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Tommyj 01-19-2013 05:42 AM

Chris: Co-poly Tension for Radical OS
Hi Chris, just picked up a couple of the Microgel Radical OS racquets. Love the racquet but hitting quite a few shots long with the Sonic Pro that the racquet is pre strung with. I've got a reel of Cyclone 17, what's a good starting tension for this racquet with the Cyclone. I'm a 4.0 player with a full swing and generate my own power - I was thinking somewhere in the 52-54 range. What were you stringing the Youtek IG Radical OS at when you did the play test? Also, how much lead would you go with at 3 and 9 on this frame? Thanks.

TW Staff 01-21-2013 12:22 PM

I would start at 54lbs since you have the 17 gauge which is a tad livelier. I'd add a total of 8" to the hoop of lead (2" either side of strings at 3&9) and counter with 8" wrapped around the top of the handle (under the grip) to keep the balance in check.

You should find the weight is going to add some depth to your ball, too, so that makes the 54lbs even more relevant.

Hope that helps,
Chris, TW

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