Tension on mains vs crosses

Discussion in 'Strings' started by wumanchu23, Sep 25, 2008.

  1. wumanchu23

    wumanchu23 New User

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    On a hybrid setup, poly mains and synthetic crosses, it seems like people use a lower tension on the polys as general rule of thumb. Do people ever string the synth tension the same, or even lower compared to the poly mains? Does higher difference in tension btwn mains and crosses decrease durability?
     
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  2. tennisfreak15347

    tennisfreak15347 Banned

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    the main reason people string poly mains a lower tension is because you're supposed to string polys 5-10% lower tension. think of it this way;people are not stringing their synthetic guts tighter, they are stringing their polys lower due to the 5-10% rule.
     
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  3. baek57

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    those are just general guidelines. you can do whatever you want.
     
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