Originally Posted by Tennusdude
Hi Irvin, I apologize for what happened between us yesterday. I did not see your apology until now and I am sorry about that.
I want to ask your opinion on something. How much tension, if any, do think can be lost by clamp strings 1 inch or even more from the frame of the racket as opposed to clamping strings 1/4 of an inch from the frame of the racket?
I do appreciate your willingness to share you ideas and I really thought it was amazing how you used a piece of string to speed up weaving on the crosses, that really was a terrific idea.
I asked that same question to a slam stringer, who strung for the Wilson string team. He ran a test of a good number of identical racquets where some the clamps were right up to the racquet and others an inch or more away, and then measure with a few different string bed stiffness instruments, and bottom line they were all the same.I inquired to him on this as some ATW patterns the machines clamp needed to be a distance away from the racquet to clamp the string, and he responded that there is no measurable difference.