racket stringing machine tensioning basics

Ok, as most of my regular readers know, I use computerized racket stringing machines that use constant pull tensioning but there are several other methods and I want to review these here.

Entry level stringing machines generally have a drop-weight system. This type of system uses a weight and gravity to pull the string. Generally the weight is on the end of a long metal rod and you adjust based on desired tension (as seen on this klippermate).

The other method is a crank spring-loaded mechanism that you operate with little effort and that is found on most non electronic machines and generally prices ranging from $400-1400. (Gamma entry level crank tabletop machine) THe prince neos is a popular upright crank machine. In the next week or so I hope to spend more posts on stringing machine basics.

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