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NLBwell 11-25-2012 07:12 PM

Troy Lara - prestretching ALU Rough?
 
A question for Troy Lara? What did you do when you prestretched the ALU Rough for the playtest? How did you do it? How much did you prestretch it? How different did it feel versus the non-prestreched string?
Thanks

jorel 11-26-2012 11:42 AM

why would u bother prestresching a poly???,,,its liking having a virgin martini

nyc 11-26-2012 11:46 AM

why would u prestresch a poly???,,,its liking shooting fish in a barrel

jorel 11-26-2012 11:48 AM

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Originally Posted by nyc (Post 7033582)
why would u prestresch a poly???,,,its liking shooting fish in a barrel

hey...find ur own thread and stop copying my train of thought

kopfan 11-26-2012 11:57 AM

When you pre stretch poly, might as well play with kevlar.

TW Staff 11-26-2012 12:30 PM

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Originally Posted by NLBwell (Post 7032698)
A question for Troy Lara? What did you do when you prestretched the ALU Rough for the playtest? How did you do it? How much did you prestretch it? How different did it feel versus the non-prestreched string?
Thanks


NLBwell,

I used 2 floating clamps, (http://www.tennis-warehouse.com/descpage-GFCLAMP.html), and a partner and I pulled against each other like a controlled tug-o-war. We pulled fairly hard for about 30 seconds, so that both of us were using most of our body weight. If you only have yourself, the best way is to wrap it around a pole, or an immovable object and pull carefully. Try pulling quite hard for 15 seconds, then a little less for another 15 seconds.

I found the pre-stretch to help the string maintain tension up to about ten hours of play. When I tried this string without pre-stretching, after about three hours, I noticed a big drop in tension, and then the string became too lively for my liking. I didn't experience any control issues when I pre-stretched. I hope this information is useful.

Troy, TW

NLBwell 11-26-2012 01:03 PM

Thanks a lot. I was wondering if you used the old doorknob method or if you had some much more exact way you did it.


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