String Tension for Wood / Steel Racquets

Discussion in 'Racquets' started by Kitsiu, Jul 9, 2004.

  1. Kitsiu

    Kitsiu New User

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    Our club is going to organize a 'Historical Racquet Championship', where players are required to use the old wood and steel racquets.

    A lot of us wouldn't know what should the string tension be, eg for the Jack Kramer Autograph, T-2000, or the Donna Borg Pro.

    Pls help :wink:
     
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  2. Steve Huff

    Steve Huff Legend

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    A wood racket should be strung at around 55# (lockout) or about 50#(constant pull). It could probably handle a little more, but they are so low-powered compared to the rackets made today, the lower tension won't hurt. The aluminum and steel rackets should be fine with the same tension as the woods. I will say that if you string any of the t2000 models, you need to add around 10# on the tie-off string. It's really hard not to lose some tension as you tie off to the wires that wrap around the frame instead of going through a hole and tying to a string. Sounds like a lot of fun though.
     
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