High elasticity strings?

Discussion in 'Stringing Techniques / Stringing Machines' started by Francis27, Oct 18, 2012.

  1. Francis27

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    Hi guys i have a question if a string has high elasticity does it mean it will loose tension fast or slow?
     
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    Prestreching

    You have to reformulate the question-
    do u prestretch BEFORE STRINGING?
     
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  3. Francis27

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    no i dont pre stretch
     
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    One does not always follow from the other.
    For example; Kevlar has the lowest elasticity, but the highest tension loss.
     
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    Do you know if the RPM Team has high tension loss? Because this topic is mostly about the RPM Team :p
     
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    I would think that it is dependent on material type and material properties as well as to what percent of the string's elastic limit you tension/strain it....
     
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    According to the RSI lab tests, RPM Team has relatively low tension loss for a poly (15.75 lbs), compared to, say, RPM Blast which is over 17.
    This is still way higher than almost all of the more elastic strings (nylon) which range in the 8-12 lb group.
    Bear in mind that these are lab tests for single strings, not playtests with strung frames over time.
     
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