Tension Question

Discussion in 'Strings' started by tennisdude083, Dec 9, 2009.

  1. tennisdude083

    tennisdude083 Semi-Pro

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    I usually play with a full bed of poly at a tension slightly above the middle range. However, often times I notice that I start hitting really well right before my strings break. Does this mean I should use a lower tension? I ask because usually when my strings start to lose tension it starts to feel too trampoline-ish, which is why I have been using a slightly higher tension. Thanks.
     
  2. gflyer

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    In general I'd say to try to string lower.
    But I didn't understand something.
    you say that you hit well before the strings break, but then you say that you feel the stringbed too trampoline-ish.
     
  3. tennisdude083

    tennisdude083 Semi-Pro

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    Yeah that is why I am not sure. The tension drops after a few days and I experience the trampoline effect. After a couple more days I will be hitting and I will start hitting really well, with all of my shots feeling really good. I will hit like this for 5-10 minutes and the string breaks. That was probably confusing too...
     
  4. gflyer

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    my guess is that after few days the tension settles and you adjust your strokes accordingly.
    I would try to string a little lower also because the tension loss should be reduced.
    Or maybe you could try a thicker gauge.
    what strings are u using? tension? racquet?
     
  5. shaysrebelII

    shaysrebelII Semi-Pro

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    yeah this could be a string-specific issue; what kinda string you got?
     
  6. tennisdude083

    tennisdude083 Semi-Pro

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    I am not sure exactly what kind of string it was because my high school coach was stringing them. I'm pretty sure he said they were luxilon though. I was only paying $10 so I didn't really care :).

    I was using the Dunlop Aerogel and M-fil 300s with tension @60 lbs, sometimes 62.
     
  7. InsideOut94

    InsideOut94 Rookie

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    I doubt it was Luxilon if it was only $10 to string and supply the string. Try using a Gut instead of a poly string as well.
     

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