greasy strings ???

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  1. downey stringing master

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    why are some strings realy greasy ????
     
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  2. Voltron

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    Because you dripped "Big Mac" on them. LOL
     
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  3. downey stringing master

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    funny haha i h8 big mac uncle sams lol but really any ideas y
     
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  4. Voltron

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    Maybe they are just really smooth. Or the fat guy at the string plant dripped his Big Mac on them.
     
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  5. downey stringing master

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    haha lol can u convert usa ranking rating into gb
     
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  6. Voltron

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    I'm not sure, why?
     
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  7. downey stringing master

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    becoz sum guy gave me sum string and its to soft to get thru shared hole and its wont stay in dee clamp
     
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  8. Court_Jester

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    Clean your clamp!
     
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  9. downey stringing master

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    no its not that the string are like oil !
     
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  10. Jonnyf

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    So then the strings would be lubricated right.?!?! so easier to get through the hole.!
     
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  11. downey stringing master

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    no they are too soft n flexy n lubricated to get thru
     
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  12. Jonnyf

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    "Too lubricated" thats honestly a brand new one to me :confused:
     
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  13. downey stringing master

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    wen u put them in shared hole when u try push it thru it just bends into a coil
     
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  14. DADYO

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    Lemme guess: Polystar Energy? They're coat with some sort of grease....
     
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  15. downey stringing master

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    Tournament 1.20 (Green) - 1.20mm gauge / Med. rough texture / £4.75 per set

    Properties: TITAN Tournament 1.20mm squash string is our tried and tested performance string. The power, playability and durability of Tournament 1.20 makes it a real favourite with the vast majority of squash players. The special coating that provides durability also gives great ease of stringing - and therefore a real favourite with stringers. As our most popular string, we select Tournament as the string ideally suited to much of the TITAN squash racket range. If a player is unsure of what string would best suit their game TITAN Tournament is the safest choice - suited to all players.

    Construction: Multifilament core braided with nylon 66 multifilament wraps finished with TITAN anti-abrasive coating.


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    7th set down on page
     
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  16. uk_skippy

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    Hi D

    i) the strings you're using are squash strings so I guess you're using it as a hybrid....unless you're trying to string a squash rqt??

    ii) cut the end to a fine point with your cutters, or cut it with a stanley/craft knife

    iii) what machine are you using, and what rqt?
     
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  17. downey stringing master

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    prince O3 tours and mains hybrid and also when u finish the last string wont go thru the hole ( tie off)
     
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    Hi D

    ok, 03 tours are not the easiest when tie-off the crosses, the mains shouldn't be a problem. As said in my previous post, cut the end to a sharp point. Take you time so you don't keep bending the string.

    Can you confirm that you're stringing the mains with this Titan string? Also what machine are you using?
     
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  19. downey stringing master

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    ok the mains i did with kirshbaum no probs there tie off both end then starting with titan for crossses is so hard i had to not use tian in the end and go 4 sppp

    im using pro's pro pilot (tabltop)
     
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  20. uk_skippy

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    Hi D

    ok, if you're finding it that hard then plan ahead. Weave in the titan (multi/soft string) crosses (but don't tenison) and place the end in the tie-off hole. Complete the mains and tie-off as usual. You'll then have the end in the tie-off hole ready for when you start the crosses. The harder one to do, if you're having trouble at the start of the crosses, is the tie-off as the hole tends to be a tighter fix. If you persevere then it will hold you instead when you do more of a similar string.
     
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  21. downey stringing master

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    do you mean # put the soft bendy titan string in the start point then put mains throught so both string are through then continue with the racket .

    but what do you do at the tie offf
     
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  22. jonolau

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    The strings feel "greasy" because of the lubricants such as waxes or silicone-bsed materials used in the manufacturing process, and also plasticizers used to soften the strings.
     
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  23. uk_skippy

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    String the 1st 6 mains on each side as usual, weave in the top cross and place the end of it in the hole where you'll tie it off, continue stringing the mains as usual (remembering that you'll have to weave it thru the loose cross string) and tie-off. If you use a starting knot, do that as normal and then tension 1st cross string which you've already weaved. Then continue down the rqt in your usual method.
     
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  24. downey stringing master

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    but to end it coz it so tight to fit in at tieoff for x's
     
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  25. T_player

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    You're a "stringing master", figure it out! ;)
    I had the same experience with some soft string before. To my observation, the plastic tube at the tie off holes on a used grommet are usually not in good shapes. I used the awl to fix up the their shapes(making sure they're round before mounting the frame). When it came to tie off the soft string, cut the string at a very sharp angle. It should go through the shared hole(round shape) easily. Once the tip comes out of the hole, use a nose pliers to pull it through!
    Hope it works for you!
     
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  26. downey stringing master

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    i am a master i used the grommet grinder , go me . coz it was the prince o3 tie off but thanks
     
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  27. ChicagoJack

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    I love this. This is my new favorite quote.
     
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  28. Koz

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    Yeah, pathfinder awl. Spend $25 and never have that problem again! :)
     
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  29. downey stringing master

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    is that the tuubing whitch goes through the hole then insert the string
     
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