How do you approach a new frame..1st time stringing??

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  1. SteveI

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    Hello All TT stringings experts...

    When you got your hands on a new frame (to you). Your 1st string job...do you???

    1) Use your go to string set-up?

    2) Read what others have used and give one of those set-ups a go?

    3) Use a basic syn gut/multi/poly in a full bed at mid tension and then go from there?

    4) Other options?

    Thanks.. all insights and comments are welcome... BTW the frame in question in this case is a Head MG Prestige Pro.
     
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  2. struggle

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    change one variable at a time.

    so, #1.
     
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  3. Muppet

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    I'd set the grommets in first:

    Use a cheap string at kind of high on the tension range.
    Hit hard against a wall or backboard for a half hour.
    Cut out the cheap string.
    #1 above, taking your best guess for the new tensions.
     
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  4. mikeler

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    Same thing I do.
     
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  5. db10s

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    I start at 1, and try 3 afterwards.
     
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  6. SteveI

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    Just strung up

    Tourna Big Hitter Silver 17G 55 / Head PPS 16G (Black) 53. My reg set-up plus 2 lbs to set the new grommets.

    Thanks all...
     
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  7. slowfox

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    I always break in a new frame with cheapo syn gut for a few times to play with tension.
     
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  8. Steve Huff

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    #1 if the frames are similar in size, string pattern etc. But, it also depends on what you were looking to do in the 1st place when changing frames. When I tried out a Head MG Extreme Team (107 sq in) and my normal frame is a PK ki 5 (100 sq in), I knew before I started that I'd have to go up in tension. Plus, if you were trying a more flexible frame, tighter pattern (say to increase string life), but wanted the same power, you might have to start at a lower tension. If it were my own racket, I'd go with my gut instinct. If it were someone else's, I'd try to get a lot of info about what they were trying to accomplish when they made the racket switch before I'd make a decision.
     
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