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SteveI 01-05-2013 10:55 AM

How do you approach a new frame..1st time stringing??
Hello All TT stringings experts...

When you got your hands on a new frame (to you). Your 1st string you???

1) Use your go to string set-up?

2) Read what others have used and give one of those set-ups a go?

3) Use a basic syn gut/multi/poly in a full bed at mid tension and then go from there?

4) Other options?

Thanks.. all insights and comments are welcome... BTW the frame in question in this case is a Head MG Prestige Pro.

struggle 01-05-2013 10:56 AM

change one variable at a time.

so, #1.

Muppet 01-05-2013 11:32 AM

I'd set the grommets in first:

Use a cheap string at kind of high on the tension range.
Hit hard against a wall or backboard for a half hour.
Cut out the cheap string.
#1 above, taking your best guess for the new tensions.

mikeler 01-05-2013 11:43 AM


Originally Posted by tbuggle (Post 7099740)
change one variable at a time.

so, #1.

Same thing I do.

db10s 01-05-2013 11:51 AM

I start at 1, and try 3 afterwards.

SteveI 01-05-2013 02:53 PM


Originally Posted by db10s (Post 7099834)
I start at 1, and try 3 afterwards.

Just strung up

Tourna Big Hitter Silver 17G 55 / Head PPS 16G (Black) 53. My reg set-up plus 2 lbs to set the new grommets.

Thanks all...

slowfox 01-05-2013 05:21 PM

I always break in a new frame with cheapo syn gut for a few times to play with tension.

Steve Huff 01-10-2013 05:26 PM

#1 if the frames are similar in size, string pattern etc. But, it also depends on what you were looking to do in the 1st place when changing frames. When I tried out a Head MG Extreme Team (107 sq in) and my normal frame is a PK ki 5 (100 sq in), I knew before I started that I'd have to go up in tension. Plus, if you were trying a more flexible frame, tighter pattern (say to increase string life), but wanted the same power, you might have to start at a lower tension. If it were my own racket, I'd go with my gut instinct. If it were someone else's, I'd try to get a lot of info about what they were trying to accomplish when they made the racket switch before I'd make a decision.

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