What is One Piece or Two Pieces?

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  1. Bedrock

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    What is One Piece or Two Pieces in string pattern?

    String Pattern:
    16 Mains / 18 Crosses
    Mains skip: 7H 9H 8T
    One Piece
    No Shared Holes
     
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  2. Bedrock

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    Seems like nobody knows.
     
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  3. flashfire276

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    One piece/two piece is the racquet construction. Kinda self said, a racquet mold was made out of one whole slab of graphite, or it has the hoop/handle connected somehow.

    Two piece racquets are very low quality, since they are 2 individual pieces. Usually just aluminium and titanium because of cheap prices. They're very fragile because of 2 seperate pieces. You can find them at Walmart, Target, etc.

    One piece is the traditional racquet. Just a basic single mold of graphite. As long as you don't get a Target or Walmart racquet, you'll probably end up with this.
     
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  4. namartens

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    Guess this belongs in the Strings section?

    As I understand it: a racket strung one piece is strung using just one long piece of string and has just two knots. You use it to string both the mains and crosses. A racket strung two piece is strung using two seperate pieces of string; one that is used to string the mains and another that is used to string the crosses. A two piece uses four knots, two to tie off the mains and two to tie off the crosses.

    The text you pasted is the recommended stringing method by the manufacturer for that particular frame I think.
     
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  5. Satch

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    i think that in this case it's the way you should string it like tension rec
     
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    Oh yeah, could be this too.
    Especially since you copy/pasted stringing specs.
     
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    Basically ignore it. I string 2 piece string jobs all the time on "1 piece" racquets. You can do it on basically any racquet and people hybrid their strings a lot these days.
     
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    you can do 2 piece when 1 is recommended, but reverse is not ''allowed''
     
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    But there's really no reason to look at that. Most stringers would string your racquet two piece anyways.
     
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    I'm almost positive because it is stringing instructions that it means one piece or two piece stinging. Not how many parts the racket is made of.
     
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  15. Spin-A-Lot

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    It's definitely in regards to stringing instructions..you CAN string 1 piece to a '2 piece' racquet but it'll void warranty if anything goes wrong...apparently it has something to do with the way the crosses starts...it's ideal if the crosses start at the top, working down to the throat..if the crosses start at the bottom then apparently it's not good for the structural integrity of the racquet...but if you're stringing your own, you can pretty much do whatever you want as long as you can live with any malfunctions ;)
     
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    Actually, it's more like Babolat's attempt at making their own Triad since Wilson did it waaaay before.. ;)
     
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  17. zapvor

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    LOL this is totally bogus....
     
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  18. Agent Orynge

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    You can safely string a 2 piece racquet with only 1 piece of string using the Around The World method. Stringing a 1 piece racquet with 2 pieces is always safe.

    I've always preferred 1 piece string jobs, especially when stringing my own frames. My reasoning is that 2 piece string jobs result in a less uniform string plane, due to the premature release of tension when tieing off the mains.

    Yeah, Triad technology is what, over 10 years old now?
     
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  19. zapvor

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    Flashfire's post is really making me laugh! i was under the impression TT posters are more knowledgable than the average tennis player, but......LOL
     
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    Alright alright, I got something wrong, and I was on the wrong subject. I stand correct.
    But no reason to be so negative on it.
     
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    being dumb nevermind
     
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    Hey man, dont be too harsh! Lol.

    Good guy right here, admitting he was wrong. :D
     
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  23. zapvor

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    yea i am being an a--hole sorryyyyy
     
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    Ban! Ban! Ban!
     
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  25. zapvor

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    lol come on some posters on here have gotten into real heated arguments....
     
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  26. Agent Orynge

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    Yeah, but only the a-holes get banned.

    ;)
     
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    nooooooo i will be good!
     
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    Anyone ever hear of a "many piece" string job? I was playing doubles once with a friend and he lined up some old guys. One of our opponents was in his early 80s. He had a great game for his age but it was more fun doubles than competitive doubles. Anyhow, my friend says the old guy strings his own racket. I have a stringer too so I tried to start a conversation with the old guy about stringing. I asked him what kind of string he was using. And he says "well, I have a little NXT over here, and some TNT over here, and some Prince syn gut over here". The guy just used old remnants that he cut out of rackets he strung for other people. He had about 6 or 8 pieces of different string in his racket. It was pretty damn funny. I guess you have to make ends meet however you can when you retire on a fixed budget. The old guy could not move at all but if you hit it within his reach, he could place it on a dime.
     
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  29. Spin-A-Lot

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    I met a guy recently that did the exact same thing! I knew he was unorthodox the minute I saw his racquet..It was a 'skittles pack' of colours I kid you not!! When I asked him about it he said that he just asked his friend with the stringer machine to do up his string bed with whatever leftover string that was available...tension was apparently in the 40s..doesn't seem to bother him at all since he can go toe to toe with anybody..I guess it's whatever works for some people..it seems like a viable option for people on an extremely tight budget :)
     
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  30. Up&comer

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    I understand. It is in the rackets section so it's understandable.
     
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  31. diredesire

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    Not all manufacturers will warranty an ATW job, though. His original statement is kind of true in that it's not always "allowed." TBH, though, I haven't had any racquet RMAs rejected for bad string jobs... We should run an experiment!
     
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  32. Agent Orynge

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    Tennis racquet fraud, you say? I'm all ears - for the sake of science, of course.

    How would we break a racquet without making it look like it was intentional?
     
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  33. diredesire

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    Yeah, that's exactly what I was thinking about when I pushed "Submit Reply."

    RMAs are only supposed to cover manufacturing defects :(
     
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  34. Agent Orynge

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    We could put a want ad in the TW classifieds for a defective frame, and then string it the wrong way very loosely before sending it in.
     
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  35. diredesire

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    Then the next step is getting one from every manufacturer, purchased in the last year, with receipt... FOR SCIENCE!

    (But we're seriously derailing this thread now...)
     
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  36. Agent Orynge

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    It's OK, I don't think we'll get banned.
     
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  37. zapvor

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    lol does this really work?
     
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