Does Anybody Use Gloves For Stringing Tennis Rackets?

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  1. hyperion99

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    Don't know if this topic belongs in this section.

    I'm wondering if anybody uses gloves (working gloves) for stringing tennis rackets.
     
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  2. Irvin

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    I tried some light fingers less gloves once. They are used for pulling telephone line. Only used then once.
     
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    Do you use a string machine too, or just pulling tension with gloved hands? If that is the case, no, I have not. Mittens only. I rock the Disney character mittens.
     
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    Speaking of April Fools' Day...
    Does anyone know why folks are so tired on April 1st?



    'Cause they just finished a March of 31 days!!! :)



    Bazinga!
     
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    looks like a few were fooled;)
     
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    I wear a mechanic's glove when I tie a finishing knot for a shaped poly. :)
     
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  7. Irvin

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    I seen Gloves In a Bottle listed on the G S S site but it also probably available locally. You may want to see if its available near you and give it a try.
     
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    Very interesting.
    Do you have any personal feedback about this item?

    Thanks
     
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  10. hyperion99

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    Do you find them useful at all while stringing?

    Thanks
     
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    No I don't I just seen it on the G S S Alliance site.
     
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  12. hyperion99

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    Thanks anyway.
    I'll look into it.
     
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  13. diredesire

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    It's not really very useful. I tried (I guess I still try) to use it when stringing larger tournaments, there's a slightly greasy film and I see no differences in the tearing up of my hands.

    Edit: By the end of the tournament, I end up wrapping athletic/fabric tape around the spots on my hand where the string rubs when I pull (outside of pinkies, etc)
     
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  14. hyperion99

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    Thanks for the feedback DD.
     
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    you all are aware of the date of the original post? right?
     
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  16. hyperion99

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    I don't celebrate April Fools
     
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    Looks like you fooled everyone who though it was a joke whether you celebrate April Fool's day or not.
     
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  18. hyperion99

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    So it seems .
     
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    i have more calluses from stringing than from playing tennis :)
    i kept breaking the skin when pulling the knots
    i tried taping, but that’s a cumbersome proposition every time
    i found a light-cloth type of glove(thought leather was too much, plus its too hot)
    i cut out the fingers very short for the two middle-fingers and thumb (to allow total movement and while weaving string without it being cumbersome),
    i cut back the glove just past the first joint for the index-finger and pinky-finger (to allow me to pull string and prevent skin breakage in between the skin folds/joints)
     
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  20. loosegroove

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    Starting clamps are great for pulling knots.
     
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  21. 1HBHfanatic

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    you correct, but early on i was taught/told not to use tools to pull knots, and just hand-pull for less likely issue of damage and/or pulling too hard;
    i know what you mean though, i guess its a preferrence at this point
     
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  22. Irvin

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    Anything is great for pulling knots, even a clothspin. Run the string through the slot and roll the string up the clothspin then pull. The problem is because you have a better grip you can pull hard enough to break the string. I think many people just pull too hard. I prefer the starting clamp.
     
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  23. ricardo

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    Yes. But only when tightening knots.

    I tried tightening the knot with my bare hands once.
    It hurts.

    So now I use a thick rubber gloves.

    For poly, I use a starting clamp.
     
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