Originally Posted by Fintft
Great minds (ahem) think alike!
What do you think of stringer's trick to do the crosses at 55 LBs (and the mains at 57), in order to limit movement? Seems to work.
Ah and I don't think that my stringer strings natural gut faster then 40-45 minutes (after pre-stretching it). The guy is overworked (doing up to 10 rackets per day, but probably none natural gut); I'm afraid he might leave his job
Regarding tensioning the crosses, if it works for you, that's all that matters. But most stringers on this board seem to string the crosses tighter than the mains when trying to limit the movement of the mains.
I typically use gut mains and poly crosses and almost never have to straighten the mains.