View Full Version : 5% lower?

09-16-2006, 07:16 PM
is this really that important. cause some of the luxilon strings recommend this?

should i follow it?

09-16-2006, 08:57 PM
For me, it wasn't important.
I started using it with lower tension but ended up back to my usual tension.
I would start with the usual tension, and if it doesn't seem to work for whatever reason (for exampe, feeling really stiff, uncomfortable, lack of power, etc.), then lower the tension.
In short, no, you don't need to follow it.

09-16-2006, 09:07 PM
should lower the tension if you are playing with poly for the first time, or if you have arm problems.

09-17-2006, 04:12 PM
luxilon recommends stringing at 10% lower, not 5%

09-17-2006, 04:33 PM
i've tried it at regular tension, didn't have any problems. now I will follow the recommendation and see how that goes. hopefully, it'll improve, but you never know

09-17-2006, 04:42 PM
Some people on this board seem equate NOT stringing 10% lower than reg. tension with Lux to not wearing your seatbelt in the car.

09-17-2006, 07:07 PM
Some people on this board seem equate NOT stringing 10% lower than reg. tension with Lux to not wearing your seatbelt in the car.
what the hell does that mean...

09-17-2006, 08:12 PM
what the hell does that mean...
If you don't wear a seatbelt in an automobile it's considered reckless right? Well some people on this board think if you DO NOT string 10% less than usual with Luxilon polyester string that it is AS reckless and dangerous as not wearing a seatbelt. Capiche?

09-17-2006, 08:35 PM
10% will be too much to drop ur tension by...i did that, and it was a completely different feel (64lbs ....tried 58lbs...way different). I went back to my old string becauase of this, but now if i was to retry the Big banger i would just string at 2lbs below what i'm using now (64lbs), or just keep the same, and adjust from there IMHO.

09-18-2006, 08:00 AM
i'm merely trying the 10% drop because i want to see if it's better. I already know I can play fine if I string it at my normal tension. No arm problems, great control, maybe lacking in the power department a bit (at reg. tension).

09-18-2006, 09:16 AM
i got ya...so if i string at 63 with a multi then 57 would be too low with luxilon...would 60 be better...

09-18-2006, 11:37 AM
The 10% recommendation comes from Luxilon. You should consider that Luxilon wants players to get the most out of their strings (control, power, feel, etc.) and also avoid arm problems that would stop players from using their strings.

I think 10% is a good starting point. That's not to say that some players can get away without dropping 10% (or something less) and find that they don't get arm problems and for their stroke find the strings' playability better at higher tensions. On the other hand some players develop arm problems even at 10% less tension. The 10% is just a starting point.