Stringing with more than two lengths of string, quadruple hybrid?

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  1. maxspin

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    Hi there, I was wondering if any of you had any experience with stringing a racquet with more than two lengths of string, not just a standard hybrid but, meaning three or four different types of string are used on the racquet, a quadruple hybrid? Perhaps skip the crosses with one string and then put another string in the skipped holes getting an alternating pattern, i imagine there would be some bulky crossovers on the outside of the frame.

    I was thinking of this idea for more an aesthetic reason, i think if would look interesting to have four different colored strings on one frame, but maybe would have some interesting characteristics when done with a mix of strings, one could theoretically do natural gut, kevlar, syn gut, and poly all on one frame, to take the example to the extreme. But more I think this would interesting on an aesthetic level, i think you could make some cool color combos and patterns.

    Seems you would just need to make more tie off holes? Is this idea actually feasible, any one tried, before I try and dick around?
     
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  2. maxspin

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    I saw this thread about Ivan Lendl with his peculiar stringing pattern,

    http://tt.tennis-warehouse.com/showthread.php?t=425724

    How is this done? This is not quite what I was thinking of but in the same vein, seems an 8 knot pattern would open up so many possibilities of stringing, at the visual and performance level...
     
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  3. Irvin

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    Well there is more than one way to string the racket like Ivan did but if he had 8 knots there were four strings. You should be able to do it with two strings also. One for the black strings using a 50/50 pattern and one for the outer strings using a box pattern.
     
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  4. maxspin

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    Thanks Irvine, Could you elaborate more? I've seen the two vids by Yulitle on both the box and 50/50 but not sure how to combine...
     
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  5. Irvin

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    The racket you use makes all the different in the world. What racket are you talking about? Also keep in mind this is going to be a non-standard pattern and may not be good for your racket. Could be bad for your racket. And may requires special tools like a starting clamp.
     
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  7. Irvin

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    Not the same but easier and better fornthe racket.
     
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