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    Question Why and how is tension measured in lb's?

    I've been wondering why tension is measured in lb's. And how this is calculated.

    Lb's are a unit of weight, yet stringing at a higher tension doesn't give me the impression that the strings/racket feel heavier, especially by >10kg.

    Say I string a racket @ 24lb, this is equal to roughly 11kg. What is "significant" of this added 'weight' to my racket?

    I do seem confused, but I hope the OP makes it clear what I want to know.

    Thanks in advance.

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    tension is the measurement of how tight a string is. it has nothing to do with how heavy the racket is.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kwun View Post
    tension is the measurement of how tight a string is. it has nothing to do with how heavy the racket is.
    But lb is a unit of weight. How does it measure tension?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Notorious544d View Post
    But lb is a unit of weight. How does it measure tension?
    if you tie the string, one end on the ceiling, and the other end you hang a 10lbs weight, then the string has a tension of 10lbs.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kwun View Post
    if you tie the string, one end on the ceiling, and the other end you hang a 10lbs weight, then the string has a tension of 10lbs.
    That makes sense. Thanks for clarifying.

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    april fools'd

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    Quote Originally Posted by blableblibloblu View Post
    april fools'd
    maybe. or maybe he feel asleep during secondary school physics class!

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    Quote Originally Posted by kwun View Post
    maybe. or maybe he feel asleep during secondary school physics class!
    lets just hope its not the latter hahah

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    Lol, I was actually being serious. I genuinely didn't know how it was measured.

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