|10-26-2013, 09:38 AM||#1|
Join Date: Sep 2008
Location: the Netherlands
Examples of higher tensioned crosses?
As the title states, Im looking for examples/experiences with stringbeds that you have strung lower on the mains than the crosses. Ive seen it the other way around a lot obviously, and play with such a set-up myself, but Im curious as to whether the other way around would work too? Tighter crosses would create a quicker "snapback", but would also allow for a shorter "snapback" route if you will?
(4) APD '13 / all matched / 352gr / wilson leather / lead tape @ 9,12,3
Íehms Black Pearl 1.26 26/24kgs. Electronic CP stringer.
|10-28-2013, 09:50 AM||#2|
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Join Date: Apr 2010
Search TT and web for JayCee stringing method. He strung for some pros and supports string X higher than mains. Theory is the X have to be tighter to account for friction and increase M tension due as X are pulled. If M is strung at 55 lbs, and you pull an X thru it, it actually increases the M tension according to JC. JC strung for Bagdatis among others.
Other say when hybrid with poly main say at 50 lbs, a soft string cross should be a little higher to account for difference in stiffness. There was an old site where luxilon stringers answered questions, and I think they worked for lux. They recommended stringing mult/nylon/gut crosses a few lbs higher than poly mains. I think the recommendation was in the range of 2-3 lbs tighter for the soft cross.
But, some pros with gut crosses and poly mains actually drop the cross 2-3 lbs to allow for sliding.
So, there is a theory or a pro out there to support about anything you want to do.
1. same string in M and X. I recommend the same tension or drop the X 2-3 lbs below the M.
2. poly m with soft X: soft X 2 lbs higher than M.
3. soft M with poly x: poly X 3-4 lbs losser than M.
But, I am going to experiment with poly M and soft X with soft X 2 lbs below M just for fun. I don't think I have tried this yet.
|10-28-2013, 10:18 AM||#3|
Join Date: Mar 2007
Location: Marietta, Ga
The Jaycee method and the Jet method are similar but not the same. Here is an example of using the Jaycee method:
Tension Illustration (16 x 19 pattern)
Reference Tension= 44 lbs.
L1 – L3 & R1 – R3 = 44 lbs.
L4 – L6 & R4 – R6 = 40 lbs.
L8 – L7 & R8 – R7 = 48 lbs. (Note order of stringing)
1 & 2 = 48 lbs.
3 – 17 = 44 lbs.
19 – 18 = 52lbs. (Note order of stringing)
Tension Illustration (18 x 20 pattern)
L1 – L4 & R1 – R4 = 42 lbs.
L5 – L7 & R5 – R7 = 38 lbs.
L9 > L8 & R9 > R8 = 46 lbs (note the order of stringing)
- Tie-offs mains on L7 & R7.
1 & 2 = 46 lbs.
3 – 18 = 42 lbs.
20 – 19 = 50lbs. (note in the order of stringing)
The center mains and crosses are strung the same (@ reference tension) in each example, only the outside string tensions change.
Ref = G&G tennis
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|10-29-2013, 08:08 AM||#4|