how do we know what to skip on mains

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  1. tennispr()

    tennispr() Rookie

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    Im having trouble telling what main to skip to leave for the crosses. the instruction booklet that came with my stringing machine tells me to leave 7 and 9 open however this does not work on the Lm radical os ive just done and i know there are gonna be plenty of racquets that dont work at 7 and 9. Im wondering if there is some sort of technique to where we can know what to skip:eek:
     
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  2. TokyopunK

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    Just find the racquet you are stringing on tennis warehouse and look at the Specs, at the bottom it will tell you what strings to skip. ;)
     
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  3. snoflewis

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    while this may be sufficient for skipping holes, it's not enough to tell you when to tie off and where to start the mains or crosses.

    tennispr(), go check out klippermate.com and there is a link for stringing patterns. however, remember that in their instructions, T stands for Top and B stands for Bottom...where as other stringing instructions have H stand for Head and T stand for Throat. so don't mix up those T's.
     
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  4. diredesire

    diredesire Super Moderator

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    If you are not confident to string without instructions, try looking carefully at the grommets you skip on the next few, guided racquets. You'll notice that (unless on a new racquet), the main string grommets will bow, or bend down/upwards. Most of the time this is easy to spot.

    Another tip is: Imagine the cross strings are in place. If two of them are too close together, you know that's incorrect. Keep an open eye, and you'll rarely have to check a stringing pattern again.
     
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  5. snoflewis

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    same w/ knots. even on a new racket, if you look closely, the grommet holes for tying knots are slightly larger than the other grommet holes
     
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  6. Court_Jester

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    This is where experience comes in. Mains tend to be more evenly space together so it's easy to spot if you forgot to skip a hole or not. No technique at all on this one.
     
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  7. brucie

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    Just look the way the grommets bend. And if you dont the strings wont be spaced right surely a givaway.
     
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  8. tennispr()

    tennispr() Rookie

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    Thx for all the input, thx for the site snowflewis it has about everything i need to know
     
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  9. Gaines Hillix

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    Joining the USRSA is the best way to get access to string patterns, IMO. The manufacturer's websites will also have patterns for their current and last couple of generations of racquets. Another website is s t r i n g f o r u m dot net. They have a string pattern section.
     
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  10. ACE of TENNIS*0*0*9*

    ACE of TENNIS*0*0*9* New User

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    I've checked on Babolat . com but they dont have the stringing pattern for the Pure drive Roddick, does anyone know where I can find that pattern or is it just like a normal pure drive?
     
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  11. Court_Jester

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    You should have checked TW's website:

    Babolat Pure Drive Roddick
    16 Mains / 19 Crosses
    Mains skip: 8T,8H
    One Piece
    No shared holes
     
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  12. ACE of TENNIS*0*0*9*

    ACE of TENNIS*0*0*9* New User

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    It can also be done in two piece right?
     
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  13. goober

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    Pretty much any racquet can be done two piece.
     
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  14. bsandy

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    It the LM Rad SHOULD be done two peice.

    . . . Bud
     
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