Stringing Prince Racquets

Discussion in 'Stringing Techniques / Stringing Machines' started by Centryx, Dec 3, 2010.

  1. Centryx

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    Hi everyone

    I own a alpha revo 4000 and have read on the forums that the prince racquets with the ports are a pain to string in general. Am I going to have any issues stringing a prince with the ports on my revo? I do not have the boomerang tool. I've never strung up a prince racquet yet and a friend asked me to do his.

    thanks in advance
     
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  2. jim e

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    I don't use the boomerang any more. They now have at least 4 different ones now anyways, and some models there is no boomerang avail as well.
    I just use the brake that the machine has to lock the turntable and lock it so the string is pulled straight across on the proper side of the O port. You only need to do this on the few top cross strings.
    When you get to the bottom of the cross strings, Prince recommends their double back technique, where you skip the 2nd to last cross string, install the last crosss string, do not tension it, then weave the skipped cross and tension both.
    This is about the only time you can double pull any string, as it will save you from pulling that last cross on a severe angle.
    I really don't see that this is a big issue since those last two mains reside in the bottom of the string bed. Plus, if you increase the tension on that pull you'll find that double pulling on those two crosses works quite well.

    If the manufacturer offers us a "work around" for a particular frame I think it's safe to say there should be no concerns using it. Then again you can just install the last 2 crosses normally and tension each as any other racquet. I use to do that, and found that the Prince recommended double back technique works very nice.
     
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  3. Centryx

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    Hey jim thanks a bunch, just for clarification what do you mean by double pull, so skip the 2nd to last cross weave the last one then weave the 2nd to last one then pull the tension on the 2nd to last one twice? Or am I supposed to leave a loop on the last one and pull that while the 2nd to last one is untensioned but weaved then pull that one??
     
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    Prince double back technique is skip the 2nd to last cross, weave the last cross, do not tension it, weave the skipped cross, then pull tension on both at one time.
    As I said before:
    This is about the only time you can double pull any string, as it will save you from pulling that last cross on a severe angle.
    I really don't see that this is a big issue since those last two mains reside in the bottom of the string bed. Plus, if you increase the tension on that pull you'll find that double pulling on those two crosses works quite well.

    If you don't feel comfortable doing that, you can just string as normal, and tension each individule with the bottom 2 cross strings. As I said also:If the manufacturer offers us a "work around" for a particular frame I think it's safe to say there should be no concerns using it,that being the double back technique.

    You should try it both ways over time, and you can then judge what you feel the best doing.Both ways work, and thats the important thing.Prince recommends the double back method, but gives you both options.
     
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    Funny that you chose an EXO3 red as example, as I just strung one of these up last week. I use to string the crosses all the way down as normal until Tim Strawn at the g s s convinced me that the double back technique is the way he strings them and prefers that way, so when I finally strung one up that way, it was a simple way to string, as the last cross is not pulled at a severe angle.
     
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