RPM Blast: One or two piece string job...

Discussion in 'Strings' started by MyrWXguy, Oct 12, 2012.

  1. MyrWXguy

    MyrWXguy New User

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    I play the RPM blast 16 at 56 in my Head Instinct MP. I've always had someone else string my racquet until I recently purchased my 1st stringer(best move yet btw). The other stringers have always done a one piece string job, but I noticed the specs suggest a 2 piece.

    Since I'm new to stringing, I was wondering what the difference would be between a 1 piece and 2 and if it would make that big of a difference to my game. I was popping strings about every 2 weeks before a recent swing/grip change(deep west to semi-west) and the strings last a lot longer, but they are still a one piece.

    So does it make any difference to switch to a 2 piece string? Why would some racquets be ok with a 1 OR 2, while the Head recommends a 2 piece? Does it matter if I'm using the same string for crosses and mains?

    Thanks in advance.
     
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  2. db10s

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    This MIGHT get more/better answers in the stringing techniques forum. For someone who is new I would think one piece would be better due to the possible tension loss at the tie offs, just my uninformed theory.
     
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    Double post
     
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    Depends on racquet. If the last mains end at the top of the hoop, then you 'could' do a one piece. If the last mains end at the throat, then do a one piece ATW.

    BTW, I frankly don't see any problem doing one piece either way unless there are structural issues with the frame or if you string above the max recommended tension. Some will disagree and say always do crosses top down. This is your racquet. For a paying customer, follow the manufacturer's instructions.

    Edit: Noted that you have the Instinct, which means ATW - one piece - crosses top to bottom OR if you don't care, one piece crosses bottom to top.
     
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  5. fortun8son

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    Head recommends 2pc for all of it's quality frames, regardless of tie-off.
    It's a matter of frame integrity.
    Often, the outer main grommets are very close to the cross grommets and pulling tension on the turn can damage that small area.
     
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  6. MyrWXguy

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    Thanks all! I appreciate the info! I will throw this up in the stringer section as well.
     
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