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Old 05-16-2008, 01:19 PM   #12
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Originally Posted by barry View Post
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.
The difference, I would guess, is intention. The overshooting of tension is not a desired trait, for some stringers.
Michael A. -- If your flaw in stringing is consistency,
MRT 07-08 -- your stringing will be consistently flawed.
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