String tension that the pros use with polyester?

Discussion in 'Strings' started by kupo, Jun 12, 2004.

  1. kupo

    kupo New User

    Feb 28, 2004
    what are some pros that use polyester, what type, and what tension do they use? thanks[/code]
  2. Joe Oldschool

    Joe Oldschool New User

    Feb 20, 2004
    You're probably not going to get much in the way of helpful answers on this one. I'm sure you will get some guesses though.

    Keep in mind that poly is a very, very stiff string material. You will probably want to try a few tensions before you can settle on a preferred one (I suggest you go to the low end of your racquet's recommended range, if not below it). Then, of course, there are the hybrids with poly/gut.

    You are a young player. Experiment for yourself! It won't make a hill of beans worth of difference what string tension your favorite pro uses. You will have to find your own, and it will likely depend on your swing speed and personal preferences. Also, keep in mind that pros tend to replace strings nearly every time they play, while you will likely be using the same racquet for a few weeks, if not months. This makes a BIG difference.

    There isn't a right or wrong on string tension. There are simply preferences.

    Above all else, tennis is a "feel" sport. What feels right to you?
  3. kupo

    kupo New User

    Feb 28, 2004
    I'm not asking so i can string at the same tension as my favorite pro... i'm just curious as to what some of their preferences are. Why? basically cuz i just am a tennis nut i guess, lol. Im not about to go string up as high as some of them do, because obviously their bodys are stronger. Also, Federer uses a gut/luxilon hybrid still? anyone know tension? and which is in the mains
  4. Ruuzo

    Ruuzo Rookie

    May 13, 2004
    Do some searches on this board - you'll find plenty of interesting reading on this topic.
  5. K!ck5w3rvE

    K!ck5w3rvE Hall of Fame

    Feb 19, 2004
    fed uses gut mains and alu power rough crosses. Someone told me that he was using his old Tour 90 again too, anyone else seen him playing recently?
  6. uk_skippy

    uk_skippy Hall of Fame

    Feb 22, 2004
    Waterlooville, Hampshire, UK
    Having just come back from stringing at Roeahampton, the Wimbly qualies, I can give you some info:-

    I strung a Tour NXG Mid+ with Big Banger mains@45, ALU Power @43 X's (player name-Anderson)

    I also strung a Wilson Hammer Tour with Kirschbaum Competition 17 @ 26Kg(57lbs) (cant remember name).

    Also strung 2xWilson Prostaff Tour 90's with Wilson Stamina 17 M, Wilson Enduro X's both @ 29Kg (64lbs) (cant remember players name.

    Hope is is ok for you. If I can remeber some more then I'll post them, but feeling tired still.
  7. Feña14

    Feña14 Legend

    Feb 18, 2004
    I know that Elena Dementieva strings with BB ALU power 16g at 48lbs.

    I also know that Ferrero used to string his BB original at anything from 49lbs to 56lbs, depending on altitude, surface, conditions and how he was feeling on that particular day, he strings tighter on windy days for more control.

    Hope this helps!


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