poly strings

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  1. tennisfreak412

    tennisfreak412 Rookie

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    If I string normally between 58 and 60, what tension should i use for poly strings?
     
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  2. Nuke

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    It depends on the string. Some polys are softer than others. The stiffer ones are typically strung about 10% lower (so maybe 53 or 54 for your example), but some softer polys don't need any drop from your usual tension. Bottom line, though, is what feels best to you.
     
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  3. BigServer1

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    If i were you I would try a softer poly and then string 5% lower than normal. If you were at 60, maybe try 57. Poly is notorious for losing tension fast, and that will help get you a few extra days of playability. Tecnifibre Red Code and SPPP are soft polys, and they hold their tension better than many others as well. Try those 5% lower than synths/multis/guts.
     
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  4. Ripper

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    Try 50 and go up, if necessary.
     
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  5. Wondertoy

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    For Polystar Energy use the same tension. For all others, take it 5-10% down for comparable play.
     
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  6. wxr

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    also keep things like: type of racket, string diameters in mind, and open or dense stringpattern..

    if you are using a dense stringbed start out 10% lower. with an open stringpattern its a little easier to take, so i would start with a drop of 5%.

    of course this al depends on the string you're planning to use.

    factors like stringstiffnes, stringdiameter, type of racket play a role here too.
     
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