question for mrts & professional stringers

Discussion in 'Strings' started by Muffin Man, Mar 9, 2008.

  1. Muffin Man

    Muffin Man New User

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    i've recently been doing more and more stringing for the club that i teach at. i normally do atw for any racquet that requires. one of the reasons i like to do atw patterns is that all of the tie-offs are on cross strings.

    lately, i have strung a bunch of frames where the mains end on the top. rather than tie off the short side last main i used a little extra length to string the 1st or 2nd and 1st crosses and then tied off. then, i finished stringing the crosses with the long side tying off on the last cross as you would normally.

    i guess i'm wondering whether this is acceptable to you or if you have any suggestions.

    thanks in advance.
     
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  2. Stan

    Stan Professional

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    Acceptable to me.
     
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  3. kingdaddy41788

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    It's kind of silly. Why wouldn't you just finish stringing it with one piece?
     
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  4. Muffin Man

    Muffin Man New User

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    it still is one piece. i just wanted the tension loss from the knots to be on the crosses instead of the mains. not a big deal, i know, but i just wanted to get some thoughts on the idea.
     
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  5. YULitle

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    This is actually a desirable way to string. What you are essentially doing is ensuring that the two last mains have the same actual tension by not tying off.

    This is very acceptable. :D
     
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  6. iplaybetter

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    yes in fact it is recommended as it helps maintains tension on the outer main
    note you must now a bit about your botton cross and how to weav it when you do this
     
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  7. Muffin Man

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    thanks guys...i guess i should send a tip to usrsa and see if it makes it in the next issue.
     
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  8. Richard Parnell

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    I use this modified ATW all the time and always run two of the ss whatever method I am using.
    All the best,
    Richard
     
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  9. kingdaddy41788

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    Ah, sorry. I misread/misunderstood. This is perfectly acceptable. :)
     
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  10. diredesire

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    Yep, I like this method. I do it whenever it is convenient.
     
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  11. stringwalla

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    Good stringers can always find a logical way
     
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  12. Steve Huff

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    Exactly how I do it too. Always like to tie off a cross.
     
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