Short version: How much racquet distortion is considered normal? I restrung my Yonex SRQ-500 Long on a ATS-SS2, and my racquet's dimensions changed. The length decreased by 1/8" and the width of the head increased by 3/16". I was rather worried, but I let it sit overnight to see if the tension of the crosses would eventually help the racquet go back to the normal dimensions. I measured everything again the next day, and because it hadn't changed, I decide to cut out the strings. For all of you who own racquet stringers with 2-point mounting systems, how many of you have experienced racquet distortion? And how many of you have tried Yonex racquets with the isometric head? Feel free to stop here if you want, but if you want to read on, my applause! ------------- My attempt at a solution: I wanted to try to string this racquet w/o any distortion, so I cut out the 4 center mains first, and 1 center cross. I then began a very tedious process of trying to restring the racquet with most of the old strings still there. I'd basically do 2 strings, then take out the old string in the next two pairs of grommets, and then thread the new string in those spots. After finishing 12 mains (and with 4 left to do), the width of the racquet had already grown nearly 1/4", so I undid most of the mains and tightened the crosses, tying knots along the outer edge of the rim for every 2 cross strings so that it would hold tension. I then redid all the mains. Doing the crosses was a pain because the stringbed was so stiff--there was pretty much no room to fan the string as you pulled a cross through the mains. I actually broke the string when I was half-way through the crosses, I think because I burned it when I was pulling a cross. So I had to do it again! I then started over and got through everything successfully. The result: overall length is about 1/32" longer than its unstrung length, and the width is 1/8" narrower. Better than the first run, but WHAT A PAIN. And I'm still not quite happy with the 1/8" difference in width. 1/16" would be a lot more acceptable to me.