how to not string a racquet...

Discussion in 'Strings' started by RacquetDoctor, Jan 13, 2006.

  1. RacquetDoctor

    RacquetDoctor Rookie

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    Was looking at E bay...look at item 7210611813...look at the picks of the top of the O3 tour...

    OOPs!!!!! guess they tried to string one piece, and got he long side and short side mixed...
     
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  2. Richie Rich

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    first 03 i strung i rushed and didn't see the "short side" decal on the head. needless to say started to string crosses and took 5 minutes to realize what i had done. duh!!!! :rolleyes:
     
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  3. yourserve

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    that is probably what i would end up with if i tryed to do a one piece
    string job.
     
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  4. diredesire

    diredesire Super Moderator

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    I almost made the same mistake, but i ended up using a "special" pattern (i.e. stringing the top cross with the short side of the mains) and stringing as usual from then on. Saved the day. I noticed the short-side decal (i should have known it was a specific pattern) after the first frame, and i just stuck with what i did on the first frame. Both came out ok, and there were no complaints ;)
     
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  5. Wldarsp

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    Engrish as a Second Language

    Doesn't surprise me after trying to decipher that person's Engrish.
     
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  6. jamumafa

    jamumafa Semi-Pro

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    So how do you string a o3? just in case i ever come across one
     
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  7. nViATi

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    Easiest way is to do two piece and use the brake for the crosses that are weird.
     
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  8. hummer23

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    I concurr with nviati. Two peice, and take it slow, if oyu make a mistake, dotn get too far ahead that it is going to casue you to cut out the strings. Think a few ahead to make sure that you dont do what happened in the picture. Other thatn that, it isnt very different form stringing a normal frame, not any harder once you get going.
     
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  9. dancraig

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    Your first one may take a little longer than usual.
     
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  10. spinbalz

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    With many stringers, 2 pieces + boomerang tool is faster than to use the brake, when the brake is hard to access and use. I never had any problem with the boomerang tool, but I put 5 lbs higher than usual for the crosses when I use the tool, because when you pull the crosses, I suspect some tension loss due to the added friction generated by the tool.
     
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  12. Gaines Hillix

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    It's a flat rubber tool about 1.5" long, 3/8" wide and 1/4" thick shaped like a boomerang with groves on the sides that's inserted into the "O holes" on the Prince O3 frames to keep the strings aligned properly when stringing the crosses. They are supposed to come with the racquet, but are often missing. You can get them from Prince or the USRSA also.
     
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