View Full Version : Pulling 2 mains on a dropweight?

04-12-2004, 09:52 AM
Does anyone only pull every 2 mains on a dropweight? Someone told me this would save time. The way I do it is that when I pull the 2 mains, I lower and raise the arm 2 or 3 times to account for the extra main.

Gaines Hillix
04-12-2004, 03:23 PM
christian, this is not the way to go. To be frank, you friend is just being lazy. One will always end up with lower tension on the first string of the pair being pulled no matter what one does to try to compensate for it and the string that is connected to the tension head will be over stretched and too stiff.

David Pavlich
04-12-2004, 06:47 PM
Double pulling is one of the Cardinal sins of stringing. It ranks up there with pulling the crosses without fanning the crosses to avoind friciton burning the mains.

I haven't seen it, but one of my "spys" tells me that a local club's stringer double pulls mains AND crosses.

Bad idea, that one.


04-12-2004, 09:24 PM
If you think that double pulling is bad, somebody told me that he witnessed the racquet techs at Hol@bird pulling 4 mains at a time.

Hawaii 5.0
04-13-2004, 12:12 AM
Double pulling is a no-no on crosses and mains.In your case I'd either get a better stringer if this same person does yours, learn to string properly yourself.No matter how many times your tension the previous string will never reach equal tension to the tensioned one because of friction.Tennis and stringing is about consistency.Take a few extra minutes and do a good job and you wont regret it in the end, but you might when you bust a string job and pull out a back up with a few double pulls and lose it becuase of lack of control and power.

04-13-2004, 05:55 AM
Thanks for the comments. I now know hat this guy has no clue about stringing.

04-13-2004, 11:27 PM
I can tell you right now that A LOT of people at many shops and colleges and tennis academies do double pulls on the mains.

I used to do it for the longest time also.

It's a very common practice around my area (can't speak for others).

I actually knew a college player that double pulled crosses, that's just insane to me.

Hence why I string my own racquets.