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Cool iPhone app for rackets

I downloaded racquetTune, to measure the string tension.
I seems to work surprisingly well so far.
Does anyone else have any experience of it?
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Does this seriously work? I'll give it a try I think, would be incredible if it does.
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Does this seriously work? I'll give it a try I think, would be incredible if it does.
I tested one racket that was fairly newly strung (some days earlier) that I hadn't played with and the app gave 1 kg lower than what I had requested from stringer. And I find it credible that a polyester string had lost a kg in a couple of days. And my other more used rackets measured lower as they should.

But what impressed me most was that I could test a racket several times and get same result every time. This was far from a scientific test, but there is definitively something to it.
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Downloading now, thanks alot.
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I'm downloading it now too. Looking forward to see how it works. Thanks for suggesting it.
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I'm downloading it now too. Looking forward to see how it works. Thanks for suggesting it.
A friend of mine mentioned something about a desktop version of this programme. Apparently you tap the strings on the racquet to generate resonance, which the input audio on your machine/device picks up and the programme then analyses. Tighter strings give a higher pitch is the theory, I suppose. Not sure how accurate the programme is, but I suppose you could easily verify the accuracy with a freshly strung racquet of known tension.
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told my friend about this who is a gold level stringer, i'll let you know if it works.

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my friend showed me it and showed me it on rackets and it is ok but not exactly right. it is fun more than anything.

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someone know if there is anything similar for android?
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It gets lots of good reviews, I think even the USRSA has reviewed it positively.

Amazing what the iPh and a good app can do.

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I tested one racket that was fairly newly strung (some days earlier) that I hadn't played with and the app gave 1 kg lower than what I had requested from stringer. And I find it credible that a polyester string had lost a kg in a couple of days. And my other more used rackets measured lower as they should.

But what impressed me most was that I could test a racket several times and get same result every time. This was far from a scientific test, but there is definitively something to it.
Like any amateur measurement tool - they say this is what it is best for - tracking tension over time. Who cares if it's a pound or 3 up or down, as long as it is consistent and can help one track tension over time. Be interesting to see if it's consistent enough to align with the feeling of when a stringbed has 'gone dead'.

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i have been using it for quite some times now. not exactly precise, but gets the job done. great app.

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my friend showed me it and showed me it on rackets and it is ok but not exactly right. it is fun more than anything.
What do you mean by "exactly right". You are not comparing with the setting on the string machine I hope, because that is not even close to the actual tension in the racket. No critique, just curious.
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From the same "producer" of RacquetTune, you may try swingTool for measuring the racquet's swingweight.

Other one I have is Tennis String, which recommends a string tension taking into account your level, arm trouble and playing level.
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