Silly question but have you tried the 88s pro?
I now play with the OG 88s (3U) and tried the 88s pro as well
Personally, I preferred the OG one because it suits me better (stiffer and only slightly HH)
However, I think the pro has its merits too -> shaft responsiveness is better (stiff but snappy) and the new string pattern (while I didn’t like it because I thought it reduced power) does have a nice “holdy” feel
In short; the pro is a physically “easier” version of the OG88s but you’ll have to get used to the new feel on the stringbed