tension

  1. B

    Stringing tension advice please

    Hey, I've been playing with the Yonex VCore Pro H with a full bed of Head Lynx Tour at 51 lbs and am really enjoying it. I'm looking to try a slightly softer setup so will go for a hybrid. I'm going to string the mains with Head Velocity MLV and crosses with Head Lynx Tour... My question is...
  2. M

    Tecnifibre NRG2 tension for 360 Prestige pro

    Hello I just got a prestige pro and found it to be very low power and very low trajectory which is odd coming from the 360 mp I’m just trying this one out because I’ve heard great things about it’s stability and accuracy. Anyways I’m about to string NRG2 on it and wanted to see if I can get some...
  3. M

    Can't decide between grip size 3 or 4

    Hi all, new to tennis started about 2 months ago and recently started group lessons. I have a slinger machine and try to practice a few times a week, I have two HEAD GEO Speed Graphite Tennis Rackets in one is size 3 the other is size 4. I want to buy a better racket once my strokes improve but...
  4. J

    Gut / poly hybrid - same tension or differential?

    Hi all, What tension differential do you all recommend in a gut / poly hybrid setup? Most ATP players seem to string 2-4 lbs higher on the gut mains than the poly crosses, but they also switch to fresh strings before the poly loses much tension. I've been using a 2 lbs differential (mains...
  5. liftordie

    Focus Hex 1.27 tension

    What is your tension with Focus Hex 1.27 in 16x19 frames?
  6. liftordie

    Focus Hex 1.27 tension in Pure Aero?

    If you play or tried Focus Hex 1.27 in Pure Aero, what tension did you use? Especially in hot condition.
  7. D

    MSV vs Mayami + recommendations

    Hello guys, In the winter I've been playing with the MSV Focus HEX 1.10 gauge at 24/24 on a Gravity Pro. I can say the string has been holding for 4h (after 6h it had a 21 tension transforming it in a trampoline) and my peak game was in the first game. I'm no expert in tennis theory and...
  8. R

    Head Prestige Classic 600 string tension advice

    Hi guys, I recently bought a used Head Prestige Classic 600 and put new pallets and butt cap on it. I decided I want to get it strung with anthracite Poly Tour Pro 1.25 in the mains and black Yonex Rexis 1.25 in the crosses. I'm looking for advice on how to get it strung tension wise. -Should...
  9. left-handed

    Do you have rackets strung with different tension?

    Last week I was playing match indoor (barn-converted) and many of my shots were long (I mean a lot). It looks like I had too much power. I had to hit ball really light but my game was so bad. Weather was bad on that day (raining a lot) and I think air pressure had an impact. I was thinking if...
  10. N

    Hybrid String Tension Suggestions

    Hey Guys- I'm new to the forum and truly amazed by the vast information and knowledge being shared so actively. Can't believe I'm only finding this now after years of playing, but happy that I did stumble upon it when I did. Now - I know this question has probably been discussed countless...
  11. OldManStan

    What is your go-to default tension for new strings?

    My go-to tension is 48lbs for my DR98s and Ezone 98s. How about you guys?
  12. F

    Arm friendly string set-up

    Hi all. I'm in my late 40's, 5.0/5.5 level, and had rotator cuff surgery last year. Play with a Wilson 95 BLX One. Looking for advice on a good soft string pattern. Played with cheap polys my whole life due to ignorance! Recently changed to Polyfibre black venom mains and Head Rip Control cross...
  13. A

    Hybrid Yonex Polytour pro 125 with Head Velocity MLT or full HVMLT

    Hi guys, I need some advice from you. I played with Babolat PS 98 po7 with RPM blast 125. This combination destroyed my arm. Now i bought the third generation of PS 98 because they were supposed to be more arm friendly but i changed the string to Yonex Poly Tour Pro 125. This combination is more...
  14. williamthurman

    3 knots stringing

    Hi all, I just got two of my racquets done by my tennis center and at my surprise both racquets had 3 knots (all on the bottom) and was just wondering if it would be something to be worried about (in tension in general) or a mis-stringing from the stringer (i was not able to contact him...
  15. WilPro

    Best way to get better fast

    It is simple, get a high rate of repeat-ability. For example, have all racquets identical, string always with the same wire, same tension and string as often as you can. Worst thing is to have many different racquets in your bag, even if the difference is just the string or weight. If they are...
  16. E

    Is Babolat PureStrike 98 (18x20), in your experience, a tennis elbow maker?

    I'have just gotten an unstrung Babolat PureStrike 98 (18x20). While looking at some stringing recommendations, I ran into a discouraging pattern where people initially praise the racket for its play performance (it is one of the highest rated rackets on TW, rated at 89), but then I see...
  17. pico

    Tension advice for 18 x 20 low powered racquet?

    Hey guys. I was researching this and there seems to be two camps on this. I have a Gravity Pro which falls under the "18 x 20 low powered" racquet category. I am experimenting with tensions. I use Volkl Cyclone mostly. I have always strung above 52lbs but I have read ppl suggest that under 50 is...
  18. Jay Sean

    Does lower tension in crosses matter?

    I have had the thought that it doesn't because pulling the crosses through the mains already demands more tension than the mains strung alone. As in, there's much more friction involved when pulling the crosses through, which I figured must take up some of the force needed to pull the strings to...
  19. D

    Wilson Blade 98 L (16x19)

    Hi everyone! Can you advise me which strings, and which string tension to use? 2 or 4 knots?
  20. Awesome Prostaff

    Tier 1 Black Knight

    Hey guys, I’m probably gonna string my RF97 with the Tier 1 Black Knight and YTEX Quadro Twist, so anyone want to suggest what tension I should put it at , BK on the Mains, and QT on the Crosses
  21. Pitti

    String advice for Ultra Tour 18x20?

    Hi everyone. I’ve registered to this forum to see what string advice can you give me: I’ve recently returned to tennis after a 10 year hiatus. I was a consistent club player by the time I gave it up. I’m an all court player, with a 1hbh. I’m aggressive, and like to open angles and attack short...
  22. liftordie

    Best tension poly/sgut hybrid for spin?

    I'm using Signum Pro X-perience 1.18/Pro's Pro Synthetic 1.30 hybrid in my Prince Phantom Pro 100. I actually string at 49lbs (22kg) and I like it a lot. BUT I'm curious to know if lowering the tension of sgut crosses could give me more spin and wider sweetspot?? :unsure:
  23. S

    Racquet Tune question (another one)

    Hi All, I know there are numerous threads on this - I cant seem to find the answer to this. So apologies for starting another. I have just got a Pure Strike (previous thread on this story here > https://tt.tennis-warehouse.com/index.php?threads/expert-question-pure-strike-18x20.625268/ ) Ive...
  24. wferdinand

    Cross strings tension compared to mains tension

    I stringing my racquet for 23 kgs (50 lbs) both mains and crosses from same copoly in the last few months. Before this I stringed 23 kgs (50 lbs) to mains and 22 kgs (48 lbs) crosses, but I felt too loose this setup, same mains/crosses tension is for me more balanced, don't loosing flexibility...
  25. S

    Expert Question - Pure Strike 18x20

    Hi All, Excuse the length of this post. Helpful if you read it. I just got my new PS 18x20. I used to play with a Babolat Pure Storm GT and havent changed since 2011 as I havent been able to find a racquet that plays similar. I demoed the PS 18x20 racquet using TW's demo program. Tried the...
  26. C

    Wilson Ultra Tour hybrid stringing and frame shape

    Need your help here.... I have been experimenting with several string setups in my UT (18x20) and in order to determine tension for mains and crosses I have consulted tension adviser (http://www.stringway-nl.com/en/TAonline/calc.php). It recommends slightly higher tension in the crosses e.g...
  27. J

    String tension vs Head Size

    Hi, my current setup is a Babolat Pure Drive using and hybrid string. Main is VS gut at #54 and Cross is RPM at 52# and love how it play. I recently ordered a new racket (Wilson Prostaff 97L) and want to use the same hybrid string so my question is... Should I keep the same tension or drop it a...
  28. C

    Tennis main > cross, badminton cross > main

    I asked for stringing my tennis racquet at a badminton-specific shop. Not sure if it is a good idea, but the shop is convenient for me. I told the guy to do main/cross = 52/50 lbs. He said oh are you sure, because in badminton we string higher tension in cross than main. I wanted that spec...
  29. X

    WISE Not For 360 ?

    While on my search to find the most reliable machine to use a WISE tension head at the lowest cost I have noticed something about the WISE machine in that it doesn't appear to be made for 360 degree rotation. While observing various types of machines I noticed that most machines have their...
  30. I

    Babolat Boost Drive

    Hi guys, I started playing again 3 months ago after a 15 years hiatus. I played for 5 years as a kid from 8 to 13 years old. I bought a Babolat Boost Drive as it seemed to be a very decent racquet that could no wrong. Now that I’m starting to find my groove back and hit the ball a bit harder I...
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