Wilson 6.1 95 18x20 BLX2012 - length of strings?

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  1. Tad-X

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    Hi all,

    please help me, if you know, how long should be strings for my racquets?

    I string with 2 pieces. In Wilson's guide it's said, that strings should be 11,5m long, but I don't believe it really. When I had 6.1 Tour BLX I cut strings 10,5m when it was said that they should be more if I recall properly.

    I'm asking, because I'm going to buy whole reel ;)

    So, if you can - please help me :)
     
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  2. Torres

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    11.5m, unless it's a super stretchy multi. Trying to save 50cm here or there is a bit pointless as the most you're going to get out of it is half a set. Dense patterns simply require slightly more string.

    String length for the BLX 90 is irrelevant as it's a smaller headed racquet with fewer strings.
     
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  3. esgee48

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    Start off with 11.5 meters since you're using a poly, which does not stretch very much. When finished, determine how much string is left over after allowing for knots and final pulls. This left over amount is what could be subtracted from 11.5 M for the next string job. (Assuming same frame.)

    BTW, this question should have posed in the Stringing Machines/Techniques section.
     
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  4. Tad-X

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    Yeah, I know that case of 6.1 Tour is not fitting to 6.1 95 ;) But as I said - in stringing instructions was said - if I recall good - 1m more than it was necessary ;)

    Thank all of you for your messages :)

    I'm very sorry for posting topic in wrong place.
     
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  5. DE19702

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    The mains are longer than the crosses. If you get 40' packages, then use 21-22' for the mains. In my case, cutting two 20' lengths did not provide enough string to pull the last couple of mains.
     
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  6. UCSF2012

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    Why don't you measure it? It varies with each string and tension choice, so none of us have any idea how long it should be. So you measure it.

    Pull out 11.5m from a reel, DO NOT cut it out, mark the 11.5m point with tape, string it up, and see how much string is leftover or how much more needed. Calculate how much string it took. Done.
     
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  7. Torres

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    LOL. You'll have to explain that one to us....
     
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