String tension

Discussion in 'Stringing Techniques / Stringing Machines' started by Progressive10s, May 8, 2004.

  1. Progressive10s

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    When racquet companies specify tension ranges for racquets are they referring to constant pull tension or manual crank tension? According to the USRSA, tensions are 10% higher when using machines utilizing constant pull technology. Thanks for any input.
     
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  2. Gaines Hillix

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    Progressive, the tension ranges they specify work with either type of machine. I would not exceed it on either type if the frame is still under warranty.
     
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    Clarification

    Gaines, for example the range for a Prince Graphite Classic is 57-67 lbs. 57 lbs. on a constant pull will feel like 62 on a Gamma 503 or Prince Neos (calibration being equal). I guess that you have to play around with the tension to see what feels right.
     
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    progressive, you're right abou that. There are other factors too. Technique is just as important. If you clamp off quickly after each pull on a crank machine the difference in tension will be less.
     
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