2 piece stringing the Pro Kennex 5g

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  1. netman

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    Sometime in the distant past I had some info on how to 2 piece string the PK 5g. But it has disappeared into the mists of time. Can someone post instructions on how to 2 piece string it. If it matters, I use a basic drop weight machine.

    Thanks
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  2. SteveI

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    Hi Netman,

    16 x 20
    Start Mains at H, tie offs at 6H
    Skips at 8 H and 8 T
    Start Crosses at 8 H, tie offs at 5H and 7T

    Need 19 feet for mains, 18 feet for crosses

    Hope that helps,
    Steve
     
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  3. netman

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    Thanks SteveI.

    Are there any potential blocked holes or other gotchas I should look out for?

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  4. SteveI

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    5G.. calling Steve Huff

    Hi,

    No longer have one on hand to know that info. Steve Huff is the one to ask about blocked holes and other gotches. I am guessing he knows all the pitfalls on that one.

    Good luck,
    Steve
     
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  5. Bud

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    Nope, it's a breeze... and the 5G even has those cool grommets that allow easy stringing (near the throat). They guide the string away from blocking grommet holes.
     
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  6. SteveI

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    Bud,

    Thanks for you input. I remember the 5G being a nice easy frame to string. PK does make some nice frames and their technology really appears to work from all the wonderful reports from users.

    Regards,
    Steve
     
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  7. netman

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    Thanks Bud. I look forward to stringing one of mine up as a 2 piece since I like to tension the mains and crosses differently.

    -k-
     
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  8. Bud

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    Yeah... love those tiny channels molded into the 5G grommets at the throat that basically guide each piece of string where holes are potentially blocked. I don't know why other companies don't employ this 'technology' into their grommets.
     
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  9. Mansewerz

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    Is it like a raised groove near the last few mains? My fischer pro has something that helps align the string so that holes aren't blocked.
     
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  10. Bud

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    It's a small, narrow channel (not a raised groove but I have seen those, too) the string follows that keeps it away from the grommet hole.

    If I get a chance, I'll take a pic later and post it here.
     
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  11. shell

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    Neat, I never noticed it. I just knew it was an easy racquet to string! :)
     
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