View Full Version : String tension/size

03-30-2010, 04:39 PM
If I'm currently using the 16 gauge of a particular string at 57 lbs strung, and I decide to switch to the 17 gauge version how tight should I string it?

03-30-2010, 05:25 PM
It depends somewhat on the string.

According to the USRSA, 40% of the string brands actually offer a stiffer version of their string in the 17 than the thicker 16, say.

For the other 60%, normally you'd want to go tighter than the 16 by roughly 2 lbs.

03-30-2010, 05:32 PM
A friend and I are both considering a change. He's using 16g Hollow Core and I'm using 16 Babolat Xcel. Both strung at 57 lbs, on a K six one 95 18x20.