Originally Posted by Maui19
I have decided to do my own stringing and have been doing a lot of reading about stringing. One of the things that struck me is how imprecise the process is with regard to tension. My takeaway from all this is that due to a variety of factors (string elasticity, stringing technique, machine variance, etc), most people are playing a stringbed that is softer (perhaps much softer) than they think.
So someone who has their racquet strung with poly at 62 might be playing a racquet that is actually 55 or even lower. Racquets strung with other strings may or may not vary this much from the target tension. Is this correct? Do you guys take this into account when you are stringing? It seems like stringing is as much art as science.
that's why it is called "Reference Tension"
resulting tension after stringing will alway be less than the tension at which you set your machine.