Hard to learn how to string?

Discussion in 'Stringing Techniques / Stringing Machines' started by Big_Dangerous, Mar 27, 2013.

  1. greystar403

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    I just YouTube everything. Find a video with a machine similar to yours and you should be fine.
     
  2. athiker

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    The bead technique is truly nothing less than FANTASTIC! as you said for an occasional home stringer like me (thanks again Irvin). It is especially helpful with poly which can be hard to deal with. Sure experienced stringers that string often may be faster weaving other ways but using a bead I didn't even do the "string one ahead" thing last time. My finger tips appreciate it as well. Try a few different shapes and sizes. I use a medium/to large sized slightly oval bead.

    Here is a link to various videos that helped me. Lot of talk of knots and I think Drakuie's video of Pro Knot is about the clearest I've seen.

    http://tt.tennis-warehouse.com/showpost.php?p=5192342&postcount=30
     
  3. v-verb

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    Great links - thanks athiker!
     
  4. Irvin

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    I like to push weave the strings and I find the bead method works bett with a pulling motion. Thanks for the kind words guys. BTW have you tried the string method?
     
  5. zapvor

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    hahahha. they are cut up more than i like!
     
  6. zapvor

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    i see. so thats what the really low end machines come into good use.
     
  7. athiker

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    No I never did try the string method. It would take me a little study now to look at it again. I really don't string all that often which is why the bead method is perfect for me. I'm just a rec player with 3 kids in the prime activity phase of their lives that have me running all around most of the time. What spare time I have I spend playing...or reading TT!

    I actually strung my last racquet w/ full multi b/c I didn't know when I'd string again. I had been playing with some extremely dead poly that I had left in waaaay too long, much to my shoulder's dislike. I definitely gave up some control though. I need to string up another back-up though b/c multi and natural gut are two strings I actually break eventually. I've never broken poly strings. I rotate among 3 raquets (all different!) but only two have decently fresh strings at the moment.

    I think stringing is very interesting with all the techniques and choices, but just don't get enough practice to really knock out a job quickly. I wouldn't mind getting a little nicer machine someday and maybe paying for it by stringing some friends racquets as you have suggested before. Can't justify it for just me. Maybe in a few more years.
     

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