something is just ODD with new string

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  1. ProgressoR

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    I just had Prince Premier Attack fitted for the second time, 16 gauge and 55lb, same as before. First time it played just as I wanted, soft, comfortable, good feel.

    This time it is very different, the string bed makes a high pinging sound at contact, the ball doesn't seem to spend as much time on the string bed and I dont get much feel at all.

    What could be up, is the tension possibly much higher than I wanted, or could the stringer have done a bad job?

    thanks
     
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  2. ProgressoR

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    So I spoke to the stringer who is also a coach and he said he strung it exactly as I asked, he said it could just be the string feels dead for the first few hours until the strings have a chance to sit properly against each other, or perhaps to just not feel so new.

    he said he felt it once or twice after his own re strings. So i waited a few days and it is thankfully fine!!!

    So drama over.

    And I learnt something new.
     
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    Who strung it the first time and how long did it sit before playtime?
     
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    it was the same stringer at the club and I hit with it (the first racket) only a couple of hours after the stringing, and the same for the second racket - no in fact for the second racket it sat for over a day before I hit with it.

    Just that in all my string jobs I never had a first hit with new string that felt dead, just this time.

    But its playing ok now after a couple of hits, so I just dont know what happened...
     
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  5. mikeler

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    Most strings drop the majority of tension the first 24 hours after stringing. You were playing with a tighter string bed the first time you used it.
     
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