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    The Cult of PT57

    Truth be told the best compliment of anything Graphene ever from anyone I ever heard was "it's not that bad".
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    The Cult of PT57

    muchas gracias
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    The Cult of PT57

    Does anyone know whether the Youtek Graphene Prestige MP grommets (the red ones) will fit in the Graphene Touch Prestige MP? I see the Youtek Graphene is listed as a 98 sq in and the Touch MP is 95. Did they really change the mold sometime ago during this Great Graphene Depression?
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    Weaving next cross before pulling tension?

    Well, how do you measure string wear? I'm not saying you're wrong, in fact I know what I'm saying is counter to 'industry common knowledge' but measurement is the weak part of both of our views. It just makes a whole lot of sense to me that the middle cross will have more friction while...
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    Weaving next cross before pulling tension?

    Yes, weaving one ahead makes the stringer's job easier but I'd argue that it actually increases string wear. Once you're done with the soft weave and go back to tension the one string before that string is now in a 'hard place' between an already tensioned string and the one you just...
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    Mains 40 lbs tighter than crosses. The SECRET to preventing poly from "going dead."

    So... A couple of people with incredibly bad mechanics and feeble conditioning found the holy grail of stringing that is unmeasurable in any way but it "feels good" to them? Yeah, I'm not gonna jump on the bandwagon and go outside manufacturers' and the entire tennis industry's recommendations...
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    Mains 40 lbs tighter than crosses. The SECRET to preventing poly from "going dead."

    How did you measure string movement?
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    Do dropweight machines string tighter a more consistent than crank machines?

    So you say you found a way to stringing so that the tension stays the same for a *couple months*? Can you describe your process in more detail? Are you stringing with poly?
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    Entry Level Stringing Machine Question

    Stringways are the same price range as the Neos and both are solid choices. So much so that for that kind of money I still would go with a Neos rather than an electric. Cranks are not harder to maintain you just calibrate it every 20 stringings or so. There's a tension calibrator for €15...
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    Spending too much time adjusting/fastening clamps

    It's a Pilot on a stand for €375 while the Pilot is €300. Honestly, I don't see the point of buying one used: you may be able to spare the cost of a reel while risking every issue that would come with a used machine. It's not like a Neos that is legendary for sturdy build quality and even with...
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    Entry Level Stringing Machine Question

    Actually, the Pro's Pro machines are mentioned quite a lot here. The first two are DWs and the second two options are cranks. Cranks make your life a lot easier as in not having to level the DW every time. I don't have any experience withe the Premium Stringer but it looks like a rebranded...
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    Missed an entire weave. Effect on ball ?

    It means your name came up...
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    Head Youtek IG Prestige Mid pattern

    Thanks guys, so I did it right. :) I strung it first then I noticed the dots "in the wrong place" and started to freak out. I have no idea where I got that dots are always crosses. Although, at least to me, it'd make more sense to mark the skipped holes. More foolproof that way. BTW what is...
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    Head Youtek IG Prestige Mid pattern

    According to Stringforum.net the main string holes are: H: 1-7, 9, 11 T: 1-7, 9, 11. But on the racquet 7H, 9H, 11H and 7T, 9T, 11T are marked with dots. Aren't the dots supposed to mark the skipped holes? Which way is it?
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    TRX killed the "knock offs"

    Nah, thx. I'll just assume they found a way to patent something that has existed before them. Which is just as good as you assuming they really invented something. Seeing that sling trainers are readily available from a bunch of reputable manufacturers outside the US I'd say my version has merit.
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    Pro's Pro XP Plus

    Have you found better clamps &/or bases for you Challenger?
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    Would this be an upgrade?

    Would you agree that pulling the crank twice would largely solve this issue?
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    TRX killed the "knock offs"

    What did TRX invent, specifically? I'm pretty sure both rings and bodyweight exercises existed since at least classical antiquity.
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    Would this be an upgrade?

    Well, color me impressed. Still, I think IRL it's easier to just double pull the crank. :) Do you think a curved clamp rail is a good idea in a LO?
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    Would this be an upgrade?

    Yes. But how do you derive the 10%? I think it's really complicated because you have to factor in the type of racquet: how long are the mains & the crosses, what type of string you use and which gauge and at what temperature/humidity? Every time you want to try a different string you have to...
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    Would this be an upgrade?

    A/ I think he doesn't releases the LO just waits until the string relaxes and then pulls it again. But given I never used a LO before (only DW and eCPs) I "probably" am not the right guy to answer. :D B/ So it's definitely the strings stretching out a bit and not some inherent mechanical...
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    Would this be an upgrade?

    I think when he said "I don't have the base of this clamp clamped" @1:14 he meant he did't lock it. Otherwise how would the clamp move on the second pull? But can somebody ELI5 why the strings lose tension on a crank and not on a dropweight? It can't be the strings stretching out because why...
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    Buying a stringing machine

    How big of a concern is this though? How often is it necessary to change the springs or do those break/lose their tension at all?
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    work out routine during winter?

    lmao is that how a discussion board works?
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    work out routine during winter?

    Such as?
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    Can you tell a pro from a 5.0?

    OK, but then rhythm cannot be the same with faster pace. By definition.
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    Drop weight vs manual machine

    Why do you prefer the lockout?
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    Can you tell a pro from a 5.0?

    Could you define "rhythm" and "pace" here because this again, does not compute.
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    Looser = Better?

    I wonder which would feel less of a change: 20% of 55 or 20% of 35?
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    "Modern" Spaghetti Stringing?

    So, I assume that with this pattern you have to pay attention to which side of the racquet face you're using, because one side has all the mains and the other side has all the crosses. Obviously (?), if you want more spin you use the side with the mains. But then do you have to rotate the...
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