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Thread: Maximum tension???
05-06-2007, 04:01 PM #1
Hi, was just wondering if anyone had any idea what the maximum tension on certain strings are likely to be? I'm currently stringing with BG65 and stringing at 26lbs, I know I can string a little higher, but don't want to push the limit. I've heard players like Lin Dan, string at something like 36lbs! whether that's true or not I don't know. Can anyone clarify this and also the original question? Thanks.
05-06-2007, 04:33 PM #2
i wouldn't worry about the maximum tension of the string. they all have limit over at least 40lbs. your racket will break before the string does.
05-06-2007, 04:38 PM #3
Guess so, but just wondered what other people had achieved? Thanks for the advice though Kwun.
05-06-2007, 05:12 PM #4
I string all my racquets to 30lbs on bg-80, bg-68ti
05-06-2007, 07:17 PM #5
Originally Posted by kwun
05-06-2007, 07:37 PM #6
Also, even if the string and frame can take be strung at max tension, what is the point when it just break on first serve?
05-06-2007, 09:21 PM #7
31 lbs X 34.1 lbs or 32 lbs X 35.2 lbs drop weight tension. Every string is pulled at least twice depending on the string in question.
05-07-2007, 02:55 AM #8
bg 65 at 29x31lbs
nanogy at 25x27lbs
bg 66 at 24x26 lbs
bg 70pro at (i forgot)
RSL TI 660 at 27x28.5lbs
RSL LT'70 at 27.5x28.5lbs
RSL TI 630 (.64mm) 27.5x29.5lbs
05-07-2007, 01:18 PM #9
Thanks for the advice. I suppose I should haev said 'What's the maximum SAFE tension' that can be achieved. I just wanted to know so that I won't break any strings/rackets. Thanks though for everyone's valuable advice
05-07-2007, 01:22 PM #10
Originally Posted by Kenyu
05-07-2007, 03:32 PM #11
all strings and rackets have a chance to break no matter what tension =P assuming you are using a two piece racket, safe bet would be 22-23 lbs and your racket should still be fine even for lower end rackets unless you get one of those cheap steel rackets that sells for like $20 or under. if u want a durable string, bg65 is always durable. all strings will eventually break. if you have a mid to high end model of rackets (USD100+), they typically can take 25 lbs easily. some can take up to 30+ (based on manufacturers words)
05-15-2007, 05:01 AM #12
30lbs + shouldnt be a problem for most strings, some stringers would of course destroy your racquet at those tensions though.
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