Geostar stringing pattern

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  1. Autodidactic player

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    I know this is a shot in the dark but does anyone have the stringing pattern/instructions for the Geostar racket? The racket is listed in my 1983-1984 USRSA Stringers Digest but it simply says "X's plus diagonal stringing. Contact USRSA." Any help appreciated. Here's a picture:

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  2. Irvin

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    Here you go
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  3. Irvin

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    For a supporting spoke if you want you should be able to use a utility flag wire. Just bend on one end and place a clamp on the other.
     
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    Wow! Thanks. This board is great!
     
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    This is officially the most difficult racket I've ever strung and that includes the MacGregor Bergelin LongString and a couple of MadRaqs! Even with Irvin's instructions (thanks again) and another racket to review this took almost two hours and every flying clamp I could find. Here's the end result:

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  6. Irvin

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    I can't imagine why it would be hard to string. LOL Flying clamps? You were just begging for trouble weren't you?
     
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    I've been stringing rackets for almost half a century - literally - and I stick by my statement. :) I learned to string on an old Bancroft pneumatic stringer. Some of the old-timers might remember this old brute; a green cast iron column with an air pump inside and foot pedals. Anyway, I rarely string for other people now so normally I find my trusty Prince NEOS to be more than adequate.

    With this racket the fixed clamps on the Prince are just about useless. What really took so long, however, was making certain I was using the correct holes. It's hard to tell in the picture but eight of the holes share a string while the remainder do not. I might have been better off just counting holes but instead I found myself going back to the strung racket to confirm I had the correct hole with just about every string. Now that I've done this one I'm sure the next will be much easier - if I ever bother to string up the other NOS one I've got! Thanks again.
     
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  8. Irvin

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    I was was being facetious. Now I know why you used the the flying clamps. Seems like you would have had to use a starting clamp thrown in there too.
     
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    Never mind the starting clamp, I was tempted to use a set of vise grips! :wink:
     
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    Not directly on the string I hope. I believe you first diagonal used a center cross first. You could use your machine clamp there.
     
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