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    Default Tension getting loose too quickly?

    Ok, I am a noob at stringing.
    Yesterday, I Strung my NS9000X with BG80 @ 27/30lbs
    It went smooth as it can get, everything is fine, tension is normal
    but 5 hours later, when i took the racket out of my bag, the tension is GONE
    It felt like a 22lb string job
    I string with the stringing instructions beside me
    and no loose clamping and faults occured during i string
    Did anybody know or have any clue or experience of such events?

    (P.S. My other rackets are fine)

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    Quote Originally Posted by IvanM
    I Strung my NS9000X
    real NS9000X or fake?

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    Freak of nature?

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    Quote Originally Posted by DinkAlot
    Freak of nature?
    hahaha i like that explaination =P

    another explaination could be that ur racket got switched stolen?

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    hmm...
    did it start to rain outside?

    I'm curious as to whether or not, humidity was a factor...
    or temperature for that matter...
    I think there were some discussions some time ago...

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    errr, do you have 2 ns9X's?

    you sure you tied off correctly? Strung every string? (some beginner forget to tension the last main before they tie off) doe you have a crank ro dropweight?

    just re-do and try again...chances are it's a freak occurence indeed

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    Maybe the knots were slipping??

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    Quote Originally Posted by azn_123
    Maybe the knots were slipping??
    That will only loosen the sides, not the whole racket, especially the center.

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    If that is the case, we are talking about major slippage .

    Quote Originally Posted by azn_123
    Maybe the knots were slipping??

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    Yeap, that is correct.

    Quote Originally Posted by DinkAlot
    That will only loosen the sides, not the whole racket, especially the center.

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    Quote Originally Posted by IvanM
    Ok, I am a noob at stringing.
    Yesterday, I Strung my NS9000X with BG80 @ 27/30lbs
    It went smooth as it can get, everything is fine, tension is normal
    but 5 hours later, when i took the racket out of my bag, the tension is GONE
    It felt like a 22lb string job
    I string with the stringing instructions beside me
    and no loose clamping and faults occured during i string
    Did anybody know or have any clue or experience of such events?

    (P.S. My other rackets are fine)

    Wonder whether the racket remains in shape, or getting wider/narrower? If so, might be forgot to tension the last piece before knotting.

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    Quote Originally Posted by LazyBuddy
    Wonder whether the racket remains in shape, or getting wider/narrower? If so, might be forgot to tension the last piece before knotting.
    Sir, I did everything written in the books

    BTW, i was getting sick of that tension, so i decided to restring the racket AGAIN!

    Pray that everything will be right

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    ensure the knots are tight. people recommend double half-hitch but i do triple half-hitch to be safe. i remember my first knot took 15 mins.

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    Default Double pull

    Make sure the stringer is not making any double pulls on the strings (i.e. strings 2 lines and then tension). It may feel good at first, but after a couple hits, you will begin to notice a major loss in tension.

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    it is possible to double pull on the vertical strings with no loss at all.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kelvin
    hmm...
    did it start to rain outside?

    I'm curious as to whether or not, humidity was a factor...
    or temperature for that matter...
    I think there were some discussions some time ago...
    I believe temperature and humidity both can be factors. Somehow, once both index going high, I feel my racket is losing tension. Of course, not like 5lbs, but surely noticeable.

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    To be more accurate, provide us the sound pitch of what it is making - it will give us a better referece on how much tension actually dropped.

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