different tension in mains and crosses (same string)

Discussion in 'Strings' started by 10s99, Oct 6, 2004.

  1. 10s99

    10s99 Rookie

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    I have noticed some folks using a slightly different tension in mains and crosses (typically w/ the mains a couple of pounds higher). They are doing this using only one kind of sting (non-hybrid) and 2 piece stringing (of course).

    What difference does this make to the play of the racket?

    thanks for your feedback.
     
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  2. Steve Huff

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    A lot of the guys I string this way for claim it makes the sweetspot bigger and the strings don't move around as much.
     
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  3. fastdunn

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    I do it because Yonex recommends it on my Yonex.
    Someone said it's related to Isometric head shape of Yonex
    but I do not recall the detail. Anyone know the Yonex specific
    details ?
     
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  4. georgeyew

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    Can you do that on an one piece string job?
     
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  5. 10s99

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    has anyone had any experience doing this and comparing it to the same racket w/ the mains and crosses at the same tension?
     
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  6. William Bedford

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    When I used a Prestige Classic, I strung my three frames with PSGW/DF 17 G. One frame was 60lbs main and crosses. The second was 60lbs mains and 58lbs crosses. The third was 60lbs mains 56lbs crosses.

    I noted which frame was strung at what tension by serial number on the buttcap. That way I would be influenced by a mark or color. The most comfortable racket was the 60lbs mains and56lbs crosses. It was also the frame with the least control. I have since always strung mains and crosses the same tension.....
     
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  7. PS61

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    same tension

    I concur with William Bedford, I experimented on Prestige mid too and found dropping two pounds in crosses will gain some spin and confort, but at the same time, it makes the strokes less predictable.
    I personally think head prestige was designed for same tension. Also, in terms of one piece string job. I don't think you have to use same tension. Coz you could always drop tensin at anytime during stringing. The friction will help holding the difference.
     
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