Tour Bite Tension

Discussion in 'Strings' started by Bobo96, Mar 20, 2013.

  1. Bobo96

    Bobo96 Semi-Pro

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    I'm going to try TB for the first time, does anyone have tension suggestions? I'm putting it in a 2013 blade 98 18x20. I usually use volkl v-pro at 55-57 Lbs. It is 17 guage. I am going to string it up tonight on a drop weight, any suggestions are appreciated!
     
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  2. Bobo96

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    Supposedly its pretty stiff. Would 48 be good or should I go higher?
     
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  3. Chace

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    I'm not familiar with v-pro but I usually string tour bite at 51 pounds in my prestige pro. If I was using a racket with a tighter pattern I would probably string it in the high 40s.
     
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  4. Bobo96

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    Thanks man. V-pro is a non textured pretty soft poly.
     
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  5. esgee48

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    Read the last 10-15 pages of the epic RossK thread in the Racquets Forum. Some of the posters there were using the Blade 18x20. I believe they string somewhat higher (low 50's) but that's because they 'thump' the ball. Depending on your technique, 48# may be OK. 2 cents.
     
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  6. Ross K

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    Bobo, 48 lbs is my exact tension for TB in my 16x19 Blade, so I obviously like it. All completely subjective of course, but for me both pattern blades are nice in the mid-late 40's.
     
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  7. veloduffer

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    I have used TB at 52 and 57 lbs in a Head Extreme Pro 2.0 and prefer the tighter setup to tame some power. It is a stiff string.

    I am using TB Soft in one my Extremes at 58 lbs. It seems to have a tad less bite than regular TB. But does play much softer and more feel. Next time I will string it at 59.
     
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  8. luishcorreia

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    I didnt liked the tour bite at all. My shots landed short, and i found it more stiff than the regular tour bite. I went dead quickly and really made my arm hurt. I prefer thr regular string
     
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  9. parasailing

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    Are you referring to the Soft vs regular Tourbite since your comment didn't make much sense :confused:.

    I got a set of the Tour Bite 19G so wondering if anyone has tried it and what tension to use on a Wilson Blade 16x19? I know thinner gauges offer more spring but first time I ever tried such a thin gauge.
     
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  10. luishcorreia

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    Yes, soft vs regular. Sorry
     
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  11. luishcorreia

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    19g should be less stiff
     
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