What tenssion should I use for a SPPP/TPCF?

Discussion in 'Strings' started by Scarab_Renfield, Oct 5, 2007.

  1. Scarab_Renfield

    Scarab_Renfield New User

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    Hi guys!!!

    Well, after 4 or 5 hybrid jobs (polys on the mains and multy/syn gut on crosses) I've decide just for fun to try out a full poly job on my 102 sq. inch head. I got some half sets left to string my racquet, i want to use SPPP (1.23mm) for the mains and TPCF (16) for the crosses but I not sure what tension to use. I was thinking either 58/56 or 56/58 being that the RST is 57 +-5 and using the 5%-10% less tension theory.
    Can you please help? Any advice would be appreciated!

    Thanks to all!!!
     
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  2. Scarab_Renfield

    Scarab_Renfield New User

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    mmm... anyone?

    any comments or suggestions on this?
    any thoughts?
     
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  3. aeroman

    aeroman Rookie

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    I have never done a poly/poly hybrid, but I'm experimenting with sppp or tpcf mains and then gosen og micro crosses. I have it tensioned at 56/60 and I didn't like it too much at first but after a week, once it settled down it felt great. I would drop the tension a little because poly's can be stiff and I have a sensitive elbow, so I dropped the tension. I would string the mains tighter if you want a consistent string bed because the crosses are tighter because of the shorter distance and the mains get looser due to weaving. I think that would give you a more consistent string bed. If you told us your regular tension it might help.
    Aeroman
     
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  4. Scarab_Renfield

    Scarab_Renfield New User

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    Thank you so much Aeroman!!! 8)

    I usually string my hybrids at 58 for the mains and 56 for the crosses, my racquet head's a 102 and it's a 18x19. It feels good and i get good spin on the ball but I didn't know if it apply to the poly/poly "hybrid" (if we can call it that).

    I'll let you know how it turns out... Thanks again Aeroman!
     
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  5. Scarab_Renfield

    Scarab_Renfield New User

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    Hey guys!...

    Just got my racquet strung and it goes like this:

    Mains: SPPP 1.23 at 58
    Crosses: TPCF 16 at 56

    I'll hit with this string job later today and post a reply to let you know how it feels.
     
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  6. Scarab_Renfield

    Scarab_Renfield New User

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    Well, here's a pic of just how nice the string job turn out.

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  7. aeroman

    aeroman Rookie

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    Cool. Happy to be of service. Tell us how it went.
    Aeroman
     
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