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    Deciphering the TW University String Performance DB

    Hi, I'm looking for a bit of help in deciphering the String DB on TWU if that's ok. For context, I've been playing for maybe 3 years now, and stringing my own racquet for about half of that. I'm enjoying the "journey of discovery" in trying new strings, but it's getting a bit expensive to buy...
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    Any insights for a new stringer on why the measured racquet tension (using RT) might be notably higher than the reference tension?

    Thanks for these Malagabee, the comparison values are appreciated. I'm curious about what you said on trying to avoid a double-drop/triple-drop. I only ever pulled each string once, but in most instances I would lower the arm and it would go past horizontal (just outside of the +/- 3 degree...
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    Any insights for a new stringer on why the measured racquet tension (using RT) might be notably higher than the reference tension?

    Hi Irvin. I missed this reply - is this a specification for testing/calculating string factors given in the instructions for the app? I'm completely blind to this (I have no apple devices so am using the android version which doesn't include the string factor database/calculation tool. All I...
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    Any insights for a new stringer on why the measured racquet tension (using RT) might be notably higher than the reference tension?

    Hi Irvin, thanks for the feedback. For your first point I weighed the longest offcut from the string that I had just installed (I read somewhere on one of your replies to another thread on string factor that it should be a weight/length calculation from the string that had been under tension...
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    Any insights for a new stringer on why the measured racquet tension (using RT) might be notably higher than the reference tension?

    I haven't, but that's a great shout. I have a luggage scale but from the shape it might be a bit awkward to connect to the machine. Will try to figure something out though
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    Any insights for a new stringer on why the measured racquet tension (using RT) might be notably higher than the reference tension?

    Great notes, thanks. I should probably have phrased that better. I absolutely understand that i would never be able to eliminate loss due to friction. I meant that I hoped the reduce the tension lost to friction by allowing the crosses to sit for longer. This was based on another thread on...
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    Any insights for a new stringer on why the measured racquet tension (using RT) might be notably higher than the reference tension?

    Thanks for the feedback. I absolutely plan to take that approach for my own racquet. It was more of a thoretical question on potential sources of error just as I try to refine my technique. Interestingly I had a lesson with my coach this morning, and he said it definitely felt tighter than the...
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    Any insights for a new stringer on why the measured racquet tension (using RT) might be notably higher than the reference tension?

    Ah, thanks. I might remeasure with 1.88 and see what that gives me for reference. As mentioned I can only measure to 1dp so definite potential source of error
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    Any insights for a new stringer on why the measured racquet tension (using RT) might be notably higher than the reference tension?

    For each cross I'd let the weight take the initial tension, then straighten the string and let it sit for about 5-10 seconds. Each time the bar dropped further, taking it past horizontal, so I would ratchet again slightly (maybe 5 degrees of rotation) to bring it back to horizontal. I actually...
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    Any insights for a new stringer on why the measured racquet tension (using RT) might be notably higher than the reference tension?

    Hello again, I've strung 4 racquets since purchasing my drop-weight machine (it's a Pro's Pro Hornet - similar model to the Challenger, but better construction and upgraded fixed clamp0. The first two attempts were just for technique practice on old racquets, but the two that I did today...
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    Is there a viable alternative to RacquetTune on Android (i.e. supported for string factors or equivalent)?

    Oh absolutely. And like I said I've just started my stringing journey so am making no assumptions about how accurate I am at present - things like how much additional pull I should give to the last mains/crosses to account for losing some when tying knots, or offsetting mains/crosses by a given...
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    Is there a viable alternative to RacquetTune on Android (i.e. supported for string factors or equivalent)?

    Thanks for the quick reply esgee48. Wow, that's crazy that it was ported by a 3rd party. I'm assuming this was with the permission of the developer at least? (it doesn't change the fact the app isn't supported, but I would quickly switch from feeling annoyed at having purchased an incomplete...
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    Is there a viable alternative to RacquetTune on Android (i.e. supported for string factors or equivalent)?

    I just started my own stringing journey by purchasing a drop-weight machine. Up front. I'm not trained, and will not be using this to make any money, it's just for personal use. (The expense of restringing in London is somewhat prohibitive once you factor in travel and a turnaround time of 3-4...
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    Some (probably) basic questions from someone new to the strings conversation

    It' Hi Steve, thanks for the note. As I mentioned to Roar the poly thing is really just an experiment. I've been using a Babolat Evoke 105 up until now which has been fine recreationally for the last year, but since I started lessons and working on technique i definitely feel like I've...
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    Some (probably) basic questions from someone new to the strings conversation

    Thanks Roar, . I'll stick to using the diameter then. Makes sense as a specific measure. Noted on the hybrid recommendation. My coach and I have talked about this - the initial stringing is really just an experiment to see how going to full Poly feels and then we'll adjust based on feedback...
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    Some (probably) basic questions from someone new to the strings conversation

    Hi, First time posting. Thanks in advance for any help. it's really appreciated. I've been playing casually for a couple of years. Started taking the game more seriously, and my coach has suggested it's time for an equipment upgrade - this has led me on a whole journey of discovery reading...
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