I need some help on a racquetball racket.

Discussion in 'Strings' started by jackedo, Sep 12, 2008.

  1. jackedo

    jackedo New User

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    Hey Guys – I need some help on a racquetball racket.

    One of the guys I string tennis rackets for brought me a racquetball racket to string. Well he wouldn’t take no for an answer. I tried to get out of it by telling him I’ve never strung one before, which was true.

    The racket was an EKTELON by Prince (the racket from hell). I finally found the string pattern on the Prince site. The first time I went the wrong way on the crosses but since I was doing the two piece stringing as they recommended. I just pulled the crosses out and started over in the other direction and that worked just fine. The recommenced tension was 26 to 34 pounds, so I choose 30.

    However, when finished, the strings seemed strung too loose to me, but I have no experience on the things. The guy finally got back to me and confirmed the string was too loose. Oh, I used tennis string 16 ga. I’ve since found that they make a string for Racquetball. Don’t know how much difference this makes?

    If I did anything improper it was pulling two mains at a time. The throat comes to such a “V” that I could not get a clamp in the area to hold a string. I seem like you are forced to pull two strings. Any one knows if this is correct or not? If correct, do I need to increase the tension to compensate and if so by how much?

    I’m using a GAMMA drop weight fix clamp machine.

    Thanks Jack S.
     
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