Babolat PC standard ...... tension and set up???

Discussion in 'Strings' started by mark nouillan, Feb 22, 2004.

  1. I have been using the babolat PC 97" for a few months and love it, I have been stringing it higher and higher, to get the most of it's control (i don't need power)

    I find I am painting lines and just hitting effortless winners and incredible accuracy! :lol:

    My only problem is i am getting slightly over the recommended tensions at 57lbs...........does anyone else do this and do they think I am risking the frame

    thanks for any advice!!
     
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  2. mattlikovich

    mattlikovich Rookie

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    yeah, i string mine on 60, i think you can go up to 65
    matt
     
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  3. kreative

    kreative Professional

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    babolat frames should be able to be strung up to 65 w/o any problems. above 60lbs, it is said that you will negate the babolat "woofer" technology.
     
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  4. thanks for the info guys.........I have checked the stats at TW and it states that the tension range is 48-66Lbs, but my racquet says 50-55Lbs????

    I don't know what the deal is?
     
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  5. bcaz

    bcaz Professional

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    THere is lots of stuff in the archives on this issue. The conventional wisdom is: you can go up to about 66 lbs. on this frame, but tensions above 57 lbs. or so will negate the "woofer" effect, for what it's worth. I have one and hit with it occasionally, most recently three nights ago. I have mine strung at 56 lbs. with NRG2 17g. It's too powerful, but I think the racquet is designed to take advantage of the woofers, otherwise why not just use another frame? It may benefit from a stiffer string -- NRG2 is pretty soft and powerful -- but I would stay below 57 lbs. Many other players have posted good results at higher tensions, citing improved control. My take is the PC is intented to be a power-banger player's racquet, with better control but similar pop and spin to the Pure Drive.
     
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