Advise about stringing from a reel???

Discussion in 'Strings' started by Carlito, Sep 11, 2008.

  1. Carlito

    Carlito Semi-Pro

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    I don't have a machine so I usually take my racket to a shop to get it strung with packets of string that I buy. Labor is usually $10-$15.

    Today bought my first ever reel. It a mini real of TiMo which is 125 feet. Should I take the reel to the store and just have them do there thing with it or measure it myself and cut it and bring it to them already pre cut. I was only going to use it on the mains of an Aero Storm.

    Does any one know what is a safe amount to cut for the mains. I should be able to get at least 6 half sets from the reel but is it possible to get 7 if I am stingy about it? But I am also worried about leaving it short.
     
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  2. noobplayer

    noobplayer Semi-Pro

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    just measure 40 feet, about 18 standard racquet lengths
     
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  3. TenniseaWilliams

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    USRSA digest says the Aero Storm needs 20' feet for the mains, about 6.25 half sets on 125'. I would cut the half set and bring it to the stringer, less to go wrong that way.
     
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  4. Carlito

    Carlito Semi-Pro

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    It doesn't look like I can get any more than 6 half sets from a mini-reel then huh? I guess Ill just measure 20 feet. No point in taking any chances.

    Thanks guys
     
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