View Full Version : Different tension for different grip size???

02-28-2008, 12:03 AM
Hi All,

Wonder if anyone can explain the following to me? I noticed on the packaging that came with my Yonex RDX 300 MP the following recommended string tensions:

4 1/8 --> 50-60lbs
4 1/4 --> 50-60lbs
4 3/8 --> 55-65lbs
4 1/2 --> 55-60lbs

Why should the recommended tension vary depending on the grip size????

Many thanks for any help.


02-28-2008, 06:24 AM
big boys with big hands take big swings

02-28-2008, 06:33 AM
The anomaly seems to be 4 3/8 --> 55-65lbs. I guess we are the biggest hitters needing the tightest strings to keep our magnum baseline shots in bounds.

"Outta my way, punk! Or I'll blow a hole in you!"

02-28-2008, 10:03 AM
Sorry Hoodjem, that's a typo on my part which I have corrected. Both 4 3/8 and 4 1/2 should read 55-65lbs

Actually, I own the 4 3/8 version and string at 55/57 toward the lower end of the recommended range. So my real question was whether I could go lower than this (I hit mainly topspin but not with massive swings) without messing with the performance characteristics of the racquet in other ways...

02-28-2008, 10:05 AM
Actually, don't have permissions to be able to reply so typo remains :(