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    Well, I like to string my racket with a little modification of Gosen 2012 professional pattern. Gosen 2012 Professional Pattern is shown follows.
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    To my observation this pattern has the following features:
    Firstly tension the crosses from the 6th to the 15th, or the 16th depends on 72 or 76 holes rackets (also known as the sweet spot crosses), then the top or bottom crosses go after.

    The top crosses and the bottom crosses (1st-5th and the rest crosses) are separated from the middle crosses by discontinuous segment of string, that is, the tension settings of the top crosses and the bottom crosses won't interfere with the tension of the middle crosses.

    With this pattern, I can arrange different tensions to the sweet spot crosses, the top and bottom crosses, and almost without deformation of the racket frame.

    To the player who prefer swing the racket using more of his wrist and arm, I will string the sweet spot crosses a little lower than the reference tension for him.

    To the player who prefer swing the racket using more of his finger and wrist, I will string the sweet spot crosses a little higher than the reference tension for him.

    The top and bottom crosses I will do progressive stringing. They all feel the racket strung are comfortable when playing.

    As a conclusion, there is no fixed tension ratio for main/cross.

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    Quote Originally Posted by vienly View Post
    Sorry was meant to say would you string with one of the following tensions if asked for 24lbs

    24x26
    23x25
    22x24
    Hi guys, im new at stringing, and I would also like to get some advice on this. the rackets i've strung on a crank machine also feels like a thud than a crisp feel when i string 24x24.

    if asked for 24, should which of the above should i follow to achieve the mains=cross+10%? Thanks!

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    Quote Originally Posted by chiaki View Post
    the rackets i've strung on a crank machine also feels like a thud than a crisp feel when i string 24x24.

    if asked for 24, should which of the above should i follow to achieve the mains=cross+10%? Thanks!
    Just mains=cross+10% won't achieve your expect.
    If you string on a crank machine and you hope the result strung like other constant pull machines, you should add extra 3 lbs on the mains and extra 5 lbs on the crosses. Or if you don't like to add too much extras, then you have to repull at least twice for mains and 4 times for crosses before clamping the strings. Also cranking as gently and slowly as you can, especially doing the crosses.

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    Having switched ECP prestretch on fr the first time recently, I've noticed that my 29/31 rackets come out exactly the same length strung as empty, but after a few hours of play they end up 1-1.5 mm longer. I can only surmise that the prestretch is pulling the crosses further than usual, and the friction is keeping them there, making them slightly tighter than without PS.

    Next up will be 30/31, and I'll check the before/after length again.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mark A View Post
    Having switched ECP prestretch on fr the first time recently, I've noticed that my 29/31 rackets come out exactly the same length strung as empty, but after a few hours of play they end up 1-1.5 mm longer. I can only surmise that the prestretch is pulling the crosses further than usual, and the friction is keeping them there, making them slightly tighter than without PS.

    Next up will be 30/31, and I'll check the before/after length again.
    You could also try pulling the same tension for both mains and crosses. What works for me is that pre stretch pulls the crosses to exactly the desired tension despite the restriction from the main strings, thus overriding the use of additional tension on crosses to obtain the same result.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Blitzzards View Post
    You could also try pulling the same tension for both mains and crosses. What works for me is that pre stretch pulls the crosses to exactly the desired tension despite the restriction from the main strings, thus overriding the use of additional tension on crosses to obtain the same result.
    I'll be trying "square" tensions if the 30/31 comes out long, I assure you.

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    Strung my Bs12 yesterday with 13/13 and it came out - wide. Feels a bit funny too - I guess I'll keep stringing with .5kg more on the crosses, and/or up the pre-stretch to 15%...because the 13/13.5 with 15% on my Bs09 resulted in perfect head shape and still feels great (which is surprising as it's the BG80, which is usually quick to lose that initial repulsive feeling).

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    Quote Originally Posted by j4ckie View Post
    Strung my Bs12 yesterday with 13/13 and it came out - wide. Feels a bit funny too - I guess I'll keep stringing with .5kg more on the crosses, and/or up the pre-stretch to 15%...because the 13/13.5 with 15% on my Bs09 resulted in perfect head shape and still feels great (which is surprising as it's the BG80, which is usually quick to lose that initial repulsive feeling).
    13/13 will probably come out right with 10% prestretch, I think.

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    Well it didn't - it was definitely a bit wide. Not much, mind you, but wide. Also feels a bit number than it should (I didn't expect too much from the Zm67 as it's very rough and not as thin as my favorite strings, yet the one I strung so far was a letdown).
    The 13/13.5 Bs09 is spot on shape-wise. I string in a similar fashion to kwun, adding .2 and .3 kg on the 3rd and 4th pull on the bottom and decreasing on the 4th and 3rd string from the top.

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