Clamp drops on mains. What next

#1
Hi guys.

If the clamp totally loses grip and drops from the string when stringing mains.

Do you have to start again?

Or has enough tension held in the previous mains so that you can carry on?

Cheers, Paul
 
#3
You should start all over again. Without the clamp holding tension, all the previously strung mains lose a significant amount of tension, e.g. more then 10%. Next time this happens, push down on the main furthest from the string you mis-clamped. The string will move as you depress it. :mad:
 
#5
Not only would I start over, if it was a customer racquet, I would use a new set of strings, as those strings were tensioned already and have some stress already put on them.
If your own racquet, do as you want.
 

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#6
Not only would I start over, if it was a customer racquet, I would use a new set of strings, as those strings were tensioned already and have some stress already put on them.
If your own racquet, do as you want.
Nah, I just tell them they are my 10,000th string job so they get a free pre-stretch. :p
 
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#9
Hi guys.

If the clamp totally loses grip and drops from the string when stringing mains.

Do you have to start again?

Or has enough tension held in the previous mains so that you can carry on?

Cheers, Paul
Why does the clamp loose grip and drop? No I would not start over I would find out why the clamp failed. After I sure the problem is corrected I’d start over with new string.
 
#11
I proceed with the string job on the assumption that the Ref Tension of the Mains is now 10% less than the original Ref Tension.

Mark it down as a racquet for demoing lower tensions for a couple of hours.

No sense wasting a perfectly good set of string ;)
 
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