I actually have a bit loose string tension, and i cope well with it.I guess you are after better shape for a shot, not topspin in vacuum?
The thing is if you talk pure RPM, lower tension (at least within reasonable range) will give more spin. However, it will also increase trampoline effect, therefore “power”. And launch angle.I actually have a bit loose string tension, and i cope well with it.
I only would like to know , is it advantageous for topspin or not really.
I would not like to play with tighter string, even if it would be better to impart a lot of topspin.
just shooting from the hip on this one, but Imo, with the tighter tensions you can swing much faster without loosing control, thus create more "usable", controllable topspin.Which tension help more to impart topspin, a (bit) lower or a (bit) tighter?
Thank you for your answer
I do not want to have a tighter string becouse i am glad that recently i do not have injuries (i am 48).just shooting from the hip on this one, but Imo, with the tighter tensions you can swing much faster without loosing control, thus create more "usable", controllable topspin.
and that is why it is a balancing act to find how low you can keep tension without beginning to force yourself to slow your swing to maintain control......unless protecting the arm is such a big issue that slowing the swing is worth it to protect arm health. Imo in most cases arm health is about technique and timing, but I also realize that some may have issues other than technique as well.
Figure 1: View from behind the tennis racquet —
(left) ball just in contact with strings, and (right)
ball midway through impact.
I doubt the snap back does anything. However,All these lab tests and studies don’t mean much to me. It’s like 5263 stated the tighter string bed lets a player swing out more so with the added racket speed you will produce more spin. I know there is the snap back craze that says the lower tension lets the strings snap back more which produces more spin.
Which I don’t doubt there is some truth to this theory, however if you can’t control the low tension set up then you will slow down your swing and lose spin. The low tension snap back people claim that you just have to swing faster and you will get more spin which gives you the control. If you can time the ball just right and keep the trajectory down with the low tension then this is probably true.
But that high trajectory that the low tension produces is hard to control. Like these studies always say that the tighter tension doesn’t give more control they just give a lower trajectory. Well to me the lower trajectory definitely gives more control. I use the same set up on all my rackets and when my poly string starts getting old and I’m having trouble with control I switch to a new string job and instantly my control improves with the new set up.
I have done this test many times I’m just rallying and swinging out but too many balls are flying long with my old strings. I change to a new string job and the first few balls I hit will land shorter than I like. I then adjust to the new string job and swing out more and now I’m hitting the depth I like and missing very few if any long. This is with identical rackets, strings and tension. But of course the used strings are no longer as tight as the new strings and the newer higher tension strings definitely give better control, so I don’t care what these lab tests say I know what works for me.
That could be but I get good spin out of a tight string bed, when I try lower tension I definitely get more power but not sure if the spin increases.I doubt the snap back does anything. However,
With low tension the ball stays more in the stringbed.
The surface area of the ball in contact with the stringbed is larger.
I suspect these two may have an impact on spin production.
I guess you may need to close the racket angle a little at contact for the ball not to go long.That could be but I get good spin out of a tight string bed, when I try lower tension I definitely get more power but not sure if the spin increases.
Once you introduce a robot and rackets in vises and whatever it is not like real life. I’ve found the complete opposite of many of these lab tests.I guess you may need to close the racket angle a little at contact for the ball not to go long.
Anyway isn’t this supposed to be a very easy experiment for researchers?
You need a robot that will swing the racket at a constant speed and angles(racket face and swingpath) with the string tension being the only variable. And let it hit some balls.
Maybe they don’t want us to find out so that we keep talking about this stuff! Or no one really cares that much.
Ya, brush more instead of hitting through, thus the loss of mph power.I understand having the right strings/string setup is important, but (I promise I'm not trying to be the jerk) isn't topspin is created more so from the player? If you have the correct swing path/technique you can create topspin regardless of what your string tension is.
This is true.I understand having the right strings/string setup is important, but (I promise I'm not trying to be the jerk) isn't topspin is created more so from the player? If you have the correct swing path/technique you can create topspin regardless of what your string tension is.
And what type of string tension does Mac Enroe use?The guy with really loose tension (13.5/13.5kg reportedly) is Adrian Mannarino. He’s not a touch player, more a defender/counterpuncher with rather compact techniques. Not producing big swings, big RHS, big spin, but hits back fast and with pace using that stringbed.
Arm pain is from poor technique - using too much arm instead of letting the body do the work and hinging from the shoulder. Go heavy racket and force yourself to use the body. I have a friend who refuses to change - light racket, all arm, and constant arm pain.
It's definitely not a truism, given that Jack Sock plays with super low tensions. It's really just down to what setup the player ends up finding comfort and success with their form and racquet.Is it correct, that power players (for example Del Potro) usually have tighter string and touch players (for example Mc Enroe) usually use looser string?