Yes. And it's a trade off. If the tension assembly is at frame height (to achieve a straight pull), you will lose 360 degree rotation of the racket. Many folks (i'm now in this camp) don't think 360 degree is important as I usually only rotate the racket back and forth, not all the way around.
Nonetheless, even my gamma 6004 still has 360 degree rotation, thus i am also pulling at a downward angle.
Not sure how severe the angle you speak of is, but you could block the tension mech up to raise it with some sort of hunk of metal, i'd think.
Also, in theory if you raise the tension mech to level with the frame you are eliminating some friction from grommets/downward angle and getting a truer tension?? I'd guess so.
I got some rackets, and I got a stringer.
Last edited by tbuggle : 06-19-2013 at 07:50 AM.