ATW patterns or normal one piece stringing on Ektelon H

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  1. Krajicek Serve

    Krajicek Serve New User

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    Is this possible if you only have 2 long bars? ATW pattern seems impossible. I want to string crosses from top to bottom, so in mind the only way to do this is if the tie off point for your mains is on top of the racket.

    Can anyone confirm this or am I wrong?
     
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  2. bluegrass_stringer

    bluegrass_stringer Semi-Pro

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    You are wrong. I have an Ektelon Model H and have done many ATW patterns. I use a starting clamp for most of them, but it can be done with no starting clamp.
     
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  3. Irvin

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    You are absolutely correct, it is possible just tie off the short side at the top them string the outside main on the long side and take off the short side bar. String the bottom cross and move the long side bar to hold the bottom cross. String the short side outside mains and move your bar again. String the top cross and move the bar again. Now string all the remaining crosses.
     
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  4. bluegrass_stringer

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    I think an easier way that doesn't require as much "bar moving" is just to finish the short side and then leave one main out on the long side. Then string the crosses, and then go back up and do the last main on the long side. You might need to also do the first cross if your racquet has an odd number of crosses ( if even, start at first cross when doing crosses, if odd then start at second cross)
     
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  5. Irvin

    Irvin G.O.A.T.

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    Very true but that method won't work on all rackets and you can't weave the top cross if you don't have a starting clamp or something to hold the top cross.
     
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  6. Irvin

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    BTW if you have an even number of crosses there is an easier way. Run in all the mains on the short side and all but the last cross on the long side. Then tie off the short side, string all crosses top to bottom, and run in the long side outside main and tie off.

    EDIT: Of course this is all assuming you mains normally end at the bottom. If your mains end at the head you tie off the short side and string the crossing with the long side after finishing the mains.
     
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  7. Krajicek Serve

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    Thanks guys, your answers have been very helpful!! I have a starting clamp, so I will be fine!
     
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  8. bluegrass_stringer

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    Uh, this was what I just described in my last post. And you do not need a starting clamp for the first cross (or second cross).
     
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  9. bluegrass_stringer

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    All depends on what you want to do. Some prefer a certain ATW pattern for various reasons. I think the method I described, and Irvin reiterated, is probably the easiest way.
     
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  10. Irvin

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    No it is not unless you have a even number of crosses. If all you have is two long clamps it is impossible to get them perpendicular to each other. If you THINK you know a way tell us about it.
     
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  11. bluegrass_stringer

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    I state that if you have an even number of crosses, you can start at the first cross..and if odd, then you start at the second cross and then come back up and finish the first one.

    There must have been some confusion when reading it.
     
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