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    Personal Stringing Note: on diminishing tension

    https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Godwin%27s_law
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    Personal Stringing Note: on diminishing tension

    Yes, you overstretch, but the string is not dead. If you use this prestretched string, and compare it with a "new" string you will see that the elastic elongation is not (much) changed.
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    Lowering my tension

    @Rafedovic , when "experimenting", change one variable, not all at once. And before you waste expensive string, practise with simple strings to get consistent results. And when you check the mains on symmetry, and there is a huge difference: you are doing something wrong! After you strung the...
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    Personal Stringing Note: on diminishing tension

    @fritzhimself , pre-stretch at 40kg, tension at 20kg, then your measurement after 30 minutes will be close to 20kg 8-B
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    Personal Stringing Note: on diminishing tension

    @fritzhimself , It is some time ago, but I tested the stringmeter on the mains while tensioning that main with a Stringway automatic dropweight ( = "real" cp ) On that "free string" measurement it was accurate. For a stringbed it just gives "a number" you can use to see stringtension drop...
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    Looking for anyone that owns Babolat RDC machine..

    I am really interested! @Technatic / Stringway made a graph showing the relation between the kg/cm flex measured by the SL2, and the "magic number" of the RDC. The kg/cm value "sounds" more exact, but this also is a arbitrary value. Cause that value is 100% dependant on the cm flex you chose...
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    starting clamp means no starting knot ?

    I use a pro-knot¹ as a starting-knot. Weave 4 crosses, pull first 2 crosses in one pull (old rule: never pull directly on a knot). The nose of the knot would prevent it to be pulled into the grommet (never happens). In fact, the knot always needs to be tightened; I tighten after finishing all...
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    Looking for anyone that owns Babolat RDC machine..

    (@Technatic ) @Irvin , yes, I did ask this. My complaint was, that the flex measured by a RDC was a "magic number", without the option to measure it yourself. the StringLab II measures flex in a different way: fixed distance, measuring the force. This gives a flex in kg/cm.
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    Lowering my tension

    @Rafedovic , I only do "non-standard" stringing for my own frames.
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    Lowering my tension

    For me it's prestretch at " ref.tension + 50%". (+ using low ref.tension; ~ 16-18kg)
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    Best "tool" to cut a Head hairpin?

    Why in peets sake would you shorten this frame? (how much do you plan to shorten it?)
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    What is the optimal setup for spin.

    With "straight poly" I meant the old-style, rather stiff poly. Kirschbaum now only has the so called "co-poly" (I just bought the last 2 reels in the Netherlands)
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    What is the optimal setup for spin.

    My personal setup is Kirschbaum Max Power mains, super smash crosses. I "pushed" this to clients; most of them have no clue for strings or tensions ;). All responses are very positive. They all like it, and stick to it. I did chose this combi, cause it gives the relative comfort of a co-poly...
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    Lowering my tension

    I understood your intention first time ;) For me Kirschbaum Max Power is a nice alternative for the Alu Power. But what works for me (and a lot of my clients) does not necesssarily work for you.
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