one piece possible ? prince hybrid midsizeO3

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  1. bsiegel

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    I have tried to see if it is possible to string a prince 03 Tour hybrid 16 x 18 Midsize (95) in one piece. There is a decal that marks short side, but if you try this you end up with first cross that lands on the second cross row OR huge jumps, which I avoid. Skips are 7,9 T and H.

    I string a similar racket ....the O 3 Tour Midplus (100) 16x18 all the time in one piece. It has only the '8' and T and H skip.

    So, I have been doing this racket two piece, which is okay, but curious if I am overlooking something or some device. I considered ATW but I didn't think that that would work either. And starting the mains from the handle not an option because of the grommet set up is made to start at top.

    Regards Barry
     
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  2. Irvin

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    People have said on the forum that Prince marks the SHORT SIDE on their frames more than once. I am here to tell you they do not mark the short side they mark STARTING KNOT (at least on the Prince O3 Hybrid Tour) not the short side. The starting knot is on the long side of the racket where the top cross starts.

    It is possible to string the Prince O3 Hybrid Tour one piece. Just make sure the long side is on the side that has the Starting Knot marked on it.

    EDIT: My bad they do mark the Short Side on the Prince Hybrid Tour. But I am thinking maybe you took Starting Knot for the Short Side marking. Not all frames are marked well.

    EDIT: For most Prince frames (but not all) if you have the P on the butt capp oriented correctly the short side is on the left.
     
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  3. Irvin

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    When you say huge jumps what do you mean? The short side goes from 10H to 8H to tie off but I would not consider that a huge jump. The long side goes from 10H to 7H which still isn't huge and by spanning a larger section of the racket for the transition I like it better because it distributes the pressure over a larger area.
     
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  4. eelhc

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    I just did a Prince EXO 3 Black 100 one piece... Study the grommets and O-ports but I suspect it's possible.

    I had to:

    1. string the shorter end of the string opposite the side marked short side
    2. string the 1st cross with the shorter end of the string
    3. start the 2nd cross with the long side.
    4. use the brake to string the O-Ports
    BTW... I tend to use the short side to do the 1st cross whenever possible doing a 1 piece. This means that I can tie off on a cross on both the top and bottom. I string the first cross, tension and hold it with a starting clamp until I string the rest of the crosses, tie off both crosses at the end of the job.
     
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    its definitley possible. for prince though i just do 2 pc
     
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    I'm still very much a newb, but the couple of Exo's I've strung were a challenge due to the O-ports. I've settled on a technique, stringing 2-piece and doing the crosses 50/50. It takes more time but I'm confident in the tension consistency I can achieve.
     
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    To each their own. I suspect that the type of machine one uses plays a role. In my case, I found the 2 piece 50/50 method cumbersome on my glidebar lockout. I only did it once - just to see if I could do it lol. But, I bet it would be quite a bit easier on a machine with swivel clamps.

    As of now, so long as the machine I'm stringing on has a decent brake, I would have a hard time justifying going to the 50/50 method for the crosses. But again, to each their own. Cheers.
     
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    And if I had a brake I might think differently too. ;-)
     
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    By the way the side marked short side is where the short side has to tie off not necessarily where the short side has to be. For instance you can put the short side on the long side and use it to run in the top cross and tie off on the short side.

    Some hybrid racket where the normal grommets are on the sides of the frame like the Hybrid Shard it does not matter which side is the short side.
     
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    I would love to get my hands on a couple of those racquets..
     
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    Prince S 7,9 One piece possible ?

    Guys , appreciate all the support. I just did another prince Skip 7,9 and couldn't do one piece. Central question seems, to be ....... Can I use short side string to do first cross. Cause if answer is yes than I've no issues.
     
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    Put the short side on the other side. Your problem is you're putting the short side on the wrong side. And yes you can use the short side to run in the top cross if your short side is on the wrong side. BTW almost all the Prince rackets skip 7&9 H&T and start at the head.
     
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