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String tension and effects on spin

Started this discussion. Last reply by Tim Prapong Jan 10, 2011. 14 Replies

Hi all!I have a question on string tension that I've never been able to clarify:For more spin on the ball, should I string with higher or lower tension? I know that lower tension will give more speed…Continue

 

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Tim Prapong replied to Magnus Poulsson's discussion 'String tension and effects on spin'
"Very interesting ideas here. I wonder if part of the mechanism of textured string technology is that they have more freedom of movement. Not merely the shape of the string roughing up the felt..."
Jan 10, 2011
patrick m replied to Magnus Poulsson's discussion 'String tension and effects on spin'
"I found an article titled "The new physics of Tennis' at http://www.theatlantic.com/magazine/archive/2011/01/the-new-physics-of-tennis/8339/ it includes a 5 minute video discussing the idea that poly strings move when being impacted…"
Jan 10, 2011
Tim Prapong replied to Magnus Poulsson's discussion 'String tension and effects on spin'
"Yes, that is exactly my experience. I just used a Head Prestige Youtek Mid strung originally at 68 with Pro Line 2 16. I really had to swing hard to get the spin, but it was the shearing spin I mentioned. Using a Radical Tour Zebra with Signum Pro…"
Jan 8, 2011
jazar replied to Magnus Poulsson's discussion 'String tension and effects on spin'
"You can get more spin with both higher and lower tensions.   If you want your string to do the work for you in spin generation, go a little lower in tension. Spin is generated by the strings sliding across each other. So if you string lower the…"
Jan 8, 2011
Tim Prapong replied to Magnus Poulsson's discussion 'String tension and effects on spin'
"If you have a shearing type of spin where you do not drive into the ball as much, then it is good to have a full poly at 60-61. If you like to pocket the ball more and get spin by the ball sinking in, then string your hybrid or full multi/gut/syn…"
Dec 16, 2010
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String tension and effects on spin

Hi all!I have a question on string tension that I've never been able to clarify:For more spin on the ball, should I string with higher or lower tension? I know that lower tension will give more speed and less control, higher tension will give less speed but more control. Where does spin fit in this "system"?Cheers,Magnus :-)See More
Oct 4, 2010
patrick m replied to Magnus Poulsson's discussion 'String tension and effects on spin'
"You might be able to offset the lower string tension by choosing a very thin main string preferably 18g and possibly use a textured string such as Luxilon ALu Power rough, Babolat RPM Blast or gamma rough, etc."
Sep 8, 2010
Tim Nguyen replied to Magnus Poulsson's discussion 'String tension and effects on spin'
"I just read this article regarding spin and string movement back after impact. http://twu.tennis-warehouse.com/learning_center/stringmovement.php Worth reading to adapt your string type; I'll say that the type of string should be considered…"
Sep 6, 2010
A discussion started by Magnus Poulsson was featured

String tension and effects on spin

Hi all!I have a question on string tension that I've never been able to clarify:For more spin on the ball, should I string with higher or lower tension? I know that lower tension will give more speed and less control, higher tension will give less speed but more control. Where does spin fit in this "system"?Cheers,Magnus :-)See More
Sep 4, 2010
Jim replied to Magnus Poulsson's discussion 'String tension and effects on spin'
"Another variable is the string... tension of poly, textured poly, natural gut and syn gut/multi are all different with respect to spin potential. An essential read is "The Physics and Technology of Tennis" (Brody, Cross, Lindsey). There is…"
Sep 4, 2010
akajohn replied to Magnus Poulsson's discussion 'String tension and effects on spin'
"I was sure, according to my experience and feeling, that less tension give more spin but I was searching for proves and finally I saw that in the end the tension doesn't really impact the spin... Yes, mathematically because the balls are flying…"
Sep 3, 2010
A discussion started by Magnus Poulsson was featured

String tension and effects on spin

Hi all!I have a question on string tension that I've never been able to clarify:For more spin on the ball, should I string with higher or lower tension? I know that lower tension will give more speed and less control, higher tension will give less speed but more control. Where does spin fit in this "system"?Cheers,Magnus :-)See More
Sep 2, 2010
akajohn replied to Magnus Poulsson's discussion 'String tension and effects on spin'
"finally I left my perception aside and I check the resources on Internet and finally I found this: http://www.racquetsportsindustry.com/articles/2005/01/does_higher_string_tension_giv.html The conclusion was: Changing racquet tension does not…"
Sep 2, 2010
Serge T. replied to Magnus Poulsson's discussion 'String tension and effects on spin'
"Hmmm, I get much more spin with higher tensions...."
Sep 2, 2010
akajohn replied to Magnus Poulsson's discussion 'String tension and effects on spin'
"Less tension more spin... The problem is that as far as spin capacity is increased in the same way the power is increased but control is decreasing... So, if you want to have a compromise take thinner gauge strings and use a higher tension... In…"
Jul 18, 2010
A discussion started by Magnus Poulsson was featured

String tension and effects on spin

Hi all!I have a question on string tension that I've never been able to clarify:For more spin on the ball, should I string with higher or lower tension? I know that lower tension will give more speed and less control, higher tension will give less speed but more control. Where does spin fit in this "system"?Cheers,Magnus :-)See More
May 19, 2010

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