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Kitsiu
07-09-2004, 09:13 AM
Our club is going to organize a 'Historical Racquet Championship', where players are required to use the old wood and steel racquets.

A lot of us wouldn't know what should the string tension be, eg for the Jack Kramer Autograph, T-2000, or the Donna Borg Pro.

Pls help :wink:

Steve Huff
07-09-2004, 01:40 PM
A wood racket should be strung at around 55# (lockout) or about 50#(constant pull). It could probably handle a little more, but they are so low-powered compared to the rackets made today, the lower tension won't hurt. The aluminum and steel rackets should be fine with the same tension as the woods. I will say that if you string any of the t2000 models, you need to add around 10# on the tie-off string. It's really hard not to lose some tension as you tie off to the wires that wrap around the frame instead of going through a hole and tying to a string. Sounds like a lot of fun though.