string pattern mistake

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  1. Channy

    Channy New User

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    Hi,

    I want to share about string pattern in indonesia that many of stringer in here is not capable to string a tennis racket.

    here we go :
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    closer look :
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    the racket is sold to me from my friend, it is brand new only use once. he said the racket is not good for him. so he sold it. when it is in my hand and I knew why he said the racket is not good.

    I just want to share it. maybe there is a similar problem in US, I dont know.
     
  2. Irvin

    Irvin G.O.A.T.

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    That racket is illegally strung according to the ITF rules of tennis. It is just strung wrong nothing wrong with the racket.
     
  3. Irvin

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    Most 16 main rackets skip 7&9 or 8 head and / or throat. The stringer skipped 7&9 when he should have skipped 8.
     
  4. Irvin

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    My guess is even if the stringer got the pattern right it would play the same. It could be a bad all around string job and there was something else done wrong to make it play the way it does.
     
  5. terg

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    Nothing wrong here. If you'd look at the racquet specs, you'd see that the string pattern is 16x15
     
  6. Irvin

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    Now I see that is a Wilson Steam racket. It is probably a Steam 99 and they strung it like a Steam 105. LOL
     
  7. mmk

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    The Wilson Steam 99S is supposed to only have 15 crosses, but it looks like when this one was mistakenly strung with some mains going into cross holes and vice versa. Or else, if it isn't a Steam 99S, it is someone's attempt to replicate the 99S pattern.
     
  8. Irvin

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    The stringing pattern must be generally uniform and, in particular, not less dense in the centre than in any other area. Maybe it isn't less dense in the center but it is close. None the less it is strung wrong. If I bought a new racket and it was strung like that I would not only ask for another string job I would expect my racket to be replaced.

    If it is a 99 it should skip 8h and 8T and I will bet that's what happened.
     
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  9. Channy

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    there is something wrong. irvin caught it right

    this is what happen. he should skipped at 8 not at 7 & 9.

    this is wilson blx steam 99S. it has 16x15 string pattern

    my friend that sold this racket is very mad at the stringer right now.

    mistake happen, but this is the worst one
     
  10. Lakers4Life

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    Though the stringer is to blame. It's probably the first time he's strung this racket. I've seen conflicting stringing stringing instructions on the Wilson Stringing Instructions website. There are two instructions on the Wilson site. One on the Steam 99S page and the string pattern on the Stringing Instructions pull down.

    http://www.wilson.com/en-us/sports/tennis/pdf/rackets/Steam_99S_BLX_2013_new.pdf

    From the Wilson Pull Down:

    Steam 99S BLX2
    String Tension : 54-64 lbs
    String Length : 35'(ss: 9'6") or (19' M's and 16' X's)
    String Pattern : 16 x 15
    Start Main : at Throat. Mains skip 8T & 8H. Tie off mains at 6T.
    One Piece : Start X?s at bottom at 8T. Tie off X?s at 5H.
    Two Piece : Start X?s at top at 8H. Tie off X?s at 5H & 11T.
     
  11. diredesire

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    It's OK, from what I understand, labor and string is so cheap in Indonesia that you could have it redone at least once and have the final charge come out the same ;)
     
  12. Irvin

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    Well kind of sort of maybe. As I understand it the original purchaser of the racket sold the racket because he did not like it. Now it may have been because of the string job as the two outside mains on each side, top and bottom were moved out but I doubt it. None the less the original purchaser did not like the racket. If it were me I would have my doubts about the first stringer. If you don't know what you're doing you should not be providing a service. If you make a mistake you should be willing to correct it to your customers satisfaction.
     
  13. diredesire

    diredesire Super Moderator

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    LOL, you and I both know that there's many people who provide (stringing) services well before they are prepared/equipped to do so ;) I acknowledge and understand the situation as it stands, though. I was just making a silly comment in passing. I charge low labor fees due to competition in my area -- and I have an Indonesian buddy who still complains about labor fees (in jest, of course).
     
  14. Lakers4Life

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    FWIW, Here is what it should look like.
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  15. Channy

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    the string it self is not cheaper in Indonesia than in US. but the stringing job fee is very very cheap. only $2/ frame. that is the problem in Indonesia.

    I agree with irvin I have contacted my friend that sold the racket to me, and he is very angry, the store that he bought the racket is the largest in his area. but I think size is nit everything. and the stringer that strung the racket doesn't want to be blame for the mistake he made.

    yes I am one of them. but for me costumer satisfaction is number one. I don't like my costumer back at me with angry face and blaming me for any mistake that I made.

    this just one example of stringing mistake I just want to share it.

    yes this is the right one. I dont have time yet to string the 99S. thank you for sharing.
     
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    This is why I always download the stringing instructions for a racquet that I am unfamiliar with. I hate wasting string on a botched job.
     

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