Going from polyester to multifilament strings, how much tension to add?


3 months later, I have to clarify something imprecise in my post of Aug 15. Stringing 16g OGSM synthetic gut only a pound tighter (@ #55-53) than 16 MultiFeel strings, the OGSM at first felt livelier than I thought they'd feel, but still felt more muted than the multifilament. What was remarkable about the syn gut was how, stiffer, it felt like it lost far less tension than the MultiFeels, which over the same time period became looser-feeling (read: lacking control). The upshot: this syn gut, at least, has a longer effective life, especially if you're the kind of player who likes a string that can create power but, on balance, has a more muted feel for control.
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