What's ur best tension for Poly?

Discussion in 'Strings' started by HedwigEMK, Oct 7, 2007.

  1. HedwigEMK

    HedwigEMK New User

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    Can everybody interested on this list it here?

    Just want to see what's the lowest tension everybody here like to play with while feeling great & best fit:

    HYBRID:
    Main/Tension: ?? / ??
    Crosses/Tension: ?? / ??
    Racquet: ??

    FULL Poly:
    Model/Tension: ??
    Racquest: ??

    Mine is:

    HYBRID:
    Main/Tension: SPPP1.23 / 51
    Cross/Tension: Alpha Gut 2000 / 53
    Racquet: Yonex RD-7

    FULL Poly:
    Model/Tension: Luxilon BB Original Rough / 51
    Racquet: Fischer Vaccum Pro 98

    But I'm just think whether I should try lower one such as 48/50 for the same combination or other choice for my Yonex RD-7. But I'm really not sure whether that tooooooooo low???:confused:
     
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  2. shojun25

    shojun25 Professional

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    Main/Tension: SPPP 53 lbs
    Crosses/Tension: PSGM 55lbs
    Racquet: O3 Tour MP

    FULL Poly: Cyberflash 17g
    Model/Tension: 55 lbs
    Racquet: O3 Tour MP
     
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  3. Jonny S&V

    Jonny S&V Hall of Fame

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    I usually don't use full poly, but if I were to...

    HYBRID:
    Cyberflash 17g / 58 lbs
    Babolat Superfine Play 16g / 62 lbs
    Dunlop M-fil 200 18x20 (leaded to even balance)

    FULL POLY
    Cyberflash 17g / 60 lbs
    Dunlop M-fil 200 16x19 (leaded to even balance)

    Lower tensions aren't bad, especially it you have arm problems. It's just, if you really wan't to be able to use racquet head speed, then you would have to do full poly if you want to go into the mid to low 40's (S&Vers don't apply).
     
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  4. smirker

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    Jonny, how do you find your m-fil 18x20 and why lead it up to even bal? do you play mainly baseline? Just got one and curious how it plays?
     
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  5. smirker

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    Sorry! Doh. Just seen by your sig that you play S+V but the question stands, why even bal? How do you find racquet for S+V
     
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  6. Jonny S&V

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    Actually, I am pure S&V, but I tend to stay back on my returns (habit, I guess). I like the dense pattern, as it feels more stable and it gives me more of a feel for the ball. It didn't have enough power to my liking so instead of having to go on a string and tension jamboree, I just started adding lead to the head till it was too powerful. It just happened to end up at even balance though, wasn't really my idea. It weighs about 13 oz now, and it really doesn't feel that heavy (I must be getting stronger, always have been a runner).
     
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  7. Jonny S&V

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    No prob, my real life friends all didn't know what it meant at first. I just went for something that was at least 12 oz and had a head size that was smaller then 97 sq in.
     
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  8. ananda

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    FULL Poly:
    Model/Tension: wilson polylast / 61 lbs
    Racquet: PS 6.0 95"
     
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  9. loathsome

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    Main/Tension: Pro Hurricane / 56 lbs
    Crosses/Tension: Xcel Premium / 60 lbs
    Racquet: Pure Drive Roddick

    FULL Poly:
    Model/Tension: SPPP / 54 lbs
    Racquest: Aeropro Drive
     
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  10. RoddickAce

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    Full Poly:
    String: Pro Hurricane 60 lbs
    Racquet: PDR
     
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  11. takl23

    takl23 Semi-Pro

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    Gamma Stinger: 60lbs on my Wilson nCode 4
     
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  12. Muffin Man

    Muffin Man New User

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    full poly:
    lux alu power flouro, 54lbs
    rqt: mg radical pro

    hybrid:
    vs gut mains: lowest 52, highest 56
    lux alu power crosses: lowest, 48 highest 54
    rqts: kfactor tour 90, ncode 95

    vs gut mains: 59
    lux or sppp crosses: 56
    rqt: mg radical mp
     
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  13. Chauvalito

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    Full Poly:

    MSV Hex 1.10 at 58
    Cyberflash: 55 to 56

    Hybrid:
    Cyberflash Mains, Reaction crosses at 56/55, or 57/56
     
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  14. tbini87

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    i like stringing poly at the lower end of the tension recommendation on the racquet. i usually string syn gut crosses at the same tension as poly mains because the poly loses tension.
     
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  15. 10nisDude~

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    Full poly...
    Pro Hurricane tour 1788888 lbs...im kidding 60-61 lbs..
    Babolat Pure Drive Roddick...
     
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  16. tenniskid3119

    tenniskid3119 Semi-Pro

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    full poly:
    Cyberflash 16g @ 60lbs
    Aerogel 300

    nevertried a hybrid, but am fixing to do a lot of expeirments...
     
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  17. Noveson

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    Fully poly...
    Tecnifibre Red Code 17g @ 55lbs
    Tecnifibre 320 16x20
     
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  18. downdaline

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    HYBRID
    Main/Tension: Babolat Pro Hurricane 17g@54lbs
    Cross/Tension: Babolat XCel premium 17g@60lbs
    Racquet: Wilson ProStaff 6.0 95

    HYBRID
    Main/Tension: Forten Thin Blend Kevlar 18g@60lbs
    Cross/Tension Forten Thin Blend syn. gut 17g@60lbs
    Racquet: Head Liquidmetal Radical

    FULL POLY
    Model/Tension: Signum Pro Poly-Plasma Pure 1.23@54lbs
    Racquet: Wilson ProStaff 6.0 95

    FULL POLY
    Model/Tension: Luxilon Ace 18g@54lbs x 51lbs
    Racquet: Wilson ProStaff 6.0 95

    FULL POLY
    Model/Tension: Luxilon TiMo 17g @ 57lbs (NOT RECOMMENDED)
    Racquet: Head Liquidmetal Radical

    FULL POLY
    Model/Tension: Signum Pro Mega Force 17L@56lbs
    Racquet: Babolat AeroPro Drive Cortex
     
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  19. downdaline

    downdaline Professional

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    oops, hehe ignore the previous entry with the forten thin blend ya? Hehe kinda got carried away...
     
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  20. HedwigEMK

    HedwigEMK New User

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    It seems till now, this is the lowest poly of BB Pro H as main @54...

    May I should try from similar combination but with BB attraction power 17 as cross starting from 50/52:eek:
     
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  21. nickb

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    Full poly: no thanks

    Hybrid : Cyberflash 17 and OG Micro 50/52 lbs
     
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  22. rum02

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    Full poly: haven't tried yet
    hybrid: technifibre spinfire mains @ 56lbs
    gosen og micro crosses @ 58
    racquet: old pure storm model.
     
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  23. Capt. Willie

    Capt. Willie Professional

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    FULL Poly:
    Model/Tension: Lux Big Banger ALU @ 50
    Racquet: Volkl C10 Pro

    I will probably try a little lower tension next time...maybe 48.
     
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