Racquet Tune 7.0

norcal

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#1
Updated the app and it has added 4+ lbs to my tension readings even though it says all racket data is transferred over.

Last week it measured the racket I'm currently using at #42, this morning it's #46 after the update.

Anyone else having similar readings? What am I doing wrong here?
 
#2
Wow, never knew there was such an App. But ofcourse, guitar tuners are alike. I think, I might get it.

Do you think the previous readings were accurate? How does it compare to the string machine numbers?


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Irvin

Talk Tennis Guru
#3
Updated the app and it has added 4+ lbs to my tension readings even though it says all racket data is transferred over.

Last week it measured the racket I'm currently using at #42, this morning it's #46 after the update.

Anyone else having similar readings? What am I doing wrong here?
Did you by chance take frequency readings? I have not upgraded my RacquetTune yet and can take readings before and after of the same racket later if you want.
 

norcal

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#4
Did you by chance take frequency readings? I have not upgraded my RacquetTune yet and can take readings before and after of the same racket later if you want.
No, I did not take frequency readings. I always check it with exactly the same conditions though. Sure, check it before and after, I'm interested if other people have the same increase.
Wow, never knew there was such an App. But ofcourse, guitar tuners are alike. I think, I might get it.

Do you think the previous readings were accurate? How does it compare to the string machine numbers?
I think the consensus is racket tune is good for measuring tension loss over time and consistency of string jobs, not to match up with a stringing machine. I like it a lot for those reasons.
 
#5
I was notified and upgraded last night. My readings are coming out higher than prior as well. I was not smart enough to take comparison readings.

I restrung my son's racquet last night at 53lbs and it came out at 56lbs. Usually, my son's racquets come out spot-on. I just restrung a buddies racquet at 62 with synthetic gut and it came out at 67lbs.
 
#6
I checked RacquetTune on an old racket a couple days ago before updating and it said 48.8 lbs and i checked again today and it said 48.0, so im not having the same problem as you guys. It's a natural gut string job so the tension drop isn't that much

I also had a different racket strung today at 63 lbs, played with it for an hour and checked the tension after. RacquetTune 7.0 gave me a 62.2 lbs reading. Full bed natural gut
 
#7
I also had a different racket strung today at 63 lbs, played with it for an hour and checked the tension after. RacquetTune 7.0 gave me a 62.2 lbs reading. Full bed natural gut
I have never used RacquetTune but on the basis of the information in the quote above I hereby pronounce RacquetTune >>>>>>((((BOGUS))))
 

Irvin

Talk Tennis Guru
#8
@norcal I would not be too quick to judge the new version. Whether you’re talking about an ERT or RacquetTune only a portion of the accuracy is due to how well it measures frequency. Another thing to consider is the string factor you use for the string. Then how the final tension / DT is measured (formulas) has got to be accurate. Just because RT 7.0 is showing some different parameters does not mean the accuracy is any different. Start all over again and recalculate your string factors and see how it works.

Then again if you’re not using a hybrid string and the new formulas are assuming you are maybe there’s a bug in the new version. Have you reported the issue to the app maker or are you waiting for someone else?
 
#9
Dudes, you are not setting something right. I got pretty similar readings to previous version... i.e. darn similar.

Make sure that your string sets correspond .... don't blame the app. The upgrade improves several little things.

My request is expressed on other threads:
How Stringbed values compare to ER 300 or Stringlab ? Please let me know if you have a comparison. Thanks.
 
#10
@norcal I would not be too quick to judge the new version. Whether you’re talking about an ERT or RacquetTune only a portion of the accuracy is due to how well it measures frequency. Another thing to consider is the string factor you use for the string. Then how the final tension / DT is measured (formulas) has got to be accurate. Just because RT 7.0 is showing some different parameters does not mean the accuracy is any different. Start all over again and recalculate your string factors and see how it works.

Then again if you’re not using a hybrid string and the new formulas are assuming you are maybe there’s a bug in the new version. Have you reported the issue to the app maker or are you waiting for someone else?
I use the Hybrid feature and works pretty well in 7.0 , so no worries. Be precise on string setting... that is important.
 
#11
Dudes, you are not setting something right. I got pretty similar readings to previous version... i.e. darn similar.

Make sure that your string sets correspond .... don't blame the app. The upgrade improves several little things.

My request is expressed on other threads:
How Stringbed values compare to ER 300 or Stringlab ? Please let me know if you have a comparison. Thanks.
I like the application so am not complaining. I didn't change anything but installed the upgrade and I am seeing the variance from before. I am just reporting what I am seeing.

I am seeing a consistent variance up from prior readings.
 
#12
Something is wrong with the app since the upgrade. I’m using all my old factors and when I test the racquets they have all gained tension which is impossible

Edit: figured it out, the app doesn’t appear to be changing the string to the last one you used with a particular racquet. It’s just using the last string you chose for any racquet so you have to update the string manually
 
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#15
Something is wrong with the app since the upgrade. I’m using all my old factors and when I test the racquets they have all gained tension which is impossible

Edit: figured it out, the app doesn’t appear to be changing the string to the last one you used with a particular racquet. It’s just using the last string you chose for any racquet so you have to update the string manually
There you go !!! also string pattern can be explicit... so better than before.
 

norcal

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#21
Something is wrong with the app since the upgrade. I’m using all my old factors and when I test the racquets they have all gained tension which is impossible

Edit: figured it out, the app doesn’t appear to be changing the string to the last one you used with a particular racquet. It’s just using the last string you chose for any racquet so you have to update the string manually

Aha, sounds like you figured it out.

To be clear I wasn't complaining about the app (I love it and use it all the time with minimal expense), just wondering if others were having the same issue and how to fix it.

I string hybrid (for myself) so I'm glad the update will now take that into account. I will update all my info next time I string.
 
#22
Is the android version no longer being developed? I was thinking about trying it but it was last updated in 2014. Current version 2.0. Has 2.7 stars out of 5. Doesn't exactly instill confidence
 
#23
Racquet Tune was originally developed for iOS only. The developer chronicled his development under @stoneage . Then when users started to clamor for an Android version, he stood firm for a while explaining the lack of control over devices that are used in Android devices, not to mention lack of compatibility and versions. He relented, but turned the code over to someone else to compile and get RT up and running on Android. The iOS version is much more feature rich than the old Android versions. That has not be kept up to date because the developer does not support Android himself. I wouldn't expect releases of RT for Android. 3¢
 
#24
Is the android version no longer being developed? I was thinking about trying it but it was last updated in 2014. Current version 2.0. Has 2.7 stars out of 5. Doesn't exactly instill confidence
@PedrosCousin, Yes, the Android version of RT has not been updated since 2014.

However, I have been using it on a Google Nexus 7 (2012) running Andorid 4.4.3 since 2015 without any issues. It detects the string tension without any issue as long as the check is done in a quiet room with little or no background noise. I use it to check a range of different string types and tensions. The Android version has a couple of annoying little quirks but nothing that is a show stopper.

I also have the iOS version of RT on an iPad. When testing both side by side I get exactly the same readings.
 

norcal

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#26
That's interesting, I just bought an android to update my ancient iphone 6, guess I will keep the iphone to use around the house to listen to podcasts and as my official racket tuner!
 
#28
norcal, for the price difference between a new iPhone and an Android phone, with the same features, you can buy two ERT-300 tennis computers!
 
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