Matching strings to racquet stiffness

lcw

Rookie
Is there any guidelines to match the stiffness of a racquet to the type of string to use while staying within the recommended tention?
Do some strings work best with certain racquets?
lcw
 

TennsDog

Hall of Fame
Eh, I think this is pretty much all personal preference to feel and performance. Typically, one won't string a light titanium frame with a polyester string strung tight, but if you like it and it works and your body can handle it, then fine. Often times, though, you will get strings that complement the frame. For instance, a low-powered frame may like strings with a little more power. Again, though, personal preference. No, there is no formula or anything that will tell you what type of string to get. The best you can do is read people opinions on certain combinations and see what works for them then try things yourself.
 

Valjean

Hall of Fame
lcw said:
Is there any guidelines to match the stiffness of a racquet to the type of string to use while staying within the recommended tention?
Do some strings work best with certain racquets?
lcw
You need first to determine that the racquet selected fits your swing style, or you're in deep water to begin with; your string may just never be right. After that, with a new racquet I think the best thing is to start with the string the manufacturer recommends for it--often found in its throat. Absent one, I'd put in what I was used to in it, decide how it fit, and what kind of improvement, if any, it needed.

So, how long have you had it, and, just by the way, what is it...
 
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