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kobe3pointer
07-23-2008, 08:16 PM
Hey

I recently started stringing, and I was wondering what do you guys string your racquets at?

I string mine at 52

Chris Dono
07-23-2008, 08:28 PM
my sig says it all

MEAC_ALLAMERICAN
07-23-2008, 08:30 PM
MicroGel Extreme Pro


I used to a full Babolat Natural gut 17g @ 60 lbs, but just changed to a full Babolat Pro Hurricane Tour 17 g, strings it @ 62lbs.

Booyah
07-23-2008, 08:32 PM
string @ 58

kobe3pointer
07-23-2008, 08:48 PM
Wow, you guys string relitively high.

I cant stand high tensions.. The racquet(I think) loses its feel.

And dont you get more power stringing it lower? And vice versa?

And I also use babolat pro hurricane tour 16g

vndesu
07-23-2008, 08:58 PM
alu rough at 62 on my ps90,n90 and k90

Toxicmilk
07-23-2008, 09:00 PM
Big ace at 60 lbs. Yup

SFrazeur
07-23-2008, 09:14 PM
Co-Poly at 60/57 (summer) 57/55 (winter).

-SF

tennisfever8181
07-23-2008, 09:23 PM
Hurricane tour 16/Conquest 16 - 60lbs

LawnChairGeneral
07-23-2008, 09:32 PM
depends on the string. kevlar low. synthetic/gut mid to high.

baek57
07-23-2008, 09:46 PM
no option for under 50.

ChuDat
07-23-2008, 09:47 PM
63 on my 320

kevsaenz
07-23-2008, 10:03 PM
65 lbs for me

crazy8tiger
07-23-2008, 10:52 PM
Usually 57-60 depending on what kind of string I use.

consistency wins
07-23-2008, 11:00 PM
MG Radical MP's at 52lbs

Casco
07-24-2008, 06:28 PM
Microgel Extreme Pro @ 58 with ALU Rough.

1hand4ever
07-24-2008, 06:32 PM
k90 with nxt tour 17 at 65 pounds

tennisfreak15347
07-24-2008, 06:36 PM
HEAD fibergel control strings at 60g. its a low power multi.

meowmix
07-24-2008, 06:37 PM
Ipex 7.0 MP w/ TNT Fatcore @ 62. This was my first experience w/ Fatcore, and the stringbed's a little too stiff. I think I'll drop a few pounds next time.

autumn_leaf
07-24-2008, 07:11 PM
yonex ti-50 57/55 i went with 55 on the poll. i think with hybrid stringing being so popular it's better to give more of a range instead of individual numbers.

kobe3pointer
07-25-2008, 07:41 AM
Ipex 7.0 MP w/ TNT Fatcore @ 62. This was my first experience w/ Fatcore, and the stringbed's a little too stiff. I think I'll drop a few pounds next time.
yeah I cant stand stiff racquets... so i string pretty low... 52?

but i also cant stand when all the strings get messed up in their order...

Loco4Tennis
07-25-2008, 07:45 AM
ive tried out a whole range of recenttly,
my lowest 43lbs,
my highest 69lbs,
i find that different strings feel better to me at different tensions, thus making me string at different tensions when i choose the strings
polys good on high 40s
semi poly good on low 50s
synt gut good on high 50s
i dont know what effect this going to have on my racquets, but i guess i have a cheap and sturdy enough racquet not to be too concerned about
i guess a graphite racquet is better at handling the tensions changes as i have done
a soft frame racquet possibly would not handle tension changes as well

bumblebee
07-25-2008, 11:28 AM
pro staff 6.0 85
M: luxilon bb alu rough at 44
C: gosen og micro sheep at 46

SpEeDyZ
07-26-2008, 01:15 AM
wohoo most of you string their racquets at under 60 lbs ? :/ Anyways I have tried playing with a low tension once ( around 54 lbs ) and it sucked big time........ I couldn't play a proper shot .. so I usually sting mine at around 64 lbs.....

SpEeDyZ
07-26-2008, 01:16 AM
wohoo most of you string their racquets at under 60 lbs ? :/ Anyways I have tried playing with a low tension once ( around 54 lbs ) and it sucked big time........ I couldn't play a proper shot .. so I usually sting mine at around 64 lbs.....

hoodjem
07-26-2008, 06:46 AM
I've tried many polys iin hybrids. The one that ended up being my fave was 60 synth gut crosses and 57 on the poly mains, so 58.5 I guess.

hoodjem
07-26-2008, 06:53 AM
Wow, you guys string relitively high.

I cant stand high tensions.. The racquet(I think) loses its feel.

And dont you get more power stringing it lower?
Yes, but you can lose control as go lower.

So, it's always a compromise: how much control versus how much power.

(And yes, feel comes in there also. I agree that at too high a tension there is little feel. But at too low a tension, I have little feel also--just a trampoline on a stick.)

2nd_Serve
07-26-2008, 07:33 AM
SIgnature.

Bend008x
07-26-2008, 07:13 PM
Currently at 60lbs, but I think I'll go back to 55-57

Guamanian G
07-26-2008, 07:32 PM
Wow, you guys string relitively high.

I cant stand high tensions.. The racquet(I think) loses its feel.

And dont you get more power stringing it lower? And vice versa?

And I also use babolat pro hurricane tour 16g

But on the other end, higher tension means more control

Guamanian G
07-26-2008, 07:34 PM
sorry, i string mine at 60...
just to be safe

MEAC_ALLAMERICAN
07-26-2008, 07:35 PM
Heck, I need the control with this bazooka that I play with..lol

But honestly, I have always had aggressive swings and the higher tensions facilitates my game more.

Zach
07-26-2008, 09:01 PM
59 lbs. for me, always. And, always with full poly. The highest I've ever strung a racket was for a customer at 64 lbs. with Tour Duralast 17 G. in an O3 Speedport White.

goosala
07-26-2008, 10:26 PM
Donnay Pro One International midplus at 60 lbs. two pieces. I use the run of the mill syn gut like Gosen OG Micro or Forten Sweet 17.

jiericji
07-27-2008, 09:40 AM
Prince ProBlend Duraflex at 60...

nice and tight

Trevor
07-27-2008, 09:45 AM
Big Ace @ 70 and Sheep Micro @ 55.

Zach
07-27-2008, 10:32 AM
Big Ace @ 70 and Sheep Micro @ 55.

Wow, that's a big tension differential. Do you get any feel from the BA at those tensions at all?

quest01
07-27-2008, 10:40 AM
On the APDC plus I string 63 pounds on the mains and 64 pounds on the crosses. I noticed that a lot of diehard Federer fans tend to string in the low 50's.

Trevor
07-27-2008, 11:03 AM
Wow, that's a big tension differential. Do you get any feel from the BA at those tensions at all?
The feel is decent for the most part but when you hit the sweet spot it is amazing.

Voltron
07-27-2008, 11:10 AM
I string my frames at 63-66, although I do use softer strings.

Winners or Errors
07-28-2008, 04:50 AM
Voted 55, but it looks like I'll be moving up to 57-60. Just got a pair of Volkl Tour 9VE's, and 55 seems a few pounds too low for that racquet and my game. Of course, it could simply be because the Lightning XX, a string I've never used before, lost tension quicker than I thought it would...

gcfalcon09
07-28-2008, 05:26 AM
polyfibre TCS 57lbs. and gamma tnt2 at 57 lbs

tennisdad65
08-01-2008, 10:46 AM
no poll option below 50? :)
your ranges should have been 30-35, 35-40...50-55, 55-60 etc..

Rorsach
08-01-2008, 10:49 AM
My lowest at 30 lbs with a 19 gauge.
My highest at 85 lbs with a 15 gauge (can't find a 14).

azn_hobo
08-14-2008, 08:56 PM
58 is the lowest i'll go right now...but it also depends on the string. any suggestions on what tension to string my aeropro drive with pro hurricane tour 17's on?

DizBoiDanny
08-14-2008, 11:08 PM
im going to string my x-one biphase. my current tension is 60 with poly. do you think i should keep the tension? or go higher because it is a muilt?

Virtua Tennis
08-15-2008, 12:12 AM
Wilson Pro Tour
60 Mains Asterisk Tour
63 Crosses NXT Tour

The best string combo ever.

kobe3pointer
11-01-2008, 04:09 PM
ok so I strung mine at 62(was 52) yesterday... and holy crap... im playing ALOT better, I can control all of my shots exactly where I want them, and I can add ALOT more power.... awesome...

Daycrawler
11-01-2008, 07:29 PM
Wilson Pro Tour
60 Mains Asterisk Tour
63 Crosses NXT Tour

The best string combo ever.

If you like nxt fraying in 10 minutes.
Wilson Ncode 6.1,16x18 at 62, big banger alu rough.

game set match 46 TIMES!!
11-01-2008, 08:01 PM
i cgane it up becuase i get new strings...

khw72004
11-01-2008, 08:14 PM
Head MG Prestige at 60lb. with Gamma Professionals 18g

tennisfreak15347
11-01-2008, 08:16 PM
currently stringing @ 64 mains/66 crosses on my k-six-two w/ Multifeel. This is probably going to be the last stringjob on this frame until i shed it for a MG prestige next month.

ronalditop
11-01-2008, 09:10 PM
ok so I strung mine at 62(was 52) yesterday... and holy crap... im playing ALOT better, I can control all of my shots exactly where I want them, and I can add ALOT more power.... awesome...

wow thats a big difference in tensions. what´s the the tension range for your racquet? .

ronalditop
11-01-2008, 09:12 PM
my last stringjob is psgd 17 at 59 but looks like is going to break very soon, so for my next stringjob im going to choose psgd 16. what tension should i pick?

1hand4ever
11-02-2008, 08:08 AM
Hmm well i got a gamma x-2 and i have some gamma strings to try out so right now it is...

Gamma Zo Life- 65 lbs
Gamma gut 2- 67 lbs in k90

mctennis
11-03-2008, 04:11 AM
It all depends on what racquet you are using. Different tensions are recommended for different racquets. Even same models of different years have different tension recommendations. So this survey is really non relevant.

Storm_Kyori
11-03-2008, 02:57 PM
Check sig, I'm pretty sure I'm at a lower tension, but I prefer to start high and lose a bit of tension before it gets to where I want

JohnS
11-03-2008, 10:26 PM
I string a college player's racquet at 46 lbs!! he's from spain.

Last year, I strung a girl from belgium's racquet at 49 lbs!!

They both use babolat pure drives

OroDeSantoro
11-04-2008, 03:22 AM
On the APDC plus I string 63 pounds on the mains and 64 pounds on the crosses. I noticed that a lot of diehard Federer fans tend to string in the low 50's.

I'm one of them, I play an n90 at 52 lbs. However, when I play someone that hits high loopy balls I have to play around 57 lbs or else I have control issues.

ls206
11-04-2008, 03:30 AM
I string below 50 as much as possible

Blade0324
11-04-2008, 07:30 AM
Pro Redcode and spriral flex at 56and 58, as well as 58 and 61 in MGPP.

baek57
11-04-2008, 10:52 AM
k90 with kgut/isospeed at 38lbs until i run out then im going back to gut.

forehand2theface
11-04-2008, 05:32 PM
65
10 char

forehand2theface
11-04-2008, 05:33 PM
k90 with kgut/isospeed at 38lbs until i run out then im going back to gut.

38????????

Bagdatis toy hippo
11-04-2008, 05:34 PM
Babolat Pro hurricane tour mains, babolat xcel crosses both at 57 pounds.

tnkGod4tns
11-04-2008, 05:51 PM
i usually string mine at mid range and adjust from there, my rule is string with the lowest tension you can control, i might go + or - 2lbs. tighter during the summer and looser during the cold season.

bumblebee
11-04-2008, 06:20 PM
full polyesters at either 42 or less, 55, 56, or 68...

MomentumGT
11-04-2008, 06:31 PM
58lbs with the cheap stuff: Gosen Polylon Ice 17 mains/ Gosen OG Sheep Micro 17 crosses.

-Jon

Djokovicfan4life
11-04-2008, 06:40 PM
There really should be an option for under 50 lbs. I'm currently stringing at 50 lbs, but I'll probably go lower in the future. I tend to struggle with depth on my ground strokes, so I like the extra power that the low tension gives me. Plus I like the feel around the net.

[d]ragon
11-04-2008, 06:43 PM
Right now, 54 in the mains (so I voted 54).

andreh
11-05-2008, 01:50 AM
I've often wondered why so many people on these boards string so high? I often see stuff like 60+ lbs in K90 with full poly!!!! I string at 52-54 with gut in 95sq.in frame!

I can't believe there are so many amateurs that can generate enough pace and hit the sweetspot in a mid or midplus frame at those tension ranges.

Petekbladetour1
11-05-2008, 02:14 AM
I string around 57-58.5

Daemonturk
11-06-2008, 05:12 AM
i like 60lbs.

RepublicofChina
11-06-2008, 07:14 PM
slazenger quad flex 16/18 80lbs

RepublicofChina
11-06-2008, 07:17 PM
dude, i totally wanted to go to oklahoma state.......... very very nice college

RepublicofChina
11-06-2008, 07:17 PM
^^^^^^^^to djokovicfan4life

cohinr
11-10-2008, 06:02 AM
58lbs Big Banger Big Banger Alu Power Set

Head Flexpoint Prestige MP:)

slice bh compliment
11-10-2008, 06:07 AM
Depending on the time of year/temperatures/surfaces/frames:
55 to 58 on the mains (gut)
50 to 53 on the crosses (poly)

Trevor
11-10-2008, 06:21 AM
I've been experimenting a lot and just found my new set up, Cyberflash at 58/61 w/ Powerpads and each outer most string on each side strung at 65 lbs.

vmosrafa08
11-10-2008, 06:36 AM
I string at 58, but I'm considering 60...

baek57
11-10-2008, 02:33 PM
38????????

thinking about going down some actually. maybe 34.

J011yroger
11-10-2008, 04:43 PM
^^^ Let me know when you do and I will go up to 74 to restore balance to the force ;)

J

ag200boy
11-10-2008, 04:47 PM
depends on the string...

syn gut/multi-70+ easy
soft poly-65-68
stiffer poly-58-64
kevlar-48-52