What tension do you string at?

What tension do you string at?

  • 50-51

    Votes: 18 7.2%
  • 52-54

    Votes: 41 16.5%
  • 55

    Votes: 27 10.8%
  • 56

    Votes: 13 5.2%
  • 57

    Votes: 21 8.4%
  • 58

    Votes: 28 11.2%
  • 59

    Votes: 10 4.0%
  • 60

    Votes: 43 17.3%
  • 61-63

    Votes: 28 11.2%
  • 64+

    Votes: 20 8.0%

  • Total voters
    249
MicroGel Extreme Pro


I used to a full Babolat Natural gut 17g @ 60 lbs, but just changed to a full Babolat Pro Hurricane Tour 17 g, strings it @ 62lbs.
 
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kobe3pointer

Semi-Pro
Wow, you guys string relitively high.

I cant stand high tensions.. The racquet(I think) loses its feel.

And dont you get more power stringing it lower? And vice versa?

And I also use babolat pro hurricane tour 16g
 

meowmix

Hall of Fame
Ipex 7.0 MP w/ TNT Fatcore @ 62. This was my first experience w/ Fatcore, and the stringbed's a little too stiff. I think I'll drop a few pounds next time.
 

autumn_leaf

Hall of Fame
yonex ti-50 57/55 i went with 55 on the poll. i think with hybrid stringing being so popular it's better to give more of a range instead of individual numbers.
 

kobe3pointer

Semi-Pro
Ipex 7.0 MP w/ TNT Fatcore @ 62. This was my first experience w/ Fatcore, and the stringbed's a little too stiff. I think I'll drop a few pounds next time.
yeah I cant stand stiff racquets... so i string pretty low... 52?

but i also cant stand when all the strings get messed up in their order...
 

Loco4Tennis

Hall of Fame
ive tried out a whole range of recenttly,
my lowest 43lbs,
my highest 69lbs,
i find that different strings feel better to me at different tensions, thus making me string at different tensions when i choose the strings
polys good on high 40s
semi poly good on low 50s
synt gut good on high 50s
i dont know what effect this going to have on my racquets, but i guess i have a cheap and sturdy enough racquet not to be too concerned about
i guess a graphite racquet is better at handling the tensions changes as i have done
a soft frame racquet possibly would not handle tension changes as well
 
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SpEeDyZ

Rookie
wohoo most of you string their racquets at under 60 lbs ? :/ Anyways I have tried playing with a low tension once ( around 54 lbs ) and it sucked big time........ I couldn't play a proper shot .. so I usually sting mine at around 64 lbs.....
 

SpEeDyZ

Rookie
wohoo most of you string their racquets at under 60 lbs ? :/ Anyways I have tried playing with a low tension once ( around 54 lbs ) and it sucked big time........ I couldn't play a proper shot .. so I usually sting mine at around 64 lbs.....
 

hoodjem

G.O.A.T.
I've tried many polys iin hybrids. The one that ended up being my fave was 60 synth gut crosses and 57 on the poly mains, so 58.5 I guess.
 

hoodjem

G.O.A.T.
Wow, you guys string relitively high.

I cant stand high tensions.. The racquet(I think) loses its feel.

And dont you get more power stringing it lower?
Yes, but you can lose control as go lower.

So, it's always a compromise: how much control versus how much power.

(And yes, feel comes in there also. I agree that at too high a tension there is little feel. But at too low a tension, I have little feel also--just a trampoline on a stick.)
 

Guamanian G

Rookie
Wow, you guys string relitively high.

I cant stand high tensions.. The racquet(I think) loses its feel.

And dont you get more power stringing it lower? And vice versa?

And I also use babolat pro hurricane tour 16g
But on the other end, higher tension means more control
 
Heck, I need the control with this bazooka that I play with..lol

But honestly, I have always had aggressive swings and the higher tensions facilitates my game more.
 

Zach

Semi-Pro
59 lbs. for me, always. And, always with full poly. The highest I've ever strung a racket was for a customer at 64 lbs. with Tour Duralast 17 G. in an O3 Speedport White.
 

goosala

Hall of Fame
Donnay Pro One International midplus at 60 lbs. two pieces. I use the run of the mill syn gut like Gosen OG Micro or Forten Sweet 17.
 

quest01

Hall of Fame
On the APDC plus I string 63 pounds on the mains and 64 pounds on the crosses. I noticed that a lot of diehard Federer fans tend to string in the low 50's.
 

Winners or Errors

Hall of Fame
Voted 55, but it looks like I'll be moving up to 57-60. Just got a pair of Volkl Tour 9VE's, and 55 seems a few pounds too low for that racquet and my game. Of course, it could simply be because the Lightning XX, a string I've never used before, lost tension quicker than I thought it would...
 

Rorsach

Hall of Fame
My lowest at 30 lbs with a 19 gauge.
My highest at 85 lbs with a 15 gauge (can't find a 14).
 
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azn_hobo

New User
58 is the lowest i'll go right now...but it also depends on the string. any suggestions on what tension to string my aeropro drive with pro hurricane tour 17's on?
 

DizBoiDanny

Semi-Pro
im going to string my x-one biphase. my current tension is 60 with poly. do you think i should keep the tension? or go higher because it is a muilt?
 

kobe3pointer

Semi-Pro
ok so I strung mine at 62(was 52) yesterday... and holy crap... im playing ALOT better, I can control all of my shots exactly where I want them, and I can add ALOT more power.... awesome...
 
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