View Full Version : max recommended tension????max tension????

10-19-2006, 11:17 AM
i've been thinking about this....racquet manufacturers put recommended tensions on their frames,but....is the max recommended tension the max tension the racquet can hold without having any damage????

i've a wilson who's recommended tension is 50-60 lbs....
headsize: 110 sq.in.
weight: 12 oz (10 oz stock)
lenght: 27.5 in.
balance: 8 h.l (2 h.h stock)
composition: 60% aluminium, 35% graphite, 5% titanium

can i strung it at 66lbs without damaging the racquet????
if the answer is no....what would be the max tension it can hold????
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10-19-2006, 11:40 AM
Aluminium??? what racquet do you have?

10-19-2006, 12:24 PM

really don't remember....but is simply great....

anyway, it would be better if it has more control,that's
why i'll love to string it at a higher tension....

please.........answer my question......

10-19-2006, 12:30 PM
if you have your own machine then go ahead and string it at 66 but anything over 62 is going to damage the frame. No proshop will do it over the max tension

10-21-2006, 11:16 AM
this is the racquet....

g o l f s m i t h .com/products/242086?PHPSESSID=5cd8f9642cdb656820b74a919dbe8eb9

it's a cheaper version of the hammer tour....

could it be strung at 66lbs without damaging it????

note: i will strung it with an hybrid (poly/nylon)....if the answer is no....
could i strung it at 62lbs without damaging it????

10-22-2006, 01:51 AM
If you string it at a higher tension I would go no more then a few pounds past teh maximum recommendation. I have my own stringer and if someone asked me to do that I would say If it wrecks not my fault

10-22-2006, 07:30 AM
Didn't Jay Berger (sp?) used to have his racquet in the 90 lb. range? I've strung an old Kennex at 85 lbs. on a 6pt. mount w/o a single problem.