Poly tension for RF97

Discussion in 'Strings' started by Curious, Apr 20, 2017.

  1. Curious

    Curious Professional

    Feb 1, 2016
    I'm wondering if some of you have experienced low tension in full poly setup for this racket and how low did you go? I'm particularly interested in feedback from those using tension range 30-40lb. I have some Cyclone 18, cyclone tour 18 and Kirschbaum 17 evo to try.
  2. CopolyX

    CopolyX Hall of Fame

    Nov 9, 2014
    Pelham NH
    mid stiff slick round copolys (n gut or a mono core syc gut in the crosses - for pop and comfort) 40 -50 for me, 30's are too spraying (for me).
  3. ZirkusAffe

    ZirkusAffe Semi-Pro

    Mar 13, 2015
    I didn't go for 30's but my RF97 is in the 30's after initial tension drop of some Hyper G.. I'd rather be mid 40's, it's still somewhat playable but it's finicky on high punched volley's around eye level, probably an adjustment but the launch angles increased for me so as I move into the court I feel I fly long if I don't be cautious on angle. I guess that's pocketing.. but with that much plow I've let off the gas completely with lower tensions. I could imagine regular Cyclone 18g mid-upper 40's being awesome, but I'm weird and like strings as they die usually.
    Last edited: Apr 21, 2017
  4. Sardines

    Sardines Rookie

    Feb 13, 2011
    I string to mid-upper 40s on full Cyclone 18L. Any lower than 44lbs on the mains, even on the heaviest and slowest days, I found it to be a bit unwieldy. Cyclone tends to drop approximately the same tension regardless of tension strung. So It's about where you want it after warm up into the 3rd set if necessary.
  5. movdqa

    movdqa G.O.A.T.

    Sep 19, 2006
    I think that I strung it with full poly around 54 or 55 and that felt fine to me.
  6. 2HBH-DTL

    2HBH-DTL Guest

    I'd go 53lbs max in a frame like that. Not sure if you use a hybrid but if you used a full bed then I would go something like 53/50 or 52/48 or something similar.

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