Question about stringing Prestige Mid

Discussion in 'Stringing Techniques / Stringing Machines' started by pizikylin, Nov 5, 2010.

  1. pizikylin

    pizikylin New User

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    Hi stringing experts

    I met a problem when I strung my prestige Mid.
    I used 2 pieces 4 knots method. I met problem when I want to finish the cross. The grommets for the last cross was blocked by the mains.
    I tried to sharp the tip to squeeze the string into the blocked holes, but the string I chose was global natural gut, the sharped tips were easily worn out. Then I need to sharp it again.
    Several times later, I found I need to use the awl to move the mains to let the last cross go through. Then I made some small damage to the mains........
    Finally I successfully strung the prestige but I also left some marks on the frame & the strings.

    Is there any way to prevent such issues? I also found it is a little bit hard to string the K90,the same problem.

    Another problem, when I want to tie the last cross(8T), I cannot tie it at 10T, because the last main was quite close to the 10T, leaves no space for tying.
    So I have to tie the last cross at 5T....... Then I checked all my 98 Sq.in racquets and found all the two pieces string job finish the cross at 10T......

    Is there anything wrong to finish the cross at 5T on a Prestige Mid?

    All comments are appreciated!
     
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  2. Lakers4Life

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    When the Main is close to tie-off cross, use a PC Knot (also know as a Pro and Wilson Knot).

    Stringing with natural gut or a soft multi, you can use a dab of super glue to stiffen the tip or put scrap Poly in the blocked hole. On some grommets there is a divider to keep string on one side of the blocked hole.
     
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  3. Irvin

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    For tying knots when you do not have much room make sure your anchor string cross goes over the mains so the knot will slide over it when you pull it to remove slack.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4WILK_BwWCE

    Irvin
     
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  4. pizikylin

    pizikylin New User

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    Hi Lakers4life & Irvin
    Your tips are really helpful. Thank you very much.
    Irvin, I've viewed the video and get a lot of information from that. I never thought that problem before. Thanks!
     
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  5. Technatic

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    When you want to make room ,to get a string through, when a string is passing the hole this may help:
    Put a little piece of string under this string.
    To put the string through grap the ends of this little piece of string in a plier and pull the string away from the hole.
     
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  6. Irvin

    Irvin G.O.A.T.

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    Here is a little trick I tried one time too. Many rackets (Wilson especially)skip 7T and 9T and tie off 6T and 8T. When this happens I like to tie the mains off at 8T and not 6T but there is already a string in that hole that goes through the hole side way so if you have a soft string it may be difficult to get the tail through the hole. Some time I put the tail through before pulling tension on the next to last mains so it is slack in that hole. Using kevlar one time I heated the end of the string. This made the normally very soft string very stiff and it easily went through the hole even with the string under tension.

    Irvin
     
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