Seamco Ken Rosewal racket

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  1. joe sch

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    Who has strung a Seamco Ken Rosewal racket ?

    Im pretty sure Coach and Steve Huff know.

    Here is the pic for those that are not familiar with this metal:

    http://www.woodtennis.com/rosewall/seamco_rosewall1.jpg

    I got a help request from somebody struggling with it … don't think its as difficult as a t2000 but has the internal grommets.
     
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    bump … I know there are some classic stringers that visit here that can comment on stringing this racket …
     
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  3. Steve Huff

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    I did one of those back in the mid eighties. You need to use the brake on your machine, pull the opposite of the "hole". As you know, there really isn't a hole, but a place the string wraps around. I can't remember at the present how the tie-offs worked, but it seems that I strung it with 1 piece.
     
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    Been away from the forum for a couple of weeks...just saw your post. My last Seamco stringing was in 1984 and I had to go 'into the zone' and do it from memory(no manual, surely no 'online' help...and I was 350 miles away from the last one I strung!).

    Steve, as I was aware of a pattern that would string the Wilson T-series in one-piece, there may have been a one-piece possibility for the Seamco...but, I never used it or actually saw it being done.

    One big key is similar to the Wilson T-series...the string 'hoops' are not symmetrical . That is, the frame has a definite right and left side(like Prince 'ports' for you youngsters out there) and that is key in getting started properly.

    Good luck!
     
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    Just found this thread. Irvin delivered text directions that worked perfectly. Don't know who the source was, but I'm grateful.http://tt.tennis-warehouse.com/showpost.php?p=8486046&postcount=4

    I will add that 50lb should be max for mains on the two frames I have now done, and that 19' and 11' should be length minimums for some stringing machines, (like mine)

    B.
     
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    What Muscles use at Wimbledon in 1974?

    (It does not look like this Seamco.)
     
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