Stringing pattern

Discussion in 'Stringing Techniques / Stringing Machines' started by blkkirk, May 5, 2012.

  1. blkkirk

    blkkirk New User

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    Dunlop aerogel 2 hundred plus 16X19
    Can not find the stringing pattern for this racket? Not on Klipper?

    My doubles partner's racket. 61 year old male. Old school. Hits mostly flat but does hit some top spin. Turns the ball beautifully down the line. Controls the ball well. Serves with pace. Uses Prince synthetic gut duraflex 17 @ 60lbs CP now. Uses it untill it breaks. Doesn't believe strings make any diference. Want to introduce him to some new strings. Doesn't want to spend a lot of money.

    Any string suggestions? Thank you for your help.
     
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  2. fortun8son

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    1pc 38' ss9' 2pc 20'x17'
    start at Throat(T)
    Skip8T and 7Head, 9H
    Tie off mains at 7T
    Recommend 2pc
    Tie off X at5H, 6T
    55-60 lbs

    Sounds like a perfect candidate for Natgut.
    Mamba Supra has great performance/price value..
     
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  3. Irvin

    Irvin G.O.A.T.

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    Something is wrong!!!

    Perfect example of why I would not rely too much on published patterns. One piece 38' with 9' for the short side? That leaves 20' + for the crosses. But two piece is 20' for the mains (10' each side) and only 17' for the crosses.

    EDIT: If you know the racket is 16x19 and the mains are all parallel chances are 999 / 1000 you mains skip either 7&9 or 8 in the head and throat. Tie off holes are the larger grommet holes, and the tension is listed somewhere on the racket.
     
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  4. retlod

    retlod Professional

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    I love it! I have four rules for stringing frames.

    1. Six holes in the throat? Start mains there. Eight? Start in the hoop.

    2. When stringing mains, holes should get a little farther apart with each string. When the next hole is too close, it's for a cross. Skip it.

    3. For one-piece stringing, I use a modified ATW pattern. If there are an even number of crosses, string the first one first. Odd? String the second one first.

    4. Tie off at the big grommets.
     
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  5. blkkirk

    blkkirk New User

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    Thank you everyone!!!!
     
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  6. esgee48

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    retlod, your 4 rules are pretty cool. However, you need to have something for the occasional Head Si6 and Si5, which are fan shaped patterns. Dunlop also has those funky patterns.

    So, I propose a #5: If rules 1-4 don't work, RTFM! :twisted:
     
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