Quick Question: String Length from K90

Discussion in 'Stringing Techniques / Stringing Machines' started by BigEleven, May 22, 2012.

  1. BigEleven

    BigEleven New User

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    How many feet of string does it need for K90 main and cross respectively?

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  2. SwankPeRFection

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    I use 33 feet of synthetic gut to string my BLX90. I measure the short side at 9 feet. When it's all said and done, I'm left with about 1 to 1.5 feet on both sides, which is plenty to pull tension and tie off. By using 33 feet each time, I'm able to equally divide out a full reel of string without having to waste any. 660/33=20 ;)
     
  3. Irvin

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    That would depend on the string, stringer, and tension used.

    And if you are using a drop weight with a rotary gripper 1' may not be enough to pull tension unless you have a starting clamp.

    EDIT: I would suggest you start with 36' with a 10' short side and measure the exact length you need for yourself. Better safe than sorry.
     
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  4. SwankPeRFection

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    Not correct. I have a linear pull dropweight and if it was rotary, it would take even less. The detailed aspect is that you're left with over a foot of string on both sides after the last pull. That's more than enough to pull tention, tie off, etc... way more than enough.
     
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  5. BigEleven

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    Thank you guys for the quick reply! I am going to do a 2-piece job on the racket with poly/poly hybrid on a stringer with a linear gripper. I will try 18 feet x 18 feet first and see what exactly is needed
     
  6. Irvin

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    That should be enough string. The poly will stretch less than the SG but 18' should be enough. That only leave you 9' for each side, I would try 19' for the mains. I like to have a little more string to work with when I tie poly string also.
     

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