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Hotrocks 12-19-2012 08:43 PM

Temperature & String Tension?
 
How much do you adjust your string tension during the winter months? My regular tension is 52/48 for gut/poly hybird during the warmer months in a Prestige-IG Pro. Pacific Classic Gut/ Signum Pro Tornado or Hyperion as a hybird. Would dropping 2lbs. in the mains and crosses be enough. Thanks....

Andyroo10567 12-19-2012 08:46 PM

Usual is in my sig. My winter time is 45lb and below. I drop quite a lot.... Then again, i barely play in winter. Only indoor courts which takes forever to reserve.

Doubles 12-19-2012 09:23 PM

As the weather begins to drop while I'm still hitting outside I string with nylon crosses. However, as I move into the indoor season, I go back to full poly.

scotus 12-19-2012 11:04 PM

This winter, I dropped it by 20 lbs.

No kidding, 20 lbs.

millicurie999 12-20-2012 12:33 AM

I've played in 40 plus weather. My nylon string became stiff and had no feedback on impact. It would take almost 1 hr of hitting to "soften" it. Now I switch to full gut if I have to play in the cold.

Muppet 12-20-2012 01:07 PM

Playing indoors during the winter, should I still lower my tensions from my summer tension? Honestly, I'm losing track of what of what my summer vs. winter tension is since I've been trying so many different setups. :confused:

Bobby Jr 12-20-2012 05:47 PM

I have to bump my tension by a couple of pounds in summer. I've found this year with a fair bit of travelling between cooler and tropical climates that the difference is significant.

The Big Kahuna 12-20-2012 06:03 PM

Living in SoCal, temps drop from the 80s-90s in the early Fall to the 50s-60s in the Winter - certainly, I don't imagine a lot of players are out there playing when in the 40s or the snow, but I am sure there are.

That said, in temps in the 50s-mid60s I drop my tension a 2-4 lbs. As the temps rise, so does my tension.

purple-n-gold 12-21-2012 04:47 AM

I dropped down 6 lbs playing in around the 50 degree temps, going to drop down some more, string bed feels like a plank of wood lately:(

mikeler 12-21-2012 04:51 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by purple-n-gold (Post 7073348)
I dropped down 6 lbs playing in around the 50 degree temps, going to drop down some more, string bed feels like a plank of wood lately:(

Hey man, I forgot to respond to your e-mail. I only have 1 set of Dynamite that I plan to use in a full bed.

As for string tension, I'm down at 50 pounds and it was 82 degrees here yesterday. Cold front is coming through today, only a high of 60. Hope my strings have enough pop today.

Hotrocks 12-21-2012 11:11 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by The Big Kahuna (Post 7072931)
Living in SoCal, temps drop from the 80s-90s in the early Fall to the 50s-60s in the Winter - certainly, I don't imagine a lot of players are out there playing when in the 40s or the snow, but I am sure there are.

That said, in temps in the 50s-mid60s I drop my tension a 2-4 lbs. As the temps rise, so does my tension.

Big Kahuna- I play the Head-Prestige IG Pro and use your recommended tension of 52/48 during the summer months, plays great. A few days ago had a few racquets strung up @50/46 with the weather @50*. Currently using Pacific-Classic Gut/ Signum Pro- Hyperion, wasn't to fond of Co-Focus. Thanks.........PS-I reside in Nothern California.

purple-n-gold 12-21-2012 11:20 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by mikeler (Post 7073350)
Hey man, I forgot to respond to your e-mail. I only have 1 set of Dynamite that I plan to use in a full bed.

As for string tension, I'm down at 50 pounds and it was 82 degrees here yesterday. Cold front is coming through today, only a high of 60. Hope my strings have enough pop today.

No problemo, I ordered both the 16 and 17 Dynamite to try as a cross, thinking hybrid is the way to go through the winter. Temp 40's here today with 20mph gusts..brrr

Rjtennis 12-21-2012 08:49 PM

I increase tension in the winter for greater control. I play on indoor HC and the groundstrokes/serves come a lot faster indoors so less power helps. Outdoors you have wind and other conditions that slow down the pace of shots.

3fees 12-21-2012 09:12 PM

At present I keep the same tension and adjust my swing, lower 50's all year around.

Backhanded Compliment 12-25-2012 11:09 PM

Indoors the club is cold and Ive inverted my normal setup, no using Toughgut 16L in the mains and Silverstring 1.2 the cross. It seems to help a bit. Ive also dropped the tension about 3lbs.

okaythen 01-28-2013 05:51 AM

my racquet's tension recommendation is 55 to 60.......the stringer said if the string isn't nylon then you can string it higher or lower than that..is that true? if it is true then how much higher/lower can you string it? my string is yonex poly tour spin

ultradr 01-28-2013 01:34 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by scotus (Post 7071706)
This winter, I dropped it by 20 lbs.

No kidding, 20 lbs.

How cold is this winter in your neighborhood?

I should rather ask how much temperature difference forced you to drop 20 lbs?

scotus 01-28-2013 01:38 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by ultradr (Post 7175461)
How cold is this winter in your neighborhood?

I should rather ask how much temperature difference forced you to drop 20 lbs?

Not too cold, compared to other areas around the world, but the difference is about 25-40 degrees Fahrenheit playing outdoors.

Last winter I experienced arm discomfort so I dropped it by 7 lbs and still no luck, so I thought I'd take a drastic measure this winter.

It worked. No discomfort and still good control.


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