Gut Tension

Discussion in 'Strings' started by cpmoran, Apr 8, 2008.

  1. cpmoran

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    How high can I string babolat gut? On the package it says 62, but I have read that people string it at 75. How high can 17g VS and 17G tonic be safely strung?
     
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  2. Valjean

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    If you're going to do that, you need to do what Sampras did when he played the professional tour full-time: Tube at least the center eight mainstrings and use power pads at both ends, at the tip and in the throat.
     
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  3. cpmoran

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    Thanks Valjean

    How High can I string without power pads or tubing? I have a few more weeks on my gamma 6004 till the 5 Star gets here!!
     
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  4. Zhou

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    I have a few more weeks til the Alpha gets here lol.

    I would not venture too high but a little above the tension limit would be ok. I assume they put it low because people never listen to it so the limit would probably be higher.
     
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