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Old 03-18-2011, 09:48 AM   #23
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I always increase the last 2 mains and the last cross by 3-4 lbs. I agree with the person above that many professional stringers use this approach and read Sampras' stringer used it too. The logic is you will lose some tension tieing the knot even with good cinching technique. It works for me and I will continue to do it. By the way, the concept that it reduces the sweetspot is a bit flawed in my view. By pulling at a higher tension and losing some tension during the knot process, you are ending up with approximately the same tension. Also, there isn't a sweetspot anywhere near the last mains or cross. If you hit the ball that far off center, you ain't going to feel anything sweet from any racket or any string job.
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