Weaving Tips

Discussion in 'Strings' started by BumperJeep, Jul 23, 2008.

  1. BumperJeep

    BumperJeep Rookie

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    I need some tips weaving crosses, especially with CF, i usually can do the first couple of mains without a problem, but then i lose the stringer in my finger and have to do it one by one and this happens on every single cross. HELP!
     
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  2. iplaybetter

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    behind you, but i have to be somewhere else by the
    about halve way through stop, and then pull extra slack and then continue
     
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  3. bumfluff

    bumfluff Semi-Pro

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    I get the same thing too so any help would be awesome. I'm not sure but leaving a bit sticking out from my fingers seems to make it slightly easier because it doesn't slip out so fast. Probably doesn't help though.
     
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  4. dancraig

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    Pull a loop.
     
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  5. YULitle

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    Until you get better at it, take some of the cross through when you reach a snag and start over, this removes some of the friction that is slowing you down.
     
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  6. Eric4

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    are you stringing one cross ahead so its a push weave?
     
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  7. diredesire

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    Besides pulling slack (yes, it really helps) you can try improvising with the fingers you weave with. I'm not sure about you all out there, but I will weave softer strings (multis, nylon based strings) with my index fingers, but I'll switch to an index/middle or middle/middle for thicker/rougher/poly strings at times. I let the bottom finger (middle) push laterally, and the top finger give vertical pushes to guide the string through.
     
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  8. BumperJeep

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    i am weaving one ahead. yulitle, you really think i should just pull the cross out if i get stuck? thats very counter productive
     
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  9. crazy8tiger

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    I think he's trying to say pull more string through the hole so you have more string to weave with, not pull the whole cross out and start over.
     
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