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    Default Tension 27x30 or 27.5x30

    which one is better on tension?
    main x cross between 27x30 or 27.5x30?

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    Why don't you try it out and tell us ?

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    i will be very surprised if you can tell the difference between the two.

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    the difference maybe in the % distortion of racket frame,
    but i wonder which one should be applied according to 10% higher on cross.
    27 + 10% = 29.7 ---> 29.5 or 30??
    28 + 10% = 30.8 ---> 30.5 or 31??
    which one is safest?

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    The best way is to try both and take photos for us to examine .

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    if i have two same racket, one unstrung, i can examine my self and tell the result.
    but unfortunately i dont have two, so from your experience which one better?
    because the stringer's machine just do in incremental 0.5 lbs, some just do at 1lbs max. If possible with the machine, i'll string exactly 10% higher on cross. But it's not possible.
    Last edited by sifuyono; 08-09-2007 at 01:13 AM.

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    well i say it depends on the stringer, if its done by any of the top caliber stringers here at BC, you'll be safe...

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    Quote Originally Posted by lorus_blue View Post
    well i say it depends on the stringer, if its done by any of the top caliber stringers here at BC, you'll be safe...
    which one??

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    what i meant to say is that, at that tension, you need a very good stringer (BC'fer no less!) 'coz it becomes reeeeally dangerous (frame breakagewise) as the tension goes high. it is important that the stringer really knows what he is doing otherwise, you might end up with a distorted frame.
    now, as for the difference in tension (cross vs main), like what kwun said, i would also be surprised if you'd be able to tell the difference (in performance or whatever) with a .5 pound increment...peace bro!

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    I know! Send your racket to Master NGP and have him string it .

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pete LSD View Post
    I know! Send your racket to Master NGP and have him string it .
    it's too far away
    can cost the racket itself

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    so the answer is: both are no problem even at 27.5x30 or 27x30???

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    Quote Originally Posted by sifuyono View Post
    if i have two same racket, one unstrung, i can examine my self and tell the result.
    but unfortunately i dont have two, so from your experience which one better?
    because the stringer's machine just do in incremental 0.5 lbs, some just do at 1lbs max. If possible with the machine, i'll string exactly 10% higher on cross. But it's not possible.
    Usually a tension scale has markings, with 1lb and 1/2 lb lines or markings. In between any two lines or markings is 1/4lb. So I don't quite understand why your stringer's machine can only set tension in 1/2 increment only.

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    Sorry little bit out off the topic.
    Is oval racket need to be stringed main<cross?
    or it can be stringed main=cross.

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    Quote Originally Posted by h4n5ip View Post
    Sorry little bit out off the topic.
    Is oval racket need to be stringed main<cross?
    or it can be stringed main=cross.
    Yes it makes no difference whether it is oval or iso. However, oftentimes the stringing quality is not up to standard, nullifying the 10% tension difference. More racquets are distorted from poor stringing practices than from not using the cross>main tension. It makes me want to cry!

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    That's true. Especially in Indonesia. I don't know about other countries.
    Here, I have found out that the stringers are learning by doing. They do not get right information/training, or at least searching a reasonable sources for reference.

    most of them will string main=cross or even main>cross. So sad

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    Quote Originally Posted by taneepak View Post
    Usually a tension scale has markings, with 1lb and 1/2 lb lines or markings. In between any two lines or markings is 1/4lb. So I don't quite understand why your stringer's machine can only set tension in 1/2 increment only.
    1/2 more precise, 1/4 between 2 line marking, so it isn't precise as 1/2 (which marking meet marking).
    and also the scale between two line is so close.
    So Eepak, what's your suggestion? which one is better?

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