Is the Diablo/gripper too far below the string bed?

#1
So after posting here looking for advice I picked up a Gamma Progression II 602FC and replaced the drop weight tensioner to a Wise. Had to drill one hole in the base to install the wise and overall it was very easy. I've strung a few racquets and this setup works great.


I have 360 degree rotation which is nice, but I'm wondering if I should add a spacer under the Wise mounting bracket to lessen the height difference between the diablo/gripper and the string bed. It's about 1 inch. Should I put a half inch spacer of some sort to raise the Wise up a bit or not worry about it? By the way, I should mention I met a local master racquet tech last weekend who generously offered to help me improve my stringing and build a customer base. I emailed him this photo and he said it looks fine as is as long as the string doesn't touch anything on its way to the diablo. Since I just met the guy, I figured I'd get a second (or more) opinion from you guys.
 
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#3
It's a Gamma Progression II 602FC. I figure I can raise the Wise half an inch and still maintain 360 rotation with any racquet I'd mount on it. I just don't know if it would make an appreciable difference or be necessary at all.
 
#4
It would seem to me that if it is too much low, that you would be getting more friction of string against the grommet. I would think that you should keep the gripper just below to get 360 clearence for minimal friction. You can always check with tension gauge with gauge set inside racquet for center main strings and see if friction is causing an issue the way it is now.
 
#5
It would seem to me that if it is too much low, that you would be getting more friction of string against the grommet. I would think that you should keep the gripper just below to get 360 clearence for minimal friction. You can always check with tension gauge with gauge set inside racquet for center main strings and see if friction is causing an issue the way it is now.
Good idea. I'll have to get a gauge of some sort and do that.
 
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