Basic Stringing Questions-Help needed

Discussion in 'Stringing Techniques / Stringing Machines' started by Ballinbob, Jun 21, 2013.

  1. Ballinbob

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    Hey all

    I bought a stringing machine (basic gamma drop weight) a year ago with the intension of just stringing my own racket. And while I know how to string my Wilson now, I've been experimenting with other rackets.

    My main question is how do I string rackets with eight grommets on the bottom. Can I still start from the bottom of the racket? I'm stringing two older rackets I have and I am having trouble knowing which mains to skip because I am not used to having eight grommets on the bottom.

    One of them is a 14 x 18 racket which is a pattern I am not used to

    Any help would be greatly appreciated
     
  2. cluckcluck

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    With 8 grommets at the bottom, you will start from the top.
     
  3. djNEiGht

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    what racquet is it? Enter it in the racquet finder on TW and you will get the specs and the string pattern.
     
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  5. Irvin

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    If you have a current model racket. Many of the older rackets aren't listed.
     
  6. djNEiGht

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    I have a racquet that wasn't very popular and couldn't find it on TW for specs. I have been able to find info on TW though using the racquet finder and making sure the "current models" box is un-checked.
     
  7. Irvin

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    Thanks good to know, that does work for some discontinued rackets but not all.
     
  8. djNEiGht

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    no prob. that klippermate and other links that posters share are great too for times when TW doesn't have info.
     
  9. Topspin101

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    Where is the racquet finder on TW?

    Thanks/Don
     
  10. Irvin

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    Look on the home page there is a link near the bottom of the racket manufacturers just above DEMO PROGRAM

    http://www.racquetfinder.com/
     
  11. Rjtennis

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    I use the Klipper site as well. It's a great site, but be aware that they are a bit generous on what they list for the length of string you need.
     
  12. zapvor

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    one way to tell you have strung too much: i never look up patterns
     

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