Length of string required for 98" 16x19 Yonex frame?

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  1. IvanAndreevich

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    I have a Yonex RDS 002 tour frame. I am going out of country for a month, so I wanted to cut a set from my reel to have just in case I need to restring while there. How much should I cut? I've never strung a racquet before, and I couldn't find anything via the search function.
     
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  2. Esti

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    20 feet i believe?
     
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  3. jim e

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    wrong!!

    The pattern listed for a Yonex RDS 002 Tour is 36 feet is needed.19 feet for the mains, and 17 feet for the crosses, as Yonex recommends 2 piece stringing.If you never strung before and you would be stringing this one, cut yourself 40 feet to be on safe side, but 36 feet is what is needed. For your Yonex frame, the manufacturer recommends to string X's 5% lower than the mains for max. performance.
    Pattern is : Yonex RDS002 Tour:
    Lenght: 19'x17'
    Tension: 50-65lbs.
    Pattern:16x19
    Start M's:T
    Main Skips:8T&8H
    Tie Off M's:7T
    Start X:8H
    Last X: 8T
    Tie Off X:6H&11T
    Note: Tension recommendations are based on frame weight.Check shaft for exact tension range.

    Hope this helps!! Jim
     
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  4. IvanAndreevich

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    Awesome, pretty much answers my question :) I won't be stringing it myself, just bringing the string for the stringers there.
     
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  5. Lakers4Life

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    Here is a stringing diagram from the Yonex site.
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  6. goosala

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    Why don't you cut two pieces 20 feet each? That way you can use one piece for the mains and the other for the crosses. I cut my string sets in half to do the two piece method on my Yonex's and it works fine.
     
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  7. nitromethane

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    Hmm.. I have the RDiS 100 in both 98 and 93. The 93 uses a tiny bit less string i think.

    I typically do 1 piece ATW pattern and normally have well over 6/7 feet left of string from a 40' piece of packaged string when using synthetic gut. Poly.. i still have about 4 feet left.

    So.. 1 piece.. ~ 33 feet with just enough string left over for rotational gripper?
     
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  8. PaulMan

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    jim e is right that you SHOULD give yourself a little leeway by cutting out 40 ft just to be safe, this being your first racquet to string ever and it should be a two piece string job. And nitromethane was right in pointing out that poly doesn't stretch as much and the rotational gripper aspect, which may require more string to wrap around the gripper.

    An extra foot or 2 is more than worth it compared to the frustration/cost of it being a half a foot short requiring the use of a starting clamp, which most beginner stringers don't tend to have...yet... :D
     
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