maxply mcenroe woodie - string tension

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  1. prosealster

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    for all u stringing expert out there...what tension would you string your maxplay mcenroe woodie at?? (syn gut)

    thanks heaps in advance
     
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  2. jazar

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    having never used a woodie myself, i dont know what tension you'd want. but where i work when we get woodies to string we usually do them in the late 40s/early 50s in natural gut
     
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  3. prosealster

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    thx..will give mid 40s a go, since i'm using syn gut
     
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  4. PBODY99

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    Please don't use a poly in a wood frame.
    It will destroy the old school feel.
    Remmber, your frame is over 20 years old, even if it is "new".
     
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  5. jim e

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    Few weeks ago I just strung up an old Slazenger woodie, used VS gut 61lbs. and came out just fine. I even decided to use my old ancient serrano machine. I strung a great # of woodies on that old machine 30-40 years ago.It brought back memories of stringing woodies, but I do like my newer machine, makes the serrano seem ancient.
     
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  6. Rabbit

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    mid-50s to mid-60s was the tension choice back in 'the day'
     
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  7. jim e

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    Absolutely correct! That was where most of the racquets tensions were back then.
     
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    Quick rabbit........

    You beat me too it, absolutely.

    Cheers, TennezSport :cool:
     
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  9. Rabbit

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    thanks, folks today who never played with wood don't know how strong those frames were. they could take a lickin and keep on tickin
     
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  10. prosealster

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    thx guys...will try mid-50s with my next string job
     
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