Ideal tension for my racket

Discussion in 'Strings' started by jet660, Jan 18, 2006.

  1. jet660

    jet660 Guest

    These are for the guys who love to help the little guys. Need some advice (more like guidence haha) I been stringer for a while and decided to change my string line for my Prince Diablo Tour. I used to use PSG w/DF and PSG O, but lately breaking them quite often. So, I decided to to use Big Bang for the mains at 63 and PSG at 62, which is really tight! Not sure it is too high or too low. I really like this hybrid, but I am not sure what is ideal tension for more of a control player b/w 4.5-5.0 . This is the first time using a hybrid set. I would like your hear your suggestions both string tension and other hybrids sets. Thanks!: :eek:
  2. Valjean

    Valjean Hall of Fame

    Mar 17, 2004
    North Carolina
    Standard advice from string manufacturers is to drop tension 10% when switching from a nylon-based string to a poly. I also hope your shoulder holds up for the switch you've made.
  3. Gaines Hillix

    Gaines Hillix Hall of Fame

    Feb 11, 2004
    IMO, you have to find the combination that works for you best by experimenting with different setups. The method I used was to see which combinations let me take a full stroke on my forehand(my strongest stroke) without having to think about controlling the shot while keeping the ball in the court, but as deep as possible. Since I play a lot of doubles, I had to do the same thing with volleys. I use poly mains(ALU Power 16L) and nat gut crosses(16g), both at 58 lbs. in a PK Laver S.
  4. jet660

    jet660 Guest

    So far my shoulder is holding up. Right now the strings bed have no give, more like a wall for me. When I use PSG, the ball tend to bounce higher after hitting, but now it is much more flatter than before. Was practicing serving and it was way too stiff. usually i am more of a baseliner with hitting powerful returns. Isn't that with polys you need to string it higher b/c of initial high tension loss?

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