Is it tight enough for you ???

Discussion in 'Strings' started by bsandy, Jun 24, 2004.

  1. bsandy

    bsandy Hall of Fame

    Mar 25, 2004
    When I mount my frame (in my 6 pt mounting system), I tighten the 6 and 12 just enough that I know the frame won't bend when I do the first 3 or 4 mains.

    Is that right ?

    How tight do you tighten the shoulder supports?

    Do I also just have them make contact with the frame (plus a little for good measure)?

    I've seen guys at the sporting goods store, really cranking them in, and I' not do sure I didn't lose a racquet (a few months back) by tightening it too much.

    And come on guys . . . It can't matter how you take it out of the machine, can it ?

    . . . Bud
  2. Gaines Hillix

    Gaines Hillix Hall of Fame

    Feb 11, 2004
    One should never "really crank in" the frame mounts, either inside or outside the frame. I center the racquet on the 6/12 posts first. Then I do the shoulder mounts and adjust them all until they are just contacting the frame. Then I tighten them just enough to keep the frame from wiggling when I pull back and forth on the handle of the racquet with a reasonable amount of force. On my 6-point machine I always release the shoulder mounts first, then the posts at 6/12. Although I have never had this happen. the side mounts are more likely to jam than the posts and I don't want to put more force on them by releasing the posts first.
  3. Koz

    Koz Rookie

    Feb 20, 2004
    I do the same thing as Gaines. Tighten them all slightly until the racquet doesn't wiggle around under reasonable force.

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