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Old 10-01-2012, 01:54 AM   #33
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Originally Posted by Roger Wawrinka View Post
^so if I were normaly stringing at 54 I would string on a star 5 at 49 to 45 to get the same tension?
The Star 5's issue as I understand it is with overshoot. You can adjust the reference tension. If the reference tension is off that's the operator's fault. The reason a racket strung on a Star 5 feels tighter is because of the overshoot (aka pre-stretch.) so if you normally string a racket now at 54 and you change stringing machine no matter which one it is you should start at your normal tension. Depending on how you like it you make need to adjust the tension up or down.
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