WOW Lowered Tension Equals Less Spin

Discussion in 'Strings' started by Conquistador, Sep 26, 2008.

  1. Conquistador

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    I just got my 03 restrung to a lower tension 51 lbs with pirnce synthetic gut 16 guage with duraflex---noticed i lost a lot of spin..Gained a lot of vibration though...I was wondering if the guage of the string will equal spin loss
     
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  2. scotus

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    What may have happened is this:

    When you lower tension, the ball travels longer. So you end up adjusting your strokes in order to keep the ball in the court.

    This usually results in a slower racquet head speed, hence less spin.
     
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  3. Conquistador

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    I am actually swinging harder to put more of a slice on the ball--the ball is not spinning as much as my old string (pro lightning xx @ 58 lbs) I want to put more spin on--
     
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  4. YULitle

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    If you are doing something different with your swing at all then it's near impossible to gauge the differences.

    Adjust the equipment to your game, not the other way around.
     
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  5. ls206

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    I actually read somewhere that with regards to tension, the higher the tension the more spin. but the relationship is very very weak, like for every 10lbs you gain <5% spin.
    (I don't know how they tested the spin..)

    there are different views
    the looser the string, the more time the ball spends on the strings - more spin
    or
    the tighter the string the more the ball is compressed/the more the strings bite - more spin.

    the latter seems to be more correct.
     
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  6. YULitle

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    That's mainly because the increase in dwell-time is nearly insignificant.
     
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  7. ronalditop

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    when you string higher you can hit the ball harder and that means more raquet speed leading to more spin. thats why i string high.
     
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  8. baek57

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    sorry dude, lower tension didnt cause your loss of spin. your change in technique caused it.
     
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  9. CHOcobo

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    it doesn't make sense to me that lower tension produce less spin. it should produce more since their is a little more contact area and time. your swings are different you just don't know it.
     
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  10. ls206

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    This is what YULitle was talking about with the dwell-time. the difference between the time the ball stays on the strings of high and low tensions is so small it can be disregarded.
     
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