Will a 6-point mounting system prevent warping?

Discussion in 'Stringing Techniques / Stringing Machines' started by tennis4, Jun 22, 2012.

  1. tennis4

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    Recently I've read some posts about warp. It seems it can happen easily on 2-point mounting system. I have a gamma X-2 so I become worried.

    As 6-point system can provide support on the sides, is it fair to expect the chance get warped become minimum on that kind of configuration? When upgrading to a 6-point mounting system, what else should I need to know?

    Thanks.
     
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  2. Irvin

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    Any machine can warp a racket if not used properly, and any machine can string a racket without warping. It is all in how it is used.
     
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    Can you share more insights what you meant by "used properly"?

    When stringing main, I've been alternated every two strings (as opposed to 3 mentioned in many posts.). Is it fine or what else I need to know so the racquet wouldn't be torn out of shape.

    Thanks!

     
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  4. sstchur

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    No need to worry about 2pt. If used properly it will do the job just fine. I believe the same to be true of 6pt.

    Personally I prefer 2pt, because whatever slight deformation there may be is uniformly "round" since the racquet is held directly at 12 o clock and 6 o clock.

    With 6 point, my gut tells me that if there is any deformation, it will still be uniform, but with points at the "shoulders" not allowing the racquet to "breathe" that deformation will not be "round" anymore, but have a sort of "bulging" shape (if that makes any sense).

    Another poster once posted a diagram of what I mean, but I have no idea where it is.

    And I am not trying to start a 2pt vs 6pt war (so please let's not even bother going there). I own both types of machines and I like them both. I use them both, and I have no issues with either one. I think 2pt is fine and I think 6pt is fine. I just like 2pt a little better.
     
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    Recommend you compare your relative cross and main string tension after stringing at the same reference tension on the same racquet on those two machines.... Best insight there is, then.
     
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  6. tennis4

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    I am lost ... mine is a X-2.

     
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    Sorry, but I was referring to the post above mine; I've gone ahead and added a quote so you won't be misled again.
     
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  8. tennis4

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    As a matter of fact, I didn't read your reply carefully. Sorry!:oops:
     
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  9. Irvin

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    You need to make sure the racket stays at the proper length and does not slip while stringing. If the posts are not tightened properly they will move in when tension is applied. if the are stretched out to far at start just as bad.
     
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