ATS SSII Stringing question

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  1. ffrpg

    ffrpg Professional

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    I've got a question about stringing with the ATS SSII stringing machine. When I have the drop weight horizontal and release the previous clamp (not the same clamp I used to clamp the other side of the racquet) to clamp the next set of strings that is currently being held by the drop weight, is the drop weight suppose to continue to stay horizontal? Whenever I do it, the drop weight normally drops down a bit.
     
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  2. rich s

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    Ideally it should stay horizontal but when you remove the clamp you are also pulling on the previous string.

    set the bar so that it is slightly above horizontal then when you remove the clamp the bar will fall to horizontal.

    my $.02
     
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  3. Steve Huff

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    You are regaining the slight tension loss from drawback. As long as it doesn't drop much, you should be ok.
     
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  4. Ben42

    Ben42 Semi-Pro

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    Two things:

    First; you might be having a little bit of string slippage if this is happening on just about every pull. Try tightening up your clamps.

    Secondly; since this happens to me too on a few strings during a string job (mostly just on mains), I always just lift the arm up to horizontal again and then clamp.
     
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  5. Gaines Hillix

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    How much does it drop? It takes a larger error than one might think to make a significant difference in tension. If it is in the range of 5-10o, there's nothing to worry about.
     
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