1 Piece vs. 2 Piece Stringing

Discussion in 'Strings' started by mlwgszgao, Aug 19, 2007.

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Which stringing method do you prefer to use?

  1. 1 piece

    27.5%
  2. 2 piece

    72.5%
  1. mlwgszgao

    mlwgszgao New User

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    Hey Guys, I'm pretty new to stringing and I was just wondering if y'all could describe some of the benefits of the 1 piece stringing and 2 piece stringing. Also, can you tell which one you prefer to use in the poll? Thanks
     
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  2. pmata814

    pmata814 Professional

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    I learned 2-piece and it seems a lot easier for me. You have to tie 2 extra knots but I prefer that than having to deal with all the tangling of the string when I try to do 1-piece. It is EXTREMELY annoying! (as you can probably tell I am also fairly new to stringing) I string on an Alpha Axis Pro
     
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  3. xtremerunnerars

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    I use two piece whenever I can because I like how you aren't working with a piece of string that's 30+ feet long on one side. I don't mind tying knots (I need the practice and it's not like they're hard.)
     
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  4. Valjean

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    Hybriding plus certain other stringer's techniques like 50-50, and the racquet manufacturers desire to protect the frame, make two-piece the no-brainer approach today. Not to mention the claim some have made that you get better stringbed consistency with it.
     
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  5. WildVolley

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    2-piece is my preferred method. It allows me to hybrid, and I need the practice tying knots.
     
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  6. 10nisDude~

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    it doesnt matter to me...i string my own racquets...almost 16 y.o. stringin since i was fourteen...and i dont really mind i like to hybrid string...but i like the challenge of a 1 one piece stringing...idk i feel good after i untangle the strings...
     
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  7. iplaybetter

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    i like one piece, it is how i learned
    i like not having to be worried that 20ft is not enough
     
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  8. mhstennis100

    mhstennis100 Semi-Pro

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    I've messed up a few stringjobs by not cutting evenly. My fault of course, but I like having the string in one piece so I can start over if the mains aren't long enough.
     
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  9. TennsDog

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    I string my own rackets with hybrids, so I don't have much choice there. But I still string 2-piece with other's rackets as well because I can't stand having to deal with a 40' piece of string. Takes too long to pull through, gets tangled/knotted, and I have to do more measuring for the short side. When I do 2-piece, I just cut the set in half and then center the two ends when I start the mains. All very easy. And knots aren't a problem at all. I have strung some rackets where the knots were one of the easiest parts of stringing.
     
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  10. steve s

    steve s Semi-Pro

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    Easier to handle 19 ft than 40 ft at a time. Has become a habit.
     
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  11. tbini87

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    usually do 2 piece due to hybrids. i still do one piece every now and then.
     
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  12. uk_skippy

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    Were possible I'll use 1 piece either ATW pattern, or if the mains naturally finish at the head of the rqt. Obviously I'll string 2 piece of hybrids.

    Overall it's a little easier to string with 2 pieces when starting out stringer, but using 1 piece really isn't that difficult. Once you've completed the mains stringing the crosses is no different to when you'ere string them with the 2nd piece of string.

    Regards

    Paul
     
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  13. NebAce1

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    I prefer two-piece since i really don't know how to string one-piece (I'm a new stringer).

    And I have a question is it bad to string two piece, even if your using one string?
     
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  14. ryan808

    ryan808 New User

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    I agree with the majority of the posts in that a two-piece string job allows me to hybrid and experiment with differing tensions on the crosses and the mains.
     
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