Gamma Progression II VS Gamma X-ST

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    ok i got it, so should there be so much extra with what i didn't mark. will that be the rest of the string job?
     
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    If it were a 40 foot set, you could give a foot or two, but if you measured less, you may have a problem, at the end of the crosses. The Long side is the other half of the Mains and all of the Crosses.
     
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    so how much total should i have giving the extra few feet.
     
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    Usually those 8 lengths are long enough, because of stretch, you should have a foot or more cut off. On the short side tie off. Since you are doing a one piece, you could give an extra foot.
     
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    So i am doing a one piece on my new stringer and i am done with the mains and not sure how to do the crosses, where do i put the clamps?
     
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    You will have to do the first 2 crosses, pull, and then clamp them to eachother. Make sure to wiggle the crosses when you are pulling 2 at once (and this should be the only time you do) to get the tension as close as possible. Then pull 3rd cross and clamp it to the 2nd.
     
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    He's using a starting knot in the video, hence a two piece job.

    This is good example of getting a Progression II 602 FC and X-6 FC, much easier with fixed clamps. (and we are back on topic) ;)
     
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    Right, i forgot........ How come you chose to do a 1 piece string job?
     
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    Probably because he thought, he could. Worst case, he ties off and does a two piece. He's also a first time stringer.
     
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    Oh right. I've never came around doing a 1 piece. The only time i did it was when a customer asked me to specifically do a 1 piece stringjob which got me scratching my head wondering why he would specifically ask that instead of having just any kind of stringing done on the racquet. Maybe tension maintenance? I don't know. Just never bothered with it.
     
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    i am not sure it just seemed easier but i was wrong, going to do a two piece from now on.
     
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    But i got it done and it came out looking pretty good. Going to hit with it tomorrow. Post pics as well.
     
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    Thank you guys for all your help you were great thank you , this is why i love this forum!!!
     
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    You're better off doing a two piece with the machine you have. If you ever upgrade to a Fixed Clamp machine, you will appriciate the Fixed Clamp machine much more.
     
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    ok thank you and ya i realized that i a little to late about doing a two piece but learned my lesson.
     
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    Chalk one up to experience. You'll know better next time.
     
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    yep, and again i cant thank you enough
     
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    It's been my pleasure to help you.
     
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    No you don't but it depends on what racket you are stringing.
     

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