Discussion in 'Classic Racquet Talk' started by vintagefan, Aug 25, 2013.
If you are using modern SG string on it? Thanks!
I don't think it's necessary, though it is a nice touch.
I still pad to reduce the sharp angle at the frame
Increase sweet spot and power...
If you have smaller than 90 frames I say you need it.
Less chance of breaking strings with power pads.
This is why I would recommend as well. The angles and the nature of the drilled holes in wood make pads optimal to ****** premature string breakage. Despite assertions otherwise, I don't believe "power pads" do anything else but that (i.e., no material increase in power or sweet spot results from the use of the pads). Cosmetically, it is also a nice touch--we are used to seeing them on wood racquets.
...A good idea if used on the LOWER half of the racquet head, I'd say; it relazes the acuity of some string "loops" and reduces the chance of breakage. On the hoop, power pads will obviously move the string outside of its established slots on a woodie, right into harm's way.
Did my stringer get the power pads right or they need to be thicker? Thanks!
Those look fine.........only thing I would add next time is tubing........considering its a 40yr old frame along with the pads adding tubing will help protect the frame and string.
The thickness looks good.
I would always recommend making the pads square since they will be much less likely to slip out.
are you meant to thread the long subway string before tensioning the 3 loops it goes under?
I couldn't get the string under loops after tensioning without
marring the wood so I just ran it over on the outside
On this stringjob, he probably didn't push the long string under the loops. He most likely used the short side to string the bottom 6 or 7 crosses. So, after the last main, he ran the string up to the 6th or 7th cross, then finished toward the throat. That's why the long string is under the loops.
ahh that might explain it
I should've looked closer before ripping out the factory strings
got too intrigued instead at their thin twine linking mains together
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