Tension on your POG

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  1. Lambsscroll

    Lambsscroll Professional

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    I'm interested in string gauge and tension on your POG. I heard this racket has a nice pocket feel.
     
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  2. drakulie

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    I'll be stringing mine at 60 next time I string it. My last string job was at 58?? if I remember correctly.
     
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  3. foggie

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    same here, sppp 17G/61, would drop to 60 next time
    but I'm having 8 inch lead tape around 8-10, if you use stock one, I think you may reduce a few pounds in tension.
     
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  4. tennisinoc

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    OS: 65#
    Mid: 60#

    Using Original Prince Syn Gut 16G
     
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  5. sapient007

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    60lbs with prince 17 syn gut
     
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  6. tennisguy7482

    tennisguy7482 Rookie

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    no need for 17 gauge, the pog is a spin machine already and i usually snap strings in about 3-4 hours, so i go with 16 gauge. 58 lbs has worked well for me, great combo of touch and power.
     
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  7. jasonbourne

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    16g @ 58lbs and enjoying it.
     
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  8. Lambsscroll

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    I went with 53 pounds on a Babolat Star Sensor machine. I have kevlar 16g on mains and 15L gut on the cross. Plays pretty well this way. Like someone said this racquet seems under powered which was what I hoped for. I love taking big swings at the ball. Its a lot of fun. I still need to tinker around with strings and tension.
     
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  9. jasonbourne

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    Lambsscroll, why is your n90 no longer your playing stick?
     
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  10. hrstrat57

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    played POG mid for about 3 years steady.....I found 16 gauge bde rally gut was best for me usually at 57lb with string savers(savers stiffen it back up a bit)

    I once broke strings on 3 frames w/i 15 minutes in a match.

    I then switched to 16 gauge from 17 gauge and added the string savers.....they still played like a dream.

    I play radicals now (tight string pattern) and haven't broken a string in play in 2 years.....so it was the open string pattern on the graphite originals not me....

    POG mid a great stick.....but you gotta have at least a couple to get through a match.....

    btw I also used lead tape, at 3 and 9 oclock.....opened up the sweet spot quite a bit and made the racquet a bit more stable on groundies.....
     
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  11. Lambsscroll

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    I changed my mind. I play great with both sticks.
     
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  12. Lambsscroll

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    I think its too early for me to say which racket suits me. I only had one day of hitting with the POG.
     
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  13. jayserinos99

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    When I used the POG mid, it was strung with NXT Max 16 at 54 lbs.
     
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  14. Kirko

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    67 lbs. gamma asterisk. I use a prn. mag.pro, but when those are gone it will be th graphite at the same tensiion.
     
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  15. goosala

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    65 lbs. with gamma syn gut 16. You can even use 15L since the pattern is so open.
     
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  16. sruckauf

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    When I was using 16 gauge string syn gut or multi, I'd string it up at 70. When I was using 17 gauge string syn gut or multi, I'd string it up at 68.
     
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  17. Bent

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    Different polys as M's and different syn guts/nylons as X.

    28 kg. No string savers.

    Plays great with lots of spin.

    Breaks often by shearing in the top of the frame (m's).
     
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