Lowest poly string job?

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  1. Fyrepower

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    I've heard so many people talk about how polys are better when strung lower that i was wondering what other people thought. pleasae post the lowest you have had a poly strung and what you thought of it. thanks in advance for your responses.
     
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  2. Bartelby

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    42 in a 95" frame - Excellent, with no issues at all.
     
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  3. TennezSport

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    38lbs....

    Had a college player ask for Bab Revenge strung at 38lbs in a Wilson 6.1 95 16x18. Said he loved the feel and spin.

    Cheers, TennezSport :cool:
     
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  4. filphil

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    Solinco Tour Bite 17g w/ JET method at 43lbs on my 89 tour - would have even preferred it to be lower.
     
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  5. Up&comer

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    I had a guy ask for full red code at 35 in a blx 95 18x20. He could absolutely rip the ball.
     
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  6. Centerforward71

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    Ditto that. String many polys at 35-38. I'm a power player the control and spin are really nice. It shocked me as I always played in 60+ range even with poly. I am a 4.5-5.0 level player. I have turned on about 5 others at this level and they won't go back. I string mine and theirs. Their is an adjustment period but it's sweet right away.
     
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  7. j0ney3

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    I run Tech. Black Code at 32lbs in a babolat roddick gt, plays a really solid and heavy ball.
     
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  8. blackfrido

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    the lowest I heard of is 1 pound, I don't think you can go lower than that
     
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  9. Power Player

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    I do 40#s in a 98 16x19.
     
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  10. floide

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    Had my Prestige IG Pro strung @ 40 lbs, but having a hard time adapting to it. Just a matter of time, I believe, since I'm already ok with 42 lbs, my actual setup.
     
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  11. tlm

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    I personally found that anything over 8 lbs. is to hard on the arm, and there is no control if I string over 10lbs.
     
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  12. lynnbart

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    I haven't gone below 48 to 50 lbs yet but plan to this week. Does a tension of low forty's etc., help with tension maintenance,,,,,can you get a couple of more hours out of a low poly string job ?
     
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  13. tlm

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    Everything is better the lower your tension is, if low enough the string could last for 2 years.
     
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  14. Up&comer

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    The sarcasm is unnecessary.
     
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  15. tlm

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    Really, well have you tried a full poly job at 8 lbs. yet?
     
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  16. Up&comer

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    I fail to see how that is relevant.
     
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  17. Povl Carstensen

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    I tried 15kg (33lbs) polylon in my K90, but it seemed so loose that it could not transfer the power from the racket to the ball. I was surprised. Going to try 20kgs, but for now happy with 23 kgs (50 lbs) OG Micro.
     
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  18. jjk20

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    are you guys using a full bed of poly at these lower tensions or hybrid?
     
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  19. Fuji

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    I use full beds of poly @ 38lbs in my 200's and my Aerostorms. Very comfy and controlled. I like the feel after letting the bed sit for 24-48 hours before I hit it. It probably drops to around 30lbs and plays nicely for it's entire life.

    That being said I use PHT most of the time, although I have been testing Head Sonic Pro ever since Timbo showed me it!

    -Fuji
     
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  20. rodrigoamaral

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    just strung up a racquet at 37lbs for a guy who wants to use full poly at 65 yrs old
     
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