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Old 11-13-2012, 07:37 PM   #41
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Originally Posted by Tennusdude View Post
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?
Originally Posted by jim e View Post
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.
This makes no sense to me, and I would dare say it is completely incorrect.

If the distance the clamp is from the frame makes no difference, then why not double or triple pull the crosses?
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