String Tension Advice

rasajadad

Hall of Fame
I have read and posted advice on string tension recommendations here before. However, here is my question:
Which is more important (and why), the absolute pound tension or the number or percentage + / - midpoint on the frame recommendation?
 

gjoc

Semi-Pro
Which is more important (and why), the absolute pound tension or the number or percentage + / - midpoint on the frame recommendation?
The latter.

The former has no meaning whatsoever, other than to one particular racquet headsize, since the stiffness of the stringbed (which is what you actually feel), for any particular string (including its gauge), is a function both of the tension and of the length of the string.
 
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