Prince Neos 1500 - tension reproducibility?

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  1. IowaGuy

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    Moving to new city and the nearest stringer uses a Neos 1500. How reproducible are the stringing tensions from one racket to another with the Neos?

    I use a hybrid gut/poly setup, and my last stringer used a constant pull electronic machine. Thanks for any advice!
     
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  2. Irvin

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    The LO tensioner always locks out at the same tension. The slower / faster the stringer turns the crank the more / less the string is stretched. In other words if the person stringing the racket is very consistent the results. Otherwise not.
     
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  3. MAX PLY

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    If the stringer is any good, you’ll be fine. Maybe go up 2 pounds.
     
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  4. esgee48

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    What you are really after is DT. If the old body used a Star 5, then going to a new body using a Neos 1500 will result in a lower DT at the same ref tension. 2# sounds a little low. I would start at a 10% increase in ref tension for anything but polys. For polys, I would increase ref tension by 5-7% depending on how stretchy the poly is.
     
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  5. Rabbit

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    Best advice I can give is get a racket strung by the guy with the 1500. Play with it and decide if you need to go up or down. Once you get your new "number" you'll bet set.
     
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