Top few horizontal strings always loose?

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  1. The 'Fe' Man

    The 'Fe' Man Regular Member

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    Hi guys, do any of you know why the top few horizontal strings are always loose? Lets say the string is strung at 25lbs. The top few horizontal strings feel like 20 or so, and the remaining feel like 25... Is it because the stringer is bad? Or is it like that no matter how good the stringer is?
     
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    Hi there

    There's likely a tie off knot at the top of the frame, which won't hold tension that well. You also can't clamp as close to the frame, meaning you have less tensioned string per pull at the top. Further, with normal stringing patterns you get what I call 'tension creep', where slack from the tie off and inability to clamp properly spreads quickly down the racket as it's played on and used.

    This is a pretty normal thing to happen, but the degree to which it happens likely stems from the stringer's skill.

    Personally I use a pattern that avoids this issue.
     
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    Oh I see. Could you tell me what pattern you use to avoid this?
     
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    This is different from tension loss right
     
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    They're related in some ways. It's tension loss, but from a different source than playing.

    I use the paizhuan pattern to avoid this.
     
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    Ah I see. Can you explain further? Like how is it different?
     
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    It puts all of the string slack onto the outside mains. It's a completely different pattern to normal methods.
     
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    I see. Are there any added benefits besides that?
     
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    I have a few reasons for using it, but unless you string yourself, you'll have a tough time getting anyone to replicate the pattern for you.
     
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    Ah ok. Thanks
     

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