Discussion in 'Strings' started by tnkGod4tns, Dec 18, 2006.
adjust your tension to compensate for the cold weather??
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?
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...
Nah, too much trouble, and at any rate the temperature varies so much in the winter here, it wouldn't be worth the effort.
Drop the tension two lbs., anyway.
For indoors I go up 2 lbs from my regular tension.
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
At present I keep two racquets with 6lbs difference for indoors and outdoors, and use third to replace whichever pops.
My thoughts exactly...
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.
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
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.
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!!
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.
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.
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
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
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.
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!
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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