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    Default How to tell string tension?

    Both my Z-force are strung at 27lbs but whenever I hit it with my hands to feel how the tension it's like, both racquets produces a different pitch. Which one is of a higher tension?

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    the one with the higher pitch...

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    I forgot to mention one weird factor. The one with the higher pitch is the one that was strung at 27lbs but I have not used it for 5 months or so. The one with the lower pitch however, is freshly strung at 27lbs but I don't know why it has a lower pitch. Any idea?

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    same string, same stringer?

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    Same string, different stringer. But significant difference.

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    there's your answer... different stringer... if one of them uses ECP machine and the other a manual, then more often than not the ECP is at the correct tension

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    Um, Same machine too. So...I don't think it's the machine's fault. Could it be the stringer's technique? But they both used the same way of stringing.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Spadroliken View Post
    Could it be the stringer's technique?
    Yes. Stringing requires a lot of skill to do well. There is a huge difference in quality between a so-so stringer and an excellent stringer.

    Using different strings could also affect the sound, but I don't think it would make much difference.

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    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vibrati...cy_of_the_wave

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    String frequency depends on length, tension, and also
    linear density (hence thickness).

    Quote Originally Posted by Gollum View Post
    Yes. Stringing requires a lot of skill to do well. There is a huge difference in quality between a so-so stringer and an excellent stringer.

    Using different strings could also affect the sound, but I don't think it would make much difference.
    Last edited by visor; 05-05-2013 at 10:09 AM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by visor View Post
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vibrati...cy_of_the_wave

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    String frequency depends on length, tension, and also
    linear density (hence thickness).
    Good find! I had a feeling thinner strings made a higher pitch, but it's so long since I played with them I couldn't be sure.

    I'm getting some Zymax 62 tonight, in a rare departure from ole' reliable BG-80, so I shall reaquaint myself with the difference.

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    Re zm62, don't mishit... or it'll be a really short departure from bg80.

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    Quote Originally Posted by visor View Post
    Re zm62, don't mishit... or it'll be a really short departure from bg80.
    Yes, that's what I thought. And unfortunately I can't blame the stringer this time, 'cos he's absolutely ace.

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    actually u cant tell, human feelings change everyday..

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    https://play.google.com/store/apps/d...carltune&hl=en

    Fortunately there are a number of free frequency
    analyzer apps out there for android and ios.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gollum View Post
    Good find! I had a feeling thinner strings made a higher pitch, but it's so long since I played with them I couldn't be sure.

    I'm getting some Zymax 62 tonight, in a rare departure from ole' reliable BG-80, so I shall reaquaint myself with the difference.
    would be interested to know if there's a different pitch for different strings

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    Quote Originally Posted by aiexrlder View Post
    would be interested to know if there's a different pitch for different strings
    Wth? Didn't you read my post above re string frequency factors, and the wiki link.

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    Quote Originally Posted by visor View Post
    Wth? Didn't you read my post above re string frequency factors, and the wiki link.
    i guess i need real life "evidence", not just theory :P also how much difference in pitch too

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