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    Swingweight - tennis handle

    10 cm is about the point where most players index finger knuckle of their dominate hand meets the racket. 10cm is the industry standard for SW for that reason.
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    Do thinner beamed rackets feel easier to swing?

    Aerodynamics? LOL Thinner rackets probably weigh less and the thinner and lighter the racket is in the head the lower the balance and SW. Physics says, “The lower the inertia (SW) the easier you can accelerate the racket. The lower the balance and overall weight the lighter the racket and the...
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    clamp recommendations?

    Another plus for the Claws is the span of the L Claw is wider than the maximum width of the 2 outer jaws of the Stringway triple and you don’t have to adjust them for 2 or 3 strings. The Stringway will prevent drawback and twisting (when clamping 3 strings) which is an advantage of the triple...
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    I’m not too ashamed to admit...

    The turntable should be adjusted to tension the next string. Any other movements of the turntable won’t make much difference in the time it takes to string a racket. Except for ATW patterns (or not weaving 1 ahead) it usually doesn’t help much to weave crosses towards the last cross (down the...
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    I’m not too ashamed to admit...

    Unless your tension head moves around like the Pro stringer you must turn the racket / turntable for every cross When you apply tension. If after pulling tension you weave a cross without turning the racket you will have the minimum.
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    I’m not too ashamed to admit...

    Don’t tell anyone you have to turn the racket to pull tension.
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    I’m not too ashamed to admit...

    Use an ATW pattern. Weaving in one direction is a hard weave - use my string method which only works 1 way. Weaving in the other direction is a piece of cake since you‘re weaving the same way as the tensioned cross above and below it.
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    Did i kill my strings?

    So you didn’t cut the strings too short you used the wrong half. Did you kill your strings? That depends on who you talk to. Some people call that pre-stretching. I call it stretching the life out of poly. Now you know you don’t like pre-stretched poly. You may also very well like you poly at a...
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    clamp recommendations?

    No need to tell me I’ve had my claws for a good while now, I think I got them back in August, ‘20.
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    How to start multifilament/syn gut

    No way I can touch my wife's alcohol, I use the cheape 91%.
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    clamp recommendations?

    Unless I’m mistaken only the clamping surfaces of the KM clamp is metal and the metal surface is fixed to a plastic part. This offers a lot more give so the KM clamp needs to be very tight or it slips. The claws are solid cast aluminum so there is little give which holds the string with less...
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    clamp recommendations?

    What do you mean by curved? My claws’ jaws are angled but straight. The clamping surfaces are angled so they can clamp strings are variable distances without distorting the string while they are clamped. They are curved on the top outside but not on the gripping jaws themselves.
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    How to start multifilament/syn gut

    It could be your clamp is dropping before you pull tension. In that case your string is pulling up through the clamp at an angle pulling the string out. Holding the clamp up should help.
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    How to start multifilament/syn gut

    My wife’s alcohol? She watches her tequila and triple sec pretty close and does not share.
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    How to start multifilament/syn gut

    I offer some suggestion but I’m not sure what starting method you’re using. Those clamps look like they have a lot of string debris in them I would. I’s take them apart and clean them with my wife’s tooth brush and 91% alcohol.
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