How important to follow one/two piece stringing directions?

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  1. TOS

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    If a racket (Dunlop Aerogel 300) calls for one piece, will it make a noticeable difference if you string it with two?
     
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  2. davidahenry

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    Noticeable with regard to playability? Nope.

    Noticeable with regard to the number of knots? Yep. You'll have four knots as opposed to two. :)

    Take care.
     
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  3. SM650

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    You can string any racquet as a two piece. With that said, I would never string a two piece racquet as a one piece.
     
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  4. jim e

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    The USRSA digest lists that one as one piece or 2 piece as well.
     
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  5. Keifers

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    jim e,
    Can you look up the Aerogel 100 in your digest, please? Is it also listed as one piece or two piece?

    Many thanks.
     
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  6. tennisfreak15347

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    any frame can use 2-piece stringing, as that is how they hybrid strings. However, some racquets cannot take the stress of 1-piece stringing.
     
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  7. davidahenry

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    Keifers - I can't find the Dunlop Aerogel 100 in the Fall/Winter 2008 Stringer's Digest. Strange. It lists the Aerogel 200, 300, 500, 500 Tour, 600, 700, 800, and 900. All but the 600 and 800 can be strung either one piece or two piece. The 600 and 800 can only be strung two piece - according to the manufacturer's guidelines. (You could always use an ATW pattern to string one piece with crosses going from top to bottom, but you could risk voiding the warranty.)

    jim e - Am I missing the 100 somewhere in my Digest?

    Thanks.
     
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  8. oldtimer

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    Aerogel 1 Hundred can be strung 1 or 2 pc.
     
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  9. nCode747

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    i pefer 2 piece because it is less likely to lose tension while stringing
     
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  10. Keifers

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    Thanks, david, for looking. I'm guessing the 100 can be strung either or.

    Thanks, oldtimer.


    To all,
    A general question, does stringing two piece result in a slightly looser stringbed than string one piece (with same tension dialed in). If so, would it be 1-2 lbs looser, or more?
     
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  11. jim e

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    The 2008 Digest lists the 200-900,for the aerogel models, no 100, they do have a 1000, did you possibly mean the 1000, as if so that one is listed as 1 or 2 piece as well.
    If you need the stringing pattern let me know. Jim
     
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  12. Keifers

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    ^^^
    No, it's the AG100 that I was asking about. Thanks for checking. I'm going to assume that the 100, too, can be strung 1 or 2 piece. Thanks, Jim.
     
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  13. jim e

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    Found the 100 model on their web site as they list others not in the digest. Yes it can be done both ways, pattern listed is:

    DUNLOP Aerogel 1 Hundred Lgth38', short side 10',lgth 2 pc 20'x18',Tension 55-65, Pattern16x19,Start M's H,Main skips 7T,9T & 7H,9H,
    Tie off M's 4H,Start 1 pc X 7H,Last 1pc X 7T,Tie 1 pcX 5T,Start 2 pc X 7H,
    Last 2 pc X 7T, Tie 2 pc X 6H,5T
    Hope this helps! Jim
     
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  14. Keifers

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    Hey, thanks. I was wondering about the recommended lengths...
     
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  15. Richie Rich

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    maybe on the 2 outside mains and the top and bottom cross (where the knots are). but the rest of the string bed should be fine with 2 piece vs 1 piece. tension difference will be marginal - you probably won't notice any difference
     
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  16. jim e

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    If the stringer ties a good knot cinched up tightly, and increases the tension on the tie off a slight amount, there should in fact be no tension difference on the last tie off strings.Result should be the same for one or two piece. I use to increase tie offs 2 lbs. , as I tie a good knot, cinched up nice.
    After hearing that one of the slam stringers increases the tie offs 3kg.(6lbs.), and another 5 kg. and these guys string for the pros, I now just use the knot feature on the machine for tension increase on the tie offs.(increase of 10%).Evidently that button is there for that reason(knot button).
     
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