Suggestions? St. Vincent string setup for weary arm...

Discussion in 'Strings' started by louis netman, Oct 31, 2005.

  1. louis netman

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    The sticker on my old st vinnie says recemmended tension of 65-70 lbs. I'm twenty years older now and can't handle this high-tension stuff anymore. Does anyone know if this thing will work with gut at say 40lbs? My rationale is that I string my 93" T10mid with gut at 46 and it works fine...Thanx!!!
     
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  2. christo

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    Louis, I think the lack of response means that 99% of the people on these boards have never hit with a PS 85 or have moved on, I suggest if you're not a 5.5 or higher you do the same , string tension has nothing to do with it. believe me , even Sampras would bag that racquet today. Sorry but it's true
     
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  3. louis netman

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    I just thought I'd string up this thing for nostalgia sake. Last time I used it was back in the early/mid eighties. I have some 18g gut laying around and thought it would work in the 85 sq in PS head...
     
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  4. dancraig

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    I've got a stringing customer that strings at 35 pounds. He's one of the best older players in the area. Says the low tension is why he has never had any arm problems.
     
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  5. ffrpg

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    Yes, you can string the PS 85 at 40lbs. I myself have never done it, but I would imagine that it would be too powerful with gut at such a low tension.
     
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  6. snowpuppy

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    if you are already using gut then the problem is probably no longer the strings. I might not know a lot about racquets, but there is so many ways to go around a racquet that is not for your body. Even McEnroe, proud as he is about his woodie day, adapts to what he should be using for his current body.
     
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