View Full Version : Tension on your POG

04-30-2007, 05:57 AM
I'm interested in string gauge and tension on your POG. I heard this racket has a nice pocket feel.

04-30-2007, 06:10 AM
I'll be stringing mine at 60 next time I string it. My last string job was at 58?? if I remember correctly.

04-30-2007, 08:17 AM
same here, sppp 17G/61, would drop to 60 next time
but I'm having 8 inch lead tape around 8-10, if you use stock one, I think you may reduce a few pounds in tension.

04-30-2007, 08:28 AM
OS: 65#
Mid: 60#

Using Original Prince Syn Gut 16G

04-30-2007, 08:32 AM
60lbs with prince 17 syn gut

04-30-2007, 09:20 AM
no need for 17 gauge, the pog is a spin machine already and i usually snap strings in about 3-4 hours, so i go with 16 gauge. 58 lbs has worked well for me, great combo of touch and power.

04-30-2007, 10:52 AM
16g @ 58lbs and enjoying it.

04-30-2007, 02:43 PM
I went with 53 pounds on a Babolat Star Sensor machine. I have kevlar 16g on mains and 15L gut on the cross. Plays pretty well this way. Like someone said this racquet seems under powered which was what I hoped for. I love taking big swings at the ball. Its a lot of fun. I still need to tinker around with strings and tension.

04-30-2007, 02:51 PM
Lambsscroll (http://tt.tennis-warehouse.com/member.php?u=3181), why is your n90 no longer your playing stick?

04-30-2007, 03:06 PM
played POG mid for about 3 years steady.....I found 16 gauge bde rally gut was best for me usually at 57lb with string savers(savers stiffen it back up a bit)

I once broke strings on 3 frames w/i 15 minutes in a match.

I then switched to 16 gauge from 17 gauge and added the string savers.....they still played like a dream.

I play radicals now (tight string pattern) and haven't broken a string in play in 2 years.....so it was the open string pattern on the graphite originals not me....

POG mid a great stick.....but you gotta have at least a couple to get through a match.....

btw I also used lead tape, at 3 and 9 oclock.....opened up the sweet spot quite a bit and made the racquet a bit more stable on groundies.....

04-30-2007, 03:51 PM
Lambsscroll (http://tt.tennis-warehouse.com/member.php?u=3181), why is your n90 no longer your playing stick?

I changed my mind. I play great with both sticks.

04-30-2007, 04:55 PM
I think its too early for me to say which racket suits me. I only had one day of hitting with the POG.

04-30-2007, 09:38 PM
When I used the POG mid, it was strung with NXT Max 16 at 54 lbs.

04-30-2007, 11:09 PM
67 lbs. gamma asterisk. I use a prn. mag.pro, but when those are gone it will be th graphite at the same tensiion.

05-02-2007, 09:53 AM
65 lbs. with gamma syn gut 16. You can even use 15L since the pattern is so open.

05-02-2007, 10:11 AM
When I was using 16 gauge string syn gut or multi, I'd string it up at 70. When I was using 17 gauge string syn gut or multi, I'd string it up at 68.

05-02-2007, 10:51 AM
Different polys as M's and different syn guts/nylons as X.

28 kg. No string savers.

Plays great with lots of spin.

Breaks often by shearing in the top of the frame (m's).