical form because it glides properly, so the strings keep in place.


  • Plenty of free energy
  • Mushy elastic feeling
  • Wonderful pressure upkeep


  • I break it fairly simply on mishits (overhead close to the grommet and so on.)

MSV Focus HEX Plus 38 Black 120

(Excessive spin potential)

msv focus hex plus 38

Considered one of MSV’s best-selling strings is their Focus Hex line, a management polyester aimed on the higher-level ball striker who doesn’t want any free energy from the stringbed.

An offshoot of that string is MSV Focus Hex +38. Why the 38? Properly, it’s been manufactured to be 38% extra elastic than the unique Focus HEX.

That interprets to extra accessible energy and extra consolation. But regardless of these traits, Focus Hex +38 nonetheless has loads of spin potential (the best amongst gentle polys, as per Tennis Warehouse) so for gamers who need spin as a precedence with a contact of consolation as an additional advantage, then Focus Hex +38 is a wonderful alternative.


  • Plenty of free energy
  • Mushy elastic feeling
  • Excessive spin potential


  • Common pressure upkeep

Decathlon Artengo TA 990 Energy Black 127

(Hight consolation and free energy)

decathlon ta990

Till earlier this yr, Artengo have been a model I knew of, however I’d by no means tried their merchandise, they usually have been considerably on the periphery in comparison with the likes of Wilson, Head and Babolat and so on.

Nonetheless, after playtesting a few of their rackets, that are excellent worth, I additionally determined to attempt a few of their strings, together with the Artengo TA 990 Energy Black 127.

Concerning consolation, TA 990 Energy might be the best on the record and presents quite a lot of free energy. The spin potential can be good, however by way of pressure upkeep, management, and the way it behaves after the primary hour of play, then TA 990 doesn’t do an excellent job.

Due to this fact I believe TA 990 is an honest alternative if consolation is your primary criterion, and the way lengthy it holds pressure or performs over a extra prolonged interval is just not that necessary.

Given the value for a reel, restringing typically isn’t an enormous downside, particularly in case you string your self.


  • Extraordinarily comfy
  • It presents some free energy
  • Affordable spin potential


  • Poor pressure upkeep
  • Unpredictable response after a couple of hours of play

Artengo TA 990 Energy is offered in 124 and 127 gauges and is available in black solely. I might decide the 1.27mm as the most suitable choice for many gamers.

Weiss Cannon Crimson Ghost 118

(Top-of-the-line-looking strings for racket aesthetics)

weiss cannon red ghost

Up to now, this record has been dominated by German/Austrian corporations, and that development continues with Weiss Cannon Crimson Ghost.

Crimson Ghost is a co-poly with seven sides, providing good spin potential. Most formed polys are stiff, however Crimson Ghost in all fairness elastic and arm-friendly.

The one unfavorable I’ve discovered is that it’s not essentially the most secure string, so after that first hour of play, the response can grow to be inconsistent, which is why you’ll typically hear gamers who’ve tried this say it’s too highly effective as they begin spraying the ball lengthy.

I’d advocate stringing Crimson Ghost barely larger in pressure than the others on this record, so round ~52lbs to negate that. (I like to recommend low to mid-forties for many gentle polys).

I additionally love the color of Crimson Ghost, because the neon crimson appears to be like wonderful in sure rackets.


  • Elastic and comfortably
  • It presents some free energy
  • Good spin potential


Diadem Evolution 125

(Essentially the most playable monofilament on this record)

diadem evolution

Within the introduction, I discussed a number of strings that bridge the hole between multifilament and monofilaments; Diadem Evolution is the epitome of that.

Evolution is made out of polyamide, which, not like conventional polyester strings, provides the string elasticity and string mattress reactivity similar to multifilaments.

It additionally has a low-friction silicone coating, which stops the strings from notching and helps them to return to their authentic place, so that they keep in place far longer than a multifilament.

Earlier than MSV Swift, Diadem Evolution was my number-one decide for an arm-friendly poly. For most individuals, will probably be one of the best all-around alternative because it performs brilliantly for consolation, pressure upkeep and playability. For non-string breakers, they may simply get 20-hour play out of it.


  • Wonderful pressure upkeep
  • Very secure (strings keep in place)
  • Wonderful consolation


  • Not as a lot spin potential as some others listed right here

Head Sonic Professional Black 125

head sonic pro

Head’s hottest co-poly string is Sonic Professional, which is utilized by Czech primary Barbora Krejcikova in her Head Excessive racket.

For me, Sonic Professional performs extra like a stiffer poly however provides a contact of consolation. It’s most likely the least comfy on this record and could be a little bit of a marmite string – you both find it irresistible or hate it.

The spin potential of Sonic Professional is simply okay, and I’d say it fits a flatter-style hitter. Nonetheless, pressure upkeep is superb and performs extra like a management string than a number of the different strings on this record.


  • Good pressure upkeep
  • Good management


  • There are higher strings on this record with a lower cost tag

Kirschbaum Flash Orange 125

(Tons of spin, with out the stiff feeling)

kirschbaum flash orange

Kirschbaum has been producing polyester strings for the reason that early Nineteen Nineties. But, regardless of their lengthy historical past within the string market, they’re typically ignored as they’re not as closely promoted as a number of the extra outstanding names.

Nonetheless, the German agency produces some high-quality tennis strings, and one among their most comfy is Flash Orange.

Flash Orange is a co-poly derived from their PRO LINE household of strings however has been tweaked to have a softer texture. It then has a poly combine coating for elevated sturdiness.

Once I performed with this string, it had as a lot spin and management as most of the ‘spin’ centered polys, but not one of the stiffness or harshness related to that kind of string.

Rigidity upkeep can be wonderful, and the one draw back I discovered was that after a couple of hours, the string wasn’t as predictable as in the beginning, so that you’ll solely get round 6-8 hours of play out of Flash Orange, however given the low price ticket, it’s a good tradeoff.


  • 10/10 for spin and management
  • Nonetheless comfy
  • Wonderful pressure upkeep


  • It could actually carry out a bit erratically after a couple of hours of play

Babolat RPM Mushy Brown 130

(Good for pressure upkeep)

babolat rpm soft

A part of the RPM household, Babolat RPM Mushy launched in 2021, and it was the French agency’s bid to supply a string that was extra comfy than the famed RPM Blast, which has wrecked the elbows of many a participant through the years after they attempt to mirror Nadal’s excessive pressure setup in his Pure Aero.

The outcome was a string that’s rather more sturdy and exact than a multifilament however is way extra comfy than a stiff polyester.

I’ve used RPM Mushy in 1.30mm gauge, and it’s a sensible all-around string.

If I have been marking out of 10, RPM Mushy would get 10/10 for accessible energy, 9 out of 10 for pressure upkeep, 9 out of 10 for consistency (how secure it performs after the primary hour or so), and 9 out of 10 for consolation. 

The one space it lacks can be spin potential, which is barely under a number of the different decisions on this record, however as a hybrid with a stiffer string, RPM Mushy works effectively.

One other unfavorable can be the value, which is sort of double the value of most different strings listed right here. I’m additionally not a large fan of the color, which is brown.


  • Loads of free energy if you need it
  • Wonderful pressure upkeep
  • Very gentle/comfy


  • Excessive price ticket
  • Decrease spin potential than some rivals which are shut in consolation degree

Head Lynx Black 125

(Wonderful spin potential)

head lynx black

Head Lynx is a medium-firm co-poly designed as a spin string however with some components to spice up consolation, energy and contact.

Once I playtested Head Lynx, and its much more managed greater brother Lynx Tour, I used to be pleasantly stunned. Regardless of how a lot spin potential Head Lynx provided, it was someway comparable in arm friendliness to a number of the ‘consolation’ centered strings. 

Lynx Tour is good for gamers with quick heavy strokes who worth spin, but a little bit of consolation received’t go amiss. It additionally presents wonderful pressure upkeep.

In the event you string with Lynx Tour, it is best to be capable of get 10-12 hours of it, however the response after the primary couple of hours could be a little bit unstable. With much less snapback and string motion, some gamers lose confidence when taking vital cuts on the ball.


  • Wonderful pressure upkeep
  • Very excessive spin potential


  • It may be a bit unstable after a couple of hours of play

Solinco Tour Chunk Gray 105

(The very best string on this record for pressure upkeep)

solinco tour bite 105

Solinco Tour Chunk is a control-focused polyester string with a really excessive dynamic and static stiffness, so it’s not historically a string you’d see on an arm-friendly record.

Nonetheless, Tour Chunk can present a cushty setup whenever you drop down within the gauges, particularly at decrease tensions.

I like to recommend it in 105 or 110 gauges, the 2 thinnest accessible, and when strung within the low forties (44lbs), it’s a superb choice for the superior participant who calls for management however does desire a bit extra forgiveness on the arm.

It’s additionally one of the best string on this record for pressure upkeep, and as soon as that preliminary drop has occurred, it holds the stress for for much longer than a number of the different strings I discussed above.


  • Wonderful pressure upkeep
  • Above common consolation
  • Wonderful management and spin


  • Not tremendous arm-friendly in comparison with different strings listed right here

What’s your favorite gentle poly string? Received an arm-friendly polyester string you assume I ought to embrace on this record? Let me know within the feedback.