Leaving Racket Half Strung

Discussion in 'Stringing Techniques / Stringing Machines' started by redfist1000, Sep 9, 2010.

  1. redfist1000

    redfist1000 New User

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    Is it possible to start stringing on a racket and leave it to finish later, or will consequences such as warping occur? If so are there specific time points when I can and for how long can I leave it? Thanks in advance!
     
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  2. redfist1000

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    I'm using a Klippermate by the way, if it makes a difference
     
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  3. esgee48

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    Not a good idea. You could leave the frame for a time, but you should not leave it for hours. Assuming you finished the mains and have no crosses mean that you have a lot of vertical (top to bottom) stresses on the frame. Crosses will keep the frame from bowing out and/or warping. Since you have only a two point system, you have no side support at all.
     
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  4. rich s

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    modern racquet materials will not warp. They are either cracked or not cracked.....

    Will a half strung racquet hurt it if left on the stringer?.... no.

    Would I do it?...... NO.
     
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  5. Irvin

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    ^^ Agreed it is possible but considered by many to be bad practice. If I had something I had to do I would but most of the time I do not start unless I know I can finish without stopping.

    Irivn
     
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    I don't know if i would whole heartedly agree with that. I haven't had issues with racquets warping EXCEPT the wilson nblades. Those were notorious. I would string it normally without leaving the frame on a star 4 and it would do it. Even the kblade does it a little bit, not as severely. BTW I was doing lux alu babolat vs hybrid. It liked to warp especially when i would do gut mains.

    Edit: mains and crosses same tension and hand prestretch.
     
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  7. rich s

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    Don't confuse deflecting under load with warping......they are not the same..... warping implies permenant deformation (usually out of plane)..

    I work with composite materials day in and day out..... they deform under load like all other materials but don't expect them to warp like wooden racquets will......
     
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