Minimum tension that prevents movement.

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  1. Kakaroto1977

    Kakaroto1977 New User

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    Well folks, that's it. Wich is the minimum tension that I should string my ProStaff Six.One BLX 95 (50-60 pounds recommended) to prevent string movement? I'm planing to string it up with RPM Blast or Kirschbaum Pro Line 2. And by the way wich string do you prefer among those two?
    Thanks in advance.
     
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  2. danotje

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    I don't think tension really has anything to do with it. All strings move, some just don't snap back over time. Polys snap back well which is why a lot of people say they don't move and why they develop more spin. Syn guts start off well, but start to look misaligned due to their inability to overcome the friction needed to snap back. Tension will make the bed stiffer, but not counteract friction well.
     
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  3. zapvor

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    yea. its supposed to move.
     
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  4. Kakaroto1977

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    Well I'm not so sure about that. I have it strung with Alu Power in the 55 range and the strings moved a lot not snapping back to their original position. I needed to realign it every two or three points. I've demoed another 95 which came strung with RPM Blast and was sweet with no missaligning at all. Unfortunately I can't contact that tester.
     
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  5. ATP100

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    Answered your own question, didn't you??
     
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  6. mikeler

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    The highest I've gone in tension was 65 pounds on plain old synthetic gut. It stayed almost perfectly still until it broke after 2 or 3 sets.
     
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  7. Kakaroto1977

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    Not quite ATP!00. I mean, it seems RPM Blast moves less than ALU but I don't know at which tension it was strung because it felt softer than Alu and even so moved less.
     
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  8. mikeler

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    My suggestion is to use the tension you play best at. Use your fingers in between points to straighten the strings. It helps with concentration and callus formation on your hands.
     
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  9. anubis

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    How old are the strings? Poly doesn't move that much, but all strings start to move more as they die. I re-adjust my poly far less than I used to with syn gut. But at this point, my poly moves so little (54 lbs) that I really just adjust it out of nervous habit more than anything.
     
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  10. danotje

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    I just meant that strings move whenever you strike the ball with a swinging shot, even at high tensions. Some just move back better.
     
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  11. fortun8son

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    Strings move, but do they snap back?
    I suggest full poly at 54 and under.
     
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  12. Kakaroto1977

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    Ok, I will start trying at about 54. What about RPM Blast vs Pro Line 2? Which is best at playability, tension maintenace and arm easyness?
     
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  13. fortun8son

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    RPM Blast will give better performance right off the stringer, PLII is softer.
    Both die fairly quickly.
     
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  14. Kakaroto1977

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    Can you give me an advice on a string that offers a softer feel without dying that fast?
     
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  15. danotje

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    I just finished a playtest of Cyclone Tour, and it is pretty soft. I loved the feel of it, but apparently it isn't for everyone. Another good one is Isospeed Baseline Spin. Soft, stays aligned until it goes, and lasts a fair amount of time. Added bonus, incredibly inexpensive. A reel of Control (which is their way of saying 16g) is on sale for $35 right now--normally a whopping $39.
     
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  16. Centerforward71

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    25lbs doesn't move
     
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  17. SJSA

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    Once you play with multi strings, you wouldn't complain poly movement.
    Poly strings have a short life of playability and fast tension loss, plus not good for arm. Choose Pro Line 2 over RPM for better playability, tension, and arm.
    Tension for poly should be a low range for your arm.
     
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  18. chaddles

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    Never heard of Alu Power not straightening in a fresh string job - this is one poly that always returns to its original position before it goes dead unless its a dodgy string job. I string this for quite a lot if people over a long and have used it personally for years and the one characteristic people love is the way it slides back to position which is one if the ways polys create more spin.
     
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  19. anubis

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    The stringer could be "notching" the strings as well during stringing, which may hold the strings a little longer. This can come from over tightening the string clamps.
     
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