View Full Version : 1 Piece vs. 2 Piece Stringing

08-19-2007, 11:29 AM
Hey Guys, I'm pretty new to stringing and I was just wondering if y'all could describe some of the benefits of the 1 piece stringing and 2 piece stringing. Also, can you tell which one you prefer to use in the poll? Thanks

08-19-2007, 12:06 PM
I learned 2-piece and it seems a lot easier for me. You have to tie 2 extra knots but I prefer that than having to deal with all the tangling of the string when I try to do 1-piece. It is EXTREMELY annoying! (as you can probably tell I am also fairly new to stringing) I string on an Alpha Axis Pro

08-19-2007, 12:10 PM
I use two piece whenever I can because I like how you aren't working with a piece of string that's 30+ feet long on one side. I don't mind tying knots (I need the practice and it's not like they're hard.)

08-19-2007, 12:18 PM
Hybriding plus certain other stringer's techniques like 50-50, and the racquet manufacturers desire to protect the frame, make two-piece the no-brainer approach today. Not to mention the claim some have made that you get better stringbed consistency with it.

08-19-2007, 03:42 PM
2-piece is my preferred method. It allows me to hybrid, and I need the practice tying knots.

08-19-2007, 03:47 PM
it doesnt matter to me...i string my own racquets...almost 16 y.o. stringin since i was fourteen...and i dont really mind i like to hybrid string...but i like the challenge of a 1 one piece stringing...idk i feel good after i untangle the strings...

08-19-2007, 06:32 PM
i like one piece, it is how i learned
i like not having to be worried that 20ft is not enough

08-19-2007, 07:01 PM
I've messed up a few stringjobs by not cutting evenly. My fault of course, but I like having the string in one piece so I can start over if the mains aren't long enough.

08-20-2007, 11:02 AM
I string my own rackets with hybrids, so I don't have much choice there. But I still string 2-piece with other's rackets as well because I can't stand having to deal with a 40' piece of string. Takes too long to pull through, gets tangled/knotted, and I have to do more measuring for the short side. When I do 2-piece, I just cut the set in half and then center the two ends when I start the mains. All very easy. And knots aren't a problem at all. I have strung some rackets where the knots were one of the easiest parts of stringing.

steve s
08-20-2007, 11:22 AM
Easier to handle 19 ft than 40 ft at a time. Has become a habit.

08-20-2007, 11:43 AM
usually do 2 piece due to hybrids. i still do one piece every now and then.

08-20-2007, 01:26 PM
Were possible I'll use 1 piece either ATW pattern, or if the mains naturally finish at the head of the rqt. Obviously I'll string 2 piece of hybrids.

Overall it's a little easier to string with 2 pieces when starting out stringer, but using 1 piece really isn't that difficult. Once you've completed the mains stringing the crosses is no different to when you'ere string them with the 2nd piece of string.



08-20-2007, 04:54 PM
I prefer two-piece since i really don't know how to string one-piece (I'm a new stringer).

And I have a question is it bad to string two piece, even if your using one string?

08-21-2007, 02:05 PM
I agree with the majority of the posts in that a two-piece string job allows me to hybrid and experiment with differing tensions on the crosses and the mains.