View Full Version : Constant pull machine tension higher than normal stringers?

Tommy Haas
06-29-2004, 11:17 PM
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Gaines Hillix
06-30-2004, 11:03 AM
Tommy, constant pull machines will create a stringbed that is 10% stiffer than a crank/lock out machine. So, your stringer was correct in lowering the tension, assuming he knew what type of machine it had been strung on before.

07-01-2004, 04:12 PM

Hold your ground with that stringer if you feel that the strings are too loose. The stringer should have told you about his plan to string your frame at a tension lower than what you requested BEFORE he strung it. He should not have just taken the liberty to string your frame at a tension other than what you requested.

The person who had previously strung your frame with a lockout machine may have already compensated by stringing your frame at a higher tension.

When you hit with it if they feel too loose, I would take it back to him and ask him to re-string it at the higher tension.

That being said, I hope that you like the way that it was strung.