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am22fcw
02-12-2009, 11:47 AM
today i recieved my reel of gosen og micro. this is my first reel so i was wondering what the proper way to cut from it is.

jim e
02-12-2009, 12:28 PM
today i recieved my reel of gosen og micro. this is my first reel so i was wondering what the proper way to cut from it is.

You look up your racquets pattern, check if you are stringing 1 or 2 piece. Check the listing for the lenght needed for the 1 or 2 piece job that you are doing, and cut it to that length. Once you have strung the racquet, measure the remainder that you trimmed off, and you can record that for future reference,figure or the lenght you can trim back, and still reach the tension head of your machine, and re adjust for next time so there would be minimal waist.Then record that length with that type of string, so each time you string that racquet you can have the least amount of waist. Personally I always give myself a little extra, especially on a stiff string that will not stretch much.Most patterns lists are fairly acccurate taking into consideration different types of strings.

am22fcw
02-12-2009, 12:38 PM
ok sounds good thanks

vndesu
02-12-2009, 12:42 PM
for me
the way i measure my strings is my arm span.
im about 6 foot so every time i measure my arm span i get 6 ft of string.
then do that about 3 times then measure my foot or sumthing hahah xD

jim e
02-12-2009, 12:47 PM
If it is how you measure you request,
For 2 piece I usually follow this:
If you are just starting, it is best to start by measuring with a yard stick to begin with, and once you have done enough, and have a good feel for the stringing process, then, I do this:
Mount racquet on machine:
Measure out: (since most racquets are 27"long)
9 racquet lengths= 20.25' = most mains
8 racquet lenghts=18'= most crosses
You can readjust from there once you know certain racquets, but this give you a good ball park starting point and handles most racquets out there, and if you ever get a little short, a starting clamp comes in handy for extending the length to tension , so you can finish the job. A starting clamp is a cheap enough well worth while tool to have.

mikeler
02-12-2009, 01:20 PM
I actually measured out my wing span and was disappointed to find out that it is 5 inches less than my height :( This is a good and quick method to use. It has not steered me down the wrong path yet.

sk8ing
02-12-2009, 08:22 PM
best way to cut it????
scissors work...

Tim W
02-13-2009, 05:22 AM
best way to cut it????
scissors work...

Definitely not the best way to cut string.

http://www.tennis-warehouse.com/descpage-TAPERFLUSH.html

Nellie
02-13-2009, 07:16 AM
Maybe I am an amateur, but I measure out a ten foot distance from a door and double that for each of the crosses and the mains (for 20 feet per section or 6 meters) I always end up with about 1 foot left over at the end with my racquet, but keeps me from being too nervous and from having to redo a string job to save a few cents worth of string.

Dane
02-13-2009, 07:32 AM
A toe nail clipper works well for me. A multi-tasker.

mikeler
02-13-2009, 08:15 AM
Maybe I am an amateur, but I measure out a ten foot distance from a door and double that for each of the crosses and the mains (for 20 feet per section or 6 meters) I always end up with about 1 foot left over at the end with my racquet, but keeps me from being too nervous and from having to redo a string job to save a few cents worth of string.


I'm with you Nellie. I don't mind wasting string knowing that I'll never come up short.