Stringing mains and crosses at a different tension.....

Discussion in 'Strings' started by Lawnmower, Oct 25, 2009.

  1. Lawnmower

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    Hey I see a lot of people stringing their mains and crosses at different tensions.
    Some i've seen string the mains a couple pounds tighter and some string the crosses tighter.

    What benefit does it give? I've always strung the whole racquet at the same tension.

    Any info?
     
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  2. ryangoring

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  3. Lawnmower

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    Anyone else?
     
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  4. ryangoring

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    Did you look at the thread?
    It shows you the reasons why the mains and crosses in a hybrid, at different tensions form the other OR polys in crosses and multis in mains, the affects of that set up.
    Was I suppose to write it out the whole thread for you??:?
     
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  5. Lawnmower

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    Anyone else have some personal experience to share?
     
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  6. tennisplayer132

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    You usually string the main/cross lower if that particular string is harsher/stiff. For example, poly mains i always string lower.
     
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  7. dadozen

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    I string the crosses at a higher tension using a full poly stringjob because the SS feels longer and narrower. Also, I feel like I can get better spin with this setup.
     
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  8. ryangoring

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    !@#$%^&*()__+
    :)
     
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  9. skyzoo

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    agreed........ this guy is blatently stubborn
     
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  10. ryangoring

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    At least someone sees my point!!!
    Thanks Skyzoo, when came we get more vids??
     
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  11. raygo

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    Stringing and Tension Loss study.

    Originally published in 2001. One of the authors cowrote the Physics of Tennis book. A simple stringmeter test proves the scientific theory, crosses are de facto lower in tension than the mains.
     
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  12. tenis

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    Isn't HEY good for horses? huh.
     
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  13. Lawnmower

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    :rolleyes:
     
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  14. High Roller

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    Can you elaborate on this phenomenon? I have never heard this term before.
     
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  15. dadozen

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    Sorry, I meant SS. Already edited.
     
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