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d1783
06-12-2005, 04:39 AM
Hi,
I'm going to get my racket re strung for the first time and I'm not sure on which tension to have. My serves are around 85mph and I prefer to have more power then control. Could anyone recommend a tension to me?

Thanks

Jonnyf
06-12-2005, 04:58 AM
go about 50-56 lbs

goober
06-12-2005, 08:22 AM
look at the recommended tension on your racquet and string towards the lower end if you want more power.

krnboijunsung
06-12-2005, 09:07 AM
What goober said.

Thereallovebone
06-12-2005, 09:20 AM
Hi,
I'm going to get my racket re strung for the first time and I'm not sure on which tension to have. My serves are around 85mph and I prefer to have more power then control. Could anyone recommend a tension to me?

Thanks

What was your racket strung at originally? You might want to stick with that tension if it feels good.

Grimjack
06-12-2005, 09:22 AM
1) There's nothing wrong with an 85 mph serve, if you can get it where you want it.

2) I know you prefer to have more power than control, but you shouldn't. Control without power can win you a lot of matches. Power without control is useless.

3) What kind of racquet?

TwistServe
06-12-2005, 10:49 AM
It really depends. What is your current tension at that is giving you the 85 MPH serve? Decrease that by 5% or 10%... Also the longer u use the strings the looser the tension will get. I don't think a decreasing tension will add much pop to your serve. You need to improve technique or get a new racquet that has more pop like a PD+ hehe

andreh
06-12-2005, 12:51 PM
The only way is really to try different tensions and see what you like. It will cost you more and it will help if you have more than one racquet (the same racquet) so you can switch easily between two tensions. How can one possibly know if one doesn't have a frame of reference?

d1783
06-13-2005, 12:40 PM
I haven't got the racket yet, I'm going to order it from tennis warehouse with alu power strings - http://www.tennis-warehouse.com/descpageRCBAB-BATP.html

Its very tempting to go for more power though (-:

d1783
06-13-2005, 12:43 PM
I'm currently using a babolat classic TI to get my 85mph serve, its more of a control racket than power. The recommended string tension is 50.55Ibs