Lack of tension on last cross

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  1. beltsman

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    So I used an old piece of string (Origin, bought secondhand; it was fraying already during stringing :mad:) and I ran out of string towards the end of my crosses. I didn't have enough left to pull the last cross and the last knot.

    I pulled the last cross by hand and clamped it. I pulled the knot by hand and tied it.

    Certainly, the last cross is lacking in tension. How much will this effect the entire stringbed?

    I wouldn't do it for a client, but for me I can live with it as long as the stringbed plays okay.
     
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    Wow that is too kind of you! I didn't think about bridging with a clamp, that is smart!
     
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    Sent you a PM. Send me your address and I will put the 40' of Origin in the mail for you.
     
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    All due to the kindness of Gear Heads Who Share a Common Disorder About Tennis Equipment. [Member of the GHWSCDATE] :)

    Of Course, the GF says I left off a a leading I.
     
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    OP, seeing as it’s your own racquet, it really only matters if you plan on hitting balls off that part of the racquet. I should hope the answer to that would be ‘no’ - otherwise you’ve got bigger problems than not tensioning the last cross.

    Agree with the others - you could have bridged to make it work - lesson learned. That is a very generous offer from @g4driver to send you a new set of string.
     
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