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    Default 23lbs and 24lbs a big difference?

    Hey guys, just wondering about the string tension here.

    Does stringing 23lbs or 24lbs make much of a difference, and if so how?
    (BG80)

    Also, i heard that if you let your racquet rest approx. 3 days after stringing, the tensions stays longer or something, and that if you play with it right after stringing, you lose a lot of tension. (1-2lbs.)

    is any of this true?

    thanks.

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    I won't say it a big different for many.But some might realise some changes to your slicing and touch if you change from 24 to 23.

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    Naw, you won't be able to tell. But if you go 25-26lbs. you will/should notice a difference.

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    Quote Originally Posted by andone
    Also, i heard that if you let your racquet rest approx. 3 days after stringing, the tensions stays longer or something, and that if you play with it right after stringing, you lose a lot of tension. (1-2lbs.)
    Wow..this is the first time i heard about this.Is that true?my stringer never told me about this b4..

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    Quote Originally Posted by Smichz
    Wow..this is the first time i heard about this.Is that true?my stringer never told me about this b4..
    I feel 3 days is a bit excessive but for 24 hours, yes.

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    A pound of diference (5%) you shouldnt be able to tell, two or three pounds you would probably notice.

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    A pound difference would be higher in sound pitch by a note appromately.

    From my experience, it takes about a week or so until the tension stablizes as the tension drops natually during the time frame.

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    You can tell the difference if you are used to 23 lbs and then go up a pound in tension, or vice versa. When you are used to a tension and then go up, you will find less bounce, but the string will give a more solid feel on power shots like smashing. If the solid feel is over done, you will find that it feels as if you were punching a brick wall. That will tire you very quickly and will produce soreness somewhere on your arm.

    I find newly strung strings take 3-4 days to get to the point where it (the string bed) stop softening at a rapid rate. I think playing early with a new string simply speeds up the process. I don't think the string would become worst than if you left it alone.
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    personally, I find higher tensions (for me, that's 25-26 lbs) to give a bit less bounce, but a lot more feel (in comparison, I find 22lbs soggy and dead, and an uncontrollable bounce)
    I'll give 25lbs a go in the comming weeks

    though the "effects" of stringing at a higher tension differ from person to person, and what tensionrange..
    for some, from 18-24lbs gives loads more "power" and "feel". for others it's way to stiff to handle.
    for some, from 24 to 28lbs gives a lot mroe feel, and slightly less "power"..for other it's too stiff, almsot painfull to play with...

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