Tension Question

Discussion in 'Strings' started by The Djoker, Mar 27, 2011.

  1. The Djoker

    The Djoker Semi-Pro

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    In general, how far above the recommended tension range for a raqcuet can you go before damage is possible to the racquet?

    Also, I notice a lot of pros stringing polys at very high tensions. Do any of you do this (ex: James Blake Lux ALU pwr at 68lbs!)? Thinking about experimenting just to see what its like (hopefully my arm won't fall off). Thanks!
     
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  2. The Djoker

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    Oh, cool, thanks!
     
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  3. Donny0627

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    Although I would not advocate it, I'm pretty sure you could push that limit a decent amount before causing any damage...
     
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  4. jim e

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    Todays racquets can take a lot more abuse than the old ones of years ago.
    Stringers on the GSS site a while back commented on Seles Yonex frames strung in the mid 80 lb range and also other tour players with extreme high tension. What that shows us is that these racquets can take quite a bit of punishment.
    I assume that most string according to manuf. range to keep warranty issues and safety
    of the racquet and stringer. If someone asked me to string one up in 80's, I would get a signature of consent that damage may occur just in case, and would wear safety glasses while stringing.
     
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