# strings: weights per set.

Discussion in 'Stringing Techniques / Stringing Machines' started by struggle, Jul 27, 2013.

1. ### struggleHall of Fame

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i only keep a few different strings on hand....

what would a man reckon the largest difference in weights per
set of string (when strung) would be? Let's just assume midplus/98,
not trying to compare a mid vs OS for example...

assume 17g

so how many grams more does the heaviest set vs the lightest set amount to?

heck, on that note....what do you figure a 16 vs 17 (same string) differs in weight (strung).

obviously, when i mention "strung" i'm trying to compare the useable length, not the fact that some
sets are longer than others, yada yada.

bueller?

Thx!

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2. ### ivanhNew User

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Well, I can help you with the math between a 1.25 mm (17g) and a 1.30 mm (16g) string. Let's suppose 12 meters of a 16g string weights 15 grams, then:

16g surface (vertical cut) = Pi * (0.65 mm)^2 = 1.327 mm2

17g surface (vertical cut) = Pi * (0.625 mm)^2 = 1.227 mm2

So, 17g weight is 92.5% of a 16g, then:

If 12 meters of 16g = 15 grams, then:

12 meters of 17g = 15 grams * 92.5/100 = 13.875 grams

3. ### ivanhNew User

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We need to consider that a 17g stretches a little more than a 16g at the same tension. So maybe you use a few more cms with a 16g. This is probably insignificant tho, like considering the weight difference between a Partnell and a Pro knot.

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But, how many angels can dance on the head of a pin?

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angels don't exist but you can herd about 20 unicorns, i figure, on the head of a thumbtack.

6. ### IrvinG.O.A.T.

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Thuggee why are you interested in string weight?

EDIT: tbuggle sorry the spell checker got you.

7. ### struggleHall of Fame

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matching rackets with different strings. i'm not taking it into
account, but it just had me wondering.....

i was matching unstrung, but was slow in the process and had
to have something to hit with.

got them all nailed now. 340g, 325 sw, 5+ pts HL.

-Thuggee

8. ### IrvinG.O.A.T.

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OK I guess I better be a little more careful in the future Thuggee.