Is Pro Red Code stretchy enough?

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  1. MuscleWeave

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    I got a pack of Pro Red Code and I want to use it for 2 sets of mains. The racquets are Dunlop AG200 and MW 200G, which are very similar and have 18 x 20 string patterns. Klipper's chart for Dunlops says the AG200 uses 20 feet for the mains, but do I need to use more to make sure I'll have enough slack for tying off? Will the Pro Red Code stretch enough?
     
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    Sorry, I'm asking about Pro Red Code 16.
     
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    What you can do is start one racket with the complete set of string using a short side and a long side. When you get to the long side tie off do not tie the string until after you tie the knot. Then you will have the maximum amount of string to work with.

    Irvin
     
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    How can I tell how much to use for the short side so that I can get the maximum length left over for the long side, but still have enough to tie off the short side?
     
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  5. Irvin

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    I just strung to rackets that were 120 si head size and used to halves of 40' poly to do it. You may come close but I had about 18" left over and each end of string.

    If you are trying to be cautious use 10' 3" for the short side and go from there.

    Irvin
     
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    Thanks, Irvin.
     
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    You can also pre-string all the mains without tensioning them. Leave about 1-1.5 feet on one side to make sure you can reach the tensioner. Do not cut off anything yet. You can now measure how much is left for perhaps the other racquet. You can also start tensioning the mains because you know you have enough to finish at least one racquet. When you finish the mains, tie off, cut off the remaining length and hopefully, you have more than 20 feet left. If not, see the threads about doing tieoffs using leftover scrap string or a starting clamp.
     
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  8. MuscleWeave

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    I just strung my AG200 and used 21 ft. of Pro Red Code, for the mains. I wound up with 12" to tie off with on one side and 13" on the other. The stuff doesn't stretch much at all. Luckily I have a 90 sq" 16x19 racquet to use the other half on in the future.
     
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