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smash king
01-24-2009, 12:05 PM
When you are setting the tension on which side of the weight should be?

1) Towards the end....
or
2) Towards the machine?

Just want to make sure....

smash king
01-24-2009, 12:06 PM
I mean which side should the tension be selected?

Okazaki Fragment
01-24-2009, 12:07 PM
towards the machine

smash king
01-24-2009, 12:08 PM
ok thanks jus wanted to make sure

XxduckxX
01-24-2009, 03:05 PM
Isnt it towards the end??

tennisfreak15347
01-24-2009, 03:32 PM
Isnt it towards the end??

nope, it's towards the machine.

gastro54
01-24-2009, 04:53 PM
It has to be towards the machine. If it was towards the end, the tensions at the end of the rod would be inaccessible.

XxduckxX
01-25-2009, 12:17 AM
wow that means ive been stringing close to 70pounds...

william
01-25-2009, 04:27 AM
Surely it means that you have been stringing too loose??

Lefty78
01-25-2009, 04:42 AM
those who said towards the machine are indeed correct

Bud
01-25-2009, 04:52 AM
It has to be towards the machine. If it was towards the end, the tensions at the end of the rod would be inaccessible.

It is toward the machine.

However, the tension at the end of the rod is more inaccessible BECAUSE of the fact it's toward the machine. In other words, if you're stringing a frame at 90#, the weight will be hanging off the end of the bar.

Cornel
01-25-2009, 05:22 AM
When you are setting the tension on which side of the weight should be?

1) Towards the end....
or
2) Towards the machine?

Just want to make sure....

When everything else fails, RTFM ;)

"To set the stringing tension, loosen the locking
knob on the side of the drop weight. Slide
the weight in the appropriate direction until
the face closest to the string gripper is
indexed with the desired tension mark on the
tension bar."

Cheers
C.

Bud
01-25-2009, 05:27 AM
wow that means ive been stringing close to 70pounds...

How do you figure that?

If the top of the weight is reading 70#, the bottom is at 35-40#... So you've been stringing way too low.

gastro54
01-25-2009, 11:23 AM
It is toward the machine.

However, the tension at the end of the rod is more inaccessible BECAUSE of the fact it's toward the machine. In other words, if you're stringing a frame at 90#, the weight will be hanging off the end of the bar.
You're right, I misspoke

Okazaki Fragment
01-25-2009, 01:36 PM
You're right, I misspoke

I strung in the high 30s once. You can actually push the strings down a few cm wth your fingers. Were you stringing all of your racquets like that? With anything except kevlar, you must have been getting a massive trampoline effect.

gastro54
01-25-2009, 01:56 PM
I strung in the high 30s once. You can actually push the strings down a few cm wth your fingers. Were you stringing all of your racquets like that? With anything except kevlar, you must have been getting a massive trampoline effect.
Yes, I just discovered that I like big ace at 45lbs instead of what I thought was 57lbs. This is way below the
57-67lbs range recommended by my racquet.

I haven't had control issues, so I guess I'll stay down there.

Bud
01-26-2009, 05:07 AM
Yes, I just discovered that I like big ace at 45lbs instead of what I thought was 57lbs. This is way below the
57-67lbs range recommended by my racquet.

I haven't had control issues, so I guess I'll stay down there.

Low strung poly is sweet. It has the same dampened feel but is much more comfortable.