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Thread: Tie off tension loss problem....
05-05-2009, 04:48 AM #1
Tie off tension loss problem....
I just wondering a few things when it comes down too tieing of the knot at the end of stringing there always seems too be a loss of tension...
Is there a special way or technique of tieing where i wont lose any tension? What i have done on the last pull is too increase the tension, would that be the best way????
Also does anybody know the pro's and con's of stringing with 1 peice and 2 peice stringing??
05-05-2009, 10:40 AM #2
There's always loss of tension, regardless what you do. The only way we can improve is to lose less, but no way we can totally prevent it. Here're a few things you can do to improve:
1. Increase the tension on the last pull
2. Use more than 1 clamps on the last piece, during tie-off
3. Minimize the spacing between the last "pass through" gromment and the tie-off gromment
05-05-2009, 11:07 AM #3
any tips on knot tying technique?
05-05-2009, 12:31 PM #4
05-06-2009, 03:04 AM #5
Besides adding 10% more tension on the last tie off string, I wrap the tail onto a short wooden stick and pull in & out (sideway) three times.
05-06-2009, 10:51 AM #6
05-06-2009, 12:02 PM #7
05-06-2009, 12:07 PM #8
"I wrap the tail onto a short wooden stick and pull in & out (sideway) three times."
This is what I don't understand. Thanks anyway.
05-06-2009, 12:54 PM #9
If you're using any sort of hitch knot, which most likely you are, make sure to use a 'rocking' or 'arcing' motion. Pull the string HARD and away from the racket to pull up slack, then arc it back to bring the knot back towards the frame. Repeat until its tight. I follow up with one more half hitch. This combined with +10% on the last string should make everything consistent.
05-06-2009, 02:41 PM #10
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