Too high tension?

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  1. Raymond Wong

    Raymond Wong Regular Member

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    ppl pm me,:I usually use 25lbs but since i got an AP and its boasts max 28lbs i opted for 26lbs. It feels a little strange; like im not hitting the center or something.Does this mean i have too high tension?What happens when you use a racquet with too high of a tension for you to hande (ie, difference in playing style)Thanks Raymond
     
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    Too high a tension means you flex the string bed less, meaning more power. But you are supposed to get better control with higher tension.
     
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    more tension = more precise control,
    congrats it now matters alot more if you mis-hit shots :p.
    The off center hits become more magnified.
     
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    when you have hard time to clear from baseline to baseline, the tension is too high for you.
     
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    i havent tried clearing base-base but im pretty sure im not getting the same pow sound, but rather a pung sound when i hit
     
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    Is it also the same string from the same stringer? Also keep in mind that the strings will lose tension over its life so it won't feel quite so bad in a month or so.
     
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    As far i'm concerned, all depend of your game style! I've got an armortec 900 technique and my string tension is around 30-31 lbs (BG 80). I've got the control of the net but I lost a little bit of power when I smash!
    If you're an attacking player you must stringing between 25-27 lbs.
    If you're polyvalent you must stringing around 28-29 lbs (if you have a good level....it would be annoying if you have injuries)
     
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    Hi Kidiwi,
    What is " polyvalent"?:confused:
     
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    If you find it really easy to generate power, then you can afford to gradually increase the tension, which will give you better control (but less power).

    On the other hand, if you found you had an acceptable level of control at 25lbs, then you should at least try an even lower tension.
    Ideally, you want to use the lowest tension you can tolerate - not only will it give you more power and a larger sweetspot, but you'll also be far less likely to break the strings/racket that way. Don't pay too much attention to the people who think it's macho to string at 30lbs.

    Really, 25lbs should be plenty - Ashaway themselves recommend 20-25lbs for an "advanced" level player.
     
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    brand new strings, same strings, same stringerRaymond
     
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    I have to agree, there is no point in stringing high just because you've "heard" that it's better. Unless you've got a world class hard smash then stringing over 24 lbs is just not required.

    I used to play with a guy that was national college doubles champ 3 times and he strung at 25 lbs, he also had one of the hardest smashes I've seen in person.
     
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    Great, thanks for the advice Raymond
     
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    yea i guess ill stick with 25lbs
     

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