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    well im geting a reel and i was wondering insted of cutting it can u just pull out how much you need for the string and just keep pulling out thanks alot.
     
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  2. VGP

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    c'mon.......now think about it.
     
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  3. kobe3pointer

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    ive strung only 6 rackets in my life, and i can say that the answer is NO....
     
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  4. Lejanius

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    that depends. do you want to tie off one end of your reel, string 660' through your racquet with a weave then cut it at the end? if you could at least do your crosses, although I wouldn't suggest it
     
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  5. game set match 46 TIMES!!

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    ok so whats the best way to measure the string?
     
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    ^^ nice question!
    I'm a newbie to, so what would be the answer
     
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  7. game set match 46 TIMES!!

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    so 4 arm lenghs if you pull it as far as you can with both arms if your 5 feet?
     
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    this is the advice you don't want as a starting stringer.


    Get a yard stick or a measuring tape. Put your reel on one of the mounting posts if it has a hole in the center, and then grab the tip of the string from the reel. Pull however many lengths of string you need (for example, a racquet that needs 21 feet for the mains would be 7 yard sticks of string) and then cut it.

    If you don't know how many feet the racquet needs, look at the stringing pattern. Use klipperusa.com's stringing patterns section because they tell you everything you need to know about what to skip, where to start, and how long the set needs to be.
     
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  9. game set match 46 TIMES!!

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    wow thanks alot ill do that.i heard that if you need like 21 feet for mains its like 8 racquets is that right?or bad advice?
     
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  10. dancraig

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    I have used the "wingspan" method for several years. I measured the distance between my outstretched arms, from finger tip to finger tip. It was about 5 1/2 feet. Seven quick pulls gives me enough for most any racquet. Two pulls gives enough for most any short side.

    You can make adjustments, a little more or a little less, depending on your experience with the particular frame.
     
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  11. mistapooh

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    why dont you just go to find the length needed for your mains/cross and measure it from there?

    http://www.klipperusa.com/stringing/manufacturers.php

    This is where I go. Add a feet to your mains/cross if you feel uncomfortable. In the end, you'll only waste 1 stringing if you do.
     
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    Yep. After you do a racquet and cut the string, measure the piece you have left over as scrap. Save enough length so that you would have been able to wrap it around the gripper easily; the rest is scrap that you don't need to pull off the reel next time.
     
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    i like to keep a little bit more than that just because the ss is always a tiny bit different, also different string type will often be a different string length
     
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  14. game set match 46 TIMES!!

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    can you string any racquet with 40 feet?
     
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    No, there are a few that require more.
     
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    are they like the 118 head size or does head size not matter?
     
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    The head size matters, as does the main/cross count.
     
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    LOLLLLLLLLL ARM LONGNESS
    hahaah thats mad funny
    "longness"
    not length..."longness"
     
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  19. game set match 46 TIMES!!

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    what if some1 gives me 40 feet but like a 125 headsize and i need like 50 what should i do then?
     
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  20. dancraig

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    Some of the super oversized frames require string from a reel, 40 feet just isn't enough.
     
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    can you name how many racquets there are that you need over 40 feet and if possible which ones they are?if you dont know then just guess.
     
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    I know NXT comes in longer length sets (NXT OS = 43 feet) and fits the grandaddy of all OS sticks, Big Bubba (137 square inces). There may be more OS sets of other strings available.
     
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  23. Steve Huff

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    Even most of the super oversized rackets can be strung with 40'. If they have an 18 x 21 pattern and are 135 sq in, they might neew more. I string one guys WonderWand (that's the real name too) and it has a 20 x 21 pattern, and it takes me 44'. But, unless you're using poly, a 40' set of string is going to stretch an additional 2', so if you measure correctly, do a 1-piece, you can almost always get the job done with 1 set of string.
     
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    ok and whats the best west to measure your longside/shortside?
     
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    Edit: I just posted a link and then realised that the place I got it from was this thread! Thanks for providing it mistapooh
     
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  26. Daycrawler

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    You can string just from a reel. A friend of mine did it up at a camp I was at. He strung the mains with one string. Cut that off tied it off. Then used another reel to string the crosses.
     
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  27. Bash and Crash

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    I just use my front door to measure since it's 3 feet across...when you measure and cut and need to measure for short side just do three and 1/3 pulls across the door and you should be good for short side about 10 feet, I have never had too little string...bigger frame and a little more 3 1/2 or a more.
     
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  28. Irvin

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    Wow lots of answers to this question. There is no substitute for practice. No matter how much you try if you are going to try to get by with as little string as possible sooner or later you are going to waste a set of string. Some string stretches more than others. If you use 34.5 feet of a soft syn gut one time and try to use the same 34.5 feet of poly to string the same racket you will see what I mean. Try to be generous in your string lengths until you really know what you are doing.

    Standard rackets are 27" or 2' 3" long. Four racket lengths are 9', 8 racket lengths are 18', and 16 racket lengths are 36'. Some rackets are 1/3", 1/2", or maybe 1" or more longer. Doesn't matter. I would rather waste 1' of string than a whole set. When you find you wasted a set of string you will also find you spent a lot of time to find it out.

    Rule of thumb if you have 16x19 stringing pattern and you want to know the length of the sort side it is 8 times the length of the racket head plus what it takes you to pull tension. The stretch will give you extra room to play with.

    Irvin
     
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