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Thread: Prestretching video
01-10-2010, 05:54 PM #1
Is this a good way to prestretch your strings?
01-10-2010, 06:27 PM #2
This is exactly how I do it, so I have to give +1.
03-10-2012, 06:52 AM #3
Do you know if professional players pre-stretch strings that go on their racket? For example, official Yonex stringers at badminton events - do they pre-stretch the strings before stringing the player's racket?
Also, is the above the only way to pre-stretch string? Are there other ways such as tensioning the string then releasing it and the tensioning again?
03-10-2012, 10:54 AM #4
tournament stringers in official events have to string 20, 30 rackets a day. there is no way they can do pre-stretch.
even professional stringer who works at shops, time is money for them. pre-stretching is not an option.
03-10-2012, 11:13 AM #5
As far as I know, this video is the only well known efficient method to remove the coil before stringing a racket (I'm sure there are other less known methods).
I use it for every racket I string. If you don't, I think you'd have to string the racket 1 or 2 lbs higher overall to have the equivalent tension after 24-48 hours.
Also, thanks for the link. I will add it to the sticky.
03-10-2012, 12:23 PM #6
whats the pros n cons of pre stretch?
03-10-2012, 12:28 PM #7
pre-stretch gets rid of the slack before stringing and the string maintain tension better.
the downside is that it is a time consuming process to take away the slack. you need to pull it pretty hard and not on the machine. it need space too.
03-10-2012, 12:33 PM #8
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