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10-08-2007, 01:06 PM
Professional stringers: When using polyester mains and synthetic gut or natural gut crosses should the poly be strung at a lower tension than the crosses? How much lower? Thanks.

10-08-2007, 01:10 PM
Always drop the tension on the poly....5-10% less is a good place to start...most people string the syn gut 2-4lbs tighter. The customers I string for have the crosses 3lbs higher e.g. 53/56.

If you have not used poly before I would reccomend stringing the mains 10% lower than your syn gut tension and upping the tension on the crosses by 3lbs....poly hybrids can feel very stiff if you have not used them before.