View Full Version : What tenssion should I use for a SPPP/TPCF?

10-05-2007, 08:14 AM
Hi guys!!!

Well, after 4 or 5 hybrid jobs (polys on the mains and multy/syn gut on crosses) I've decide just for fun to try out a full poly job on my 102 sq. inch head. I got some half sets left to string my racquet, i want to use SPPP (1.23mm) for the mains and TPCF (16) for the crosses but I not sure what tension to use. I was thinking either 58/56 or 56/58 being that the RST is 57 +-5 and using the 5%-10% less tension theory.
Can you please help? Any advice would be appreciated!

Thanks to all!!!

10-06-2007, 01:50 PM
mmm... anyone?

any comments or suggestions on this?
any thoughts?

10-06-2007, 03:11 PM
I have never done a poly/poly hybrid, but I'm experimenting with sppp or tpcf mains and then gosen og micro crosses. I have it tensioned at 56/60 and I didn't like it too much at first but after a week, once it settled down it felt great. I would drop the tension a little because poly's can be stiff and I have a sensitive elbow, so I dropped the tension. I would string the mains tighter if you want a consistent string bed because the crosses are tighter because of the shorter distance and the mains get looser due to weaving. I think that would give you a more consistent string bed. If you told us your regular tension it might help.

10-07-2007, 07:09 PM
Thank you so much Aeroman!!! 8)

I usually string my hybrids at 58 for the mains and 56 for the crosses, my racquet head's a 102 and it's a 18x19. It feels good and i get good spin on the ball but I didn't know if it apply to the poly/poly "hybrid" (if we can call it that).

I'll let you know how it turns out... Thanks again Aeroman!

10-08-2007, 03:30 PM
Hey guys!...

Just got my racquet strung and it goes like this:

Mains: SPPP 1.23 at 58
Crosses: TPCF 16 at 56

I'll hit with this string job later today and post a reply to let you know how it feels.

10-11-2007, 08:00 AM
Well, here's a pic of just how nice the string job turn out.


10-11-2007, 12:38 PM
Cool. Happy to be of service. Tell us how it went.