Wall Street Journal: Tennis Without All The Tension.

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  1. Al Czervik

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  2. Bobby Jr

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    It has one quite interesting passage:

    "He (Federer) usually burns through seven or eight sticks during a five-setter, often switching from tension to tension, and generally going tighter as the match progresses, says his stringer Nate Ferguson."

    I always wondered what he did. With 9 frames not all strung the same, what would seem normal? I'd have thought as the game went on and you got you eye in/used to the conditions that going looser would be the trend - but the flip side is you're probably swinging freer too so tighter it is for Fed.
     
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  3. kaleidoskope

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    26 pounds?!?!?!??!??! That must be like playing with a freakin' butterfly net!

    I think I'll try 45 next time, just to see if I can satellite a ball or two...
     
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  4. Cup8489

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    I am planning on trying out some ultra low tension poly on my extremes when they come in, just to see what it is like.
     
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    i am down to 48lbs and its heaven. try it
     
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  6. Funbun

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    Keep in mind that Roger's racquet SW is a tad lower compared to other players on the tour. The extremely low tension will easily compensate for the lack inherent power that one can get from the racquet.
     
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