re-stringing your crosses question

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  1. jgn1013

    jgn1013 Semi-Pro

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    Sunday night I restrung my racquet, poly's - main & synthetic -crosses. Well for some reason about the 4th or 5th row down one of the crosses had a tendency to slide up. I hit with it last night and every shot that one cross string would slide up. So I went home, put the racquet in the string, cut out the crosses only, and restrung. Is this a problem?

    Any idea what would cause that 1 cross to slide, I'm thinking maybe I didn't pull that one correctly since it did not seem to have the same tension as the others.

    tks
     
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  2. YULitle

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    Sounds like a misweave. Did you check to be sure it wasn't woven improperly? If you have two adjacent crosses woven the same way they will gravitate towards each other.
     
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  3. Pro Staff Pete

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    ^^^ Think so too. Happened to me quite often when I just started stringing.
     
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  4. slice bh compliment

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    Yeah, telltale sign of a misweave.

    Now as for just replacing the crosses? Hmmm. Maybe if the mains were really fresh, un-notched, and you cut the crosses out while on the machine...and the machine has the perfect mouthing system.

    Honestly, I wouldn't do that, even with the best mounting system. Too much of a chance of distorting the headshape.
    I'd rather just spend the extra ten minutes and a couple of bucks redo-ing the whole stringjob.
     
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  5. jgn1013

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    I check, had the guy I hit with check. It seemed like there was not enough tension on that 1 cross. weird??

    I have an X6, 6 point mounting system. Placed the racquet back in the stringer then cut out the crosses. It was late and I wanted the racquet for my upcoming match.
     
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  6. YULitle

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    Do you weave one ahead? You may have pulled tension on the one ahead forgetting to tension the one before.
     
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  7. Loco4Tennis

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    yeah thats what i was thinking, if there was no missweave
    also possible that string was not strighten out when tensioning, that would leave a little extra to move arround from the rest
     
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  8. jgn1013

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    No I don't weave ahead.. anyway maybe i should have not smoke the crack pipe before my string job. The important question is what do you thing about me redoing just the crosses, is this something I should worry about?
     
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  9. YULitle

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    I don't care what you do, but here's a thread on the issue.
    http://tt.tennis-warehouse.com/showthread.php?t=74551

    It isn't good for the racquet.
     
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  10. iplaybetter

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    behind you, but i have to be somewhere else by the
    stringing on crack might not work so well
     
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  11. jgn1013

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    thanks.. sorry should have done a search. So do you think i've done damage to my racquet? hope not, I'm going to cut them out tonight when I get home.
     
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