RacquetTech Issue 2 - 2017 April 5, 2017 - Page 26

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Tips

How to release the clamps

There are two ways to release the base on duel action clamps . Either open the clamp and drop or pull down the clamp to release the base automatically , or releasing the base , then opening the clamp . I see all the top stringers in the world releasing the base , then opening the clamp . When the clamp is not perfectly centered , you will open the clamp and pull the rough surface of the inside of the clamp across the string . This can scrape off the coating on natural gut or a multifilament . The same on a tie-off string . You will loose tension on the knot and if you open the clamp , the string will slide across the inside of the clamp damaging the string . Do the opposite when clamping , first the clamp and then the base .

Clamp Placement

Where do you place your clamps on the cross string . Most clamps and bases move when you release tension from the tensioning head . I try and place the clamp so when I relase the tension it does not push the main strings . The more you move the strings around the more tension they loose . You can see in the photos where I place the clamp and after it moves .

Changing Grip Sizes

Sometimes a player buys a racket and decides it is a little too large . Instead of selling or exchanging the racket , or using build up sleevs , just change the basic grip thickness . Some players test a racket without an overgrip and normally use one , or they put a different basic grip on later . Basic grips come in different thicknesses varying mostly from 1.50mm to 2.20mm Yes , there are 1 or 2 thinner or thicker . Overgrips also vary from 0.40mm to 0.75mm . I mix them up until I find the one that is perfect for the player . A 1.50mm thin basic grip will make the grip size 1 size smaller . If someone likes a thicker softer grip you can try a 0.75 overgrip for them .
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