Length of string for stringer

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  1. Bartelby

    Bartelby G.O.A.T.

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    Is 38 feet enough string for any and all racquets up to 100 sq inch? This would give you 17 strings a reel, or should one allow 40 feet for 16 strings.
     
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    yes it is.
     
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  3. mikeler

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    You should be able to look up your racket on the internet and it will tell you how much string you need. If your pattern is 18x20, 38 feet might be cutting it close.
     
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  4. Bartelby

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    Thank you for that. My biggest 18 x 20 is a kblade 98.

    I left my reel at the large shop I go to and it was nowhere to be found when I went back, so I thought it may be prudent for me to cut the string.




     
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  5. meowmix

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    The kblade has a recommendation for 21' mains and 19' for crosses. You'd be cutting it close if you snipped the set down the middle. 20' by 18' should be enough to get by if you're not wasteful.
     
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  6. tenniskid567

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    It depends on what type of string. I just strung up my own KBlade 98 on Friday with Yonex Super 850 (Multi), one peice (box method) and there was a good 3 feet left at the end, and I'm pretty sure it was a 39 ft set. If you're doing a 2 piece, 20 ft with a multi is definitely enough for the mains, 18-19 ft is good for the crosses I would say.

    With poly's...21 for mains, 19 for crosses like recommended. They don't stretch nearly as much as synthetic guts or multi's do.

    I strung an oversize n six 2 (113, 18x20 i think, maybe 16x20) and 20 ft of poly wasn't enough for the mains, but barely enough for the crosses.

    Bottom line....better to play it safe. Its ok if you end up with extra string, but if you come up short...it just suuuucks. Good luck man.
     
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  7. mikeler

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    My experience with recommendations is that they typically leave you with an extra 6 inches of waste string. I've never come up short on a string job when I go with the recommendations. Unless you or your stringer has a starting clamp, no need to cut it too close. 40 feet is your answer because I trust meowmix.

    That really stinks that somebody would steal your string.
     
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  8. meowmix

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    Ouch... I can't believe that the shop would be so dishonest as to do that. Perhaps a switch in shops is in order?
     
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