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    OK, I do not agree what Master Kwun did to the helpless DHS racquet with stainless steel wire. But since he is doing it, I might as well join in and torture the racquet more and properly. To pull the wire with proper tension, I would use a 1600 grade sand paper. Cut a piece about 2x2 in and fold it in half. Insert it in the gripper, basiclly, this will prevent the damage to the gripper because it will be gripping on the paper side and the rough side will provide more friction to grip the wire. Please be aware, you might cut through the grommets and possible cut into the frame even at 22lb...

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    Quote Originally Posted by kwun View Post
    cannot pre-stretch this type of metal. after it reach yield point it will keep on stretching like a bubblegum until it gets too thin and snap.
    Yup - stainless isn't very elastic; it'll just stretch, neck, then die.

    Spring steel would be an interesting next step - piano wire, for example (I'm sure it'd come in a suitable gauge).

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    Mark has a very good idea. Piano wire has excellent tensile strength. Size 12 is 0.75mm diameter with a resistance of 238 lb (!) and seems reasonably priced. http://www.pianophile.com/LI/0453-A.htm ............ http://www.balaams-ass.com/wirepart.htm

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    here is the first installment. the mains strings. a job that normally take around 7mins end up taking nearly 20mins.

    enjoy and sorry for the boring narration.



    the cross string videos is much much longer. i need more time to par that down to something manageable. stay tuned.

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    Love the way the WISE just stops dead in its tracks - reminds me of Kevlar.

    I'm surprised the clamps got any purchase at all on that stuff...

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    So how did this experiment go? Did you manage to string the crosses as well?

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