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BagelMe
08-28-2010, 09:58 AM
Im just wondering what is the best way to measure the 10 feet for the short side of a one piece stringjob. Right now i am using a ruler and it is just annoying.

Irvin
08-28-2010, 10:23 AM
If you have a 27" racket four racket lengths = 9' add length of the head for about 10'.

Irvin

tennytive
08-29-2010, 05:45 AM
Take a tape and measure your wingspan. It should be close to your height.

I use two pulls and always have enough for my short side.

Spin-A-Lot
09-01-2010, 06:23 AM
I just found out today that double my wingspan in length is enough for the short side...I did 3 initially and ended up short for the rest! :(

bcart1991
09-01-2010, 06:58 AM
I usually pull the number of mains on the short side through a center main (i.e. I pull 7 or 8 extra lengths of the center main) and that has not failed me in over a decade.

dancraig
09-01-2010, 11:32 PM
For me, seven wingspan pulls gives about 40 feet off a reel, two gives the short side. You learn to add or subtract a little depending on the frame.

banter
10-22-2010, 12:37 PM
Put your string into the racquet as if you are just starting. Using two hands, one hand for a marker, pull the short side the length of the main 9 times or 8, depending on how many mains you have. Go for 9 just to be safe. This method does not give exact measurements, but for time sake you can estimate how much you really need.

dgdawg
10-23-2010, 05:59 AM
Im just wondering what is the best way to measure the 10 feet for the short side of a one piece stringjob. Right now i am using a ruler and it is just annoying.

Find somewhere on your machine that you can make reference marks at 1' & 2'.
In my stringing area in my basement, I keep spools on the right, or back of my machine. I have two small pieces of electrical tape at 1' & 2' intervals.
Yank 38' off the spool....yank out 9'6" for your short side...quick, easy.