What is a good tension for natural gut?

Discussion in 'Strings' started by ndhUW, Dec 22, 2009.

  1. ndhUW

    ndhUW New User

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    Hi,

    I want to string my Vantage -- 90" head size, 63 RA, 330 g unstrung, 30.5 cm balance unstrung, with tension range between 50 and 65 lbs -- with Babolat VS Touch 16. But I don't know at what tension I should string the natural gut.

    I normally string my other racquets, such as Donnay Pro-One International, with a full bed of Prince Original Synthetic Gut 17 at 57 lbs or with a hybrid setup of MSV Focus Hex 17L at 52-51 lbs in the mains and Gosen Sheep Micro Super JC 16 at 57 lbs in the crosses. Also, I am a very flat hitter, 4.5-5, who likes to serve and volley.

    Thank you for all of your help.

    hoang
     
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  2. ClubHoUno

    ClubHoUno Banned

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    You have to try different tension levels first and then decide what's best for your game and your elbow & shoulder.

    I would recommend trying full VS 16 NATTY GUT @ 60 lbs MAINS & 62 lbs CROSSES first.

    If that's too tight, go 58 lbs MAINS & 60 lbs CROSSES. On the other hand, if you feel It's too lose, then go 62 lbs MAINS & 64 lbs CROSSES.

    I always string the crosses a bit tighter to AVOID string movement and to get better control.
     
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  3. parasailing

    parasailing Hall of Fame

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    I have Wilson KPS 88 racquets and I find that 57lbs to be the right tension for me. At 59lbs, it is way too stiff and at 55lbs, I can't keep the ball in the court. I hit pretty flat as well.
     
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  4. 10ACE

    10ACE Professional

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    I have a 95" head size and when I used vs gut 17, I strung it at 64.
     
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