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Claudius
08-14-2009, 07:39 PM
I have a Babolat hurricane tour + VS 16 hybrid. One of the gut strings' knots got untied. Do I need to cut it out? It doesn't feel like any tension was lost nor does it feel different at all. But did it "actually" lose tension?

Any help is appreciated.

dancraig
08-14-2009, 07:43 PM
Did the knot come completely untied, or just one of the loops came undone?

Claudius
08-14-2009, 07:49 PM
Did the knot come completely untied, or just one of the loops came undone?

Uhhh...is there a difference? I guess one of the loops came undone.

dancraig
08-14-2009, 08:07 PM
Uhhh...is there a difference? I guess one of the loops came undone.

Big difference. That second loop is almost optional. You're fine until time to restring.

Mansewerz
08-14-2009, 08:11 PM
Some knots use multiple loops.

Claudius
08-14-2009, 08:14 PM
It's on the cross and the loop came undone, but it still feels like nothing happened. Are you sure it's fine?

dancraig
08-14-2009, 08:30 PM
Well, you're there and can inspect it better than I can. But if it's still got a loop intack, the tension will keep it pulled tight. I think you should be fine. But you will have to make that decision. Since it's natural gut, I would use it if it seemed OK.

william7gr
08-14-2009, 08:33 PM
Post a Pic

dancraig
08-14-2009, 08:36 PM
Many years ago an old teaching pro/stringer commented to me about the same issue, "that last loop is just for the customer anyway".

dancraig
08-14-2009, 08:42 PM
Many times, with a double half-hitch, you will notice that the last loop seems loose. It is obvious, in those cases, that it really isn't doing much but looking good.

Claudius
08-14-2009, 08:43 PM
stupid question but how do you post a pic?

dancraig
08-14-2009, 08:58 PM
Many years ago an old teaching pro/stringer commented to me about the same issue, "that last loop is just for the customer anyway".

:confused: Of course, this was the same guy that told me he doubled and tripled pulled string all the time. "Just add a few pounds to the tension, they'll never know the difference", he said. :confused:

TennisNinja
08-14-2009, 10:15 PM
stupid question but how do you post a pic?

Upload the image at a hosting site like photobucket or imageshack the copy+paste the img link here.

Terr
08-15-2009, 06:50 AM
Upload the image at a hosting site like photobucket or imageshack the copy+paste the img link here.

Imageshack would probably be better for you. It doesn't require membership.