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03-17-2009, 12:09 PM #1
Type of String and Which Tension??
Kinda need your help on string types and tension coz im kinda of a novice and im all confused with all the string and tension theories.And I'm looking to re-string my racket soon so yeahh..need advice!!!
My current setup:
I'm currently on a Arc10 with BG66 on 25lb.Firstly,as a novice,I already can feel that the Arc 10 is a wonderful racket compared to other rackets I've tried which includes the AT900T.When I first got the racket,it was great.The smash,the sound it makes and control was nice.But as time goes by,i feel like the power has decrease somehow.Anyways,I am a lazy player so I tend to smash alot.So would like to ask you guys the following..
1)Should I change the type of strings to get the desired power?If yes,which one?
2)Or should i stay with the current strings but try different tensions?and which tension?
Honestly,i still like the current string and tension because the net play and smash is fairly good.But as i mentioned,i still need the edge in smashing without sacrificing control.So pls help!!!
03-17-2009, 12:16 PM #2
03-17-2009, 12:20 PM #3
hey thanks..didnt expect such a fast reply..okay will keep that in mind...
another thing to ask..
From what i know,lower tension=more power,higher tension=more control..true?
03-17-2009, 12:32 PM #4
i can see you are quite new here. and i do hope that you already done some readings. before you open this thread, i do believe you have read the stickies. if you have miss, try read this and shall you have further queries, please do ask.
03-20-2009, 02:21 AM #5
as a novice, 25lbs is enough, just make sure it is accuracy.
you can try YYBG80 ,well, maybe GOSEN R4X300,BS900 are also good strings for you
03-20-2009, 04:56 PM #6
03-20-2009, 10:52 PM #7
BG66 is about the most repulsive string save perhaps the NBG98. You mentioned you noticed the power has decreased slightly -- that is likely due to "aging" of the string as it gets used. BG66, IMHO, dies quite fast but it is good while it lasts.
If your main concern is power, you may try the NBG98 (I personally hate that string for being too slippery) or your only option may be to restring regularly with BG66.
I use the BG80 because I feel it is a good compromise. Good power (a tad less than the BG66), good texture/feel, and lasts long enough for me (4 months for the last restring).
You did like the BG66@25lbs so I will not change that at all.
03-20-2009, 11:02 PM #8
always string with more tension than you're used to. The string looses tension just after 1-2 days. I used to have BG-65 strung at 22, after 2 days the power disappear completely. I think it mighta dip under 20.
03-20-2009, 11:03 PM #9
03-20-2009, 11:21 PM #10
high tension = more control
less tension = more power
i segesst you restring your arc 10 with same strings at about 28 tension?
from what i read it seems your string tension went down so restring to around 26-28
03-21-2009, 12:00 AM #11
03-21-2009, 12:23 AM #12
03-21-2009, 12:32 AM #13
you could ask professional player
they did't string the day before the game,but that day
just because the tension will decrease~~~~~~
03-21-2009, 12:35 AM #14
hi, i think that for a novice starting at 22lbs is a good starting point, from there everytime you restring it you can adjust it until you find one you like. im using BG-66 at 23lbs, you might want to try that. i used a arc10 with that string and tension and i dont think it was appropriate
03-21-2009, 12:45 AM #15
And that also depend on the string.
The Japanese string like BG80 and BG85,especially BG68Ti are easy losing tension
Strings with thick dia may decrease not too easy.......like BG65
In my mind, the strings made in Germany are better in this aspect
03-21-2009, 01:10 AM #16
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