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  1. MathieuR

    Star 5 - stiff

    I know "reference tension" is "just a number". But I would like my machine to pull te SET reference tension (and not yank an extra 5#) Edit: I know Babolat makes excellent machines, but 5# overshoot.....
  2. MathieuR

    Differences in tension heads

    We all know what you mean, but it would be good to use the correct name: diabolo (and not diablo=devil)
  3. MathieuR

    Calibration scales

    Irvin, you know, the only (almost) constant pull is the Stringway automatic dropweight :)
  4. MathieuR

    Calibration scales

    On a lockout at "lockout" (what was) the pulling side is connected to a locked (= fixed in place, therefore the name lockout) gripper. You have to keep a sharp eye on your calibration-scale, cause immediately after lockout the tension drops. (If you use a "fresh" piece of string). So better use...
  5. MathieuR

    Synthetic gut Mains / Polyester Crosses Club

    For all my "clients" who have no specific wishes I string sg mains, poly crosses. (all these people have new strings once every blue moon) Biggest advantage: the stringbed doesn't lock-up. The mains notch, but keep sliding.
  6. MathieuR

    First stringing experience?

    Started stringing ~7 years ago on a XXhand Klippermate I had bought for €15. The machine was ok, the clamps were worn out. I knew "nothing", not even where to find info. I bought the manual and some strings from Klipperusa (and a new point for the awl) and I was in business. First frame took me...
  7. MathieuR

    Stringing Matters
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    Stringing Matters

    It's doable to reuse gut, but it's time consuming. (description for reusing gutmains) 1: leave the tails when tying the endknots, and make that knot such that it can be untied. 2: when the gut shows (excessive) wear in the middle it's time for action. 3: mount the frame. Cut the crosses (or...
  9. MathieuR

    Swingweight measuring or calculating??

    Wouldn't velocity and mass be the 2 that do the "plowing through" ;
  10. MathieuR

    Stringing Matters

    Klippermate has an excellent manual for people who start stringing
  11. MathieuR

    Trying to save money by stringing

    Agree. My first stringer was a Klippermate, €20! Still glad I good change to a ratchet-dropweight first, and then to an automatic dropweight (Stringway). Did not regret the upgrades, especially to a Stringway. (as Stringway is from the Netherlands these can be bought used for ~€150-200)
  12. MathieuR

    WISE 2086 - error code #15

    So you have to make (a lot of) costs even if it is a warranty? Does not sound as a fair deal. For items sold in the EU there is customerprotection for these costs:
  13. MathieuR

    Full poly stringjob, instant notching

    You can avoid (delay) a locked bed with a hybrid. Use your favorite string in the mains, and a slick harder poly in the crosses. (eg I use Kirschbaum max.power mains, a co-poly, and supersmash in the crosses) The mains will notch, but not the crosses.
  14. MathieuR

    What racquet do you regret selling?

    Yeah, great racket. But sold it to teammate. He likes it. I know use a b- model from Yonex (RQ Ti42 ultimum) Edit: I don't think there have been "real" improvements in rackets last 10-20 years)
  15. MathieuR

    Question about lead for stringers.

    I do grip-enlargements with balsastrips €10 including new grip. And silicone-in-grip weight/balance correction: €10 (including new grip). Realistically I should charge double, but for me it's a hobby, and most players I serve are recreational players. (They spend more money at the bar then on...
  16. MathieuR

    ***Stringway Machine Users Club***

    Yes, stretchy strings can be tricky. I normally "pre-stretch" while putting the string in the clamp with one movement. Then I very rarely have to pull twice. And the ruler.... Would be nice if it was engraved on the rod. But, as you can use different weights, and pounds or kilo's, it would be...
  17. MathieuR

    From Poly to Nat Gut

    Then my gutfeel: 58
  18. MathieuR

    From Poly to Nat Gut

    What type of stringer are you using, cp or lockout. And are you stringing a full bed, or just the mains + poly crosses
  19. MathieuR

    String leight counter

    I measure the string using the head of the racket. - assume 16*19, measuring mains: - first pull ~6m from the reel, keeping the end in my hand (and keep it there till the cutting of the proper length) - measure 5 length of center mains - measure 3 length of outer mains - add 20cm - double and...
  20. MathieuR

    Proportional Stringing

    A rarely break a string. I cut it out in ~3-4 month ( I play ~5 hrs/week, mostly doubles). But I use 3 frames alternately Edit: I used to re-use the old string; at the moment I use only "fresh" (with prestretch)
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    Proportional Stringing

    Update :cool: Since 6 month I'm "injury-free" and can play again on the level I had 2 years ago. I'm happy with my present proportional setup: - Kirschbaum max power mains, supersmash crosses (1.25mm) - 6 central mains 20kg, going outward 2*16, 2*13, 1*10 - 7 central crosses 18kg, going outward...
  22. MathieuR

    How do you handle "The Question"?

    I understood they abanded this approach, cause it gives huge stress on the half past 10 and half past 1 position of the frame. After finishing the mains, the Pilar's bend 3 mm towards each other. This tension has to find a way out!
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    How do you handle "The Question"?

    Yeah, but that does not give a warranty for "same result"! Every stringer will get a different result. (and if it is a good stringer he will get same result over and over again). That's why I start from DT. When I know the required DT, I know what tension to use.
  24. MathieuR

    Constant pull with Wise - overpulling?

    This is bull! Has been extensively discussed and busted. Edit: the cheapest "real cp" (without overshoot) is the automatic dropweight
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    How do you handle "The Question"?

    No one can measure stringtension in a strung racket. You can measure the stringbed-tension/stifnes; and even for that there is no uniform method.
  26. MathieuR

    string abrasion with hybriding multi and poly

    @Jerry Seinfeld , this combi has a fanbase! But in my view you should use a round, slick poly for the crosses. No abrasion, and full snapback for the mains
  27. MathieuR

    ***Lightweight, portable stringing machines...a compromise? ***

    @Technatic / Fred, you could ad the question: "should we reduce the transport-volume" All 3 can be answered by yes :). (especially weight/volume). Cost of the unit is "relative". But my gutfeel is, that if you could reduce weight by 30%, you can increase price with 30%.
  28. MathieuR

    Stringway Stringing Machines: Stay Away from this Company

    It is a pitty that this kind of "open end" threads that were started by an angry @rhaudiogeek don't tell you how it ended: Issue was solved, and @rhaudiogeek turned into a happy SW-user :)
  29. MathieuR

    What machine would you recommend?

    No! After the lock-out the tension-head is frozen in a locked position. No pulling, and definitely no cp.
  30. MathieuR

    Proportional Stringing

    Yes, but the problem is the headdeformation (when you only have your mains strung). So even if you "redistributed" the tension the way you like it, you never know the end result after completing the crosses.