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heartattack 10-05-2012 08:24 AM

range of tension?
 
my racquet has a tension range between 50-56lbs. Can I string this one higher with multifilament? How about poly?

anubis 10-05-2012 10:27 AM

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Originally Posted by heartattack (Post 6937208)
my racquet has a tension range between 50-56lbs. Can I string this one higher with multifilament? How about poly?

The range is just a recommendation. You can string higher than 56. My range is from 50-60 and I string in the low 60's. Modern racquets are tough.

Regarding the type of string, it doesn't matter whether its multi or poly, either can handle the tension. The only string that I know of that can't handle too high a tension is natural gut. I have a friend who regularly strings his syn guts @ 76 lbs.

however, you should probably not string poly @ the same tension as multi. It should go 10 to 15% looser than multi. If you regularly string multi @ 60, then you should string poly less, say around 52 lbs. You'll actually get a very similar feel since poly is significantly stiffer than multi.

But by all means, go forth and experiment!

heartattack 10-05-2012 10:51 AM

thanks anubis. i'm just afraid to go above the recommended tension because i have a prince o-port racquet before and somebody string my racquet at 56lbs of luxillon poly string. hit with it for two hours and noticed a crack after the game.
i want to put multifilament on the cross and smooth poly on the main. im thinking of about 60lbs for the multifilament and 52lbs on poly main. Is that okay? watcha think?

pvaudio 10-05-2012 10:54 AM

My racquet's range is 55-65. I string in the high 40s.

Muppet 10-05-2012 11:26 AM

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Originally Posted by heartattack (Post 6937436)
thanks anubis. i'm just afraid to go above the recommended tension because i have a prince o-port racquet before and somebody string my racquet at 56lbs of luxillon poly string. hit with it for two hours and noticed a crack after the game.
i want to put multifilament on the cross and smooth poly on the main. im thinking of about 60lbs for the multifilament and 52lbs on poly main. Is that okay? watcha think?

An 8 point differential may be too much for you racquet head to keep its shape. Try 56 for the multi. The poly will decrease the multi's liveliness.

fortun8son 10-05-2012 08:54 PM

You can get away with a few lbs higher on a lock out machine.
I would avoid it on a constant pull.
It's not just the frame, it's the grommets as well.
8 lbs diff and going above rec is asking for trouble, IMO.

Jay_The_Nomad 10-05-2012 11:16 PM

You can certainly string higher but it'll just reduce the playing life of your racquet even more and put it at risk of cracking.

I frankly don't see the benefit of stringing over 60lbs. Personally I would be a bit worried everytime I take a full blooded swing on a fast incoming ball.

If you need that much control, switch to a more flexible lower powered racquet.

fortun8son 10-06-2012 12:01 AM

50-56?
What racquet is that?

pvaudio 10-06-2012 06:30 AM

^^ That really is a pathetic range, I've never heard of one less than 5lbs unless it was 55-60.

heartattack 10-06-2012 08:08 AM

thanks muppet, fortun8son, jaythenomad, & pvaudio. my racquet is technifibre an underated racquet down here on the forum.
muppet, how about 5point differential?

Muppet 10-06-2012 11:09 AM

I think 4 pounds difference is as far as you need to go. Remember, the poly will lose tension faster than the multi, usually.

Valjean 10-07-2012 06:06 AM

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Originally Posted by heartattack (Post 6937436)
....i'm just afraid to go above the recommended tension because i have a prince o-port racquet before and somebody string my racquet at 56lbs of luxillon poly string. hit with it for two hours and noticed a crack after the game.....

Did you have that crack checked out...


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