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Old 03-26-2005, 09:58 AM   #22
Mike Cottrill
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Usually I playing tennis right now, but it is raining here… Depending on how I string (leaving the weight on the string while I weave two ahead or not, I can see about 3 lbs loss from set tension and stringmeter reading. If I clamp faster I can see 4-5 lbs. Readings taken with prince synthetic 16,17,18. A friend pulls on main strings inside the frame while having the tension arm around 45 degrees from horizontal on the last main. He can see around 1 lb difference. The arm drops back around horizontal. I suppose from the readings there is about 3-5 lbs loss do to friction and string stretch. Not much string stretch once he is done with his method.
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