Head Liquidmetal 2 deforming slightly after stringing

Discussion in 'Stringing Techniques / Stringing Machines' started by avdiscolo, Aug 24, 2005.

  1. avdiscolo

    avdiscolo New User

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    I have a new Gamma 6004 stringer and I've strung 2 of my LM 2 frames with different strings. One frame has Gamma TNT Fusion Plus 17 mains at 55 lb. and Gamma TNT Rx 17 crosses at 58 lb. The other frame has Prince Synthetic Gut with Duraflex 17 at 57 lb. for both mains and crosses.

    The Gamma strung frame length is 688mm and the Prince strung frame is 692mm. The Head website lists the length of the frame at 695mm.

    I've followed the directions on inserting the frame into the stringer. Any suggestions on how to allievate this?

    Thanks,
    Anthony
     
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  2. Cfidave

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    Most racquet manufacturers allow between 1/16 & 1/32 of an inch distortion after stringing. Not sure how that translates into mm's. Some things that can cause frame distortion are: 6 & 12:00 mounting hold downs slipping, string clamps slipping, thus causing uneven tension, starting crosses on some racquets at the throat, as opposed to the head, long intervals of time between strimging mains, and then crosses, stringing a previously distorted frame. First thing I would do is calibrate your machine, then I would double check the tightness of the head & throat mounts, and finally, check and if neccesary, re-adjust string clamps.
     
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  3. SunDog

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    7 mm is over a quater of an inch. That is too much. Sometimes actual specs do not match the manufacturer's posted specs. I would measure each frame unstrung and then compare them to the strung lenth.

    For a frame to distort that much - either the machine poorly designed, or the racquet is not properly mounted (or both). Since the 6004 looks like it is built very well, I would suspect the mounting process.
     
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  4. avdiscolo

    avdiscolo New User

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    I did not tighten down the frame support tower bolts. I restrung and everything was perfect. Thanks for your help.
     
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