Originally Posted by Tunsco
And am I right that one needs to reduce the tension by 10% for the polys?
Originally Posted by J011yroger
10% is the common rule of thumb, some people drop 5% some don't at all.
For the first one, drop 10% and see how it feels. Then go up or down from there.
I understand that reducing the tension on the poly mains in a hybrid string job will let the polys move more and impart more spin, for those with sufficient racquet head speed. But reduced tension is also said to increase power and decrease control.
Is the idea of the reduced tension poly mains to increase spin and use the spin to compensate for control issues as well as compensating for the increased power by spinning the ball down into the court before it can go long?