Pulling inconsistant tension, a big deal?

Discussion in 'Strings' started by coach, Jun 21, 2004.

  1. coach

    coach Semi-Pro

    Feb 26, 2004
    Los Angeles
    Let's say your goal is to string at 60 lbs, but through human and/or machine error, out of your 38 strings or so, 30 of them vary + / - 3 to 6 lbs. Isn't the stringbed going to even out through a few hours of play? All the strings are connected after all in a one piece job, though held somewhat tight at each grommet.
  2. PHSTennis

    PHSTennis Semi-Pro

    Apr 8, 2004
    I think it evens out, I never had a problem with it, I use a lockout machine, sometimes I preweave... I dont have any problems with it..
  3. Gaines Hillix

    Gaines Hillix Hall of Fame

    Feb 11, 2004
    Some differnce in tension is to be expected because of the different string lengths involved, but there shouldn't be random differences created by sloppy stringing technique. The average rec player may never notice the difference and the tension will even out on some frames, but not on others depending on the grommet sysem in use on any given frame. A consistent string job leads to a racquet that is more controllable, IMO, especially for better players where small differences can make a bigger difference on the court.

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