Best way to string a Pure Drive

Discussion in 'Stringing Techniques / Stringing Machines' started by Macedo, Dec 5, 2013.

  1. Macedo

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    No bottom up, I know. Babolat allows it, but....no!
    I skip the last main and the first cross, then, when finish the crosses, i do the remaining main and upper cross and tie off. Is this correct or descompensate the frame?
     
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    No, you should try to have all of the mains done before starting the crosses. Do the bottom cross, finish off the mains, then finish the rest of the crosses. See this video.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hUDO10wBpmo

    There are other methods too, but this one is fairly simple.
     
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  3. Irvin

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    Why not do as Babolat recommends and string it two piece?
     
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    Thanks! One more thing, can I tie off the first cross immediately? I don't have a starting clamp

    I have to use more string, and I don't have pacience to do 4 knots :) even on court, I always disliked 2pieces don't know why
     
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  5. Irvin

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    You don't have to use more than maybe 4 inches more string. But if you don't like it you don't like it.
     
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  6. Irvin

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    BTW 'Macedo' I would prefer he Universal ATW (Richard Parnell's video) over your ATW pattern (even though it produces a lot of hard weaves) as Richard ties off the top and a bottom cross instead of an outside main and the top cross.
     
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    i would normally do 2 piece method when stringing a pure drive or aero pro. however, some client of minds wants to do one piece. i go with parnell's atw. although it does require a starting clamp, but it still allows you to string the crosses to top to bottom
     
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  9. Macedo

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    One more question: doing parnell's ATW, when he clamp the first top cross (with starting clamp), can I tie off and proceed the stringing or not? I don't have a starting clamp
     
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    Yes you can.
     
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  11. Irvin

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    No you can't if you're using fixed clamps, and I wouldn't use a universal ATW pattern using flying clamps.

    EDIT: And that brings up a question. I think before we could realy tell you how to string the Pure Drive we should know what type of stringer you're using.
     
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  12. Joonas

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    Irvin, true. My bad. I was doing with flying clamps before and that is possible. But with fixed ones not possible.

    I have done many many universal ATWs with flying clamps. It is possible and works just fine. With flying clamps a starting clamp comes handy though.

    Nowadays I am using fixed clamps. And a starting clamp..
     
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  13. Irvin

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    Joonas I should have explained myself a little better. With the Pure Drive the 7th main is in 7H. The tie off is also 7H so in order to tie off the 7th main on the short side you have to run the top cross to the long side unless you are going to open up another grommet hole and on Babolat frames that is not a good idea. If the racket were a frame that ties somewhere other than the hole the string you're tying off is in then yes it is possible. Although I would still not recommend ATW with flying clamps.
     
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    With Stringway flying clamps it is ok (not necessarily recommended). But it is very well doable. Mainly because you can clamp single cross string without any slippage. By leaning on mains the drawback can be only few millimeters and will be mostly compensated with the next pull.

    I own three flying clamps but have done with only two. By using the other one as a starting clamp.

    Nowadays I use flying clamps as staring clamps only. Stringway ones hold better than dedicated staring clamps and damage string less. There is longer touch base.
     
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  15. Macedo

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    Pro's Pro Challenger, dropweight, fixed clamps. So, I can't do parnell's atw
     
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    I never said you can't do ATW with flying clamps I said fixed. Rather that using the mains to hold the string it would be better to hold the string on the outside of the frame. The OP wanted to tie off the short side without running the top cross and you said he could? He can't tie off the string in 7H at 7H.

    Then (FOR THIS FRAME WITH THE TOP TIE AT 7H) you would have to skip the 6th main and run it last so you can tie at 7H. That way you could do it without a starting clamp as you would not be running in the top cross. Make sure your top and bottom crosses go over and under the same main since you have 19 crosses. But be careful as one is ran in the opposite direction of the other and if you start going over the first main one you will go under on the other to keep them the same. Hope I have not confused you.
     
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    BTW to use the same amount of sting with two piece you use for one piece cut off you normal length of string and start your mains with a short side and long side. Tie off both mains at the bottom and use the long tail from the long side and a starting knot to start your crosses. That way the only lengths of string you throw away are the one tail on the short side main and the bottom cross tail.
     
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  18. Joonas

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    OP, sorry for going a bit OT, but we are still touching your topic...

    Irvin, few things:
    1. You can't clamp flying clamp outside of the frame in universal ATW when doing bottom cross. And since there is no other cross next to bottom one you have to lean it against mains. But the first cross in the hoop, the tie off for short side there of course you clamp outside (as you would with starting clamp).

    2. I have not seen OP saying that he wants to tie off short side without running top cross. I saw him wanting to do universal ATW. And the main idea behind universal ATW is to have tie offs on crosses not on mains. This is to reach for equal tension in all mains. I said initially wrong that it is possible cause I was totally thinking of something else. My bad as I said. But if you want to use crosses as tie off strings then even if you loop you would still run out of clamps as your short side clamp wouldn't reach to long side for tie off (at least mine would not). But this is possible with two flying clamps. Just for anecdote.

    3. But I totally agree that two piece would be much more convenient with this racquet. And practically with most racquets...
     
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  19. Irvin

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    When the OP said:
    I assumed since he could not clamp the top cross and he wanted to tie off the short side main.
     
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    Usually, I am doing boxed ATW with two H and two T crosses for my PD and APD, then continue from top to bottom if one piece, or from middle to both ends, if 2 pc.

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