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Thread: 27 lbs for Arcsaber Z slash
09-26-2013, 08:12 AM #1
27 lbs for Arcsaber Z slash
Currently string 26lbs, want to try +1lbs, anyone string 27lbs can feedback?
09-26-2013, 08:16 AM #2
Using BG66 now, will the frame crack at 27lbs?
Last edited by dollargood; 09-26-2013 at 08:18 AM.
09-26-2013, 09:00 AM #3
I have 3 Arc ZS, all strung at 28lb. No problems so far (touches wood). Just make sure the grommets are in good condition as they would help reduce the stress on the frame. Some of the gromment near the top of the ArcZS frame don't stay flush very well when stringing, so pay attention to them when tensioning.
09-26-2013, 09:32 AM #4
I used to run mine at 29, never had a problem. Tago had 35 in his!
As @R says, be careful of the grommets at 2 and 10 o'clock.
09-26-2013, 10:13 AM #5
wow, 29lbs, how's the smashing with that tension?
09-26-2013, 11:58 AM #6
09-26-2013, 12:43 PM #7
My stringer did this last time, too. Put a U shape grommet at 12 O'clock.
I think that this question is not easy to answer. If you have a bad stringer or only a 2 point support, he can break your racket @ any tension. I think that every high end racket can take 27lbs+ and more. At around 30lbs you must count in broken racket due weakening the frame after some years.
09-27-2013, 09:02 AM #8
The way I get around it is I tension very very slowly whilst holding the grommet tightly with my finger. It just needs to stay in place until the tension is applied.
It's not the grommets at the 12 O'clock position. But putting U shaped grommets at this position won't do any harm and may even help with durability.
09-28-2013, 11:00 AM #9
it can handle 30 lbs without any problems as told by a friend of mine.
09-28-2013, 11:23 AM #10
09-28-2013, 11:25 AM #11
Will 26x27 would be better for zslash(Smaller frame)?
Last edited by dollargood; 09-28-2013 at 11:27 AM.
11-24-2013, 01:48 AM #12
11-26-2013, 06:52 PM #13
i've strung BG85 @ 28lbs on the z slash and it didn't crack. but as the rackets get worn out, the grommets are loose within the holes. what i would recommend is that once you see the grommets get a bit worn out, replace them with new ones, or else your racket will suffer. i've strung it for the same customer a few times and so far so good.
11-26-2013, 07:08 PM #14
11-26-2013, 10:23 PM #15
Looks like a bad stringer
11-27-2013, 07:54 AM #16
For those who have a 6-point machine, either try and hold the grommet in whilst tensioning. Or post stringing, you can put the racquet back onto the machine, clamp down, using the string puller, pull the string to one side (so that the string is parallel with the grommet) and push the grommet in with you fingernail.
Keeping constant pressure with your fingernail, pull and release the string gently and repeat this several times. I found that the grommet will sometimes move back in very slowly.
Also as the grommet is bent to one side, on the next restring, turn the grommet around 180°.
11-27-2013, 07:59 AM #17
This is a problem with the design of the racquet imo. The recess for the grommets is shallower on the ArcZS than most other racquets and the angle at which the grommet is positioned and the spacing makes it prone to moving when the string is tensioned. Due to the shallow recess the grommets appear higher, and any string that overlaps the grommet head are unprotected.
It doesn't happen all the time but it is a trait of some racquets (my MXJJS does this sometimes) - not necessarily a sign of a bad stringer.