String tension on the Steam 99s

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  1. morandi

    morandi Rookie

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    Has anybody at TW that plays with the 99s tried stringing them with 4G at lower tension like mid 40s?
    Does it make the play too erratic? I have been stringing them with 4G in the 58-60lb range, but previous to the Steam 99s I always strung my racquets with a fairly low tension poly.
     
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  2. TW Staff

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    I have tried stringing my Steam 99S at a lower tension and I didn't like it. It definitely took away from the control and the stringbed felt like a trampoline.

    Currently, I have my 99S strung up at 63lbs and I like it.

    Jason, TW
     
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  3. hyperion99

    hyperion99 Semi-Pro

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    Same exact thing happened to my friend (on a 105s).
     
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  4. morandi

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    Thanks for the feedback. Saves me some time and money.
     
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  5. martini1

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    Poly @ 63lb?? That's a very stiff string bed on a stiff frame. Didn't Jason always talked about arm pain and stuff?
    I have sensitive arms so I string at 52 hybrid. However I agree the string bed is a little bit too powerful. Volleys go long sometimes.
     
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