Drop weight lever markings scratched off

Discussion in 'Stringing Techniques / Stringing Machines' started by Roforot, Jun 13, 2012.

  1. Roforot

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    Hi, the sticker with the tensions has is being scratched off the dropweight lever.
    Does anyone know where I can buy a replacement. For what it's worth, it's an Alpha Pioneer DC+.

    Thanks.
     
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  2. loosegroove

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    It's a sticker? I thought it was etched into the rod. At an rate, have you tried contacting Alpha?
     
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  3. SwankPeRFection

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    Somebody didn't watch their instructional DVD or even read the manual. You're not supposed to tighten the screw of the weight onto the flat part of the rod!

    Call up Mark at newtechtennis.com. He may be able to get you a replacement.
     
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  4. Roforot

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    Actually I never got an instructional DVD? Did you get one when you ordered? I was local so it was already assembled and the guys showed me how to string and started me on the way!

    Anyway, I'll try emailing Mark and see if I can get a replacement.
     
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  5. SwankPeRFection

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    Yep, I got mine from them directly and it came with an instructional DVD, but even the book states the same. Either way, if the guys at your local shop told you to tighten the screw on the flat part of the rod, they're the ones that told you incorrectly. Basically, the screw should be a the bottom 6 o'clock position.
     
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  6. rich s

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    why not just go to a section of the scale that is undamaged and transfer the graduations to a piece of paper, then go the section of the scale that is damaged and transfer the graduations from the paper to the bar with sharpie marker?

    doesn't seem that difficult to do....
     
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  7. Roforot

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    Thanks for the replies. Mark said he should be able to get some more marking stickers in a week or so. I'll see if I can borrow a DVD and buy some string as well.

    RichS, I've forgotten most of what I've learned in physics class; is it correct that the force/tension increases linearly? My stringer is in my office, but it seemed like it was 2" from 30 to 40#. Can I just follow 2" along the tension bar?
     
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  8. rich s

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    yes... it is linear....so as an example .... if the distance between two undamaged marks is 2 inches you would make marks every two inches from a known good mark to fill in the missing marks.... additionally if 10# marks were separated by 2" then the 5# marks would be separated from the 10# marks by 1"

    hope this helps...
     
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