Originally Posted by a0f6459
I really feel that I need to swing out in order to get good depth. As you pointed out previously, if I don't forcefully put enough topspin while I am swinging out, the ball just launches.
Do you feel it is just a matter of letting the strings break in? Or maybe I should drop the tension even lower?
Definitely give it more time -- like until the 8 hour mark. You'll find both more spin and a little more pop by then.
The other thing that you'll come to realize is that the setup rewards swinging out, and once you get the hang of it, you'll start noticing that you're hitting more winners and unreturnables.
Just remember that this is a new setup for you, and there'll be a adjustment period, so feel free to experiment a little.
And as you point out, the other option is to go a few pounds lower in the future.