Tips for a new stringer.

Discussion in 'Stringing Techniques / Stringing Machines' started by 1hand4ever, Aug 13, 2008.

  1. 1hand4ever

    1hand4ever Rookie

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    Hi, I ordered a gamma x-2 yesterday and have been reading up on how to string a racquet. I have a few questions and would like it if some experianced stringers would answer them.

    1. What is double pulling mains? Is it when you start your mains by pulling both mains at the same time?
    2. How to you prevent losing string tension when using flying clamps?
    3. Are there any tips that would help me string my racquets?

    please and thank you.
     
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  2. nadalfan!

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  3. 1hand4ever

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    I have seen them, but those couple of things are the only things i have questions about. Oh yeah, and also, what is weaving one ahead exactly?
     
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  4. smarion2

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    1) double pulling mains is when you pull tension on two mains at the same time. This is not a correct way to string because you wont get consistant tension through the string bed.

    2) dont really understand what your asking how ever always clamp the string as close to the grommets as possible to lose the least amount of tension

    3) not really its very easy and pretty self explanitory. Some advice is start slow to make sure you do everything correct then speed will come later.

    weaving ahead is exactly that. Some pepole think this helps save time. People weave then leave room to tension then weave the next then pull tension on each cross seperate.
     
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  5. RakettoKozou

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    IMO, I don't think weaving one ahead saves time, but it just became a habit.

    1) Answered pretty well
    2) Flying clamps have a knob that adjusts how tightly the clamp grips. First clamp a pair of strings and if it is a bit hard to press it all the way down, it's perfect. (If it is a bit hard). If it is too easy, turn the knob 1 or 2 clicks clockwise. If it is too hard, do 1 or 2 clicks counter-clockwise, then repeat until it is perfect.
    3) In the words of a Starcraft Battlecruiser: "Take it slow" and be sure not to tighten your knots with the tensioner. Also tie your knots well. And if you have a drop-weight tensioner, be careful that it is just parallel to the ground and not at an angle.

    Happy Stringing!
     
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  6. Mansewerz

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    IMO, I better way to check if your clamps are too tight is using a marker or crayon or paperclip to make a mark on the string (or if you're using a paperclip, clip it onto the string) and see if there is slippage with the clamp.

    If there is slippage tighten. If not, time to check if the strings are being crushed by the clamp.

    My SP flying clamps are very easy to use and don't require too much force. That said, I think it's easier to crush a string if you depend on how much force is needed to close the clamp. Also got to take into consideration different gauges.
     
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  7. 1hand4ever

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    Thanks for your responses guys. For weaving one ahead, you still pull tension on each cross, correct? So what is the point of weaving one ahead?
     
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  8. Mansewerz

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    It allows for a soft weave, where you can go straight through the cross opposed to a hard weave, where you go under lowered mains and over higher mains (the mains are staggered)

    But remember, you're still going over under over under.
     
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  9. 1hand4ever

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    Allrite thank you mansewerz. I think i got all the answers i was looking for. Stringer should be here by friday =D, but i think the middle of western sports ships the strings separately so we'll see when those get here lol.
     
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