Nylon Tubing

Discussion in 'Other Equipment' started by wahiawaboi668, Feb 29, 2004.

  1. wahiawaboi668

    wahiawaboi668 New User

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    How do you suppose to put the tubing on the racquet when stringing?
    thx in advance
     
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  2. Deuce

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    This is one of the great engineering problems of the last 50 years - second only to getting the 'caramilk' inside the Caramilk bar...
     
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  3. Steve Huff

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    The grommet holes on many rackets are too small to accept tubing. You need to use an awl to enlarge the hole. You can do it while the frame is mounted on your machine. Occassionally, I'll come across a split grommet that I missed on the initial inspection. You can also buy a grinding awl to get the grommet entirely out.
     
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  4. Loco4Tennis

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    i was wondering if someone has tried this with success
    i am thinking about getting the nylon tubing from this site but their are no reviews on how the process is, and/or whether the tubing stays in place
     
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  5. Deuce

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    Once the racquet is strung, the tubing won't move as long as it is bent.
    That's why the best way to 'install' tubing is to cut it long enough that it sits in two holes, in a 'U'.

    Making sure that the tubing doesn't move while you're pulling the tension is the key. This may take a little practice, but it's not exactly rocket science.
    Tubing is a very practical thing for stringers to have.
     
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  6. dancraig

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    It's very useful. I think it is considered a temporary fix, but many people leave them in indefinitely.
     
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