Stringing Techniques/Machines Sticky [Consolidated]

Discussion in 'Stringing Techniques / Stringing Machines' started by diredesire, Sep 22, 2010.

  1. diredesire

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    Looks like with the recent reorganization, it's going to start making a lot more sense to consolidate a few of the stickies into one thread. Please reply with other suggestions that you feel should be included. These are woefully out of date at this point!

    YULitle Guide to String Tools

    Mansewerz's Guide to Buying Stringing Machines

    Stringing Machine Photo Project

    YouTube "How To" Videos

    Mains/Crosses broke.. can I keep the other?

    Weave your crosses faster, by Irvin


    Thread on the physics of a dropweight tensioner

    Starting your mains, courtesy of Irvin.

    Top stringing Tips
     
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  2. Irvin

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    'diredesire' how about adding this thread?

    Weave your crosses faster

    Irvin
     
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    Done, keep the suggestions coming, people. I'll eventually get around to completely revamping these stickies, but it's very low on my to do list :)
     
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    DD you may want to change the titlle of the last video to starting you MAINS not crosses. Thank you 'beernutz'

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    Thanks! got it.
     
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  13. GlenK

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    This thread is awesome. Been playing tennis for years but just got into stringing. This thread is perfect for a newbie like me.
    I have a lot to learn..
     
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  14. eliza

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    Ditto.
    Thank you all of you, I do not know whether you realize it, but your efforts are truly appreciated!!!

    When you are done with this project, may I suggest you another?
    There is so much fighting over methods of teaching tennis, but I think debate is positive. Why not consolidating interesting threads, saving useful info and "cleaning"the nonsense?

    XOXOXO
     
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  15. diredesire

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    I'm up for requests, I think debate is healthy, as well. Unfortunately, backers of various methods tend to fight and get personal. If you have ideas as to what you'd like to see in a sticky, feel free to e-mail me!
     
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  16. mixedmedia

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    Great consolidation. It was very helpful.
     
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  17. BlxTennis

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    Hi Irvin,

    I got a question on one of the ways to start the main with fixed clamp. You pulled both mains and then clamped down one of the mains with a fixed clamp, then you loose both tensions and hand pulled one of the main string so that the fixed clamp stay at level with the main string before pulling with the machine. My question is , can you not just clamp one of the 2 main strings and then pull it with you hand to get the fixed clamp at level and then pull 60lbs with the machine?
     
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  18. diredesire

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    Hey, you should start a new thread in the subforum with specific questions to members, this post is reserved for sticky topics :)
     
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  19. eddie.tan

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    Final racquet string tension

    Can anyone advise whether the main string tension should be set higher than the cross or the other way round during stringing. Should the main string tension increase once the cross string is strung across the main. I am using the Eagnas flex 940 stringing machine and I've notice when I set the tension at 40lbs for the main string and 37lbs on the cross. Final tension I've measured on the main is 55lbs. Is there anything wrong? I hope someone can assist.
     
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  20. djNEiGht

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    What did you use to measure final tension?

    IMO those items that measure tension are most helpful with measuring tension loss and not as good as giving final tension off the stringer.
     
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    Is there a manual for lubricating a drop-weight machine
     
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    On a stringing machine you have head an throat. If you place the head of the racket on the throat place on the stringing machine what for difference will make this?
     
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  23. djNEiGht

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    On the very few stringing machines I have used, the turntable isn't partial on what side you put the head of the raquet or not.

    I have limited stringing experience so I will not say there is no such machine that has a side you place only the head and throat on such sides.

    If on said machine, I'd just put the head of racquet on the indicated side of the turntable. For shiz and giggles, put it the other way and see if it sits any different.
     
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  25. Sparkyovcov

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    I admire you for havng a go. But I think this community will rip holes in your technique/video. I don't think it will stay in this sticky for long, sorry.
     
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    Let them have a go, so then we other beginners can see what not to do. Criticism without validation is just white noise.
     
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  27. Perrotoro

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    I use Racquettune and agree that subsequent tension loss can be monitored with certain confidence. But after a few hundred rackets on both Constant Pull and Lockout machines, I would argue that if your techniques are good, you should consistenlly arrive within a couple of pounds of Set Tension as measured by RT. I make a minor adjustment to my technique when I string on a Lockout and almost always get within two pounds of Set with either type of machine. Early on, I was always a measuring a little low with Lockout - maybe minus 5-7 pounds, but with the adjustment, I get consistently within 2 of Set with both types of machines.

    That it takes an adjustment and that I can always get close to set with both types of machines, would lead me to believe that RT also gives reasonably accurate results of actual tension measurement when the racquet is removed from the machine. I'm curious if others agree or disagree that this relative accuracy belief is substantiated by almost always getting close to Set.

    This would also sugggest to me that all stringers should measure their results to assure their clients and theirselves that they can string to within a few pounds of set. And that those that are not making adjustments with their Lockout machines are not getting as close to Set as those with Constant Pull Machines.

    Thoughts?
     
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