Tension question

Discussion in 'Strings' started by Ziggy925, Jul 8, 2011.

  1. Ziggy925

    Ziggy925 New User

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    I'm currently playing with an older Prince CTS Approach 110. Recommended string tension is 60 to 75 lbs., and my ranking is 2.5. I recently demoed 4 new racquets but was not super impressed with any of them, so, I'm going to hang onto the Prince for awhile.

    My question concerns possibly getting this Prince restrung and using string tension to fine tune the racquet. It's already an oversized racquet with lots of power, and I have a bad habit of placing the ball just outside the baseline. I like the feel of the racquet now, but would increasing the string tension reduce the power of the racquet a bit giving me more control?

    Thanks
     
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  2. MambaT

    MambaT Rookie

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    According to most recent discussion, you should string it at [([MSS(1.1)+XSS(.9)]/185)+3.5]/4.5 * [(NM+NX)/36.5] * (RHS/100) * (RA/65)

    Just give that to your stringer and tell him you will pick it up tomorrow.

    :)
     
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  3. Up&comer

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    If you are a 2.5, the problem isn't your string. Work on your technique. You really don't need to worry about strings. Just string synthetic at a mid tension and work on your swing.

    Good luck.
     
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  4. Tennis Is Magic

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    [​IMG]

    EDIT: Revised formula,


    [([MSS(1.1)+XSS(.9)]/210)+3.5]/4.5 * [(NM+NX)/36.5] * (100/RHS) * (65/RA) = x

    ;)
     
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  5. Ziggy925

    Ziggy925 New User

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    Agreed!!!:)
     
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  6. Steve Huff

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    To answer your questions, yes, stringing tighter would reduce power (given that you use the same string). Like others suggested, get a nice synthetic gut. I'd string that racket at around 62-65 #.
     
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  7. fortun8son

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    FWIW, Prince has lowered it's recommendation for this racquet to 57-67
     
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  8. a0f6459

    a0f6459 Rookie

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    I actually play with this racket as well, had it since I played varsity high school and various junior tournaments in the 90s. The range is 55 - 70 and I currently string it at 65 with either PSGD or OGMS.

    To those knowledgable on tension, if I were to give gut a go, should I also start out at 65 given that gut has more power?

    I just asked this in another thread, but since the OP has the same racket as me, I figure it would be benificial to know here as well. If I want to hybrid the gut with synthetic cross, what tensions should I used based on my current 65 lb tensions. How about Gut with poly crosses?

    Thanks in advance
     
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