Where to string T metal racquets?

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  1. BGod

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    So as I expected, no place near me is willing to string a T metal racquet.

    I have a few T-3000s.
     
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    try the stringers forum. you may need to ship them but there's still some fellas that have done them and might help you out.

    I have 3x t2000 myself but have never strung them, it is tricky.
     
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    Tell us where you reside and someone can probably recommend a good classic stringer. The Wilson Tx000 series metals are difficult to string so most modern stringers will have nightmare seeing those beasts.
     
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    A pattern than haunted many...........

    Contact the USRSA for a list of techs in your area. They have detailed instructions. It has been 20 years since I had the honor, right before Halloween as I recall........
     
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    I am in Ontario, Canada.

    I do cross the border quite a bit so if there are places I could get it stringed in Buffalo, Rochester, Pittsburgh, etc.
     
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  6. Ronaldo

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    Can TW string a T? They can string a woodie
     
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    you need to find a proper quiet little proshop with a older fella
    nostalgic enough to give it a go... hope you got at least 1 that's
    still strung so they can have it alongside as a pattern?

    If u ask big box sports stores manned by pimply teens
    &/or all your sticks are bare, itll be too big an ask! :)
     
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    All the racquets are strung. I just have to assume the strings are ancient although on one they may be less than 8 years old.
     
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  9. Tamiya

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    I daren't cut mine out until I get a matching twin, for pattern :)
    (T3000s seem a lot fewer than T2000s)

    Have you tried playing them? Might still work ok,
    old "tournament nylon" could well last forever.
    Some of my oldies work fine, feel like they're done in the 40lb-ish
    but when they're restrung... can't say it's improved much!
     
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    I can indeed hit the ball with the strings on now. They are certainly not kevlar and don't look like anything I've seen recently so I'm at a loss as to what they could be.

    I will say they are quite tight as in I cannot drag them at all, however that could just be due to where they've been kept. They feel stiff but then I haven't played them too heavy. I think I'll try it out in practice tomorrow night. I just don't want to break them.
     
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  11. coachrick

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    If you do break a string, don't cut the strings out. There are a few guys like me who could string one in our sleep IF we got the frame mounted correctly and 'remembered' the tie-offs ;).

    I've got a few that need stringing, but haven't tried to mount one on my MS200tt...don't think that will be easy.

    I've told the story before...in seven years of the 70s in Columbia, SC, I strung hundreds of the t-series sticks right up until I left the shop in '79. Moved to Atlanta in '80 and did not string a SINGLE T-series racket after that!(Managed a Seamco Rosewall a few years later, but not another Wilson steelie). So, it's been a solid three decades for me!

    I also wouldn't get too frisky with the string type...just a nice syn or even a tournament nylon will replicate the playing characteristics of the boom years of tennis ;)
     
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