Recommended String tension For Head Microgel MP

Discussion in 'Strings' started by harry92, Mar 22, 2010.

  1. harry92

    harry92 New User

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    Hi Guys have been playing around with tensions for a while now and i thought what better place than to ask the TW forums for advice on a tension.

    i am using http://www.tennis-warehouse.com/Weiss_CANNON_Silverstring_125_String/descpageACGLORY-WCS125.html in the mains and...

    http://www.tennis-warehouse.com/Pacific_Power_Line_17_String/descpageACPACIFIC-PPLSG17.html in the crosses.

    ultimately i want feel and control, with power but i'm just not finding the right tension, do you guys have any recomendations? any MP users using a hybrid?

    Thanks Guys

    Harry:confused::confused:
     
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  2. theZig

    theZig Rookie

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    More so than tension, string is more likely to be the real issue..
     
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  3. rich s

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    Which MG MP? Radical, Prestige, Extreme, etc?
     
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  4. harry92

    harry92 New User

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    its the radical mid plus if that helps:)

    thinking of going back to the intelligence iradical mp such a classic the last in the head range that offers solid response.
     
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  5. rich s

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    I have a MG Radical MP..... the thing about them is they are an 18x20 pattern.....you can experiment with dropping the tension but the dense 18x20 pattern on the 98 sq in head does not lend itself to a lot of pop......

    maybe try TF Bi-phase or NRG2 or a full NG job, but the density of the 18x20 pattern is really what is working against you.....
     
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  6. rich s

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    Here's another idea....

    The grommet and bumper set from an Ti Rad MP is slightly heavier than the MG grommet/bumper set and will increase the SW enough to give you a little extra oomph without making the racquet un-manageable.....

    just a thought.
     
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  7. jbm

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    radical tension

    Been an iradical user for years. Remember, the 18x20 pattern allows you to string a lot lighter. I have always strung tight (62#), but have recently strung as low as 51#, and am finding more power, but have not given up on much control. Just bought the youtek radical mp. I'll let you know if I have the same problem switching. My string of choice right now is Gamma TNT Fusion 19g. Stiff, but great for spin.
     
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  8. rudester

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    I have found the same with the 18x20 pattern, finally worked my way down to about 52 lbs and because of the tight pattern, still have plenty of control, more power and the string bed did not feel so much like a board which seemed to provide more feel, i guess the main point is i just want ot reinforce that you really don't lose much control as stated in the quote.
     
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