To all you wise and knowledgeable stringers out there, please share some of your wisdom for I am plagued by an irritating problem that needs to be resolved. I currently play with the NS8000 2U, BG68-ti strung at 31 pounds. Since there are no reliable stringers who lives a practical distance from where I live, a few months ago, I bought a stringing machine and began to string my own rackets. However, I have already been string rackets for a few years prior to the purchase. My problem is that after only one session of play, there appears to be a significant drop in tension. This much is obvious from plucking the strings and hearing the difference in pitch. Now I understand that there is always going to be a slight drop in tension after a racket has been freshly restrung. I suspect than one of the main problems may be that the machine uses floating clamps (x2) rather than those that are fixed in position. Additionally it could be that I use the common “two-knot” method rather than 4 since my string break so often, it can be rather tedious to have to restring rackets all the time. Yet most likely, there is a problem with my technique. It is immensely irritating for that “fresh” feeling to last only one session, maybe two. In an attempt to resolve the problem myself, I have tried stringing my rackets to 32~33lbs is that it will drop down to 31, which is my ideal tension. I do not wish to keep on doing this unless necessary since there is no point in placing undue stress on my rackets for extra risk of damage. I will admit that I am a “player” rather than a “stringer”. Any help or comments would be much appreciated. If there is anything that requires further clarification, please let me know. Thank you.