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    Question How to reduce the string tension?

    I let my racket strung, but I find out it is somehow too hard.
    How can I reduce the tension?
    Thanks in advance.

    Marc
    P.S. this forum looks somehow different I meant, more beautiful

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    Quote Originally Posted by MarcRafles
    I let my racket strung, but I find out it is somehow too hard.
    How can I reduce the tension?
    Thanks in advance.

    Marc
    P.S. this forum looks somehow different I meant, more beautiful
    You can let it rest for a month, and it should go down at least a pound.
    Time is the way to reduce tension

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    or...
    if you're in a hurry and need to use the racquet
    sooner - just cut the strings and restring it at a
    lower tension


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    Default Reducing string tension

    Lend your racket to a friend who hits very hard or smashes a lot for his warm up. This may reduce the tension. Hope he doesn't break your string.

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    Smash with it, it might help. When I strung my racquet at 22x24 and smash alot with it, it always lose 1-2 lbs very fast, especially if it's bg-65

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    A really dangerous move would be untie the knot and retie it a little bit off, but I don't recommend it this way because it's too risky.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bluejeff
    A really dangerous move would be untie the knot and retie it a little bit off, but I don't recommend it this way because it's too risky.
    Lol...

    Hope he has enough left out string to make the new knot first.

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    Add vinegar to the string.

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    Thanks to all, I will try all the way you suggest (even with the vinegar)
    My string BG 68 Ti .. it doesn't loose the tension so fast, I think.
    Anyone has experience with BG 68Ti?

    Marc

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    Quote Originally Posted by MarcRafles
    Thanks to all, I will try all the way you suggest (even with the vinegar)
    My string BG 68 Ti .. it doesn't loose the tension so fast, I think.
    Anyone has experience with BG 68Ti?

    Marc
    From my experience, BG68Ti loses tension lik crazy if you dont pre-stretch it... if you find someone who can hit pretty hard (on the sweetspot and NOT on the rim) and let him use the racket for an hr or two... can almost guarantee you that the tension would drop a LOT

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    Quote Originally Posted by ayl
    Add vinegar to the string.
    Have you tried it? Vinegar?

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    Yes I have.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ayl
    Yes I have.
    how can it loose the tension? Is it because of the acidity of the vinegar eating thru the strings?

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    Damn! I would rather do it the old-fashioned way... smashing continously with nylon birdies.

    Quote Originally Posted by ayl
    Add vinegar to the string.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MarcRafles
    Thanks to all, I will try all the way you suggest (even with the vinegar)
    My string BG 68 Ti .. it doesn't loose the tension so fast, I think.
    Anyone has experience with BG 68Ti?

    Marc
    dont worry, bg68ti loses tension very fast, just behined bg66

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    It's always the same I notice after a restring the tension is a bit too much until I have played with it for about a week then it is fine and things stay in the court more.

    Does leaving a racket in a warmer place not losen the strings off slightly?

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    I don't want to try vinegar because yo'all know what it smells like

    You can just use it for hours and it should go down a pound or two.

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