What did I do wrong?

Discussion in 'Stringing Techniques / Stringing Machines' started by F. Perry, Jun 22, 2012.

  1. F. Perry

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    I strung up my racquet with my new Klippermate at 54 lbs and played last night. Tonight I downloaded racquettune and checked it out... it came out at 37 lbs! I'm reasonably sure I have the info entered right in the app; I'm new at stringing, and the only thing I can think of is that I might have lost a lot of tension when I was tying the knots (even though I actually set the machine 5 lbs higher with the final strings).

    The only problem is that my Volkl PB 8, which was strung by TW at 52 lbs a couple of months ago, and which I've only played with a few hours, is also coming out in the 30s. Seems kind of weird. I guess I'll re-string the racquet, but if anyone has any input, it's appreciated.
     
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  2. SwankPeRFection

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    Either your settings are off or the string factor is off considerably.

    Also, when you string, let the string stretch out past horizontal on the weight and then ratchet back up a bit until this stretching stops or slows down considerably (depending on string). This could increase your stringing time, but it will make for a more consistent string bed.

    I've measured my string jobs and I'm usually within a couple of pounds or less variance from what I strung at with my drop weight. Also, your clamps could be slipping as well.
     
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  3. F. Perry

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    You know, I think I figured it out. Funny, I just thought I was having an off night and the strings weren't doing it for me... when actually it was a bonehead mistake. Thanks for your help.
     
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  4. dancraig

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    I think it is normal for your first string jobs to come out a little loose. Gripper slipping, clamps not adjusted, not clamping off near the edge of the frame, loosing tension at the knots, etc..:rolleyes:
     
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