View Full Version : Another newbie question - stringing Xs first?

Dennis Chan
12-18-2006, 01:18 PM
Maybe this has been discussed before. Sorry I'm just too lazy to search.

Let's assume tension is 50 lbs in all cases. If I wanted to string a hybrid of natural gut (mains) with poly (crosses), would it matter if I strung the mains first or not? I'm just thinking weaving the NG bewteen the poly (i.e. stringing the cross first) may be a bit easier.

Your thoughts?

Dennis Chan
12-18-2006, 01:21 PM
Wow I just saw this http://tt.tennis-warehouse.com/showthread.php?t=89643&highlight=stringing+crosses+first so probably I'll just drop the idea.

fuzz nation
12-20-2006, 07:29 AM
Yep, good feedback on that thread. I keep clippers in my bag so that if I pop a main, I can get the crosses snipped right away and take the worst stress off the frame. Then I cut the mains. I think of a frame like an egg in that it's a whole lot stronger in the direction of the mains, but uneven tension is usually horrible for it.