Tension too high?

Discussion in 'Strings' started by racquet_jedi, Aug 23, 2007.

  1. racquet_jedi

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    I got my racquet restringed at a higher tension recently and I find that I can't hit with the pace and depth that I used to and most of my balls are easily attackable. (And although control is a little better, it doesn't compensate for the lost pace and depth) What should I do besides getting a new stick that my dad doesn't want to buy? Also, I didn't use the strings that were recommended for the racquet.
     
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  2. nickb

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    Get it restrung at a lower tension...?
     
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  3. Sinner

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    ^ yup... go back to your original tension...
     
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  4. racquet_jedi

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    My dad thinks that stringing in the US costs too much (My dad got my racquet restrung in the Philippines for pretty cheap) and I don't know what tension my racquet was at when my dad gave it to me, although it still had the original strings.

    If I don't know what Wilson Hyper Hammer 5.3 OS's are strung at when manufactured, then I'm pretty much outta luck.
     
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  5. nickb

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    String at mid tension or 55-57 lbs...that should be OK..
     
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  6. racquet_jedi

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    But my dad won't let me get my racquet restrung until the current strings break. Now what?
     
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  7. Doc Hollidae

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    Cut your strings when he's not looking.
     
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  8. gotwheels

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    Leave the racquet in a closed auto at high summer temps. You should see a reduced tension. Remember, there is not much control using this process.
     
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  9. nickb

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    Just keep hitting with the racquet and the string will lose tension...
     
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  10. racquet_jedi

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    He'll know that I did and I'm pretty sure he'd get really mad.

    Hope no one minds if I get off topic, but this could really help. Do polyester strings loosen up fast?
     
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  11. Hidious

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    Why don't you explain the problem to him? Is he a tennis player? Give him some articles to read about tension importance, etc. I think you could find some on TW learning center. Tell him your current setup hurts your game and that a new string job would not be wasted money.

    Your dad, like all dads wnats you to win right? :p
     
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  12. tenniskid3119

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    you can set your racquet on the court or whatever and LIGHTLY step on the strings and put little pressure on you foot. Just use one foot.
     
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