Fixed clamp movement after raising drop weight

Discussion in 'Stringing Techniques / Stringing Machines' started by Ruuzo, Jul 16, 2004.

  1. Ruuzo

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    Hello,

    I just strung my 3rd racket last night on my Gamma X6-FC and I notice that after I clamp off a cross and raise the drop weight, the clamp ends up moving up to 1/3 of an inch!! (string loses alot? of tension!)

    Is this normal? Thanks for any insight/advice.
     
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  2. leog

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    I have the same machine and my clamps do the same thing. At tensions ~50lbs and above, there is a lot of torque on the base of the clamp and it acts like a fulcrum for the clamp head. I don't think you loose much tension unless the string is actually slipping in the clamp jaws; on your next pull you should get it back...clamp will return to its normal position. Veterans, correct me if I'm wrong.
     
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  3. rich s

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    Leo is correct. When you tension the next string you will get back some of the drawback from the previous string and clamp.

    Not a big deal.
     
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  4. Ruuzo

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    great - thanks for the replies!
     
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  5. bsandy

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    Gee . . . and you let a guy knock an Eagnas a few months back for doing that ?

    I wasn wondering if it was normal, too. Glad to hear it.

    I just knew as long as it always did the same thing, it would be fine.

    . . . Bud
     
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  6. Gaines Hillix

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    Try this....clamp on the string and then with one hand take any slack out of the base by moving it into the plane of the string and then lock it down with the other hand. It also helps to have the clamp base aligned as closely with the string as possible.
     
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