103 lbs.

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  1. LttlElvis

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    Wow! During Monica Seles induction to the Hall of Fame today, she thanked Yonex and appreciated developing a racquet that could handle her tension of 103 lbs !! I always heard she strung at high tensions, but never realized how high.
     
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  2. TsongaEatingAPineappleLol

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    She probably lifted weights if that's true.

    Lol, if she breaks a string, the racquet will probably break too.
     
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  3. tribunal4555

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    Must be scary to string her racquets.
     
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  4. beernutz

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    Dear lord, if her frame broke it would create a black hole when it imploded in on itself.
     
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  5. The_Question

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    Jesus...I would like to know what string and racquet can handle that tension...

    String more than the racquet...
     
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  6. ROCKinCourier

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    You have to remember that she used that Yonex Super RQ-500 racket. That thing was a beast -- I remember I little sister was the biggest Seles fan ever, and she still has that racket, lol!!!

    I also strung that racket for my lil sis, and the head size was gigantic. The frame was also this 3-d triangle shape -- seemed like it was built to handle higher tensions -- so I could completely see this racker handling 103 pounds -- having strung MANY MANY times.
     
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  7. fattsoo

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    Wow. Now kids, remember to wear safety glasses when u string tour racquets now
     
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  8. ROCKinCourier

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    I can't edit posts yet :(

    But see my typo correction above in red.
     
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  9. plowmanjoe

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    my stringer doesn't even go that high, probably for safety reasons.
     
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  10. scotus

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    Did she use an oversize racquet?
     
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  11. VGP

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    Yeah, it was like 130 sq. in.

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  12. autumn_leaf

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    what the frig!!?!?! i'm afraid to string in the upper 60s... I wonder what her stringer's expression was when they first strung her racquet?
     
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  13. scotus

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    I figured that much.

    The stringbed stiffness of a midplus racquet in 70 lb range is probably equivalent to 80lb range in an oversize frame, and by extension probably equivalent to 90lb range or over on a super oversize frame.

    Agassi at one time had his POG 110 strung at over 80 lbs.

    Pete had his midsize frame strung quite high, and Borg even higher on his small frame.
     
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  14. uk_skippy

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    Monica used to use a TF multifilament string, can't remember which one. At Wimbledon they had to be strung on a Crank as the babolat machines only go as high as 88lbs.

    Regards

    Paul
     
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  15. Irvin

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    I think she used 21 gauge badminton natural gut string. I wonder what the stringer used to string it. My stringer only goes up to 90 lbs.

    I could be wrong about that 21 gauge, but I am pretty sure it was that. lol

    Irvin
     
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  16. Nanshiki

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    That's questionable.

    21G nat gut + 103 pounds + Monica Seles = BROKEN STRING
     
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  17. dr325i

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  18. Irvin

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    No way try it you will see. That natural gut is gooooooood stuff man.

    Irvin
     
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