What tension do you string at?

Discussion in 'Strings' started by kobe3pointer, Jul 23, 2008.

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What tension do you string at?

  1. 50-51

    7 vote(s)
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  2. 52-54

    30 vote(s)
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  3. 55

    25 vote(s)
    11.7%
  4. 56

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  5. 57

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  6. 58

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  7. 59

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  8. 60

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    20.2%
  9. 61-63

    28 vote(s)
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  10. 64+

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    8.5%
  1. kobe3pointer

    kobe3pointer Semi-Pro

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    Hey

    I recently started stringing, and I was wondering what do you guys string your racquets at?

    I string mine at 52
     
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  2. Chris Dono

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    my sig says it all
     
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  3. MEAC_ALLAMERICAN

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    I used to a full Babolat Natural gut 17g @ 60 lbs, but just changed to a full Babolat Pro Hurricane Tour 17 g, strings it @ 62lbs.
     
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  4. Booyah

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    string @ 58
     
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  5. kobe3pointer

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    Wow, you guys string relitively high.

    I cant stand high tensions.. The racquet(I think) loses its feel.

    And dont you get more power stringing it lower? And vice versa?

    And I also use babolat pro hurricane tour 16g
     
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  6. vndesu

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    alu rough at 62 on my ps90,n90 and k90
     
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  7. Toxicmilk

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    Big ace at 60 lbs. Yup
     
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  8. SFrazeur

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    Co-Poly at 60/57 (summer) 57/55 (winter).

    -SF
     
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  9. tennisfever8181

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    Hurricane tour 16/Conquest 16 - 60lbs
     
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  10. LawnChairGeneral

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    depends on the string. kevlar low. synthetic/gut mid to high.
     
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  11. baek57

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    no option for under 50.
     
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  12. ChuDat

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    63 on my 320
     
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  13. kevsaenz

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    65 lbs for me
     
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  14. crazy8tiger

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    Usually 57-60 depending on what kind of string I use.
     
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  15. consistency wins

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    MG Radical MP's at 52lbs
     
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  16. Casco

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    Microgel Extreme Pro @ 58 with ALU Rough.
     
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  17. 1hand4ever

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    k90 with nxt tour 17 at 65 pounds
     
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  18. tennisfreak15347

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    HEAD fibergel control strings at 60g. its a low power multi.
     
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  19. meowmix

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    Ipex 7.0 MP w/ TNT Fatcore @ 62. This was my first experience w/ Fatcore, and the stringbed's a little too stiff. I think I'll drop a few pounds next time.
     
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  20. autumn_leaf

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    yonex ti-50 57/55 i went with 55 on the poll. i think with hybrid stringing being so popular it's better to give more of a range instead of individual numbers.
     
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  21. kobe3pointer

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    yeah I cant stand stiff racquets... so i string pretty low... 52?

    but i also cant stand when all the strings get messed up in their order...
     
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  22. Loco4Tennis

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    ive tried out a whole range of recenttly,
    my lowest 43lbs,
    my highest 69lbs,
    i find that different strings feel better to me at different tensions, thus making me string at different tensions when i choose the strings
    polys good on high 40s
    semi poly good on low 50s
    synt gut good on high 50s
    i dont know what effect this going to have on my racquets, but i guess i have a cheap and sturdy enough racquet not to be too concerned about
    i guess a graphite racquet is better at handling the tensions changes as i have done
    a soft frame racquet possibly would not handle tension changes as well
     
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  23. bumblebee

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    pro staff 6.0 85
    M: luxilon bb alu rough at 44
    C: gosen og micro sheep at 46
     
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  24. SpEeDyZ

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    wohoo most of you string their racquets at under 60 lbs ? :/ Anyways I have tried playing with a low tension once ( around 54 lbs ) and it sucked big time........ I couldn't play a proper shot .. so I usually sting mine at around 64 lbs.....
     
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  25. SpEeDyZ

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    wohoo most of you string their racquets at under 60 lbs ? :/ Anyways I have tried playing with a low tension once ( around 54 lbs ) and it sucked big time........ I couldn't play a proper shot .. so I usually sting mine at around 64 lbs.....
     
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  26. hoodjem

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    I've tried many polys iin hybrids. The one that ended up being my fave was 60 synth gut crosses and 57 on the poly mains, so 58.5 I guess.
     
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  27. hoodjem

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    Yes, but you can lose control as go lower.

    So, it's always a compromise: how much control versus how much power.

    (And yes, feel comes in there also. I agree that at too high a tension there is little feel. But at too low a tension, I have little feel also--just a trampoline on a stick.)
     
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  28. 2nd_Serve

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    SIgnature.
     
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  29. Bend008x

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    Currently at 60lbs, but I think I'll go back to 55-57
     
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  30. Guamanian G

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    But on the other end, higher tension means more control
     
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  31. Guamanian G

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    sorry, i string mine at 60...
    just to be safe
     
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  32. MEAC_ALLAMERICAN

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    Heck, I need the control with this bazooka that I play with..lol

    But honestly, I have always had aggressive swings and the higher tensions facilitates my game more.
     
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  33. Zach

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    59 lbs. for me, always. And, always with full poly. The highest I've ever strung a racket was for a customer at 64 lbs. with Tour Duralast 17 G. in an O3 Speedport White.
     
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  34. goosala

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    Donnay Pro One International midplus at 60 lbs. two pieces. I use the run of the mill syn gut like Gosen OG Micro or Forten Sweet 17.
     
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  35. jiericji

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    Prince ProBlend Duraflex at 60...

    nice and tight
     
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  36. Trevor

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    Big Ace @ 70 and Sheep Micro @ 55.
     
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  37. Zach

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    Wow, that's a big tension differential. Do you get any feel from the BA at those tensions at all?
     
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  38. quest01

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    On the APDC plus I string 63 pounds on the mains and 64 pounds on the crosses. I noticed that a lot of diehard Federer fans tend to string in the low 50's.
     
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  39. Trevor

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    The feel is decent for the most part but when you hit the sweet spot it is amazing.
     
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  40. Voltron

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    I string my frames at 63-66, although I do use softer strings.
     
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  41. Winners or Errors

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    Voted 55, but it looks like I'll be moving up to 57-60. Just got a pair of Volkl Tour 9VE's, and 55 seems a few pounds too low for that racquet and my game. Of course, it could simply be because the Lightning XX, a string I've never used before, lost tension quicker than I thought it would...
     
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  42. gcfalcon09

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    polyfibre TCS 57lbs. and gamma tnt2 at 57 lbs
     
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  43. tennisdad65

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    no poll option below 50? :)
    your ranges should have been 30-35, 35-40...50-55, 55-60 etc..
     
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  44. Rorsach

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    My lowest at 30 lbs with a 19 gauge.
    My highest at 85 lbs with a 15 gauge (can't find a 14).
     
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  45. azn_hobo

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    58 is the lowest i'll go right now...but it also depends on the string. any suggestions on what tension to string my aeropro drive with pro hurricane tour 17's on?
     
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  46. DizBoiDanny

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    im going to string my x-one biphase. my current tension is 60 with poly. do you think i should keep the tension? or go higher because it is a muilt?
     
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  47. Virtua Tennis

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    Wilson Pro Tour
    60 Mains Asterisk Tour
    63 Crosses NXT Tour

    The best string combo ever.
     
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  48. kobe3pointer

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    ok so I strung mine at 62(was 52) yesterday... and holy crap... im playing ALOT better, I can control all of my shots exactly where I want them, and I can add ALOT more power.... awesome...
     
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  49. Daycrawler

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    If you like nxt fraying in 10 minutes.
    Wilson Ncode 6.1,16x18 at 62, big banger alu rough.
     
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  50. game set match 46 TIMES!!

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    i cgane it up becuase i get new strings...
     
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