Originally Posted by ClarkC
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?
That is what many here claim that the extra spin will give the control needed to tame down the trampoline effect of the low tension. But they never mention that in a match situation a player cannot always use spin.
Every player I know agrees that the higher tension the better control, this is the only place I have ever heard that lower tension can give as good or better control than high tension does.