On the gamma x-2......the weight......

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  1. smash king

    smash king New User

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    When you are setting the tension on which side of the weight should be?

    1) Towards the end....
    or
    2) Towards the machine?

    Just want to make sure....
     
  2. smash king

    smash king New User

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    I mean which side should the tension be selected?
     
  3. Okazaki Fragment

    Okazaki Fragment Semi-Pro

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    towards the machine
     
  4. smash king

    smash king New User

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    ok thanks jus wanted to make sure
     
  5. XxduckxX

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    Isnt it towards the end??
     
  6. tennisfreak15347

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    nope, it's towards the machine.
     
  7. gastro54

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    It has to be towards the machine. If it was towards the end, the tensions at the end of the rod would be inaccessible.
     
  8. XxduckxX

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    wow that means ive been stringing close to 70pounds...
     
  9. william

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    Surely it means that you have been stringing too loose??
     
  10. Lefty78

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    those who said towards the machine are indeed correct
     
  11. Bud

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    It is toward the machine.

    However, the tension at the end of the rod is more inaccessible BECAUSE of the fact it's toward the machine. In other words, if you're stringing a frame at 90#, the weight will be hanging off the end of the bar.
     
  12. Cornel

    Cornel New User

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    When everything else fails, RTFM ;)

    "To set the stringing tension, loosen the locking
    knob on the side of the drop weight. Slide
    the weight in the appropriate direction until
    the face closest to the string gripper is
    indexed with the desired tension mark on the
    tension bar."

    Cheers
    C.
     
  13. Bud

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    How do you figure that?

    If the top of the weight is reading 70#, the bottom is at 35-40#... So you've been stringing way too low.
     
  14. gastro54

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    You're right, I misspoke
     
  15. Okazaki Fragment

    Okazaki Fragment Semi-Pro

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    I strung in the high 30s once. You can actually push the strings down a few cm wth your fingers. Were you stringing all of your racquets like that? With anything except kevlar, you must have been getting a massive trampoline effect.
     
  16. gastro54

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    Yes, I just discovered that I like big ace at 45lbs instead of what I thought was 57lbs. This is way below the
    57-67lbs range recommended by my racquet.

    I haven't had control issues, so I guess I'll stay down there.
     
  17. Bud

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    Low strung poly is sweet. It has the same dampened feel but is much more comfortable.
     

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