squashing strings ?

Discussion in 'Strings' started by didier, Nov 8, 2005.

  1. didier

    didier New User

    May 4, 2005
    when i string my racquet with Wilson NXT Tour 18
    the string gets squased in the stringclamp.
    the string is actually flattened.
    I use no more than 27 kg of tension

    i have a stringmachine with a lever and a automatic clamping system.
    the clamping system is like two plates of iron and the space between them gets smaller if you pull the string, so it clamps.

    Is it bad for the string?
    Does anyone have any tips on how to avoid it.
  2. David Pavlich

    David Pavlich Professional

    Feb 11, 2004
    I'm not familiar with your machine, but it is obvious that your clamps need to be adjusted. You shouldn't be crushing your strings. Check the adjustment and make sure that you clean the clamps regularly...alcohol and a tooth brush will work well.


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