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drifterx123
09-18-2010, 05:29 PM
is it possible to change the tension once the racquet has been strung without replacing the whole set??

thanks

jim e
09-18-2010, 05:40 PM
Short answer: No
Cut a string or two will change the tension, but you will not want to hit with it.
Some people will step on the string bed to try and decrease the tension, I will not do that, as that will also change the resiliency as well, and that effects the strings life and characteristics as well.
Unless its a very expensive string, if you do not like the tension, best choice is to cut it out and just restring. Strings only last so long anyways, if not loss of tension then loss of playability over time anyways.

coachrick
09-18-2010, 07:52 PM
jim e is correct. Back in the dark ages, a tour player told a story of his desperation related to a nat gut string job that was WAY too tight. He dunked his WOOD Maxply in the pool, dried the frame carefully and 'said' he was able to use his looser, uncoated nat gut later that day!

It IS possible to INcrease the stringbed stiffness by adding a WHOLE BUNCH of string-a-ling/string saver type devices. Not much science to the process...just put in a bunch until the string bed feels tighter. Not the best way to achieve proper tension but better than nothing(maybe).

klu375
09-23-2010, 01:08 PM
Remove one top or bottom cross - it will make the stringbed softer. I learned this by accident after TW strung a 16x20 racket as 16x19. According to them warranty was not voided. Probably should not do it with the racket with small number of crosses.