tighter stringbed would mean...

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  1. heartattack

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    good pocketing??? anyone...
     
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  2. cluckcluck

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    More controlled shots.
     
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  3. melele

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    better string durability
     
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  4. cluckcluck

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    Less pocketing at higher tensions.
     
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  5. anubis

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    Less power, less trampoline effect. If you string really tight, you can swing as fast as you want and still keep the ball in play. But *you* have to generate the pace -- the strings won't help anymore. If you swing slowly, the ball doesn't go very far. But it's also really nice at the net when you're volleying: it's a lot easier to keep a high-pace ball in play with a volley.
     
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  6. heartattack

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    thnks! thats why ATP players change their racquet quite often.
     
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  7. 3fees

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    More spin,, less power
     
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  8. tlm

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    I string tight and I agree with all the above.
     
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  9. TimothyO

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    Depending on the string, frame, tension, and your body it could also mean tennis elbow. Some can take flex 70+ frames strung with poly in the 60s. For others that would mean a season lost to TE.

    One alternative to stringing tight is to use a stiffer string at lower tensions. There are different ways to skin the stringbed stiffness cat.
     
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  10. Xizel

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    Feels crisper. Lower rebound angle.
     
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  11. MikeHitsHard93

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    I would say a tad bit more feel
     
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  12. sansaephanh

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    geez this thread is all over the place. Someone stick up that TW link that states whats what.
     
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  13. tlm

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    I feel that this post is very accurate, although according to many on this site they claim that the same or even better control can be had through low tension.
     
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  14. Stringers

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    If I understand correctly, a higher tension doesn't produce more spin, correct? Just less power/time on the string bed I thought.
     
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  15. MikeHitsHard93

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    Yeah the reason why they get more spin or think they are is probably due to the fact that they are forced to swing fast
     
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  16. cluckcluck

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    You are correct. Not to mention that the tighter the strings, the less they are able to move on each other. Mains would not be able to move and snap back as much.
     
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  17. rst

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    string tension doesnt force any any type of swing speed.

    i dont know if inconsistent lower tension string on string movement produces more spin than more fixed in place tighter tensions. i find that tighter string certainly produce more slice spin for me.

    if the ball squishes into tighter strings more i would guess more spin is achieved that way rahter than looser strings giving way in several directions.
     
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  18. pvaudio

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    What in the world? More spin, more feel, more durability? Um...
     
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  19. COPEY

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    Sometimes this is the best and worst place to come for advice and information lol.
     
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  20. ChicagoJack

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    Hi sansaephanh - Your request obliged.

    String Facts

    - Lower string tensions generate more power (providing string movement does not occur).
    - Higher string tensions generate more ball control (for experienced players).
    - A longer string (or string plane area) produces more power.
    - Decreased string density (fewer strings) generates more power.
    - Thinner string generates more power.*
    - More elastic strings generate more power.
    - Softer strings, or strings with a softer coating, tend to vibrate less.
    - Thinner strings tend to produce more spin.
    - Increased string density (more strings) generates more control.
    - The more elastic the string, the more tension loss in the racquet after the string job.**

    * Although Wilson's research for their Sweetspot string disputes this statement.

    **Pre-stretching aligns (stretches) the polymer chains in the string and "sets" the string, which reduces tension loss, albeit slightly. Generally, the more pre-stretching (prior to stringing) the less tension loss after stringing.

    http://www.tennis-warehouse.com/LC/BasicFacts.html

    -Jack
     
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  21. fortun8son

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    It's like mattresses.
    Some like it firm. Some like it soft.
     
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  22. heartattack

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    thanks chicagojack. thats why djoko is doing so good because he prefer more control.
     
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  23. morten

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    i like a firm bed, soft strings...
     
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  24. sansaephanh

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    Jack to the rescue!
     
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  25. 2ndServe

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    I launch angle for a tighter string bed is lower especially when taking it on the rise.
     
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