[tennisbiz] Re: Inverse stringing
Inverse stringing is simply using a different tension for the mains and
crosses. Normally this would consist of the crosses
being about 5 punds looser then the mains. Inverse stringing may help
tennis elbow, however in essence all you are really
doing is lowering the racquet tension about 3 pounds, thus making the
strings looser and the frame easier on your elbow.
The stringing method that I've used and that is most proven to help prevent
tennis elbow is called proportional stringing.
This method basically consists of you adjusting the string tension based on
the strings length. As the length of the string
decreases, the tension should decrease also. Therefore, starting with the
first mains, start with the tension you want your
racquet to be. Then adjust from there, according to the string legnth. I
have included a microsoft exel spreadsheet that
was given to Tennis Warehouse to give the estimated tension for each string
length. I've used proportional stringing,
however my customers and I prefer the current method I use, which is the CRS
modified around the world pattern. Basically
for my customers with tennis elbow I would reccomend rest, icing, a brace,
and overall either a softer string, looser
tension, or more flexible frame.
If you have anymore questions, please feel free to e-mail me.
Custom Racquet Servicing
Received on Wed Oct 17 2001 - 19:40:31 CDT