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prosealster
01-09-2009, 12:00 AM
for all u stringing expert out there...what tension would you string your maxplay mcenroe woodie at?? (syn gut)

thanks heaps in advance

jazar
01-09-2009, 12:14 AM
having never used a woodie myself, i dont know what tension you'd want. but where i work when we get woodies to string we usually do them in the late 40s/early 50s in natural gut

prosealster
01-09-2009, 07:43 PM
having never used a woodie myself, i dont know what tension you'd want. but where i work when we get woodies to string we usually do them in the late 40s/early 50s in natural gut

thx..will give mid 40s a go, since i'm using syn gut

PBODY99
01-10-2009, 07:37 AM
Please don't use a poly in a wood frame.
It will destroy the old school feel.
Remmber, your frame is over 20 years old, even if it is "new".

jim e
01-10-2009, 09:17 AM
Few weeks ago I just strung up an old Slazenger woodie, used VS gut 61lbs. and came out just fine. I even decided to use my old ancient serrano machine. I strung a great # of woodies on that old machine 30-40 years ago.It brought back memories of stringing woodies, but I do like my newer machine, makes the serrano seem ancient.

Rabbit
01-10-2009, 09:21 AM
mid-50s to mid-60s was the tension choice back in 'the day'

jim e
01-10-2009, 09:37 AM
mid-50s to mid-60s was the tension choice back in 'the day'

Absolutely correct! That was where most of the racquets tensions were back then.

TennezSport
01-10-2009, 09:46 AM
mid-50s to mid-60s was the tension choice back in 'the day'

You beat me too it, absolutely.

Cheers, TennezSport :cool:

Rabbit
01-10-2009, 11:34 AM
thanks, folks today who never played with wood don't know how strong those frames were. they could take a lickin and keep on tickin

prosealster
01-10-2009, 03:33 PM
thx guys...will try mid-50s with my next string job