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10-27-2009, 12:13 AM #1
If there's only one number for string tension, is that tension for main or cross?
If someone says they're racket is strung at 25lbs, does that mean they strung it at 25x27, 23x25, or 25x25?
10-27-2009, 01:35 AM #2
To me, it will be strung at 25x25 if owners says 25lbs.
10-29-2009, 09:34 PM #3
IMO, anything below 26 will be strung at ##x##, and anything above 25 will be strung at ##-1 x ##+1 to maintain racket shape.
10-30-2009, 11:38 AM #4
most tournament stringers would do xx/+2 lbs. unless specifically requested for stability specially in higher tensions but they do it automatically the same anyways throughout if one tension is mentioned. they go with what is the norm as of current.
10-31-2009, 03:59 PM #5
Personally, I believe most string machine setup, we should follow the 10% rule for cross.
10-31-2009, 04:07 PM #6
To me "X lbs" = 0.9X on the mains and X on the crosses. This actually ends up being
1 lb less for crosses if X < 22
2 lb less for crosses if 22 < X < 27
3 lb less for crosses if X > 27
10-31-2009, 04:24 PM #7
Mark A, wouldn't that be one/two/three pounds less on the mains???
10-31-2009, 05:01 PM #8
). however, the feel is always closer to 25, say, if it is strung at 25x27 rather than true 26 feel imo, although the consensus is that, the crosses will tighten the mains by 1 lb.
10-31-2009, 05:13 PM #9
To me, the tension is just a number, the importance is what you feel comfortable. Due to understandings, machine setups, and cablibration, skill, etc, the number 25 in one person's hand, might actually means 27 in another. So, my suggestion is, if you feel comfortable with one stringer's work, stick with the same one. You will get consistent work all the time.
11-01-2009, 05:09 AM #10
After reading this, that and more, I have concluded that when someone wants say 25lbs, U start with 23 on the mains and goto 25 on the crosses. In fact I am waiting to get a string-bed tension tester to confirm all this. Meantime the people I strung seem satisfied with this arrangement.
One thing I found logical is that when u weave the crosses, they extend the mains all the time, increasing the tension of the mains by stretching the mains, up/down each string cross AND when u pull the racket frame across, u are exerting a force on the frame extending the mains, again increasing the tension. (by how much is the question).
11-02-2009, 04:12 PM #11
11-02-2009, 09:56 PM #12
I just asked the yonex professional stringer from the just concluded World Junior championship in Malaysia and was informed that he strung main and cross with the same tension. Ie:30lbs means both sides also strung at 30lbs.
11-03-2009, 12:08 PM #13
Im with lazy buddy on this one, if some one asks for 25 i give them 24x26. I also tell them, im doing 24x26 so they know.
A good rule of thumb is know what you want done on your own racket so that if you have to go to another stringer than your regular home stringer you can get the same relative work done. If im asked for 25 and i say ok "ill do 24x26" and they respond or even precede me saying they want 25 all around, thats fine too, im just here to please
11-03-2009, 12:32 PM #14
11-03-2009, 12:42 PM #15
As per interpretation from the stringer to get what you want, I would be in best interest to be explicit.
Lets say I want 26 lbs, I can say the any of the following for the result I want.
26 lbs (for my stringer, this implies 25 x 27 assuming racket can do 2 lb differential, otherwise its 1 lb or all around).
26 lb all around (24 x 24)
25 x 27 (2 lb differential)
25.5 x 26.5 (1 lb differential)
11-03-2009, 01:05 PM #16
The tension between their crank and their Yonex electronic machine almost literally identical if not the same. The reason for this is because their crank is well calibrated that customers could not tell the difference at the same tensions done on both machines (same stringer).
Last edited by Matt; 11-03-2009 at 01:07 PM.
11-03-2009, 01:23 PM #17
I know if I get my racket strung at different gyms I know to ask for 24 or 25 lbs, but if i string it at home, I need to do 21x23 ecp. Also knowing the difference in the string you use versus other ones due to gauge, but thats a different can of worms.
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