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Old 01-07-2013, 09:35 AM   #2
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Originally Posted by newyorkstadium View Post
I read a post on here with some interesting info. Can you confirm whether this is true or not?

"the string tension makes a marginal difference in power, 1 mph IIRC. Also, going the other way, tighter tension gives more control, is more a less a myth. "

Is it true that sub-40lbs, strings lose power? If so I may string my gut at sub 40.
1-2 mph for large percent drops in tension. Not much. But it seems like more since lower tensions will launch the ball at higher angle, increasing length. Tighter strings give a truer rebound angle, but that doesn't mean you will necessarily have better control--it just means the ball will go where the racquet face is pointing.
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