Is it possible to string a racket with 35 lb

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  1. bullet1020

    bullet1020 New User

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    My mom plays with really low tension

    She asked the stringer to string 35 lb on her new racket but the stringer and he skipped 4 cross strings .. 2 on the top and 2 on the bottom ..

    It was softer though but is it still playable?

    And is it necessary?
     
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  2. lwto

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    My experience, no, shots go kattywompus.
    No excuse for that.
    35 pounds is fine if thats what she wants, missing or skipping crosses is not.

    Take it back.
     
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  3. jswinf

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    I don't see what skipping strings would have to do with stringing at low tension. The tension itself shouldn't be a problem, some people might not think it's a good idea, but the customer is always right, right?
     
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  4. zapvor

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    35 is fine
     
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  5. drakulie

    drakulie Talk Tennis Guru

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    I strung Hewitt's frames last year at 34 lbs. This year, he dropped to 31.

    I've also strung Jack Socks frames as low as 38.
     
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  6. corners

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    What strings are those guys using?
     
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  7. darklore009

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    Hewitt: ALU power and babolat vs touch
    Sock: ALU power or rough (still yet to be confirmed)
     
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  8. bluegrass_stringer

    bluegrass_stringer Semi-Pro

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    It depends on the string. Very common for full poly to be strung at very low tensions. If the customer wanted low tension, the stringer will oblige. Question is why did he "skip" 4 crosses.
     
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  9. zapvor

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    thanks for the info! i didnt know about hewitt
     
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  10. Shroud

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    FWIW i have strung as low as 15lbs. 35 is fine:)
     
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  11. Irvin

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    The player is always the best judge of what is right.
     
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  12. Sweet-Spot

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    35 is super tight... if you're a badminton player! lol..... I have to try this once just for kicks. Maybe on my next restring! I've come down from 54 to 48 and it feels damn good I'll never go above 50 again!
     
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  13. Wikky

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    I hand string all my racquets. Play great as far as i'm concerned.
     
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  14. Irvin

    Irvin G.O.A.T.

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    Do you increase tension on the tie offs? I mean do you use two hands?
     
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  15. zapvor

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    so they are what 80lbs?
     
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  16. uk_skippy

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    Lowest I've strung is 11kgs for Volandri; luxilon original in a PT57A
     
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  17. stringertom

    stringertom G.O.A.T.

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    That's a huge change for Rusty...in his prime he was always listed in the 50's on tourney logs published by RacquetTech.
     
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