Thread: Lower Tension
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Old 07-19-2013, 05:29 AM   #5
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Considering the vast number of people (maybe a dozen or so) on this board that tout using tensions of 20-30, it is funny that you have to go down to Volandri at rank 101 before you see anyone using extremely low tensions. At the 2012 Sony Ericcson median tension 55, lowest 42, highest 70lbs. Federer used to use mid 40s in a 90 sq inch racquet but we will see where he goes with the new racquet.

I string racquets and I've tried all tensions. I agree that arm problems with RPM at 58 should have prompted a drop in tension, try high 40s to 50. 20-30 tensions are great- they help sell strings when you cut them out after one hitting session.
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