View Full Version : New string sets for me

09-15-2006, 02:05 PM
I just bought the following string sets for some testing on a new racquet:

Klip Venom 17
Klip Kicker 17
Gosen OG Sheep Micro Super 17
Ashaway Dynamite 17

Can anyone tell me if any of those need "special consideration" for string tension? That is, do any of them need to be strung higher or lower than normal tension? I've read about some strings that need to be strung 10-15% lower than normal in certain cases. Also, some strings are just naturally more elastic, so they might be better off being strung a bit higher in certain cases to knock the power down. But I don't know which ones those would be.

I have never strung a racquet before, so I will be practicing on some cheap nylon that I obtained, but once I get the hang of stringing, I'll want to start investigating these new sets and don't want to screw them up if I can avoid it.

Thanks for any assistance.

09-15-2006, 03:01 PM
Here's another thought:

Let's say that I typically string my racquet at 59 lb. for "normal" strings (synthetic gut). Can anyone give me a "new" target tension for each of those strings that I purchased?

09-15-2006, 03:37 PM
i would string a little less for a poly, and a little higher for a multi (58/60)

09-15-2006, 05:52 PM
i would string the:
SPPP- 55 lbs
venom- 57 lbs
kicker- 59 lbs
gosen og micro- 59 lbs
ashaway dynamite- 57 lbs

just my 2 cents

09-15-2006, 06:28 PM
Thanks. That's exactly the type of respose I'm looking for.

Anyone else?

09-17-2006, 06:00 PM
Anyone else have an opinion for tension that I should consider for these strings?

09-17-2006, 06:07 PM
SPPP at 58 or 59 pounds is the best choice

jackson vile
09-18-2006, 02:05 PM
Anyone else have an opinion for tension that I should consider for these strings?

First I would like to know what racket/s that these strings are going into.

09-18-2006, 03:07 PM
They're going into a Head Intelligence i.X3 MP (98 sq. in.).


09-19-2006, 02:35 PM
I see from the packages that the SPPP recommends to be strung at 10% lower than the "normal" tension you would use for nylong strings.

The Dynamite package says to string at 10-20% lower than normal. 20% is HUGE.

Most people talk about dropping a pound or two. But if you normally string at 60 lb., you'd have to drop all the way to 48 to get 20% lower for the Dynamite strings. That's amazing.

Any ideas on the Gosen OG micro or the Klip strings??

09-19-2006, 09:04 PM
I like the dynamite at normal tension. I'd probably not go 10% on SPPP. Maybe 5%-8% less.

09-19-2006, 09:33 PM
I would string Ashway D at 54 pounds. basically drop 5 pounds or 10 % from your normal S gut tension range.

from experience PC600 this string plays really well at that tension.

but a much better alternative for that string is the SPPP or even better yet the Turbo Touch which tennis warehouse will match price on.

do a search on the web and you'll see it selling for 7 to 9 dollars.
Just note the website and mention it when you are ordering and you'll get an awsome deal on an awsome string.

it's a really soft and powerfull poly (same as you SPPP) but I think with much more feel, comfort, and power than SPPP. Although I do like SPPP quite a lot as well.