Wooden rackets

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  1. ! ! ! ! ronakp10

    ! ! ! ! ronakp10 New User

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    I was thinking of buying one the bosworth collection old wooden rackets. I was wondering what type of string I should use and what tension I would typically use. (I'm talking about the Bosworth Snauwaert Gottfried Flex Wood Mid/Personal Wood/Wood)
     
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  2. Roger_Federer.

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    I suggest that you don't string it and just use it as a collector's item
     
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    You gotta go with gut.
     
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    Id use it. Wood racquets are good to practice with sometimes since they have such a small head
     
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    What tension for the gut?
     
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    Back in the day (the late 70's) when I played 25 to 30 hours a week with wood, 58 lbs tension worked well for me. I wouldn't recommend you go any tighter than 60 lbs, as you begin to risk damage to the frame much above that. And it may play best in the low to mid 50's, especially with 16 gauge natural gut. I bet it will be a sweet feeling stick anywhere in the range of 50 to 59. Ask your stringer to use some leather power pads on the mains at the shoulders, too. And make sure all the string holes are smooth before you take it in for the first stringing.
     
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