View Full Version : What do you think of this stringjob?

08-25-2007, 11:38 AM
Hi, a friend of mine brought his racket to me to restring it, when i took a clser look i find out that the guy that didi the last stringjob use an starting not on the mains (see pic). My question is, did he started the mains from the side of the racket?, if so how did he do to string the main where the starting knot is anchored? How did he tension the knot? My guess is that he strung the three first mains from that side and then tension. Is this ok to do it?.

Please let me know wht do you think. thanks




08-25-2007, 12:34 PM
I can't really tell since i've never done a PDR before..but those knots look like CRAP!

I might be wrong on this...but if you use a starting clamp for the crosses I think you can tie off with a DHH when you're done? I never use a starting clamp because I don't have one.

08-25-2007, 12:59 PM
um.... I only see three "knots"... Did he tie off on the outside of the frame?

I wouldn't pay for a job like that...

Oh and cut the strings out.

08-25-2007, 01:01 PM
Those knots are crap...cut it out asap..

08-25-2007, 01:15 PM
Wow. Even for me, a guy who doesn't really care about looks, that is really bad. Hope the frame is ok. Tha king of knot in theory would put more stress on the grommets.

08-25-2007, 04:25 PM
I think I see the fourth one on 10T (left), right where itís supposed to be.

Looks like a normal two-piece job with all four knots in the right place (mains tied at 6T, crosses tied at 7H and 10T), although two of the knots appear to look like crap.

When you cut the strings, you should be able to tell better which strings the knots are at the end of (mains, crosses, etc.).

08-25-2007, 04:45 PM
nots look lk crap!

08-25-2007, 04:46 PM
The knots are where they are suppose to be, the thing is that one of "tie off" knots, the ugly one, is a starting knot, so how this guy did to put a starting knot as a tie off. or did he just start stringing the mains from the side of the racket.

Dont worry about the racket, i already cut the strings and restringit. ;)

Thanks for the replies

federer envies me
08-25-2007, 04:47 PM
worst string job i have ever seen

08-25-2007, 05:02 PM
worst string job i have ever seen

It's obvious that you haven't seen too many string jobs then...:p

08-25-2007, 05:03 PM
ive seen worse...

08-25-2007, 05:34 PM
Those knots are crap...cut it out asap..

I think that is the way to tie off the Fishing lure, maybe he is a fisherman.:confused:

08-25-2007, 06:06 PM
Never string like that. Puts way too much stress on the frame/grommets.

08-25-2007, 06:38 PM
worst string job i have ever seen

LOL--You obviously missed this recent thread (http://tt.tennis-warehouse.com/showthread.php?t=149873) with this one:


Now that might be the worst one ever!

08-25-2007, 06:50 PM
was he drunk???

08-25-2007, 07:00 PM
Somebody can't count, or see for that matter

08-26-2007, 06:17 PM
woa that is a bad stringjob, however, nobody has answered my original question, how did this guy strung the mains with a starting knot and a tie off?

08-26-2007, 06:55 PM
The Babolat website says that's how to string 'em. Check Rod dick's racket close up from the tourney last week :o

08-26-2007, 07:54 PM
LOL--You obviously missed this recent thread (http://tt.tennis-warehouse.com/showthread.php?t=149873) with this one:


Now that might be the worst one ever!

The first racket that I ever strung looked like that. Maybe even worse. Then I had to tie off the crosses outside the frame.

Steve Huff
08-26-2007, 08:57 PM
Other than the 2 knots that have slipped apart, the stringjob has followed the correct pattern. It's hard to tell if he used a starting knot or backtracked and tied off with a normal, double half-hitch after usine a starting clamp. I'd live with it. The knots, if they don't slip, are ugly, but they've done their job.