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    Official Wilson Clash thread

    Based on Wilson SI this is likely true. Based on RA it is not. However RA will likely no longer be used in 5-10 years since babolat is no longer producing RDC machines and you cannot calibrate the current ones.
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    Wilson Clash string setup and at what tension

    Just wanted to comment on lux smart, this poly was designed to play between 40-48lbs regardless of string pattern. Anything over will change the tensile pattern that the technology is designed to play around.
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    Wilson Clash the Most Flexible Racket Ever Made?

    RA is unfortunately not a good way to measure racquet flex. The main pressure point is measured from the throat of the racquet, completely different from real on court impact where the pressure point is the players hand. Also rdcs are not able to be calibrated and the reading can be different...
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    Anyone has a Wilson Baiardo? Question about the puller head

    MC, you are correct. there is a small insert tool (L wrench) which comes with the machine used to tighten this and thereby tighten the gripper for thinner gauge strings. I'm unsure of the exact size the L wrench needs to be but i'm sure i can find out if you don't have one on hand.
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    Tennis Warehouse's How to String a Racquet Video

    The USRSA might not but the IART / GSS does (Forum made up of mostly Tour and Shop stringers). I guess the question would be which one is more reputable based on author, but i'd rather keep it how it is based on the fact that it is for beginners.
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    Grommets?

    I can confirm this definitely will not fit.
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    Problem Stringing New Pure Aero frame

    Babolat is actually one of the most consistent companies in terms of grommets. The pure drive and aero pro grommets hadn't changed for almost 10 years before these 2 new frames. Grommets / stringing pattern are literally the very last things most manufacturers consider when designing new...
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    Bad practice?

    A lot of people do this towards the end of the racquet especially with Poly. Normally you would cut just enough to finish the racquet and then weave through the entire length of the string through each string. This is pretty odd, especially for a tour stringer. I've seen this done several...
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    Just used the Alpha Ghost - high quality machine!

    I think the main thing I find with machines like the baiardo and the star 5 is that with proper care they will be machines that you can string 5 to 10 thousand racquets with and have no maintenance problems. I'm not sure that the ghost will have the same longevity.
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    Babolat 5 Star Question

    Do you mean that he is stringing the racquets at +5 kg on the mains and -3 on the crosses or that you are testing the strings with a tension gauge after having the racquets returned? If you use the tension gauge this is not an actual test of the strung tension but rather the dynamic tension...
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    Do you charge for fitting bumper guards/grommets?

    Our labor is included in the price of the grommets, 16 dollars. 20 for restringing, 20 for racquet matching. Pretty standard.
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    Saving your fingers!?

    I string on average 10 racquets a day. You adjust, there's really no secret to it that i know of.
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    A Few "Less than Ideal" practices that I have seen in Tennis shops in my area:

    I had lunch today when i got done with the mains on a racquet because it was probably the only time i was going to get a 10 minute break the entire day. I came back and finished the racquet immediately after. All together the racquet was on the machine for maybe 35 minutes tops. Even if I had...
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    String that is biggest pain to string?

    I did a couple sets of alu power rough today, wasn't bad at all. My least favorite is Xcel 17g. Anyone who strings a lot will probably understand why.
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    Racket frame 0.08 inch smaller after restringing poly cross

    One day I will care enough to partake in one of these conversations.... maybe tomorrow.
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    Is it possible to string a racket with 35 lb

    I hand string all my racquets. Play great as far as i'm concerned.
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    A bit off topic but relevant question to stringers.

    joint supplements. long history of arthritis in my family though so that's the main reason.
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    RacquetTune for Android beta testing

    i had to plug in a headset with a microphone on it. worked great after that. Seems accurate enough to me. At least in the case that it needs to be.
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    Slowest String Job

    Embarrassment most likely haha. I'm like most probably took me close to 2 hours on my first one. I still remember the first one I did alone: Radical pro with Wilson Enduro Gold. I didn't learn how to Weave ahead yet so the mains took me about 20 minutes and the crosses... about an hour and a...
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    How Long Does It Really Take You To String?

    I'm basically stringing full time, I did 15 today but 10 is usually an average day. I'd say my average racquet is 20 minutes but I can never actually get through a full racquet without having to help a customer or set up another string job.
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    Gamma Glide - Revolutionizing Hybrids (hopefully)

    This is definitely a string anyone from the recreational to professional level will need to take a look at. When I first heard of it I thought it was just a cheap recoil knock off but fortunately I was wrong. Recoil had a slick outer coating which eventually which eventually was worn out, a...
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    Thoughts on stringing territory?

    This is perfectly acceptable and I welcome it. The sooner someone tries to poach one of my clients the sooner they will come back to me and not leave again. If you are confident that you are the quickest, most cost efficient, and do a quality job every time then you have nothing to worry about.
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    Wilson Blade 98 bad grommets??

    I've heard of a lot of problems with thinner gauge RPM in the past 6 months. Whether it be breaking within 15 minutes of play, before its even been taken out of the bag, or actually on the machine. 18 especially, not as much with 17.
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    How do you string a pure storm /tour 'crosses top to bottom in hybrid setup?

    there is Jim's method. Start your crosses like you do your mains.
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    The numbers on the frame of a Wilson Six.One 95S

    wilson just wanted to make it easier for customers to add weight to their frames. they'll be coming out with their own led tape to add to these frames which is a different material besides lead... can't remember what it was called.
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    Okay to leave lead tape on for stringing?

    Very true, to be honest i don't do to much customization but when I have I've had clients who are very specific about the exact balance, mass, and swing weight they want. If you're simply just adding weight to add weight its no problem that's just cutting the correct amount off of led tape. When...
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    Okay to leave lead tape on for stringing?

    no not at all then, but this kind of customization is very difficult and time sensitive. You need to know exactly how much weight you want to add before replacing the bumper. If you make a mistake you'll have to remove the guard and start all over again.
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    Okay to leave lead tape on for stringing?

    Great point, i'll make sure from now on when i put lead on a customer frame to leave a small gap between the top 2 mains so that it doesn't get crushed by the support and peels.
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    Hybrid tensions revisited

    I think there is probably some overall science that could prove varying the tension between mains and crosses in a hybrid set up could prove to be partially beneficial to the playing ability of a racquet.... But definitely not to the point where it would be beneficial enough for any of my...
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    Pictures of your best strings job!

    Every string is my best string job =P.
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