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04-15-2013, 02:16 AM #1
String tension varies by different countries?
Can't seems to find any thread on this (or maybe I didn't look hard enough).
I used to string my racquets at 24lbs in Malaysia. When I came to Australia, strung a racquet at 24lbs, it was nowhere near the 24lbs that I strung in Malaysia (the strings can easily be moved up and down if you get what I mean). So in Australia, I have to string the racquet at least 27 lbs in order to get into the desired tension.
Has anyone came across with something like this?
04-15-2013, 03:14 AM #2
Maybe in Australia the stringer pre-weaves the racquet before stringing
04-15-2013, 03:33 AM #3
Could also be top-down vs bottom-up.
04-15-2013, 03:53 AM #4
different stringer, different machine, different technique.
04-15-2013, 05:35 AM #5
04-16-2013, 12:56 AM #6
Well .. it just seems weird to have such a significant different between stringers from different countries. Especially when the racquet says max tension is 25lbs, when I told the stringer in Australia that I want to string at 28 lbs, he was like "are you sure? @.@ and gave me the shocking look. He even said the racquet might break lol". But when he strung it at 28 lbs, it is still a little bit loose compare to my other racquet strung in Malaysia @ 25 lbs.
Or maybe its just the different in techniques, who knows..
04-16-2013, 05:23 AM #7
You know, sometimes stringers lie to you, in an attempt to protect you from yourself. This can be quite annoying.
I knew a 12 year old Oxfordshire county junior who boasted about playing at 27 lbs -- because as we all know, playing at pro tensions makes you pro. I pinged his racket strings, which told me he was actually playing at 22 lbs maximum (probably 21).
The stringer had lied to him. In this case, it was probably the right thing to do.
04-16-2013, 05:27 AM #8
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04-16-2013, 11:05 AM #11
what I can say is matter of machine and technique.
04-16-2013, 11:14 AM #12
04-16-2013, 11:47 AM #13
04-16-2013, 12:16 PM #14
As everyone has said already, even the same stringer can vary on the same day.
If you want to be sure, you have to check stringbed frequency. There's a few threads on it.
04-16-2013, 12:33 PM #15
You could ask him :
-does he ad tension for tie offs and crosses
-does he pull multiple strings at once(if he pulls 3 at once its not good, it is sad but it happens even at Yonex Dutch open)
When you know this you could explain the difference. Or his fixed clamps are slipping... then never return
I hope you will find a answer
04-16-2013, 12:45 PM #16
before i got my own machine, i went to a local gym, asked for 24lbs, and i swear it was at most 18lbs when i got it back. that's when i decided it was not worth the gamble everytime with kids and mom at the local gyms doing my stringing.
so now i string my own and i can guarantee that i have the same tension everytime. and while i cannot tell u my tension is the absolute golden reference, it is closer and more consistent than going elsewhere.
04-16-2013, 01:27 PM #17
So does pre-weaving cause lower than desired tension or just more string movement?