View Full Version : pre streching?

08-22-2007, 04:01 PM
can you do it on a dropweight and if so how? But really what does it do and can you do it to all string like polys,guts,multis,etc.?

08-22-2007, 06:29 PM
Most people if the prestretch wrap the machine around a door handle. They walk the string out the entire distance and gently pull, I have seen some stringers wrap around their waste and "lean back"...

I only prestretch gut, and that is more out of habit. What ever you do, pick a method and stick to it...

08-22-2007, 06:39 PM
what about a door handle i don't understand...?

08-22-2007, 06:45 PM
I think he means wrap the string around the door handle and gently pull. Not really sure, though would love to know which types of string it is recommended for and the proper way to do it.

Ljubicic for number1
08-22-2007, 10:12 PM
I do it with the top end multi's, Biphase, excel, gamma pro, fxp etc. I generally tie one end to the door handle and then just get the other end and give it a few tugs and hold tension on it for a few seconds. no need to use your machine.

08-22-2007, 10:15 PM
Newbie question: What does the pre streching do?

Ljubicic for number1
08-22-2007, 10:36 PM
Newbie question: What does the pre streching do?

Strings then dont need as much break in period and the initial tension loss is diminished.

08-22-2007, 10:49 PM
I don't really believe in prestretching anything but gut, i feel its a waste of time. Though it does make the stringbed more concistent for some strings.