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Cereal68
09-23-2008, 12:44 PM
I recently started playing with Yonex RDS 003 with 1/8 grip. The recomended tension range is 55-65 for all but 1/8 grip, which is 50-60. Not realizing this I ordered racquets strung with luxilon ace 18 at 63.

I'm mostly clueless about all this tennis tech. as I've been out for a couple of decades and now I don't really know why I ever quit!

After discovering the dead poly problem the hard way (sore arm and shoulder and too many short balls!) and thinking I need to take better care of myself I restrung with 17 duraflex at 58 and have been hitting for a week. YUCK. Too bouncy. I'm back to my one and only fresh poly 63 setup for now and planning to try some 18 multis.

Any explanation for the different recommended range or suggestions for where to start tension-wise with the other strings?

Valjean
09-23-2008, 12:56 PM
According to the USRSA web site, the tension range for your racquet should be 50-65 lbs. In addition, "Tension recommendations are based on frame weight. Check shaft for exact tension range." Historically, Yonex has assigned its recommended tension ranges according to grip size.

Cereal68
09-23-2008, 01:20 PM
The shaft says 50-60, so what will happen if I string Gamma Pro 18 at 63? Should I try 60?

Valjean
09-23-2008, 03:00 PM
The premise seems to be, the smaller the hand, the weaker the wrist. Maybe nothing, though.