View Full Version : Tension Adjustment for Altitude Increase

john hempel
09-12-2008, 02:59 PM
i currently string PSG 18 @ 52# in my babolat pure drive 110. i play between 2200-2400 feet, but will be playing a tournament at 5000+ feet next week. are there any rules of thumb or calculations to adjust for elevation changes per 1000 feet increase/decrease, etc.? i'll probably adjust tension to 55# to compensate for the altitude increase if there isn't a formula or advice received to change that plan. thanks for any advice.

09-12-2008, 03:07 PM
I dont know how big of a factor it is, but as the altitude climbs, there is without a doubt less air pressure. I think since you string at 52, 54 would be enough to compensate for it. Once again, I have no reference to base this off of, but I dont think stringing it 3lbs higher would be necessary