How to string the Dunlop max 200g?

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  1. niktub

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    Hi there,
    could anybody send me a link for the proper stringing method for this racquet?
    Should i use Teflon tubing?
    Thank you!
     
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  2. Irvin

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  3. niktub

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    I did the same thing with MAX
    I have found some variations...which one is the right one?
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  4. Irvin

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    According to an old stringer's digest you don't skip 9H and shared holes are 7H, 8H, 9H, 7T, 8T, and 10T. So the top one is correct but the second looks better. I only say that because the two outside mains look parallel to the other mains when you skip 9H.

    Also it looks like you did it one piece where it should be two piece. You are aware this may void your warranty aren't you? LOL Even though the mains end at the head of the racket.

    Irvin
     
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  5. niktub

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    Thank you very much.
    This is a bit confusing...
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    Would the tubing be necessary?
     
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  6. Irvin

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    No tubing is not necessary unless there is damage to the frame from strings.

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  7. MAX PLY

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    You have the patterns. For what it is worth, on the older models, out of an abundance of caution I use power pads on the 6 center mains. Later versions had a channeled strip making the pads unnecessary. I also actually tube the T4-5, also out of an abundance of caution (I would note I played with the 200g for years (and still hit some of my collection often for fun) and used gut, hence the extra caution). I am not sure any of this is necessary--it's just what I did/do on my frames. Good luck.
     
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    All good advice and I think the best choice is to use low tension so there is less chance of breaking string and this racket plays great at the lower tensions. I recommend 40..50 lbs and natural gut or a soft syn gut or even copoly.
     
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  9. MAX PLY

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    +1--I should have noted that I string my 200gs at 48 lbs (in contrast, I string my current regular racquet--the BLX 95--at 55 lbs.)
     
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    Dunlop was trying to stay true to the wood tradition with the 'no skip' at the top of the outside mains. YOUR SERVE on Buford Hwy. strung the first 200G used in print ads(Atlanta agency had the account) BUT we installed power pads in the throat and Dunlop didn't like that. They wanted the 'clean' look--no pads, no tubing, no skip on the outside mains.

    IMO, the racket is better served(get it?) by leaving out two mains(skipping and parallel alignment) and stringing one-piece. No reason to have the outside three mains nearly touching each other.(other than convention) YMMV and all that.
     
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    ^^ The stringing instuructions do say not to skip the top but do skip bottom. I am not sure what you are tying to say.

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    ^^ Don't know if anyone noticed or not but the mulscle shot above shows the racket strung 16x19 with no shared holes.

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  13. niktub

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    Would it be a good option to string it 16x19 if i am used to it with bigger headsize frames?Could it damage the frame?Thanks
     
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    Not so sure how to go about stringing it 16x19 but I don't think it would hurt the frame. It would soften up the string bed some.

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    My recommendation exactly, although I mal-spoke about 'one-piece' stringing on the original.

    The individual grommets(6) were a puzzle to me. If they help with shared holes, why not use them on all shared holes? And what's with the two cross-string grommets just above the center of the face? Heck, I worked for Dunlop back then and nobody had a good answer :) .
     
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    I don't think the individual grommets have anything to do with stringing or shared holes. The Max 200g was injection molded. And I think the molding machine operator had to install a core of some kind into the mold prior to filling the mold. These oddly placed individual grommets I believe are necessary because the core was held in place with some sort of solid pin that left a hole in the frame when the piece was ejected. So, their presence is a vestige of the molding process.
     
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    I am not stringing myself.
    Could someone please explain how to string the max in 16x19?
    Thanks
     
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    I will take a stab at it. It would be easier if I could see the racket. Your stringer should know how to do it, but here is my best guess:

    Mains skip 8H and 8T
    Shared holes 9H, 9T, and 7T
    Start crosses 8H
    Bottom cross 7T

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    ^^ Also since you will be leaving out one main on each side the mains will end in the throat so you should string 2 piece. If you want to string 1 piece you should use an ATW pattern.

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    ^^ I have a feeling this is coming so here is how I would string the ATW pattern. This is not the only way or maybe not even the best way but it is my way. String the center 14 mains not skipping any holes. Use the short side to run the top cross in 8H and tie off. Use long side to run the third cross at 10H (make sure top and third crosses are weaved the same as there will be another cross between them.) Then, still using the long string, weave all crosses down to and including 9T. Now weave the outside main up, second cross over, and outside main down. Weave the bottom two crosses and tie off.

    Irvin
     
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  21. niktub

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    Irvin thank you so much for your help!
    I will post a picture to show you the result.I was planning to ask for a 2 piece(s) job by the way.Best
     
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  23. niktub

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    1)are those instructions giving you the freedom to string different ways or only like the very first picture i have sent(the correct one with unparallel outside mains)?
    2)is the second option(black background/when you skip 9H/parallel outside mains)only with 1 piece SG or could it done 2 piece SG?Sorry guys i have to learn how to do that...
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    Not sure if you are talking about Klippermate site or what. The Klippermate site so the 7 different patterns for 7 different 200G rackets.

    Irvin
     
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    Look through the entire Dunlop listing and you find the max 200 g. It's under "max" not "200".
     
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    I think I finally understand why some people think this racket is strung from the throat up. The Klippermate site says to start the crosses at 7T and they think T = Throat. I wonder what they think the B is for?

    Key on the Klippermate site:
    T = Top of frame
    B = Bottom of frame

    Irvin
     
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  27. niktub

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    Irvin maybe...Thank you!:)
     
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