Discussion in 'Strings' started by monkeyisland90, Jan 20, 2010.

  1. monkeyisland90

    monkeyisland90 Rookie

    Apr 3, 2007
    How important are clamps in stringing machine... obviously it is important but i would notice that sometimes my clamp would be kind of shifting or sliding ... and i counter that by really tightening it.. but wondering if good clamps don't really need hard clamping and is easy on the hands...

    Other question is.. if i'm in hurry and i don't clamp it as tight on each pass and see some sliding etc... how much tension do you think gets lost? I like low tension so i'ts not a problem..
  2. Kyle7286

    Kyle7286 Rookie

    Jan 12, 2010
    Atl, Ga
    What do you mean by shifting or sliding? Like when you release the tension head your clamp relaxes back some? That's normal.

    As for sliding, I think its more important to have a constant tension throughout your whole racquet. A racquet with varying lbs will not play well, imho.

    If the string is sliding slighting, you are probably losing 5lbs or more tension.

Share This Page