New stringing instruction

Discussion in 'Stringing Techniques / Stringing Machines' started by Rory G, Mar 14, 2005.

  1. Rory G

    Rory G Rookie

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    Hello, I am new to stringing and to this board. I just purchased a stringing machine and am interested to learn in the best fashion. Is the manual that comes with the stringer usually enough, or should I buy a video or book or something. I purchased a Gamma x-6FC. Thank you.
     
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  2. eagle

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    Reading about stringing is good but having a video such as the ones at sptennis.com is ten times better. :)

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  3. 10s99

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    i learned to string initially from books, the videos on the web and by asking a lot of dumb questions on this board (a continuing process). . . but . . . i have to say, if there's anyone you know (pros at clubs, stringers at a school nearby) who could show you in person, it would save a lot of effort. I think it took me about 6-7 hours to string my first racket while reading the USRA's book. I think i could teach someone now in about an hour. . .

    that being said, if you can't find anyone, lots of folks learn by reading. the videos on the sp website are good as well.
     
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  4. gmlasam

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    I learned how to string from the Klippermate stiring manual :) I also learned from the 2000 stringer's digest booklet. That booklet really comes in handy and a good reference to anything about the tennis racquet. It even shows how to string ATW and the many uses of the starting clamps that are more detailed than what you see online.
     
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  5. Gaines Hillix

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    I learned by trying to follow the instructions that came with my ATS SS II. Not sure what kind of instructions come with the X-6FC. USRSA sells a good CD that covers stringing pretty well and sptennis.com does have some videos you can use. I agree with the other posters about getting personal help from an experienced stringer, if you can. I give lessons here in my area.
     
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  6. Jon Terminator

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    gmlasam, where can I get the 2000 stringer's digest booklet? :confused:
     
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  7. gmlasam

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    You have to join the USRSA look here, http://www.racquettech.com/

    I was a member back in 1999 up to 2003. When you are a member, you get the Stringer's digest booklet of that year and lots of discounts and free strings and other great stuff.
     
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