since it's winter do you guys........

Discussion in 'Strings' started by tnkGod4tns, Dec 18, 2006.

  1. tnkGod4tns

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    adjust your tension to compensate for the cold weather??
     
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  2. plarazza

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    Not really I probly should of tho. I am guessing (probly wrong) that you would drop the tension because the cold weather wouldstop the strings from warming up a bit and stretching, therefore would be stiffer that normal>
    Im not sure anyone else kno?
     
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  3. vinnier6

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    i play inside during the winter so i dont adjust for tension...but when summer comes again, and if i happen to use a multi again, i will string it up 2-4lbs for the hot days...
     
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  4. cghipp

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    Nah, too much trouble, and at any rate the temperature varies so much in the winter here, it wouldn't be worth the effort.
     
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  5. Valjean

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    Drop the tension two lbs., anyway.
     
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  6. alu16L

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    For indoors I go up 2 lbs from my regular tension.
     
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  7. vkartikv

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    Oh come on, how many of us here are calibrated with such sensitivity to notice? When its cold I'm trying to keep my **** warm, the last of my concerns is the tension on my strings
     
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  8. SoBad

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    At present I keep two racquets with 6lbs difference for indoors and outdoors, and use third to replace whichever pops.
     
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  9. BigServer1

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    My thoughts exactly...
     
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  10. theace21

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    I use a hybrid of gut and Gosen Sheep Micro most of the year. During the winter, I play less and just go with all synthetic gut.
     
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  11. ferocious4hand

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    in the summer I string at 65lb since the balls fly quicker in the heat. In the winter around 60lb for a softer stringbed with all that moister making the balls heaviert to ease my arm
     
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  12. fuzz nation

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    I'm playing outside sometimes in 45 to 48 degree temps if there's no wind and I had my pair of LM Prestiges strung 5 lbs apart, the looser one at 50 lbs. At first I thought the looser one was useless when I tried it indoors, but when outside in the cold, the tighter one felt like a brick. The loose one was nice, but I'll probably be indoors for Jan and Feb and keep them up around 58. I'm stringing with a good 17 ga syn gut and may try tensions in the low 60's in the middle of the summer.
     
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  13. aussie

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    Feel sorry for you guys in the northern hemisphere - here in Brisbane, Australia, it's warm sunshine year round. Our winter's are very mild and even at night I play 52 weeks of the year. Be nice to have a bit more rain though even if I missed a few weeks of that 52!!
     
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  14. GRANITECHIEF

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    Actually, some places in the N Hemisphere are also warm sunshine year round, just like some places in the S Hemisphere have winter. Depends on Latitude.
     
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  15. LoveThisGame

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    Staying with the same tension works. If you play on slow courts in the summer, you may want a couple pounds less tension there because you have to generate more power on your own ... you opponent's ball comes in slower.
     
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  16. federermcenroeagassi

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    no one on this forum is good enough to even explain why they should string looser/tighter in different seasons. and if you think you are justified in doing so then:

    A) you are a pro on the ATP (which you almost definitely arent); or
    B) you focus too much on equipment; or
    C) you need more work on your game; or
    D) B + C

    methinks its D for most people...

    have a good day
     
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  17. ferocious4hand

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    i string at different tensions b/c i can feel the difference between hot and cold days. when its hot the air is thinner thus the ball travels faster and i'll need a tighter string bed to control the ball better. in the winter where there's more moister in the air the balls get heavier and slower so i'll need a looser/softer string bed to produce more power and ease up on the arm
     
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  18. power_play21

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    thats total crap because i play some tournaments in florida and some in michigan, and i have to adjust tensions and string to play clay or indoor or for big temp differences.

    i am also not either of your choices, although some of the tournaments i play in florida get some number 400's and up form the ATP tour, like the turkey bowl this past november, and a lot of them D1, former ATP players, and futures level players.

    so don't make that generalized crap statement about everyone on this forum.
     
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  19. Valjean

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    In the cold, a string strings up tighter; in summer, looser, of course.

    This is verified, for the skeptics among us. It is another thing whether this *matters* for us--but, when you play enough to tell the difference, you like to think it can. Plus, there are plenty of people who tell you they lose concentration just when missing a vibration damper!
     
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  20. Nextman916

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    True, but when you are referring to the vibration dampener as being lost? As in playing without a dampener as opposed to none? Because thats a 2 worlds difference really. But if someone were to replace my dampener with another one secretly, i doubt i would notice.
     
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