Originally Posted by YULitle
I wanted to slarify what SW Stringer said, when the Babolats overshoots the tension, it settles back on the correct tension immediately after.
So what is the difference between overshoot and pre-stretch? On my machine, when pre-set is on, the tension goes to the percent of pre-stretch + tension, then settle back to the tension. If you turn pre-stretch off, then it pulls and holds the desired tension.
On my drop weight machine, it pulls and holds the desired tension. The crank varies by as much as 5 pounds, depending how fast you turn the crank. If you crank it slowly, it is within 1 to 2 pounds of the tension.
Drop weights are by far the most accurate tensioner.