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m1stajk
04-21-2012, 09:23 PM
Whenever i string synthetic gut on my crank gamma, it always stretches for a long time and im afraid to keep cranking because the synthetic gut might break. does this every happen to anyone else?

Ramon
04-21-2012, 09:29 PM
Synthetic gut has more elongation than poly or regular nylon, so it's going to take more cranking to get it to the same tension. I have a drop weight machine, and I always have to anticipate that the weight will travel farther with synthetic gut because of the elongation.

m1stajk
04-23-2012, 07:00 AM
Will the string snap if i keep pulling or is the stretch ok for the string?

Irvin
04-23-2012, 07:09 AM
Will the string snap if i keep pulling or is the stretch ok for the string?

That will depend on the tension. Under normal circumstances, no the string will not break.

fortun8son
04-23-2012, 02:00 PM
Synguts (16g)can easily handle 70lbs or more.

tennis_ocd
04-24-2012, 10:35 AM
As a point of reference, for the first pulls with syn gut (center mains), I use almost all of the crank's travel.

Rabbit
04-25-2012, 07:02 AM
sounds like you may need a marker test. Next time you string, put a small mark on the string ahead of, or behind, the clamp. if the mark starts moving as you pull tension, you need to adjust/clean your clamps.