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ronalditop
02-11-2009, 07:56 AM
well im trying an hybrid for the first time: kirshbaum super smash17 mains, psgd17 crosses. i dont know what tension should i use. its also the first time im gonna use a poly.

i normally string my racquet with psgd16/17 at 62.

The_Question
02-11-2009, 08:56 AM
Super Smash is a syn gut right? Try the same 62lbs...

Djokovicfan4life
02-11-2009, 09:06 AM
Go lower for a poly the first time and adjust upwards if you have to. Personally, I string Luxilon Ace at 45 in the crosses, but you may prefer a little higher.

Definitely low 50s for starters though.

mikeler
02-11-2009, 10:15 AM
well im trying an hybrid for the first time: kirshbaum super smash17 mains, psgd17 crosses. i dont know what tension should i use. its also the first time im gonna use a poly.

i normally string my racquet with psgd16/17 at 62.


I recently tried Luxilon Big Banger 16/PSGD 16 at 54/60 pounds. It was a little too loose for my liking since I'm used to PSGD only at 60 pounds. The last setup I tried was Pro Supex Big Ace 16/PSGD 16 at 60 pounds. I was going to up the PSGD to 64, but I forgot to change the tension on my stringer. Anyways, I liked the higher tension much better. My 2 cents...

LeeD
02-11-2009, 10:50 AM
Big fast swing, more tension, softer frame.
Slow short swing, less tension, stiffer bigger frame.

TennezSport
02-11-2009, 11:04 AM
well im trying an hybrid for the first time: kirshbaum super smash17 mains, psgd17 crosses. i dont know what tension should i use. its also the first time im gonna use a poly. I normally string my racquet with psgd16/17 at 62.

Kirshbaum suggests dropping the tension by 10% from your normal Nat or Synth gut tension. So you could try 56/59 and work up or down from there remembering that poly string will feel stiffer in a 18/20 stringbed pattern of the Prestige. Good luck and have fun.

Cheers, TennezSport :cool:

mikeler
02-11-2009, 11:33 AM
Big fast swing, more tension, softer frame.
Slow short swing, less tension, stiffer bigger frame.


I fall into the big fast swing category so this rule applies to me.

vndesu
02-11-2009, 12:17 PM
i would raise your tension.
i remember i had alot of power at like aroundt he 60's tension but then
i soon realized since i want to play a bigger game id need more pop, i also have a fast swing and very very high tension.

72 on my tfight 335.
69 on my pure storm tour.

id only recomend this if you can provide your own power.

ronalditop
02-11-2009, 04:35 PM
i decided to put 58lbs mains/60lbs crosses. i played today and i cant believe how good it feels. now i can do what i love to do, swing very fast and still keeping the ball in court . and the spin i generate is incredible, even when i dont swing that fast my shots still have a good amount of spin on them. great feel too. i hope the tension doesnt drop too much.

now i understand why so many people love poly strings.

mikeler
02-11-2009, 05:59 PM
i decided to put 58lbs mains/60lbs crosses. i played today and i cant believe how good it feels. now i can do what i love to do, swing very fast and still keeping the ball in court . and the spin i generate is incredible, even when i dont swing that fast my shots still have a good amount of spin on them. great feel too. i hope the tension doesnt drop too much.

now i understand why so many people love poly strings.


I just started using poly this year and I second everything you say about it.