one piece stringjobs

Discussion in 'Stringing Techniques / Stringing Machines' started by BagelMe, Aug 28, 2010.

  1. BagelMe

    BagelMe Semi-Pro

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    Im just wondering what is the best way to measure the 10 feet for the short side of a one piece stringjob. Right now i am using a ruler and it is just annoying.
     
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  2. Irvin

    Irvin G.O.A.T.

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    If you have a 27" racket four racket lengths = 9' add length of the head for about 10'.

    Irvin
     
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  3. tennytive

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    Take a tape and measure your wingspan. It should be close to your height.

    I use two pulls and always have enough for my short side.
     
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  4. Spin-A-Lot

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    I just found out today that double my wingspan in length is enough for the short side...I did 3 initially and ended up short for the rest! :(
     
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  5. bcart1991

    bcart1991 Semi-Pro

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    I usually pull the number of mains on the short side through a center main (i.e. I pull 7 or 8 extra lengths of the center main) and that has not failed me in over a decade.
     
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  6. dancraig

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    For me, seven wingspan pulls gives about 40 feet off a reel, two gives the short side. You learn to add or subtract a little depending on the frame.
     
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  7. banter

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    Put your string into the racquet as if you are just starting. Using two hands, one hand for a marker, pull the short side the length of the main 9 times or 8, depending on how many mains you have. Go for 9 just to be safe. This method does not give exact measurements, but for time sake you can estimate how much you really need.
     
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  8. dgdawg

    dgdawg Professional

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    Find somewhere on your machine that you can make reference marks at 1' & 2'.
    In my stringing area in my basement, I keep spools on the right, or back of my machine. I have two small pieces of electrical tape at 1' & 2' intervals.
    Yank 38' off the spool....yank out 9'6" for your short side...quick, easy.
     
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