The old timer that sold me a Serrano stringing machine back in 1968 , (also taught me to string), also had a machine that just clamped the racquet, and he kept a large diameter wooden dowel next to it. He said he would wrap the string around the dowel, and pull the string by hand, and push an awl into the hole of the wooden racquet to maintain tension. When I asked him how he could be accurate with the lbs. requested, he told me that he could pull whatever anyone asked for with reasonable accuracy, as he did that since he was a little kid.It was very interesting at that time.Was the same person that taught me the a knot that they refer to as the pro knot now, told me no one in the area uses that knot and would distinguish my work from others. He was right at that time..
Last edited by jim e; 07-05-2008 at 10:23 AM.