New videos a-comin'! :D YULitle

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  1. YULitle

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    That's right! New videos! I get a machine on Wednesday. I'll also have access to an O3 racquet to string, so for those of you who were wanting to see it done, I'll be working on those first. The machine limits the kinds of videos I can do and I will be re-shooting almost all of the videos made so far, BUT there will be new videos. :D So here's your chance. What do you want to see? What do you wish to learn? Post it here. I will try my best to keep a running tally on top. :)

    Videos requested WILL be made, so long as supplies are readily available. BUT, I do have to work for a living and this time I can't do the videos on the job. :( But, I will get to all of the requests eventually. So, let me know what you wish to see. Even if you've already asked. This is the place to make it heard officially.

    Let's hear it. :D Post for all machine types. I will be making videos for them all eventually. This is the request line.

    List thus far:
    Fastest String time
    Pulling tension with dropweight
    Natural gut on drop-weight (and I assume flying clamps.)
    O3 w\ boomerang
    Customize with lead
    Blocked holes
    Stringing Poly
    Starting Mains with Drop-weight (another version)
    Hybrid - AKA two-piece
    One-piece
    Knots
    Stringing with Crank
     
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  2. Jonny S&V

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    Well, once you get used to it, time your fastest stringing (with clock there) using whatever string you wish.

    Also, do you have access to a drop-weight?
     
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  3. Zhou

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    Which machine do you get Yulitle?
    Also I have a question. When you set your anchor clamp, on your TF7000, you pull both mains at once to set the clamp, can you do that on a drop weight? I will be stringing on a Gamma Progression II 602 FC.
     
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  4. YULitle

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    Not immediately, but I will soon. So, post for drop-weights too.

    Yes, you should be able too, though I have never done it personally. I have heard of people having issues doing this, so I'm a little skeptical. As I said above, I will have access to a drop-weight soon so I can show.

    The machine I will be borrowing is the Progression ES II+.
     
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  5. Jonny S&V

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    Ok, yeah, you should make a vid of the differences you have to make when using a drop-weight (such as how to tension poly correctly). I still hold true to the "your fastest stringing package to un-mount". :)
     
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    I'll be sure to do this one after I grow accustomed to the machine. When I switched from the Star5 to the TF7000, it was an immediate doubling of my string times. :D
     
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    Well, give it 3 months, I'm a patient guy. :twisted:
     
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    hip hip hooray. your videos are great bro
     
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  9. sneekynyc

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    Nice man... Good luck with your new machine
     
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    natural gut on a drop weight system!!!!
     
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  11. Zhou

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    I would never string natural gut on a drop weight.
    I think that is crazy.
    Yulitle, is it really worth buying a starting clamp?
     
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  12. YULitle

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    Absolutely. :)
     
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  13. bagung

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    looking forward to see the video on stringing the o3 without the boomerang and without the turn-table lock....
     
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  14. 1012007

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    1. x3 Natural gut on a d/w

    2. maybe customising a racket with lead

    3. In all your vids you never have blocked holes. So how can you easily pass blocked holes. I try cutting the string to make it sharp and use an awl to move the string but it doesnt always work.
     
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  15. Robbie_1988

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    Lookin forward to seeing your videos YULitle. This will definitely be interesting seeing you stringing them Prince racquets with the holes in em. My head coach is too lazy to string anymore an expects me to do all the restringing for him at our tennis centre. Gotta say stringing them Prince racquets with the O Ports is a bit different to stringing any other traditional racquets. We use a crank stringer and I always have to lock the table when stringing the Prince sticks.
     
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    by switching from TF7000 to ES II+, it means you are changing from spring-asisted to cone type swivel lock; would like to hear your comments on the difference....
     
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  17. YULitle

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    I can already tell you they aren't as good. And, I can tell you that the TF's are better than man others that are spring assisted. There is a difference between the spring-assisted clamps on a Star 3 and the ones on the TF7000. The Star 3's, if I remember correctly, don't click into place. The TF's are like a light switch, on or off, there is no in between. You know what I mean? I light switch will not linger in the middle; it quickly snaps from one position to the other. The spring assisted clamps, like on the Star 3, are slightly different. The Star 3 I strung on, it's clamps base lock didn't snap into place. There's no tactile-feedback. You just assumed that it was holding. I didn't care for that so much. The Star 5 base locks... I wouldn't call those spring assisted. They may be, but it was more about securing the clamp to the table yourself, with tightening down the "screw" by hand." That was nice, so maybe I'll like the cone lock variety. :D We'll see.
     
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    YULitle:

    Your videos are excellent...keep up the good work!

    Nick
     
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  19. diredesire

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    The ESII+ is a solid, but slow machine. It's also (IMHO) not built for a heavy duty cycle. I've had a bit of clamp trouble recently with the ones we use at work. Good luck getting a "best" time on it, the tensioner is a little slow. I've gotten below 12 mins on it, though, but that was on the Diablo XP OS with a syn gut ;)

    I've been trying to post comments on your youtube videos the past few days, but it doesn't seem to be taking (one has been posted).

    I wanted to clarify that I AM jdeng @ washington.edu, so the website belongs to me, and I did develop the pattern myself. It sounded as if you thought I was just promoting a pattern i liked across different boards. If you do decide to redo that video feel free to include that :)

    Great videos, though, I like the quality (even youtube compressed!) and the angle of viewing. I was going to tackle some videos myself, and I had a fair amount of footage, but the editing took forever, and I had to put it on the back burner due to school :(

    Keep up the good work!

    You've covered most of the interesting patterns, so I have nothing really to suggest.
     
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  20. jackson vile

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    I have watched your videos, and want to say thank you very much. It is long long over due.

    Do you have any videos where you are stringing poly?
     
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  21. YULitle

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    nickb: Thanks!

    diredesire: I named it after you! ;) :D I'll make it more clear when I re-do it. :D
     
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  22. diredesire

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    Yep, not a big deal, I thought you might've been under the impression there were 2 different people involved :)
     
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  23. YULitle

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    I was, kind of. More like a team of people. Working diligently around the clock? ;););)
     
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  24. AT92292

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    String a hybrid
     
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  25. king of swing

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    personally i would like to see how to start mains on a drop weight. I don't get how you would pull both the first mains at the same time. also on a head radical since it is from my understanding that you string hoop to yoke and not the other way round' as is in most other rackets
     
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  26. YULitle

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    Gotcha. Though, it's no different from two-piece. Unless there was something specific about it?

    Drop-weight coming. I already have one up, but there is a way where you don't have to double pull at all.

    Also, I assume you mean how to ATW string, so as not to string throat to head? This is also on my youtube channel already. This link is in my signature.
     
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  27. king of swing

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    ahh thanx I didn't see that.
     
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    No problem. :D
     
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    If you wouldn't mind, a one piece?
    I just have been curious to how to do it.
     
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  30. AT92292

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    Can you try and make one video where you just show one full string job? Also why on your old videos for the crosses do you go to the 2nd cross first then the 1st?
     
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  31. YULitle

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    Yes. :D

    Well, I've got a video on my computer of a whole string job, but it's more than ten minutes. The YouTube feature that allows you to upload movies over ten minutes never works for me, so I cut it into two.

    I assume that you mean, why do I weave the second and then the first? This is because, in short, if you weave the first first, when you go to weave the second you'll have close to 18 feet of string to weave across on the second. By doing the second first, you only have about 3 feet to weave across on the first. It's merely a technique to string faster; one of the few that doesn't affect performance. :D
     
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  32. themitchmann

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    I'd like to see a video of the starting knot you use. The Parnell knot video was very helpful, and I've been using it for the last couple of weeks.
     
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  33. t0nym4c

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    I would like to see a video on how to string a racquet on a crank machine.
     
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  35. YULitle

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    Yes. I will be doing a whole series of videos on knots. :D

    Yes. I will show how to tension with one. The rest can easily be derived from the other videos.
     
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  36. themitchmann

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    That site shows a very common starting knot. Now, people just call it a "starting knot." When I learned it, it was called "Perry's Fishing Knot." There is also a very basic version of a starting knot that is similar to the half hitch with an additional pass through. I believe that YULitle is using an adapted and bulkier version of this knot (correct me if I'm wrong). I learn both from an old USRSA Stringers Digest from the late 80's, early 90's.

    The Fishing Knot works well, but the tail of the knot sticks into to string bed, while the original starting knot's tail lies flush against the racquet. The knot YULitle uses is bulkier than the original starting knot, while allowing the tail of the knot to lie against the frame (again, correct me if I'm wrong).

    Thanks again, YULitle. You are a huge asset to have on these boards.
     
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  37. YULitle

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    themitchman: The bulky knot can be bigger than the traditional knot. That is it's one flaw. It has kind of a high learning curve. You have to tie it just right to get the bulk down to a proper size.

    The fisherman's knot, as I learned it, is basically going around the anchor twice and than through the loops from the frame out.
     
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  38. themitchmann

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    Yes, but bulky is better than it slipping through the grommet...and that's what I'm actually looking for. I find that I can tie the traditional starting knot when the grommet hasn't been overly flared. However, as I restring that particular racquet over and over, the grommet get more flared, and the knot starts to pull through. This is typically when I use the fisherman's knot (or now commonly referred to as the "starting knot"). I like the fisherman's knot as far as function, but would prefer a knot that the tail is flush with the frame, so that it looks a little better cosmetically.

    I am right in my assessment that your bulky knot is a variation of the traditional starting knot?
     
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  39. YULitle

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    Not really. It's a variation of a single hitch really. You essentially do a single hitch inside of a single hitch, if that makes sense.
     
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  40. themitchmann

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    Interesting...can't quite picture it. Looking forward to the video. Thanks again.
     
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    are u going to post all the videos at the same time
     
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    No. I just got the machine today. I'll be shooting some today and may have some up tonite. Remember that I will be reshooting a lot of videos, so that may make the "oh-boy" factor of posting videos less. But, I plan on doing a video on teflon tubing and using a guide awl tonite. Maybe more, time depending.

    Also, I may be coming on a job that will keep me from doing videos, sort of. So, this will slow down video output. But, bare with me, as I plan on making all of these videos. :D Just gotta get the equipment and time.
     
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  43. Zhou

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    Sweet, I can't wait.
    Your videos helped me through my first string job.
     
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  44. AT92292

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    If you could put both parts of how to string a racket regular that would be great! : )
     
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    YouTube is under maintenance. But, expect two new videos in the morning. I'll update with the link to them as soon as they're up. For those of you who are subscribers, you'll see it right away.

    :D It feels good to be stringing again :D

    You mean a regular string job beginning to end? I'll try again. I had issues uploading movies over 10 minutes on youtube. But, what's one more try? Maybe it was a temporary issue. :)
     
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    Excellent YULitle! I will be sure to watch your new clips when I roll out of bed to watch Dubai tomorrow morning. However difficult it may be, I will resist the temptation to string some frames tomorrow using your tutorials; not going to risk gouging my eye with the pliers again.
     
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    LOL you have been online for ages. Are you recording or posting vids or are you just looking around the forums?

    Also great vid on the pathfinder, exactly what i was looking for. You not looking to sell it are you?

    Also the tubing TW sells 10 ft. How much is that in centremetres??
     
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  49. YULitle

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    Google says it's 304.8 cm. All you type in google is "10 ft in cm" and BAM there's your answer. I love it. :D

    It's not my pathfinder, so no, I can't sell it. :) And yes, I'm online A LOT. This is because I'm making videos on the computer anyway and the machine is right behind me and I don't have a real job yet. :D Mostly the last one. ;)
     
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  50. 1012007

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    Thanks, i saw the 304 cm but that seems a lot for $3.50

    Are you still stringing a lot or havnt you found a tennis place yet to string for?

    What vids are you currently making?

    1 more quest:) Will the pathfinder work with blocked holes?
     
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