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mlwgszgao
08-19-2007, 12:29 PM
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

pmata814
08-19-2007, 01:06 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

xtremerunnerars
08-19-2007, 01:10 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.)

Valjean
08-19-2007, 01:18 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.

WildVolley
08-19-2007, 04:42 PM
2-piece is my preferred method. It allows me to hybrid, and I need the practice tying knots.

10nisDude~
08-19-2007, 04:47 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...

iplaybetter
08-19-2007, 07:32 PM
i like one piece, it is how i learned
i like not having to be worried that 20ft is not enough

mhstennis100
08-19-2007, 08:01 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.

TennsDog
08-20-2007, 12:02 PM
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, 12:22 PM
Easier to handle 19 ft than 40 ft at a time. Has become a habit.

tbini87
08-20-2007, 12:43 PM
usually do 2 piece due to hybrids. i still do one piece every now and then.

uk_skippy
08-20-2007, 02:26 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.

Regards

Paul

NebAce1
08-20-2007, 05:54 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?

ryan808
08-21-2007, 03:05 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.