One piece stringing

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  1. Zach

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    I want to learn how to string the most standard, and understandable, one piece pattern. Any directions and comments are appreciated.
     
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    Thanks, but I was hoping for a more, in-depth explanation, I don't have any experience with one piece at all but would like to learn. Maybe YUlitle could make a video showing how to string one piece from start,(including how to measure short and long sides, and where to tie the knots), to finish.
     
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    Where to tie off depend on the racquet.
     
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    When you string that one-piece, do you string the short side and tie off? Also, on the long side, do you string all of the mains and then string the crosses?
     
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  7. Zhou

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    You alternate just like on any other racket. Than once you finish your short side, you tie off and finish off your crosses.
     
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  8. Zach

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    You know, right after I posted that last comment, I figured that out. Thanks for confirming it though.
     
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    YUlitle, I have APDC racquets, which are 16x19, I believe if I am understanding one piece right would you start you crosses on the bottom if you begin your mains in the throat?
     
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    Correct, which is why it's more advisable to string ATW or two-piece.
     
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  11. Zach

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    Why is that? Is it not good to start crosses at the bottom and go up?
     
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  12. YULitle

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    Correct. The weakest part of the racquet is at the throat so it is best to string crosses top to bottom.
     
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  13. Zach

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    So are there other one piece patterns that would fit my racquets better, or should I just stick with two piece?
     
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    I use an APDC also. I do 2 piece because I use a hybrid but IMO it is easier for me to do a 2 piece.
     
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    YUlitle, for the universal around the world method, when you measure your short side, do you want just enough string to do the crosses except for the last main, or allow a little more string?
     
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    Depends on the racquet. If you are going to go across the first cross with your shortside before tying off. If you do that, you'll need that main length.
     
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    If you are using an APD, you want to leave a little extra, because the short side will be the short side of the mains and your top cross. When stringing (traditional) ATW patterns with 18 or 20 crosses, you can start at the top cross with your long side, but with an odd number of crosses you skip the first cross string and finish that up with your short side.
     
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    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u1mi5z4uAcs
     
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    I thought the weakest point in the racquet was at the top, 10 and 2 o'clock. Stringing top to bottom protects these points. I looked it up in the latest USRSA books, but couldn't find anything either way, just assertions that top to bottom was best. YULitle, was this a typo?
     
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    i believe babolat allows throght to head stringing
     
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  21. YULitle

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    *scratches head* I was always told it was the throat. I've never seen it written down though.
     
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    All legit wear cracks I have seen were in the "shoulders", ten and two o'clock. Also appeals to my imagination when stringing from bottom up, the top would tend to stress away from the curve. (not good with this common sense stuff, though) I have also seen a dude beat a racquet into a fence, holding it by the head, whacking the handle into it. If finally busted (under his hand) but that could have been cosmic justice, or just a tendency of the universe to create bio-hazards.

    Not very useful info, either way, but interesting considering the number of warnings about bottom to top.
     
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    Well......

    YuLitle,

    I think that you had the right idea. The reasoning behind this is that when you string from the bottom up the racquet tends to want to bow out as you approach the top of the frame. When you string top to bottom the throat keeps the frame from trying to bow out and thus limits frame distortion.

    TennezSport :cool:
     
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