21 feet listed for mains

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  1. JavierLW

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    On racquets that suggest a starting pattern of needing 21 feet for the mains, is it sometimes possible to just use 20 feet if at worse you have to bridge the string with a starting clamp?

    Im looking at the O3 Hybrid Hornet's specifically, I noticed that both the MP and the OS list the mains as 21" and the crosses as 19".

    It's good to know if I was to use something that is already precut in 20 feet segments, or Im trying to split a 40 feet package.
     
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  2. mikeler

    mikeler G.O.A.T.

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    I've found with softer strings, they stretch more and I end up wasting about a foot of string if I go by the recommendations. With stiffer strings, those recommendations are usually spot on.
     
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  3. JavierLW

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    That makes sense.

    For the ones that are spot on, are they including extra length on each end for tensioning, tying the knot, etc?

    Im wondering if with just a foot of difference if that shouldn't be that much to at least keep me from using a bridge.
     
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  4. top_amateur

    top_amateur New User

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    Totally Agree, sometimes even following the instruction length for poly makes me using starting clamp to extend the last string.

     
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  5. rufusbgood

    rufusbgood Semi-Pro

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    20 ft is plenty on either Hornet. In fact you'll probably find 18 ft sufficient if you have a starting clamp to use as a bridge.
     
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