With all this tension loss superstition instilled in me, I was wondering if I could just allow my drop weight to hold onto the tensioned string for a minute for it to fully stretch so the string wont lose tension and in effect wont lose playability as fast. Just one thing bothers me and will try to explain as best as I can. There are two main parts of my drop weight (silent partner). The tensioner head, and the thing that holds the racquet. Whenever I tension a string, the thing that holds the racquet looks like its being forced to one side and am afraid if I have the string pulled too long, the machine will just snap and fall off. Is it safe to keep a string pulled for over a minute? Will it snap my machine in half or possible even warp the frame by tensioning for that long?