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Old 10-16-2012, 05:40 AM   #13
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Originally Posted by COPEY View Post
This is one of those claims that I suspect could be more myth than fact, something that was passed on years ago that's managed to survive the test of time because it's still being touted as fact. My only problem is with all the data on discussing the three sweet spots on racquets, how they affect game play, power, etc., I've yet to come across anything that says lowering the tension on the crosses definitively enlarges the sweetspot. That doesn't mean the info isn't out there (for or against); it just means I haven't found it. If someone else has or does, by all means pass it on. I'm not trying to start an argument, so please don't misinterpret my post. I'd just like clarification.
You may well be right. I know that from a practical standpoint I like the string bed better when strung 2 - 3 pounds looser. I find the string bed to be more 'user friendly' and while I have nothing empirical, it feels to me like the sweet spot is bigger.

Conversely, when stringing the crosses tighter, it seems the sweet spot is smaller.
Wilson Six.One 95 16X18 Pacific Natural Gut mains @55/TF NRG2 17 Crosses @55
Strung Weight 357g 352g Balance 31.5cm 31.3cm
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