Going From NXT to Poly - Drop Tension How Much?

Discussion in 'Strings' started by Z-Man, Jul 4, 2006.

  1. Z-Man

    Z-Man Professional

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    I'm currently playing with an n6.1 95, 16 X 18 pattern. NXT felt good around 57lbs, but it didn't last long. Lux Big Banger played ok at 55lbs and lasted a little longer. It also helped tame the power. I'm having it restrung at 54.

    How much would you guys recommend dropping the tension when going from NXT to Poly? Is 2-3lbs enough? Am I asking for arm trouble? My elbow feels fine and my shoulder feels better than when I played the POG LB, but my wrist seems to get fatigued when I play singles.

    Thanks for your feedback!
     
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  2. chayajay

    chayajay Banned

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    Try 2-3 Lbs, I went from having tennis elbow with all natural gut at 53Lbs to Poly Mains Xcell crosses, at 51, 50, and I havn't had arm problems at all, I don't think polys are that hard on the arm, IMO.
     
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  3. MTChong

    MTChong Professional

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    Or instead of 2-3 lbs lower, maybe 5-6 lbs lower...
     
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  4. nalbandian_fan

    nalbandian_fan Semi-Pro

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    i agree, 2-3 pounds is way too little, 5-6 pounds lower worked for me when i was going from multifilaments to polys.
     
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