Tension for VS GUT

Discussion in 'Strings' started by psb1nxt7, Jan 19, 2010.

  1. psb1nxt7

    psb1nxt7 Rookie

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    I'm trying a full bed of gut after using champion's choice... Just to give it a go and see how long it lasts. In the hybrid I strung it at 58 or 60... What should I do in a full bed ?? Up it to 63 ??
     
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  2. JoelDali

    JoelDali G.O.A.T.

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    63 sounds like a good tension for full gut in that stick.

    I'm sure others will say 55 or lower as well.

    Personally, I've been experimenting with guy lately and am finding tighter the better.
     
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  3. psb1nxt7

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    Ok thanks for your response... I'll go with 63
     
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  4. psb1nxt7

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    Is it ok to string it all at the same tension ?? or should I do the mains and crosses at differnt tensions ??
     
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  5. JoelDali

    JoelDali G.O.A.T.

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    What are you trying to achieve?

    If as you say this is just an expensive test with a full bed of gut to see how long it lasts, then string mains and crosses the same.

    Theres no need to switch up tension for a full bed of gut in my opinion and my opinion means absolutely nothing.
     
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  6. LPShanet

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    Not only is it okay, it's preferable, unless the manufacturer of the frame specifically suggests otherwise (Yonex sometimes does). Many people overestimate the benefits of differential tension, which have never been proven. In fact, most studies show that the only thing that really matters is the final stringbed stiffness, and that even considerable differences between X's and M's don't really affect outcome.
     
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