stringing machine question (first time)

Discussion in 'Stringing Techniques / Stringing Machines' started by Francis27, Oct 16, 2012.

  1. Francis27

    Francis27 Semi-Pro

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    hi i might start stringing my own rackets as it will save me alot of money because of how often i play. i am planning on using this machine (i havent bought it yet)
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    I am only 14 years old do you think i could do it?
     
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  2. Francis27

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    sorry it wont let me use that image here it is
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  3. Irvin

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    You may want to find someone to show you how it is done but after that it is like riding a bike.
     
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  4. Woolybugger

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    I taught my 12yr old how to string his own racquet, so should be no problems for you as long as you have a good teacher. The toughest parts are starting the mains and crosses, and tying knots. Remember - you will make some mistakes in the beginning, but with experience you will do well.
     
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  5. Francis27

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    ok thanks ive decided to use this machine since it looks easier lol it has a different tension thing
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  6. Irvin

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    Much easier
     
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    Very nice machine, good luck!
     
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  8. Francis27

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    Ok so im going to be stringing my head youtek ig instinct mp when i buy this machine i just need to know how to do knots and i noticed that my racket has shared holes
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    how do i string this and how do i do knots?
     
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  10. fortun8son

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    Go to the stickies at the top.
    Click on the YouTube How-to videos.
    There are several good knot videos.
     
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  11. zapvor

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    its best for someone to teach you in person the first time
     
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  12. MyrWXguy

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    Head Instinct

    I actually string a Head Instict as well. I initially started with a 1 piece job, but recently switched to 2(per Head spec recommendations). The difference will be # of knots. They were the more difficult part for me in stringing. The rest I learned from watching our Assistant Pro once and Youtube videos. I suggest going online and checking out which knot works best for you. Print out a diagram to keep as reference. These are knots I use. [​IMG] [​IMG]

    A few points to mention: If this is your 1st time stringing ever, grab an old racquet and cheap string to practice. It took me 3 times to just get the basics down. You'll definitely want to attempt it a few times before jumping on the court.

    Be ready to take 2+ hours for your first(few) times.

    Good luck! Great to get started doing this young!
     
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  13. Bdarb

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    Definitely watch a bunch of videos if you don't have someone who can teach you in person and I wouldn't string your good racquets while learning you coul end up ruining it. Go to Klipperusa.com it has most any string pattern you'll ever need. Probably want to invest in a starting clamp too. Good luck and enjoy, stringing our own racquets or at least knowing how can make you a better player.
     
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