Benefits/Drawbacks to dropping tension on POLY string??

Discussion in 'Strings' started by Loco4Tennis, Mar 2, 2008.

  1. Loco4Tennis

    Loco4Tennis Hall of Fame

    Jul 29, 2007
    Manassas, Virginia
    i just started using technifiber polyspin 16L on mains,
    i wanted to try out poly string/synt gut hybrid for a while,
    i have it strung at 55lbs with soft techifiber 17g crosses at 58lbs
    the main problem is that my arm get tierd quick because of it i think
    is 55lbs too much? can it be strung at 53lbs? are there any benefits/drawbacks to dropping it that low?, is this a normal range of tension for a poly?
    what the lowest you've strung a poly? and what did it feel or play like to you?
  2. YULitle

    YULitle Hall of Fame

    May 23, 2005
    Guymon, OK
    I've strung some pretty low, and I never thought "this has too much power." It seems bottomless. But, for say a 55-65 range, I would like to try 40 to see if it truly is bottomless. I doubt many would want to traverse much lower.

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