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looseswing
10-19-2006, 01:02 PM
I understand that if I string too high that bad things can happen to my frame and my arm, but if I string a couple of pounds below recommended (at 52 or 53 for PK redondo mid, recommended 55) Will anything bad happen to my strings, frame or anything else. I don't anticipate anything happening, but you never know.

superstition
10-19-2006, 09:52 PM
The only way a string tension should affect a racquet is if the tension is too high, or unbalanced. I've heard a number of people say that strings should be cut immediately out of certain racquets because an unbalanced tension can cause warping. I thought that was only a problem with wood, but people have reported it with graphite.

rasajadad
10-20-2006, 04:10 AM
I seriously doubt it. A guy I play against strings natural gut in his frames at 14lbs! (Not a typo.) Strings last him 6-8 months playing 5 times a week rotating 3 frames.

Duzza
10-20-2006, 04:27 AM
I seriously doubt it. A guy I play against strings natural gut in his frames at 14lbs! (Not a typo.) Strings last him 6-8 months playing 5 times a week rotating 3 frames.
that's a typo right? :D 14 lbs what a joke! How is that possible to keep the ball in.

lefty10s
10-20-2006, 04:30 AM
Have always strung my frames 3-7 pounds under lowest recommended tension. Never had any problem. Have been playing 32 years, never any arm problems and attribute it to softer racquet string bed and bigger sweet spot. Am 5.0 teaching pro, still play lot of tournaments each year. The lower tension is better for your body, and your frames. Downside is you may have some trampolining, but I think is worth it not to have the physical problems.
Good luck.

Lefty10s

alan-n
10-20-2006, 06:32 AM
that's a typo right? :D 14 lbs what a joke! How is that possible to keep the ball in.

14 lbs is way out of the strings power range, I'd bet its pretty low powered.

Duzza
10-20-2006, 05:59 PM
14 lbs is way out of the strings power range, I'd bet its pretty low powered.
hmm ok..but whats the point then? No power and no control?

Mick
10-20-2006, 06:13 PM
14 lbs is way out of the strings power range, I'd bet its pretty low powered.
wow. that is like playing with a racket that has a broken string.

tempura_MAKI
10-20-2006, 06:23 PM
Its like playing with a racquet strung with hands. Then again it is cost efficient.

dancraig
10-20-2006, 08:29 PM
I string for a Senior teaching pro at 35 pounds. He says the low tension is why he has never had any arm problems. His 4.0 Senior team just got back from the nationals at Palm Springs.

dainova
10-21-2006, 09:41 PM
I seriously doubt it. A guy I play against strings natural gut in his frames at 14lbs! (Not a typo.) Strings last him 6-8 months playing 5 times a week rotating 3 frames.

What kind of racket it is ?
What kind of motor his racket has ?:mrgreen: