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Discussion in 'Stringing Techniques / Stringing Machines' started by Joakley, Oct 1, 2013.

  1. Joakley

    Joakley New User

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    I recently purchased a klippermate and completed my first string job. What a disaster. I used syn gut and it took me about 3 hours. I was feeling good admiring my work when I realized I missed two weaves on the last cross. What a bummer to say the least. I took a little break and gathered myself and started again. This time I took my time and used the set of hybrid strings that came with the stringer and finished in a little over an hour and it came out real nice. All I can say now is am hooked and look forward to stringing again. Thank you guys for all the valuable tips you give, they are priceless.
     
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  2. neverstopplaying

    neverstopplaying Professional

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    You'll only get better. Welcome to the world of stringing!
     
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  3. eelhc

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    Lol. When you took your time you shaved 2hrs off your stringing time.
     
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  4. Roger Wawrinka

    Roger Wawrinka Professional

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    Just keeping stringing. The more you do it the faster and faster you will get, and then it becomes enjoyable.
     
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  5. LanEvo

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    Dont worry, we all make the mistakes on our first string job. I remember my first one, I got my stringer through a trade from a friend, and it was a fixed clamp system... So with my first string job, and after I finished it, I found out that with fixed clamps you have to tighten down the clamps for them to hold tension... oops! I learned after and I have gotten faster. I have a Gamma 6pt Fixed Dropweight, older model, and I can string up a 18x20 Bab PST Ltd. in around 45-50mins or so.
     
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  6. oest10

    oest10 Semi-Pro

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    Haha that sounds familiar! But it gets a lot better with every string job! Been stringing for around 9 months now and my APD's full poly are now done in 25-30 minutes haha! Missing weaves is the most annoying and time consuming thing so in the beginning, try to check your weaves every other cross. You'll get better in no time!
     
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  7. Irvin

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    At first you just need to remember to count the dips (8 dips for 16 main racket,) weave one ahead and look at the weave before pulling tension. The one you're about to tension will be bumpy and the one you just weaves will be fairly straight. When you pull tension the weave looks change on the two strings. If if you go under / over the first main you will end opposite.
     
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  8. oest10

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    Yes thats a good tip.

    Also, try to start every racket in the same manner in terms of crosses. For example, I always start on the same side of the racket and always start my crosses OVER the first main, hence the end will be under the last main and i dont ever get em mixed up.
     
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  9. eelhc

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    Very hard to miss a weave when weaving one ahead...
     
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  10. Joakley

    Joakley New User

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    Great tips really appreciated. One I learned the hard way was check your work before you tie off and cut the string.
     
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  11. struggle

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    i start my crosses so they go under the outer mains.

    that way when you are feeding it into the far grommet you can do it from above, makes it easier. plan ahead when starting crosses to do so.

    weave one ahead.

    if the crosses are opposite (under and over in my case) after a weave chances are that you got it right and didn't miss TWO mains while weaving.
     
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  12. camohommed

    camohommed New User

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    I remember first time I used my klipper I weaved 3 crosses incorrectly.

    Second time only had one such instance and it took me half the time.

    I've only done syngut so far so I'm looking forward to trying many more string combinations with my klipper.
     
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  13. Carolina Racquet

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    a couple of tips...
    1. check each cross after you clamp off to make sure that if you started the first main "under", you finished the last main "over".. or vice versa..

    2. I find doing crosses are easier by using the long-nose pliers. I push the string under the main and use the pliers to grap the end to pull it up. Helps me with both speed and consistency.
     
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  14. illzoni

    illzoni Rookie

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    I employ a checksum technique on every cross:
    1) I carefully check all of the first two strings for correct orientation;
    2) I check the last intersection of each new cross.

    Assuming I set myself a good baseline with the first two crosses, and that I'm not likely to skip two while weaving, any mistake will be obvious when the last string isn't opposite its neighbor.
     
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  15. Topspin101

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    Get a Stringway Cross Weave tool and never miss a weave again. Really simplifies stringing!
     
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  16. Joakley

    Joakley New User

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    Tell me more about the string way. What does it do and where can I get one. Thanks in advance
     
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