How do I Get Correct String Measurements

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  1. kenshireen

    kenshireen Professional

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    I usually do one piece and often find that I have several feet on either side.
    I check the specs on the racket and it will say 19M and18C. That's a total of 37 feet.
    Does that include enough to tie off. I am always afriad of being short... I often leave the extra on the short side of the main without cutting until I have completed the crosses (just in case I am short). I used reels and wonder if it is worth it due to the measuring and the anxiety.

    Ken
     
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  2. YULitle

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    The measurements listed are cutting length, meaning enough to string with, meaning enough for knots and what have you. But, I find that they are often more than you really need. This could be for a number of reasons, but eventually you find the right length for you, especially if you are stringing your own racquet over and over.
     
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  3. 1012007

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    Yeah i have an EU stringers digest and just strung up a Volkl Tour 7 and i was left with like 30-40cm on all 4 knots (2 piece)
     
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  4. stringwalla

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    Tension and string elasticity are major variables. Kevlar stretches like a shoelace while Blue Star stretches like a rubber band. The difference between two can be several inches per pull. On an 18 main racquet, this can equal a few feet difference in length required
     
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  5. stringwalla

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    I meant to add that's just the potential length difference on the mains, not including crosses.

    Sorry to quote myself but I don't see an edit post option anywhere
     
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  6. t0nym4c

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    Usually when I do not know the measurements I string 20feet for the mains and 20 feet for the crosses. Generally that does a adequate job, but if you have a reel you might want to get more exact measurements because you can squeeze out an extra set of sets most of the time.
     
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