ATW patterns for certain companies / patterns.

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  1. Wikky

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    I posted this in a previous threat but it died out, was hoping I could get some answers

    "For the past few days I've been switching from my regular two piece ways and have been trying out different 1 piece ATW patterns. The problem I have found is that with many of these patterns when switching from mains to crosses the string is wrapped around two very close grommet holes with a 270 degree turn. This is putting a lot of pressure on the frame and on the string and in one case actually broke on the mount when i was stringing the crosses several minutes later (It was psg 17, I wasn't very upset about it)

    Does anyone have any suggestions on what ATW patterns work the best for certain companies/patterns? Babolat would be my biggest interest since I string those the most. And no I will not string bottom up, just a personal preference."
     
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  2. diredesire

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    You could just weave the next string down, and then come back around to avoid those bends. Just make sure you don't screw up your count, or else (depending on the pattern), you may end up with a misweave at the bottom.
     
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  3. Irvin

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    I think you will always have a 270 turn no matter what ATW you use (or a 90 turn with the same problem.) You could try a short side ATW

    Here is how it is done http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2Nms1Ss0XeI&feature=plcp

    EDIT: You could tie off the #7 main on the short side and string the long side outside main, bottom cross, then the short side outside main but you would then have a 90 degree turn with a short section of the frame supporting the string.

    EDIT: For this very reason I do not like to string frame that only skip one hole at the head (and throat but not as important) with 1 piece. Most of the Babolats only skip 8h and 8t and that is your problem.
     
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  4. Ramon

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    On my old APDGT, I would reserve 12 ft for the short side and do the top 2 crosses with it (7th main to 1st cross to 2nd cross). Then I would go ATW on the long side and start the 3rd cross with it.
     
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  5. Irvin

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    One more option. Make your short side long enough to run in the bottom cross and the long side outside main. String the center 14 mains. Use the long side to run in the second cross first, then the top cross, then the third cross on down to the next to last cross.

    If your long side tail ends up on the side of the racket tie it off. Run the short side outside main, bottom cross, and long side outside main and tie off.

    If you long side tail ends up on the long side run in the long side outside main and tie off at top. This also gives you a short section of the frame supporting a string which is what you are trying to get away from. Then use the short side tail to run in the outside main and bottom cross.

    The reason it is best to use 2 piece stringing is that is the only way you will avoid a short section of the frame supporting a string.
     
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  6. tball

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    I use a slightly extended version where I leave not 1 but 3 strings undone when I transition. I later return and string the last 3. This requires quite a bit more planning, but it does avoid the sharp turns.
     
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  7. Wikky

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    Thanks for the info. I strung a radical O/S LM today and used a pattern where i left the outside main clear on the shortside and wove the 2nd cross so that the tie off was not on the outside of the frame. Everything was going fine until i realized it was an 18x19 and not a 18x20.... realized the misweave 4 from the bottom, very frustrating.

    I suppose I'll just stick to two piece as it avoids these problems and i string much faster doing it anyways.
     
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