Does it Matter?

Discussion in 'Stringing Techniques / Stringing Machines' started by Donny0627, Oct 30, 2010.

  1. Donny0627

    Donny0627 Professional

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    when using a dropweight(rotational gripper w/ratchet), is it ok to start the gripper in any position? When I string Poly, I have to start the gripper "behind" where you normally start it (meanin counterclockwise from normal). When I was stringing one of my older rackets, I found myself starting the gripper so that it was turned clockwise 90 degrees(90 degree angle to the ground) for some reason. My initial thought was that it would take out slack and make tensioning faster, but i figured out that it did nothing. Is it ok to do this, because in the end you rotate the gripper away from its starting position to reach desired tension?

    PS-when i refer above to the grippers "normal" position, i mean with the gripping surfaces parralel to the ground.
     
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  2. jmverdugo

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    I did not understand very well what your are saying but basically you can start with the bar and the gripper in any angle as far as the final position of the bar is horizontal.
     
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  3. rich s

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    position/orientation of the slot does not matter, but I would think with the slot parallel to the table top and the smaller (moveable) segement on top, you should get gripping of the string immediately.
     
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  4. Donny0627

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    k thanks 4 the replies
     
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  5. topanlego

    topanlego Semi-Pro

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    Start with the bar in the down position. It'll save yourself a lot of frustration to figure out the angle of the bar.

    And you won't have too much or not enough slack to lower the bar to horizontal.

    See this video I made: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=adMW3mARDV4
     
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