I've seen it done at the pro-level, I've seen it done at the amateur level too. Put a (usually freshly strung) frame on the ground, stand on the sweet-spot to stretch the strings. We're on synthetic grass courts, so I'm sure the frame would be ok on a scratch level (not that I care anyways). BUT: is it frame-safe? Does it risk a throat injury (due to the throat being a little in the air given the elevation from the buttcap)? Do pros just do it because the frame is one of 12 they get replaced over & over? My issue: I snapped a string tonight, so my (new-ish, so I only have 1 so far) RDS 002 Tour is being strung now, with Redcode 17g, and I hate that string for the first hour. I have to play a comp match with it about 15mins after I pick up the frame first thing in the morning. I don't want to start liking the string at the 45min-mark of a 1 hour (time-limited) match. Thoughts? Advice? Bad-stories that you have personally witnessed?