# Thread: Why +2lbs On The Cross?

1. Im confortable with 25lbs... I haven't try main and cross stringing so if i wan to string a ti10 with BG66... wat is the tension...?

Can anybody help me...?

2. Originally Posted by Virter
Im confortable with 25lbs... I haven't try main and cross stringing so if i wan to string a ti10 with BG66... wat is the tension...?

Can anybody help me...?

3. Lets say if i wan to string at 25lbs.... is it 25main and 27 cross...?

4. ## 10% cross in KL

Anyone knows in KL any stringer willing to do 10% increase on cross? I've been to all so call "reputable" around stringer but none of them seems to know about it. Another thing, none of them willing to do 2 pieces stringing for obvious reason, time.

Originally Posted by Virter
Lets say if i wan to string at 25lbs.... is it 25main and 27 cross...?

5. Originally Posted by din
Anyone knows in KL any stringer willing to do 10% increase on cross? I've been to all so call "reputable" around stringer but none of them seems to know about it. Another thing, none of them willing to do 2 pieces stringing for obvious reason, time.
same with me in Indonesia

6. Let's say if I want to string my racket at 25 lbs then the cross should be 27 lbs?

7. Originally Posted by Reiko
Let's say if I want to string my racket at 25 lbs then the cross should be 27 lbs?
it's 25 cross, 23 main

8. 23 is too low.. I want 25 as my main..

9. How are you going to strung an ISO head shape racket? e.g. main > 25 and cross > 27 or main > 27 and cross > 25? I want to strung my racket @ 25 lbs..

Is this right?

Main = Vertical
Cross = Horizontal

10. First off,

MAINS : 'Vertical' (parallel to the shaft)
CROSS : 'Horizontal' (perpendicular to shaft)...

If you want your mains tensioned to 25 lbs, you would wanna tension your crosses to 27 lbs (add 2 lbs) or 27.5 lbs (add 10%)...

Bottom-line...
Mains should be tensioned lower than crosses...
- with notable exception of Kim Dong Moon's NS8K...

11. When a customer asks for tension X, I use this as the cross tension and pitch the mains 1 to 3 pounds lower, depending on the tension they've asked for:

<26 lbs - subtract 1lb for mains
26 - 30lbs - subtract 2lbs for mains
>30lbs - subtract 3lbs for mains

For example, my own rackets are now usually done at 28/30. To date, nobody has asked me for anything higher than 26, but my own experiments continue...

12. You get to try 30/33

Originally Posted by Mark A
When a customer asks for tension X, I use this as the cross tension and pitch the mains 1 to 3 pounds lower, depending on the tension they've asked for:

<26 lbs - subtract 1lb for mains
26 - 30lbs - subtract 2lbs for mains
>30lbs - subtract 3lbs for mains

For example, my own rackets are now usually done at 28/30. To date, nobody has asked me for anything higher than 26, but my own experiments continue...

13. Can I strung the new AT250 @ 25/27?

14. I strung one a few months back at 25 x 27 lbs (using BG66) without any problems. Racket was 3U...
Hope this helps...

15. recently i've tried different method on stringing.
*one piece
*same tension (main n cross) eg: 27.5 x 27.5 lbs
*2 point spring machine
*cross top-down

the result: frame narrower than original shape and not friendly to arm due to feedback when hitting the shuttle.

before it i used:
* 1 piece
* cross 10% higher than main eg: 25.5 x 28 lbs
* 2 point spring machine
* cross down to top
the result: friendly to arm, friendly to smash, almost the same (99%) as it original frame shape

16. The suggested 10% higher tension on the crosses is just a rough guide to stringing a racquet with minimal distortion. However, some stringers will still have some distortion with the 10% higher cross tension, more so at high tensions and with stringing the crosses from top down. Stringing the crosses from the throat up will reduce distortion more than from top down but with reduced playability because of its inability to have a starting knot for the top cross string.
The best playabilty is two-piece stringing with a starting knot at the first top cross string. But this technique requires more stringing skill, especially at high tensions and with oval-shaped racquets.
You can test your own stringing skill by stringing an oval racquet using 2-piece stringing, with a starting knot at the first top cross. and finishing with a cross tie-off knot at the throat end. Measure the length of your racquet from tip of the top of the frame to the end cap of the handle, before and then after stringing. You will be surprised at the results.

17. Originally Posted by sifuyono
recently i've tried different method on stringing.
*one piece
*same tension (main n cross) eg: 27.5 x 27.5 lbs
*2 point spring machine
*cross top-down

the result: frame narrower than original shape and not friendly to arm due to feedback when hitting the shuttle.

before it i used:
* 1 piece
* cross 10% higher than main eg: 25.5 x 28 lbs
* 2 point spring machine
* cross down to top
the result: friendly to arm, friendly to smash, almost the same (99%) as it original frame shape
10% higer has more crisp and easier to use IMO

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