Does it hurt the frame to string under its tension range?

Discussion in 'Strings' started by Bama'sBest, Mar 11, 2004.

  1. Bama'sBest

    Bama'sBest Rookie

    Feb 24, 2004
    Was thinking of going a couple of pounds below...didn't think this would hurt anything but wanted to check to be sure. Thanks.
  2. joe sch

    joe sch Legend

    Feb 19, 2004
    Hotel CA
    The more you lower the string tension the better it is for the frame and your body. If you could play with 50 lbs then your racket would have minimal frame stressing and I bet your arm would not being as tired after playing. Most player can not find enough control when stringing in the low tension ranges. It takes more touch and feel and flatter stroking but once you get used to this combination it can be very addictive :wink: PS : I also think the strings last longer when strung at lower tensions
  3. Gaines Hillix

    Gaines Hillix Hall of Fame

    Feb 11, 2004
    A couple of lbs. below shouldn't hurt anything for the reasons Joe stated. However, if you go too low the strings are so loose they are almost like a butter fly net and the racquet isn't really playable any more. As I understand it, anthing below 40-45 lbs. is too low.

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