Whats Your Prefered Tension?

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  1. Murray_Fan

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    Mines around 55 also please include your string set up

    Thanks
     
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  2. rudester

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    To me this seems a very general question to ponder as i have found that preferred tension varies from racquet to racquet and also with different strings. So, in general i find that I string most of my racquets when using a poly between the low and moderate recommended tension range of the given racquet, when using multi filament i string between medium and high recommended tension, and for Natural Gut, my preference is in the upper range of tension.
    Also I take into account the open or closed string pattern of any given racquet and the head size. One variable that seems to remain somewhat constant to my personal preference is dynamic tension in the string bed obtained by using the ERT300 computer. I have found after much trial and error that my preferred dynamic tension always seems to fall within 40 and 42 on my ERT300. I am sure the same type correlations can be found using a stringmeter.
     
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  3. larry10s

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    vantage 95 16x19 63 ra. 44lbs vs team natural gut mains and crosses
    no trampoline!!!!!
     
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  4. hoodjem

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    Yes, preferred tension depends on head-size, type of strings, power level versus crispness and control, mains or crosses.

    Lots of variables.
     
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  5. jjs891

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    larry10s'

    does the string move all over the place at 44lbs? I have 90" Vantages and am thinking about trying full gut but I don't want to experiment too much because of the cost of gut. Too expensive to cut it out.
     
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  6. skyzoo

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    Full gosen this week. 63x61 on a Radical pro with some lead at 3 & 9
     
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  7. [d]ragon

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    I'll figure that out when I find a permanent string.
     
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  8. rudester

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    Interesting that you posted this because i had full gut in my Vantage 90 and had the same problem with the strings moving, Mine was strung at 60lbs with Babolat VS. I placed many string savers in the racquet which did not completlely cure the problem. Indeed, i ended up cutting out the gut and doing a Spin x /natural gut Hybrid. I think this setup plays really nice, also did a Spin x/NRG2 hybrid in my Vantage 90 and was just as happy, no string movement.
     
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  9. OKUSA

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  10. Consigliere73

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    Depends on the racquet and string pattern.
     
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  11. Autodidactic player

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    and the weather conditions and the altitude and the playing surface and the type of string and the type of ball, etc, etc, etc ... and, most importantly, the player's preferences.
     
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  12. Donny0627

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    read the signature...
     
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  13. TheDLink

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    59 on my aeropro drive with pro hurrican tour string
     
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  14. TheDLink

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    59 lbs* is what i meant
     
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  15. Ambivalent

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    58 lbs. I use mostly 18x20 rackets, so anything tighter will start to hurt.
     
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  16. ODYSSEY Mk.4

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  17. Consigliere73

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    Absolutely.

    Which is why the original question is going to illicit rather meaningless replies....

    He would have been asking replies to state:

    1. Racquet
    2. Head size
    3. Stringing pattern
    4. String type*
    5. String name*
    6. String gauge*

    *additional second category for hybrids inc sub-category for mains / crosses

    Then plug all the information into Excel, you have the basis of some useful information for analysis, reference, re-ordering of category heads by characteristics etc.

    Missed opportunity.
     
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  18. TourTenor

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    My preferred tension is ...

    ... sexual! Ooh, errrr ... wrong forum, ahh, right, then ... it's 53 pounds.
     
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  19. pheonix6579

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    Latest setup that I like: PHT mains @52/Gamma TNT2 crosses @55
     
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  20. Kick Serve 14

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    Outdoor season, 44-48 pounds. Indoor season, 50-55 pounds...
     
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  21. welcome2petrkordaland

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    most variables were mentioned but i was surprised to see no mention of stroke production/technique at ball contact. in other words, how open or closed is the racket face when you contact the ball. this matters esp. if you "brush" the ball like I do, in which case you should stay lower than, say 56 lbs with a poly in order for the strings to hold the ball longer. flatter ball strikers, otoh, would tend to go higher on the tension, in general, of course.

    55 lbs kirshbaum pro line 2 in an apdc (1.15 mm)
     
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  22. PimpMyGame

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    Just tried RAB Endura Edge at 36lbs and liking the results.
     
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  23. drakulie

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    I'm stringing at 63 right now.
     
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  24. ronninmaster

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    I do 70 +/- 2 lbs on a K88 w/ M2Pro, I know what ur thinking. OUCH, ryte? wrong, actually it feels really soft for me, and the ball pocketing, especially at serve, fells like catching the ball with a butterflynet.
     
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  25. Tennis_Man

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    Depends on the racket head size.

    I currently use a 93 sq inch. and have the tension at 63lbs. =]
     
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  26. A_Chong

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    Mine is 57 with Luxilon ALU Power 1.25 and 56 with Topspin Cyberblue.
     
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  27. taylorhorton4

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    58 outdoor season. strings always NXT 16L/Enduro 17L duo hybrid
     
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  28. ManuGinobili

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    Full PolyStar Energy @ 15kg in a TGK, i.prestige, Speed, PB9

    If you hang around the forum enough that "always" will turn into "never again" :)
     
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  29. nickarnold2000

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    I've joined the low tension club. Tornado 17/ Forten Sweet 17 at 36/38 in a leaded up tweener(Becker Pro). I get wonderful spin and great depth out of this setup.
     
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  30. TearSNFX

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    I have many students who use K90's and their tensions range from 48 to 60 averaging about 54.
     
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