1 piece stringing vs. 2.

Discussion in 'TW Questions/Comments' started by msasaki, Dec 17, 2004.

  1. msasaki

    msasaki New User

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    I just bought a racquet at TW and it used a single piece string job. I'm just wondering if this is normal and why 1 piece is used instead of 2 piece.

    No criticizm or anything, just curiosity.
     
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  2. TW Staff

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    Depending on the manufacturer recommended string pattern, racquets will bring strung one piece or two piece. For instance, almost all Wilson racquets use a one piece pattern.
    Which racquet did you purchase?

    Chris, TW.
     
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  3. msasaki

    msasaki New User

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    It is a Surge-X. I notice from the Wilson site that they have directions for both 1 and 2 piece stringing.
     
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  4. Smashlob

    Smashlob Rookie

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    For almost every Wilson raquet, both are listed as acceptable.

    And well, 1 piece is faster.
     
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  5. hummer23

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    thats not neccesarily true. its less knots, but its a pain to pull all that string through the mains and crosses. like 25 feet worth on one end. not fun to work with all that string. 2 peice is less complicated and faster IMO.
     
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  6. Gaines Hillix

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    Most manufacturers install grommets in their racquets that allow 1 or 2 pieces of string to be used. It is perfectly all right to do it either way on these. Some racquets call for a 2 piece pattern because the mains end at the throat, but these can also be done 1 piece using an ATW pattern. Babolat has made some frames that call for a 1 piece pattern and the grommets aren't made for the extra knots required in a 2 piece job, but even these can be done 2 piece if you use an awl to enlarge a couple of the other grommets. Many stringers think a 1 piece job is cleaner looking(fewer knots) and there is less measuring and string cutting required. It also requires a couple of feet less string(this can add up over 100's of frames).
     
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