Hi, I'm wondering if anyone did any research/dirivations or experiments on this? Because just this tuesday, I broke the string on my main racket, which was holding at 26lbs, then i went over to using the same model/weight/gripsize racket with a string tension of 22lbs, boy was I in for something. For the lifts taht usually just reaches the baseline goes out for about another 1/4 of a court, and for the drops that usually creep over the net become absolute gifts for opponents that love to kill... but what disturbed me most was the fact that I the same swing speed/power i put into my smashes that gets me a good angle/speed goes so far down the net (probably with more speed tho) sometimes it even misses! (previous part can kinda be ignored... jus got some little facts in them... what puzzles me is as follows ) I remember reading from previous threads that when the tension is higher, the bird spends less time in contact with string bed, and lower tension longer. However, I dont think that explains (or does it?) for the fact that the bird will leave the racket face and go on a flight path with less angle between racket face and floor. WHY IS THAT!? ps. To compensate for the "loss of tension" I ended up going back to how I used to play - Choking up as much as you can until there is absolutely no cone for you to hold onto - and actually brought some of the shots back... But I'm certain that swing speed shouldnt be a factor in this, because I hold onto the same place on the two rackets. Anyone with a better physics/math background than me (or just more experience with messing around with tensions) wanna help out? Be great to finally find out what went wrong that night... err... hope u guys understand wut I'm trying to say... (after all it is 1am rite now @@) THX!