Question about one piece stringing

Discussion in 'Strings' started by Mighty Matteo, Nov 21, 2010.

  1. Mighty Matteo

    Mighty Matteo Semi-Pro

    Oct 28, 2010
    Is one piece stringing more accurate than 2 piece because there are less knots that the string bed will lose tension from?
  2. DennisK

    DennisK Semi-Pro

    Sep 20, 2008
    County Durham. England.
    Theoretically, yes. All other things being equal.
  3. jim e

    jim e Hall of Fame

    Aug 4, 2007
    If you hit the knot button on the machine, that increases the tension on the tie off pull (10%) , and tie a good cinched up knot then theoretically no.

    This also keeps the end mains straighter do to the off set weave of the adjacent main string.
    Plus many clients pull on that end string to judge your job, even though as you all know has nothing to do with how well you string as all end mains have movement due to no other main on the one side.If they don't do that in front of you they will later when they get it home.

    I know that the USRSA does not recommend increasing tie offs, but they also said that it does no harm, so they basically are staying neutral on this issue.
    (Probably because so many tour stringers adapted this practice)
    Many tour stringers and slam stringers increase tie offs a great %. On another site R. Parnell stated he increases his, and Tim Strawn of the G S S also increases his a great amount, both are slam stringers. This is a very controversial issue to say the least, as many also have their reasons not to increase as well, (like the end mains are short so it does not flex as much as a longer string so it can be less tension, and you don't hit with the end mains as well). All I can say, whatever anyone decides to do, make it consistant and do it the same way each time.
    Last edited: Nov 21, 2010

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