18x20 tension

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I'm using the Head Graphene 360 Speed Pro and am looking to string it up with a hybrid due to tennis elbow. I have RS Lyon and RS New York. What tension should I string it at?
 
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I'm using the Head Graphene 360 Speed Pro and am looking to string it up with a hybrid due to tennis elbow. I have RS Lyon and RS New York. What tension should I string it at?
I recommend being a little less subtle if you're trying to get some tennis elbow under control. Poly of any sort won't help a recovery nearly as much as using a softer string type. Dump it completely for the short term.

I'd say go as soft as you can with either a multifiber or syn. gut (or even a try with natural gut) for one or two rounds. Once your elbow is good and squared away, then consider experimenting with a semi-soft hybrid of some type, but not before you get back to healthy.
 
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I recommend being a little less subtle if you're trying to get some tennis elbow under control. Poly of any sort won't help a recovery nearly as much as using a softer string type. Dump it completely for the short term.

I'd say go as soft as you can with either a multifiber or syn. gut (or even a try with natural gut) for one or two rounds. Once your elbow is good and squared away, then consider experimenting with a semi-soft hybrid of some type, but not before you get back to healthy.
If full New York then, what tension? Around 52? And thanks for the feedback
 
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If full New York then, what tension? Around 52? And thanks for the feedback
A full bed of the New York would probably be a good start. The tension is a little bit of a guess because of a few things. I've generally only played tighter 18x20 string patterns in mids, but it looks like you've got that pattern in this frame with a 100" head. A dense pattern and smaller head (in a mid) usually means I'll use a thinner gauge of string at a tension that's not too tight. Your 100" head is a bit larger than a mid, so it might work with either a 16 or 17 ga. string, but that hoop size might play too flimsy at lower tension with a soft string.

I'd probably try it at 54 or 55 lbs. with a 17 ga. multi., but a 16 ga. alternative would be a little more inherently firm. So that 16 ga. could work at 52 or 53 lbs. Whatever feels "right" for you may take one or two stringings to sort out - feel is a tricky thing to predict - but the first stringing with a softer option will at least give you a reference tension to work with going forward.

I have no experience yet with strings like the Evolution and Origin, but it also looks like very soft stuff. You might get a few responses and suggestions for tensions with those if you start a different thread that specifically asks about them.
 
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A full bed of the New York would probably be a good start. The tension is a little bit of a guess because of a few things. I've generally only played tighter 18x20 string patterns in mids, but it looks like you've got that pattern in this frame with a 100" head. A dense pattern and smaller head (in a mid) usually means I'll use a thinner gauge of string at a tension that's not too tight. Your 100" head is a bit larger than a mid, so it might work with either a 16 or 17 ga. string, but that hoop size might play too flimsy at lower tension with a soft string.

I'd probably try it at 54 or 55 lbs. with a 17 ga. multi., but a 16 ga. alternative would be a little more inherently firm. So that 16 ga. could work at 52 or 53 lbs. Whatever feels "right" for you may take one or two stringings to sort out - feel is a tricky thing to predict - but the first stringing with a softer option will at least give you a reference tension to work with going forward.

I have no experience yet with strings like the Evolution and Origin, but it also looks like very soft stuff. You might get a few responses and suggestions for tensions with those if you start a different thread that specifically asks about them.
Thanks for the feedback man, I'm a newbie when it comes to this stuff so I appreciate it a lot
 
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