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Bedrock
06-07-2011, 01:15 PM
What is One Piece or Two Pieces in string pattern?

String Pattern:
16 Mains / 18 Crosses
Mains skip: 7H 9H 8T
One Piece
No Shared Holes

Bedrock
06-07-2011, 03:24 PM
Seems like nobody knows.

flashfire276
06-07-2011, 03:29 PM
One piece/two piece is the racquet construction. Kinda self said, a racquet mold was made out of one whole slab of graphite, or it has the hoop/handle connected somehow.

Two piece racquets are very low quality, since they are 2 individual pieces. Usually just aluminium and titanium because of cheap prices. They're very fragile because of 2 seperate pieces. You can find them at Walmart, Target, etc.

One piece is the traditional racquet. Just a basic single mold of graphite. As long as you don't get a Target or Walmart racquet, you'll probably end up with this.

namartens
06-07-2011, 03:29 PM
Guess this belongs in the Strings section?

As I understand it: a racket strung one piece is strung using just one long piece of string and has just two knots. You use it to string both the mains and crosses. A racket strung two piece is strung using two seperate pieces of string; one that is used to string the mains and another that is used to string the crosses. A two piece uses four knots, two to tie off the mains and two to tie off the crosses.

The text you pasted is the recommended stringing method by the manufacturer for that particular frame I think.

Satch
06-07-2011, 03:32 PM
One piece/two piece is the racquet construction. Kinda self said, a racquet mold was made out of one whole slab of graphite, or it has the hoop/handle connected somehow.

Two piece racquets are very low quality, since they are 2 individual pieces. Usually just aluminium and titanium because of cheap prices. They're very fragile because of 2 seperate pieces. You can find them at Walmart, Target, etc.

One piece is the traditional racquet. Just a basic single mold of graphite. As long as you don't get a Target or Walmart racquet, you'll probably end up with this.

i think that in this case it's the way you should string it like tension rec

flashfire276
06-07-2011, 03:32 PM
Two piece:
http://img.tennis-warehouse.com/new_big/BBFLY23-2.JPG

One piece:
http://img.tennis-warehouse.com/new_big/RGAPDGT-2.JPG

flashfire276
06-07-2011, 03:33 PM
Guess this belongs in the Strings section?

As I understand it: a racket strung one piece is strung using just one long piece of string and has just two knots. You use it to string both the mains and crosses. A racket strung two piece is strung using two seperate pieces of string; one that is used to string the mains and another that is used to string the crosses. A two piece uses four knots, two to tie off the mains and two to tie off the crosses.

The text you pasted is the recommended stringing method by the manufacturer for that particular frame I think.

Oh yeah, could be this too.
Especially since you copy/pasted stringing specs.

goober
06-07-2011, 03:54 PM
Basically ignore it. I string 2 piece string jobs all the time on "1 piece" racquets. You can do it on basically any racquet and people hybrid their strings a lot these days.

Satch
06-07-2011, 04:11 PM
Basically ignore it. I string 2 piece string jobs all the time on "1 piece" racquets. You can do it on basically any racquet and people hybrid their strings a lot these days.

you can do 2 piece when 1 is recommended, but reverse is not ''allowed''

flashfire276
06-07-2011, 04:47 PM
But there's really no reason to look at that. Most stringers would string your racquet two piece anyways.

Agent Orynge
06-07-2011, 04:55 PM
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0065724/

Up&comer
06-07-2011, 05:10 PM
One piece/two piece is the racquet construction. Kinda self said, a racquet mold was made out of one whole slab of graphite, or it has the hoop/handle connected somehow.

Two piece racquets are very low quality, since they are 2 individual pieces. Usually just aluminium and titanium because of cheap prices. They're very fragile because of 2 seperate pieces. You can find them at Walmart, Target, etc.

One piece is the traditional racquet. Just a basic single mold of graphite. As long as you don't get a Target or Walmart racquet, you'll probably end up with this.

I'm almost positive because it is stringing instructions that it means one piece or two piece stinging. Not how many parts the racket is made of.

Agent Orynge
06-07-2011, 06:22 PM
I'm almost positive because it is stringing instructions that it means one piece or two piece stinging. Not how many parts the racket is made of.

Unless he meant three pieces.

http://www.tennis-warehouse.com/ractechpage.html?PCODE=K5BLX

Up&comer
06-07-2011, 06:43 PM
Unless he meant three pieces.

http://www.tennis-warehouse.com/ractechpage.html?PCODE=K5BLX

Is it just me or does that look like wilsons attempt at a cortex?

Spin-A-Lot
06-07-2011, 06:49 PM
It's definitely in regards to stringing instructions..you CAN string 1 piece to a '2 piece' racquet but it'll void warranty if anything goes wrong...apparently it has something to do with the way the crosses starts...it's ideal if the crosses start at the top, working down to the throat..if the crosses start at the bottom then apparently it's not good for the structural integrity of the racquet...but if you're stringing your own, you can pretty much do whatever you want as long as you can live with any malfunctions ;)

Spin-A-Lot
06-07-2011, 06:51 PM
Is it just me or does that look like wilsons attempt at a cortex?

Actually, it's more like Babolat's attempt at making their own Triad since Wilson did it waaaay before.. ;)

zapvor
06-07-2011, 06:51 PM
One piece/two piece is the racquet construction. Kinda self said, a racquet mold was made out of one whole slab of graphite, or it has the hoop/handle connected somehow.

Two piece racquets are very low quality, since they are 2 individual pieces. Usually just aluminium and titanium because of cheap prices. They're very fragile because of 2 seperate pieces. You can find them at Walmart, Target, etc.

One piece is the traditional racquet. Just a basic single mold of graphite. As long as you don't get a Target or Walmart racquet, you'll probably end up with this.
LOL this is totally bogus....

Agent Orynge
06-07-2011, 06:57 PM
It's definitely in regards to stringing instructions..you CAN string 1 piece to a '2 piece' racquet but it'll void warranty if anything goes wrong...apparently it has something to do with the way the crosses starts...it's ideal if the crosses start at the top, working down to the throat..if the crosses start at the bottom then apparently it's not good for the structural integrity of the racquet...but if you're stringing your own, you can pretty much do whatever you want as long as you can live with any malfunctions ;)

You can safely string a 2 piece racquet with only 1 piece of string using the Around The World method. Stringing a 1 piece racquet with 2 pieces is always safe.

I've always preferred 1 piece string jobs, especially when stringing my own frames. My reasoning is that 2 piece string jobs result in a less uniform string plane, due to the premature release of tension when tieing off the mains.

Actually, it's more like Babolat's attempt at making their own Triad since Wilson did it waaaay before.. ;)

Yeah, Triad technology is what, over 10 years old now?

zapvor
06-07-2011, 07:00 PM
Flashfire's post is really making me laugh! i was under the impression TT posters are more knowledgable than the average tennis player, but......LOL

flashfire276
06-07-2011, 07:10 PM
Flashfire's post is really making me laugh! i was under the impression TT posters are more knowledgable than the average tennis player, but......LOL

Alright alright, I got something wrong, and I was on the wrong subject. I stand correct.
But no reason to be so negative on it.

zapvor
06-07-2011, 07:11 PM
Alright alright, I got something wrong, and I was on the wrong subject. I stand correct.
But no reason to be so negative on it.
being dumb nevermind

alen_david
06-07-2011, 07:21 PM
Flashfire's post is really making me laugh! i was under the impression TT posters are more knowledgable than the average tennis player, but......LOL

Hey man, dont be too harsh! Lol.

Alright alright, I got something wrong, and I was on the wrong subject. I stand correct.
But no reason to be so negative on it.

Good guy right here, admitting he was wrong. :D

zapvor
06-07-2011, 07:22 PM
yea i am being an a--hole sorryyyyy

Agent Orynge
06-07-2011, 07:23 PM
yea i am being an a--hole sorryyyyy

Ban! Ban! Ban!

zapvor
06-07-2011, 07:29 PM
lol come on some posters on here have gotten into real heated arguments....

Agent Orynge
06-07-2011, 07:32 PM
Yeah, but only the a-holes get banned.

;)

zapvor
06-07-2011, 07:41 PM
nooooooo i will be good!

TennisCJC
06-07-2011, 08:04 PM
Anyone ever hear of a "many piece" string job? I was playing doubles once with a friend and he lined up some old guys. One of our opponents was in his early 80s. He had a great game for his age but it was more fun doubles than competitive doubles. Anyhow, my friend says the old guy strings his own racket. I have a stringer too so I tried to start a conversation with the old guy about stringing. I asked him what kind of string he was using. And he says "well, I have a little NXT over here, and some TNT over here, and some Prince syn gut over here". The guy just used old remnants that he cut out of rackets he strung for other people. He had about 6 or 8 pieces of different string in his racket. It was pretty damn funny. I guess you have to make ends meet however you can when you retire on a fixed budget. The old guy could not move at all but if you hit it within his reach, he could place it on a dime.

Spin-A-Lot
06-07-2011, 09:09 PM
Anyone ever hear of a "many piece" string job? I was playing doubles once with a friend and he lined up some old guys. One of our opponents was in his early 80s. He had a great game for his age but it was more fun doubles than competitive doubles. Anyhow, my friend says the old guy strings his own racket. I have a stringer too so I tried to start a conversation with the old guy about stringing. I asked him what kind of string he was using. And he says "well, I have a little NXT over here, and some TNT over here, and some Prince syn gut over here". The guy just used old remnants that he cut out of rackets he strung for other people. He had about 6 or 8 pieces of different string in his racket. It was pretty damn funny. I guess you have to make ends meet however you can when you retire on a fixed budget. The old guy could not move at all but if you hit it within his reach, he could place it on a dime.

I met a guy recently that did the exact same thing! I knew he was unorthodox the minute I saw his racquet..It was a 'skittles pack' of colours I kid you not!! When I asked him about it he said that he just asked his friend with the stringer machine to do up his string bed with whatever leftover string that was available...tension was apparently in the 40s..doesn't seem to bother him at all since he can go toe to toe with anybody..I guess it's whatever works for some people..it seems like a viable option for people on an extremely tight budget :)

Up&comer
06-08-2011, 09:18 AM
Alright alright, I got something wrong, and I was on the wrong subject. I stand correct.
But no reason to be so negative on it.

I understand. It is in the rackets section so it's understandable.

diredesire
06-08-2011, 10:44 AM
You can safely string a 2 piece racquet with only 1 piece of string using the Around The World method. Stringing a 1 piece racquet with 2 pieces is always safe.

I've always preferred 1 piece string jobs, especially when stringing my own frames. My reasoning is that 2 piece string jobs result in a less uniform string plane, due to the premature release of tension when tieing off the mains.



Yeah, Triad technology is what, over 10 years old now?

Not all manufacturers will warranty an ATW job, though. His original statement is kind of true in that it's not always "allowed." TBH, though, I haven't had any racquet RMAs rejected for bad string jobs... We should run an experiment!

Agent Orynge
06-08-2011, 10:59 AM
Tennis racquet fraud, you say? I'm all ears - for the sake of science, of course.

How would we break a racquet without making it look like it was intentional?

diredesire
06-08-2011, 11:20 AM
Tennis racquet fraud, you say? I'm all ears - for the sake of science, of course.

How would we break a racquet without making it look like it was intentional?

Yeah, that's exactly what I was thinking about when I pushed "Submit Reply."

RMAs are only supposed to cover manufacturing defects :(

Agent Orynge
06-08-2011, 11:23 AM
We could put a want ad in the TW classifieds for a defective frame, and then string it the wrong way very loosely before sending it in.

diredesire
06-08-2011, 11:45 AM
We could put a want ad in the TW classifieds for a defective frame, and then string it the wrong way very loosely before sending it in.

Then the next step is getting one from every manufacturer, purchased in the last year, with receipt... FOR SCIENCE!

(But we're seriously derailing this thread now...)

Agent Orynge
06-08-2011, 05:46 PM
It's OK, I don't think we'll get banned.

zapvor
06-08-2011, 07:05 PM
lol does this really work?