Stringbed stiffness vs. String tension

Discussion in 'Strings' started by MuscleWeave, Apr 27, 2010.

  1. MuscleWeave

    MuscleWeave Semi-Pro

    Feb 24, 2010
    If you were to measure a 10% drop in stringbed stiffness over time, would that indicate a 10% drop in tension over that time? If not, is there a formula or numerical correlation? Or do you use a chart?
  2. Valjean

    Valjean Hall of Fame

    Mar 17, 2004
    North Carolina
    Currently there is no reliable way to measure string tension in a strung racquet, termed the actual tension. And the only device that's even pretended to it in the past (and has since given up this claim), the Stringmeter and its clone, measures that mechanically, string by string. Hence the only available use of the Stringmeter and the many machines that now measure stringbed stiffness is to track tension loss (or to identify optimum playing "tension", for lack of a better word). You could carry out a correlation between stringbed stiffness and Stringmeter tension, though what use it would have I couldn't tell you.
    Last edited: Apr 27, 2010

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