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facingfear 01-18-2013 03:02 PM

Stringing Poly/copoly strings
I've been looking through the forum for this answer and had no luck.

I want to know what the correct way of stringing poly/copoly strings on a drop weight machine is. I own a rotational gripper, so do I just start with the weight at the top, wrap the string around the gripper and "stretch" the string untill it is parallel to the groud? Or am i suppose to start the weight at an angle, then wrap the string around the gripper, and hope that its parallel to the ground.

If some please explain to me the correct way or if this has already been discussed, send me the link to the page.

None the less, Thank you for your help in advance.

Radicalized 01-19-2013 08:08 AM

You failed to mention the model you own.

Briefly, as you've probably already heard, polys stretch less. Strings vary, but you'll know when you first start trying to pull tension on a certain type. You can, as you've noted, hold the bar at an angle, wrap around the rotational gripper, and then let the bar down slowly. Or you can rotate the bar to its lowest position, wrap, and then lift (while holding the gripper) to tension. You may find an angle of the bar at which you can simply wrap the string, and let the bar down to get the bar to (about) horizontal without ever having to ratchet the bar back up (if you have a ratcheting type). NEVER push the bar down. If the bar is too far above horizontal when pulling tension, release the string and try again. Also, remember because polys stretch less that you will need enough string to exit the racquet and reach around the gripper to tension the final mains/cross. Also note, you can feed less string if the bar is above horizontal. Techniques vary slightly based on which gripper type you have on dropweights.

facingfear 01-19-2013 10:23 AM

Thanks for the reply. I own a Gamma X-6fc. ive been looking all over the place for a reference on how to string poly and i really appreciate your explination. thanks again.

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