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01-30-2012, 09:06 AM #1
Questions on string feel, weight, colour and tying method
Hi fellow BC members, i have a question regarding the difference between a soft feeling and hard feeling string.
Heres my story: I recently bought an RSL M11 scream 180 ltd (4ug5). After tying a black BG68ti on it at 25lbs and 25.5lbs at the sweet spot area, i find that the racket was like a lot more heavier. i also realise that even though i was using a soft feeling string, it feels hard and tight- lifting was tad too bouncy but lobbing was hard work .
-What is the difference if i tie a soft feeling string at a very high tension and a hard feeling string on a lower tension? How will they feel? How are they different?
-How does tying a string on a racket add weight to a racket? Is it due to the thickness? The tension?
-Will having a tighter tension at the sweet spot area improve performance? How?
-The stringer guy told me to get the black string because it has better performance (What?) due to it's material. Is that true?
(i know it sounds like some essay questions, and i don't want to spam posting the questions one by one in different threads. I appreciate your answers!)
01-30-2012, 09:58 AM #2
BG68Ti is the only exception, although most say that it actually feels sharp and probably due to the bounciness makes people think that it is "soft".
Truth is there is not much difference although some say the yellow strings tend to feel slightly rougher on the surface for the "uneven" surfaced strings such as BG80 and Zymax 70.
01-30-2012, 10:43 AM #3
do you have a link to the spec of your racket? I can't see to find your racket on the rsl website.
weight difference is very minor. All the strings I've tried only add between 3-3.5g to a rackets weight
01-31-2012, 08:15 AM #4
02-01-2012, 06:52 AM #5
only around 0.5g difference between the lightest and heaviest string that I have used.
while adding an overgrip will add anywhere between 3-7g to the racket weight. Which will shift the wet weight bp. But personally I don't think it actually affects the swing weight of the racket that much.
02-01-2012, 10:06 AM #6
Alright. Thanks for answering
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