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smirker
10-11-2007, 09:11 AM
Can all you string experts out there please outline why you pre-stretch?

What are the benefits/disadvantages?

Which strings do you pre-stretch and why?

Just curious as I am hoping to buy my own stringer and I haven't seen any threads addressing this issue.

Thanks for any responses.

smirker
10-11-2007, 11:19 AM
needs a bump

Robbie_1988
10-11-2007, 11:53 AM
From what I've previously read on this matter, I think pre-stretching helps reduce tension loss. Some strings come pre-stretched while others don't. I guess for strings that don't come pre-stretched are the ones you have to pre-stretch yourself (that is if you want to pre-stretch them of course).

smirker
10-11-2007, 12:00 PM
From what I've previously read on this matter, I think pre-stretching helps reduce tension loss. Some strings come pre-stretched while others don't. I guess for strings that don't come pre-stretched are the ones you have to pre-stretched yourself (that is if you want to pre-stretch the of course).

OK thanks. Anyone else got any input?

jorel
10-11-2007, 12:07 PM
i think the reason more people dont answer becuase this has been covered extensivly

smirker
10-11-2007, 12:21 PM
i think the reason more people dont answer becuase this has been covered extensivly

Would you care to educate me then as I have been through just about every page on this forum looking at threads and didn't see a single one addressing it directly.

10usstring
10-11-2007, 12:39 PM
I only pre stretch natural gut. Makes it easy to handle, reduces some tension loss and makes it more playable quicker than if its not pre stretched.

Cruzer
10-11-2007, 12:59 PM
A common reason to pre-stretch is to remove some of the coil memory and make the string easier to handle when stringing. Since care must be taken with gut to avoid kinking the string while stringing some stringers says they always pre-stretch natural gut.
Pre-stretching some types of string may reduce some of the qualities that are desired in the string to begin with, e.g. softness, playability.

I only pre-stretch for someone I string for if they ask for it. For my own racquets I don't pre-stretch any strings I use including gut. I think overall it comes down to a matter of personal preference.

gjoc
10-11-2007, 01:30 PM
Would you care to educate me then as I have been through just about every page on this forum looking at threads and didn't see a single one addressing it directly.

Here are a few to get you started:

pre streching? (http://tt.tennis-warehouse.com/showthread.php?t=152418)

Pre-Stretching Poly?? (http://tt.tennis-warehouse.com/showthread.php?t=150082)

pre-stretching (http://tt.tennis-warehouse.com/showthread.php?t=137921)

Natural Gut pre-stretch (http://tt.tennis-warehouse.com/showthread.php?t=136824)

Pre-stretch or not? (http://tt.tennis-warehouse.com/showthread.php?t=133651)

Proper way to Pre-stretch Natural Gut (http://tt.tennis-warehouse.com/showthread.php?t=133302)

poly string pre-stretch (http://tt.tennis-warehouse.com/showthread.php?t=129355)

Pre streching poly...a good idea? (http://tt.tennis-warehouse.com/showthread.php?t=127200)

Pre Stretch (http://tt.tennis-warehouse.com/showthread.php?t=112938)

How do you pre-strech? (http://tt.tennis-warehouse.com/showthread.php?t=110401)

Pre-Stretch, or Don't Pre-Stretch? (http://tt.tennis-warehouse.com/showthread.php?t=100615)

Anyone pre-stretch TIMO ?? (http://tt.tennis-warehouse.com/showthread.php?t=97146)

WISE Pre-Stretch & Pull Settings for Alu Rough (and other strings) (http://tt.tennis-warehouse.com/showthread.php?t=89913)

Luxilon ALU Power Tennis String Review Bench Test: pre stretching! (http://tt.tennis-warehouse.com/showthread.php?t=89909)

Pre-stretch? (http://tt.tennis-warehouse.com/showthread.php?t=51846)

Pre-stretching?? (http://tt.tennis-warehouse.com/showthread.php?t=78031)

How much do strings stretch and lose their tension? (http://tt.tennis-warehouse.com/showthread.php?t=64336)

Pre-streching polys (http://tt.tennis-warehouse.com/showthread.php?t=61023)

Pre-stretching NXT - necessary? (http://tt.tennis-warehouse.com/showthread.php?t=56019)

X-One Biphase: Pre-stretching? (http://tt.tennis-warehouse.com/showthread.php?t=50541)

Pre-stretching multifilament string (http://tt.tennis-warehouse.com/showthread.php?t=44908)

Couple questions about pre stretching string (http://tt.tennis-warehouse.com/showthread.php?t=44902)

Pre Stretching (http://tt.tennis-warehouse.com/showthread.php?t=37845)

Pre Stretching Necessary on Dropweight Machine? (http://tt.tennis-warehouse.com/showthread.php?t=34075)

Okay to pre-stretch and then not string for 2 weeks? (http://tt.tennis-warehouse.com/showthread.php?t=33815)

What is pre-stretching? (http://tt.tennis-warehouse.com/showthread.php?t=19652) (1 (http://tt.tennis-warehouse.com/showthread.php?t=19652) 2 (http://tt.tennis-warehouse.com/showthread.php?t=19652&page=2))

Another pre-stretching question (http://tt.tennis-warehouse.com/showthread.php?t=31572)

Pre-stretching Poly (http://tt.tennis-warehouse.com/showthread.php?t=27707)

Question about pre-stretching (http://tt.tennis-warehouse.com/showthread.php?t=27170)

Pre-Stretch NRG2?? (http://tt.tennis-warehouse.com/showthread.php?t=23322)

Pre Stretch Strings? (http://tt.tennis-warehouse.com/showthread.php?t=13699)

Stringing with gut and pre-stretching (http://tt.tennis-warehouse.com/showthread.php?t=11038)

pre stretching? (http://tt.tennis-warehouse.com/showthread.php?t=9217)

What is the best way to pre-stretch string? (http://tt.tennis-warehouse.com/showthread.php?t=8143)

Pre-stretching with different types of strings (http://tt.tennis-warehouse.com/showthread.php?t=7943)

Pre-stretch (not again!?) (http://tt.tennis-warehouse.com/showthread.php?t=7192)

Pre-stretching gut? (http://tt.tennis-warehouse.com/showthread.php?t=4912)

Pre-stretching good for any string? (http://tt.tennis-warehouse.com/showthread.php?t=1353)

How to pre-stretch strings? (http://tt.tennis-warehouse.com/showthread.php?t=1202)

Wilson NXT pre-stretch?? (http://tt.tennis-warehouse.com/showthread.php?t=1113)

smirker
10-11-2007, 01:30 PM
A common reason to pre-stretch is to remove some of the coil memory and make the string easier to handle when stringing. Since care must be taken with gut to avoid kinking the string while stringing some stringers says they always pre-stretch natural gut.
Pre-stretching some types of string may reduce some of the qualities that are desired in the string to begin with, e.g. softness, playability.

I only pre-stretch for someone I string for if they ask for it. For my own racquets I don't pre-stretch any strings I use including gut. I think overall it comes down to a matter of personal preference.

Thanks for a consice and informative answer. Apologies to Jorel for asking such a mundane question! I doubt there are many questions that have not been addressed before on a forum with so many posts.

smirker
10-11-2007, 01:32 PM
Here are a few to get you started:

pre streching? (http://tt.tennis-warehouse.com/showthread.php?t=152418)

Pre-Stretching Poly?? (http://tt.tennis-warehouse.com/showthread.php?t=150082)

pre-stretching (http://tt.tennis-warehouse.com/showthread.php?t=137921)

Natural Gut pre-stretch (http://tt.tennis-warehouse.com/showthread.php?t=136824)

Pre-stretch or not? (http://tt.tennis-warehouse.com/showthread.php?t=133651)

Proper way to Pre-stretch Natural Gut (http://tt.tennis-warehouse.com/showthread.php?t=133302)

poly string pre-stretch (http://tt.tennis-warehouse.com/showthread.php?t=129355)

Pre streching poly...a good idea? (http://tt.tennis-warehouse.com/showthread.php?t=127200)

Pre Stretch (http://tt.tennis-warehouse.com/showthread.php?t=112938)

How do you pre-strech? (http://tt.tennis-warehouse.com/showthread.php?t=110401)

Pre-Stretch, or Don't Pre-Stretch? (http://tt.tennis-warehouse.com/showthread.php?t=100615)

Anyone pre-stretch TIMO ?? (http://tt.tennis-warehouse.com/showthread.php?t=97146)

WISE Pre-Stretch & Pull Settings for Alu Rough (and other strings) (http://tt.tennis-warehouse.com/showthread.php?t=89913)

Luxilon ALU Power Tennis String Review Bench Test: pre stretching! (http://tt.tennis-warehouse.com/showthread.php?t=89909)

Pre-stretch? (http://tt.tennis-warehouse.com/showthread.php?t=51846)

Pre-stretching?? (http://tt.tennis-warehouse.com/showthread.php?t=78031)

How much do strings stretch and lose their tension? (http://tt.tennis-warehouse.com/showthread.php?t=64336)

Pre-streching polys (http://tt.tennis-warehouse.com/showthread.php?t=61023)

Pre-stretching NXT - necessary? (http://tt.tennis-warehouse.com/showthread.php?t=56019)

X-One Biphase: Pre-stretching? (http://tt.tennis-warehouse.com/showthread.php?t=50541)

Pre-stretching multifilament string (http://tt.tennis-warehouse.com/showthread.php?t=44908)

Couple questions about pre stretching string (http://tt.tennis-warehouse.com/showthread.php?t=44902)

Pre Stretching (http://tt.tennis-warehouse.com/showthread.php?t=37845)

Pre Stretching Necessary on Dropweight Machine? (http://tt.tennis-warehouse.com/showthread.php?t=34075)

Okay to pre-stretch and then not string for 2 weeks? (http://tt.tennis-warehouse.com/showthread.php?t=33815)

What is pre-stretching? (http://tt.tennis-warehouse.com/showthread.php?t=19652) (1 (http://tt.tennis-warehouse.com/showthread.php?t=19652) 2 (http://tt.tennis-warehouse.com/showthread.php?t=19652&page=2))

Another pre-stretching question (http://tt.tennis-warehouse.com/showthread.php?t=31572)

Pre-stretching Poly (http://tt.tennis-warehouse.com/showthread.php?t=27707)

Question about pre-stretching (http://tt.tennis-warehouse.com/showthread.php?t=27170)

Pre-Stretch NRG2?? (http://tt.tennis-warehouse.com/showthread.php?t=23322)

Pre Stretch Strings? (http://tt.tennis-warehouse.com/showthread.php?t=13699)

Stringing with gut and pre-stretching (http://tt.tennis-warehouse.com/showthread.php?t=11038)

pre stretching? (http://tt.tennis-warehouse.com/showthread.php?t=9217)

What is the best way to pre-stretch string? (http://tt.tennis-warehouse.com/showthread.php?t=8143)

Pre-stretching with different types of strings (http://tt.tennis-warehouse.com/showthread.php?t=7943)

Pre-stretch (not again!?) (http://tt.tennis-warehouse.com/showthread.php?t=7192)

Pre-stretching gut? (http://tt.tennis-warehouse.com/showthread.php?t=4912)

Pre-stretching good for any string? (http://tt.tennis-warehouse.com/showthread.php?t=1353)

How to pre-stretch strings? (http://tt.tennis-warehouse.com/showthread.php?t=1202)

Wilson NXT pre-stretch?? (http://tt.tennis-warehouse.com/showthread.php?t=1113)

There are 1 or 2 then!

gjoc
10-11-2007, 01:36 PM
There are 1 or 2 then!

lol, yeah, just a couple! ;)

tbini87
10-11-2007, 01:36 PM
there you go! all the info you will ever need haha. i personally like to prestretch to reduce coil memory, and with stretchy strings like a multi or some syn gut, it will reduce some initial tension loss.

jorel
10-12-2007, 08:51 AM
Thanks for a consice and informative answer. Apologies to Jorel for asking such a mundane question! I doubt there are many questions that have not been addressed before on a forum with so many posts.

no problem. i forgive you. bygones are bygones. dont worry about it, whats past is past, i dont hold a grudge, whats done is done, it is what it is

TennezSport
10-12-2007, 02:27 PM
A common reason to pre-stretch is to remove some of the coil memory and make the string easier to handle when stringing. Since care must be taken with gut to avoid kinking the string while stringing some stringers says they always pre-stretch natural gut.
Pre-stretching some types of string may reduce some of the qualities that are desired in the string to begin with, e.g. softness, playability.

I only pre-stretch for someone I string for if they ask for it. For my own racquets I don't pre-stretch any strings I use including gut. I think overall it comes down to a matter of personal preference.

Same here, we only pre-stretch when requested to. I find it takes some of the life (liveliness) out of the string. However, we only use CP machines here.

TennezSport :cool: