Oops! Messed up on weaving... Effects??

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  1. gshaffer23

    gshaffer23 Rookie

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    Hi all! I've strung up many racquets in the past few months and this is the first time I messed up on my weaving of the crosses. (at least the first time I didn't catch it right away).

    Anyway, it happened on the third cross string from the top, i wove it exactly like the second cross... what effects should I expect from this mistake?
     
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  2. Proud Pusher

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    Probably won't have much affect on playability, but the fact that there
    is a misweave would bother some people.

    If I do this to a customer's racquet, I usually point it out and offer to re do
    it, or charge for string only.

    Ken
     
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  3. fastdunn

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    Nothing much different from my experiences.

    It would be illegal string pattern according to ITF for pro tournaments. :)
    Some say less weaving of crosses promotes more spin
    (kinda like a spagetti string pattern)...
     
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  4. RacquetDoctor

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    If you do it to a customer, you cut it out and re-do it, no charge. A mistake is a mistake...It should never get to a customer.
     
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  5. gshaffer23

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    True there. I don't have a business, it was one of my friend's rackets and I was just wondering on the playability end, how it would work. But definitely, free re-string for a "customer" would be in order.
     
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  6. gshaffer23

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    Good to know. Who knows maybe he will like it and REQUEST poor weaving next time! :idea:
     
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  7. Nuke

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    I've had stringing jobs done with a few misweaves, which I didn't notice until I was on the court, away from the store. After my initial anger, I found I really couldn't tell the difference in playability. Not enough to go back angry to the store and complain, anyway. Your mileage may vary, especially if it bothers you psychologically.
     
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