Help! Some Beginner Stringing Questions...

Discussion in 'Stringing Techniques / Stringing Machines' started by Hominator, Dec 8, 2012.

  1. Hominator

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    Hoping you can help me with some basic stringing questions. For reference, I have an Alpha Revo 4000 and am just stringing my own Dunlop 3.0 F Tours.

    1. Last night I strung my Dunlop with Babolat Xcel 17 black in the mains at 58 and Tourna BHB7 in the crosses at 48. This morning when I practiced, my mains were moving around a lot. Why?

    2. When I clamp a string and release the brake after I pull the tension, sometimes the clamp moves slightly backwards. Maybe a few millimeters. I this normal or am I doing something wrong? If I'm doing something wrong, how do I fix it? I assume I'm losing tension when this happens.

    3. When I string the black Xcel 17, sometimes I can't get the crank to pull the tension. It sometimes doesn't lock out. I didn't have this problem when I strung with other strings. Why and how do I fix this?

    Thanks so much for your help!
     
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  2. mikeler

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    Xcel is very stretchy and moves a lot after hitting. All sounds normal to me.
     
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  3. bugeyed

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    Agree, but I don't like a 10 difference in tension between the mains & crosses.
    BTW, that's why the mains are moving so much. The crosses don't have enough tension to keep them in place.
    On the machine, the Xcel is stretching & your machine is hitting it's travel limit. You need to either move the tension clamp closer to the frame when you pull or double pull.
    Cheers,
    kev
     
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  4. Irvin

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    One way to get the lockout to work is you is hand pull the string tight when putting it in the gripper.
     
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  5. Hominator

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    Thanks for everyone's help!
     
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