String tension/size

Discussion in 'Strings' started by westpac690, Mar 30, 2010.

  1. westpac690

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    If I'm currently using the 16 gauge of a particular string at 57 lbs strung, and I decide to switch to the 17 gauge version how tight should I string it?
     
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  2. Valjean

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    It depends somewhat on the string.

    According to the USRSA, 40% of the string brands actually offer a stiffer version of their string in the 17 than the thicker 16, say.

    For the other 60%, normally you'd want to go tighter than the 16 by roughly 2 lbs.
     
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  3. westpac690

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    A friend and I are both considering a change. He's using 16g Hollow Core and I'm using 16 Babolat Xcel. Both strung at 57 lbs, on a K six one 95 18x20.
     
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