BHBR tension question

kpktennis

Rookie
Currently I'm using a hybrid BHBR/OGSM 17G 54/57# in a 90 sq. inch frame (Dunlop 4D 100). I was wondering about the ideal tension for the BHBR, or if I should go full bed.

I like the way my backhand plays with this string and the spin I can get on the forehand. The problem I'm having though is my go-to flattish 'kill-shot' always ends up in the net on the forehand side.

Any recommendations for how I should play around with the tensions to maybe get a higher launch angle off the face or something around those lines. Basically I want the setup to have a little more synthetic gut character I think.
 

Muppet

Legend
TBH, it sounds like you're looking up to quickly on your kill shot, sending the ball into the net. Concentrate on keeping your head down and focus on the point of contact through impact. Also use a full follow through.
 

schenkelini

Semi-Pro
I agree. I find that due to initial tension loss that I use the same tension with BHBR as I do with synthetic gut. With other poly's I tend to drop the tension by at least 2lbs.
 

rev200g

Rookie
I string BHBR at 48lbs on the mains with my syn gut/multi crosses at 52lbs on my Dunlop 4D 300 Tour frames and my Dunlop 4D 200 frame. On these 95/98 square inch frames it works well with adequate power and spin.

On the 4D 100 90 sq inch frame I would go a bit lower. Maybe 45lbs with the BHBR on the mains and the crosses at 2-4lbs higher?

I hope this helps. Cheers!
 

kpktennis

Rookie
TBH, it sounds like you're looking up to quickly on your kill shot, sending the ball into the net. Concentrate on keeping your head down and focus on the point of contact through impact. Also use a full follow through.
I didn't mention that I don't have the same problem w/ a full bed of synthetic gut. Might just have to groove in some slight wrist/stroke adjustments
 

kpktennis

Rookie
I string BHBR at 48lbs on the mains with my syn gut/multi crosses at 52lbs on my Dunlop 4D 300 Tour frames and my Dunlop 4D 200 frame. On these 95/98 square inch frames it works well with adequate power and spin.

On the 4D 100 90 sq inch frame I would go a bit lower. Maybe 45lbs with the BHBR on the mains and the crosses at 2-4lbs higher?

I hope this helps. Cheers!
Just the type of post I was looking for, I will try this out. Thanks
 

RetroSpin

Hall of Fame
I just strung BHBR 17 fullbed in a dunlop 4D200 Tour at 44. I had same string at 48 before. I will probably go to 40 next time.

I haven't hit a 4D100, but I would probably start at 40 for a fullbed of BHBR.
 
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