String tension/ court surface

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  1. Pusher

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    Should string tension vary based on court surface (hard/clay)?

    If so, how much?

    Thanks
     
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  2. morten

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    54 hard, 50 clay.
     
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  3. Pusher

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    Thats surprising.

    I thought it may be the exact opposite.

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  4. heycal

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    That's a ridiculous statement.

    Everyone knows it's 53 hard, 51 clay.
     
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  5. morten

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    Lol....................
     
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  6. theace21

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    I think many of the pros adjust when they move surfaces. But they also adjust by how they are playing, weather conditions...Don't over think yourself.
     
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  7. bsandy

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    I assumed they strung lower on clay because the play further back, and more defensively.

    . . . Bud
     
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  8. theace21

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    Perhaps, but the might feel like they are missing some shots and crank it up a pound or two...
     
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  9. LoveThisGame

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    The ball bounces off the ground slower on clay. Instead of using your opponent's speed as on hard courts, you have to generate more yourself. Thus playing on clay/HarTru indicates stringing a bit lower in tension.
     
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  10. thejackal

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    Some people like to string 1-2lb looser indoors. no wind and such.
     
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