Different tensions for different opponents

Discussion in 'Strings' started by Type40, Oct 3, 2004.

  1. Type40

    Type40 Semi-Pro

    Aug 23, 2004
    Do many players keep a few racquets set at different tensions to deal with different opponents? I'm beginning to feel like this is a good idea.
    Different players putting different levels of spin on the ball seem to require a different tension. At least that's how it seems to me.

    Any thoughts?
  2. Anonymous

    Anonymous Professional

    Jan 21, 2004
    i have different strings and tensions for that.
    i have 1 gut/ti-mo combo that i usually use. 60/56
    1 all ti-mo 58
    1 all nrg 58

    i have the nrg as my "i cant play worth a bean so hopefully i can be a pusher.

    ti-mo is for "man im launching these long"
  3. 10s99

    10s99 Rookie

    Apr 28, 2004
    ideally, the way my opponent hits the ball does not affect the way i hit the ball. this is certainly the case when i'm playing well.

    at least for me, once on the court and in a match, i try not to think about my equipment too much - any "issues" i'm having are usually a result of poor footwork or racket preparation - - strings don't really help w/ either.

    that being said (in a very self-rightous way), i do tend to switch to a racket strung slightly tighter (when balls are sailing on me), looser (when i'm tired) and one with a fresh grip (when i can't think of anything else to do) but i can't say that this really improves my play if i don't relax and get to the ball.

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