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  1. YULitle

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    It was requested of me to post videos of how to start mains without double pulling. I have since found a way and it's the first link below. Enjoy that one! It took a lot of coordinating to make it possible. ;)

    I am currently without a stringing machine, though I hope to acquire one shortly. Until that time, this is all that you get as far as videos go. I will continue to answer any questions that you may have through my email. Thanks for the support. Keep an eye out for more videos at a future date! But, until then, go play some tennis!

    PS Sorry about the nasally mid-western accent. :)

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  2. <3Tennis

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    Ah Thank You!!

    Do I start the mains differently with floating clamps? I use a SP Swing and I'm still not sure how to start the mains because I've obviously screwed up all the stringjobs I've done.

    I've watched your How-To on starting mains and if I follow that format with floating clamps on a drop weight will i get the same results?
     
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  3. YULitle

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    Nope. This is what I hope to post soon. Just gotta get my hands on some floating clamps. There is a good vid already about starting your mains with floating clamps. I still hold firm that there is a way to start them without double pulling, as he does.
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ktxcs5dUoE8
     
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  4. <3Tennis

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    Ah I see
    Thanks
     
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  5. Hewitt Aussie

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    OMG thankyou. Those videos are the best i have seen on the internet. It answered a lot of questions that i had. Thanks a lot. Just one question. When swurving the string over and under in the crosses, how do you know to start it going over the strung main or under it? I just ordered an Alpha Revo 4000 today, that helped me a lot. Also, what store do you work at?
     
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    The very first main you encounter when weaving crosses is up to you. Some people prefer to stick to either up or down, to stay consistent. However, the choice is up to you. Every cross there-after is determined by the one before it. Basically, there are a lot of intersections on the stringbed where a cross goes over or under a main. If you look at ANY of these interesctions, the intersection below, above, to the left and to the right should be the opposite.
     
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  7. JackSkellington

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    you just need to alternate it with the previous cross...but make sure for the first couple and the last couple, you'll be going under/under or over/over so that the consecutive intersections are different

    great videos :) By the way, can you show a closeup of your weaving? I'm having a lot of trouble, especially with heavily lubricated strings, in getting even half way through the bed
     
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  8. tennismaster888

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    I'd love a video showing how to tie of mains/crosses with a parnell knot. I mean i know how to do the knot but mine always seem to be too loose or the string around the frame of the racket (if u have any idea what i mean) is too loose. thanks yulitle!
     
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  9. YULitle

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    Yes. I'll try to get a better view of this.

    Yes. The method I use to maintain the tension is to be used with almost all knots. But I can show how with a parnell knot as well as a double hitch.
     
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  10. tennismaster888

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    thanks a lot YULitle, again i am (impatiently) waiting! :)
     
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  11. bucpride

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    Thanks for the helpful video YULitle. I like how u weave the crosses, its so fast and looks so effortless.

    Is there a reason why you weave the crosses diagonally and not just straight across?
     
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    Yes. There is. If you've ever strung a racket with a tight string pattern, like the FXP Prestige Mid or the K6-1 95 18x20, you know that it's a little harder to weave. This is because the mains are close together, as it is not as difficult on a more open frame. So, by weaving diagonally, you increase the distance between the mains, thus making it easier to weave.

    If you aren't convinced, measure it next time your string. Hold a ruler straight across in the direction of the crosses and measure between any two mains. Then, hold the ruler at a 45 degree angle and emasure the same two mains.

    I'll be covering this in the next video as well.;)
     
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  13. bucpride

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    Oooh ok, thank you.
     
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    A video for tie off of the mains and starting knot on the crosses? having a lot of trouble. my main tie off comes out way to big****thanks
     
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    This will be in one of the videos as well. Coming up tonight.
     
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    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kZ8GcR3Npuk

    :arrow:Viola. I hope the rotating doesn't make any sickly. :-|:)
     
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    nice store in the background :D Where was it filmed?
     
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  18. Final_Match_Point

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    I was wondering how to do a one piece string job, With my racket i cant thread both the mains from the bottom up, there isnt two centered grommets
     
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  19. zapvor

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    wonderful video. thanks so much for sharing. where is this at? TX? very efficient too. question though: i like how you pulled the tips together to get it exactly halfway for each side, but that's if you do a hybrid right? because if you are using the same set for the entire job that wont work. wanted to confirm.
     
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  20. YULitle

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    Your knot should be smaller if you use this knot and this method.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QS_tnFwUbjM

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    I would gladly post a video about this. What kind of racket is it? I've never seen one without an even number of grommets in the throat.

    Pulling it through with the tips together is for any two-piece string job, hybrid or not. It ensures an equal amount of string for both halves of mains. With a one piece, on need to have more on one side than on the other. This amount varies by racket and should be carefuly measured out before hand, lest you get to the end and find you are short some string. :)
     
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    thanks so much for the clarification. yea thats what i thought/was told. as for the other guy, in the throat some rackets have 4 pairs of 2 while others just haev 3 pairs, but its always even number,so....

    by the way are you a MRT?
     
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  22. Hewitt Aussie

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    you look like your pulling pretty tight there. Wouldnt the string break?
     
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  23. YULitle

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    Besides the video proof that it didn't? Here's the scoop. I assume you are talking about the "pulling you knots" video. Now, I don't know if you can determine my body type from the video, but I'm by no means a strong guy. Just the truth. But, even if I was, I'm not pulling that string any harder than the tension head does every time.

    Also, you have to use your best judgement when pulling your knot tight depending on what type of string you use. When I string with natural gut, you can bet your savings that I don't use that kind of force. But, for most others strings, this level of tension is completely acceptable.

    I have strung over 3000+ rackets (perhaps 4000) in my career as a stringer, and not ONCE. Not once, have I broken the string pulling the knot, or had a string job break at the knot due to mishandling.

    PS Don't mistake my slight shaking for extra exertion. I have a hereditary tremoring in both of my hands. You can see it in most of the videos I have posted so far.
     
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    here in the UK we have a different ATW method, it was created by the man who started up the UKRSA. i think i remember him telling me that it had been recognised by the USRSA. i dont want to hijack YULitle's thread, but if anyone is interested in seeing this method i'll try to get a video!

    cheers
     
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    YU, very nice videos man! that TF looks like an awsome machine.
     
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    Hey Michael

    I think that these are probably the best stringing videos out there, and if there are any novice, inexperienced or home stringers who watch them then they have some good examples to follow.

    Regards

    Paul
     
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  29. DavidGarcia

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    Thanks for the videos, they are awsome.

    I have flying clamps so I was wondering whether you could do some videos with FC to show how to do the full stringing job.

    The qualify of the videos is amazing, image and audio.
     
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  30. YULitle

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    I know! I just learned that method about a month ago. I'll race you to get a video up! ;) It's on! :)

    Thank you both. The TF 7000 is pretty sweet. I'm gonna miss it.

    I'm currently working on getting floating clamps so that I can show my method for starting your mains without double pulling. Stay tuned!
     
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  31. bucpride

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    Thanks for all the videos YULitle!!

    On your universal ATW video, can you explain the odd/even thing for the crosses? And is that odd/even thing only for a one-piece or does it apply for two-piece as well?
     
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    UATW is one-piece only. If you are stringing two-piece you have the option to start wherever you want (and obviously you'd choose to start at the top.) But, to explain. Odd if even, even if odd:

    In the video it was odd, so I said do it the same. This means that the weave I was running at the throat needs to woven the same as the one at the top. So, every main that the top cross went over, the bottom cross needs to go over as well. And every main theat the top cross went under, should be gone under by the bottom cross too. :) So they are woven the same.

    Had you had a racket with even amount of crosses, you would weave that bottom cross oddly, meaning different than the top cross.
     
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    Ok, that really clears it up for me, thanks
     
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  34. bucpride

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    I just looked at a couple of my racquets, they have odd # of crosses. The first TWO top and bottom crosses are woven the same, is it suppose to be that way? I thought it was only suppose to be the top and bottom cross?
     
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    PM me with your email.
     
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  36. bucpride

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    Okay, PM sent.
     
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  37. Sinner

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    thanks for posting... interesting and educational viewing indeed!
     
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    Great look at stringing. I have trouble on the crosses (old fingers). You make it look so smooth and easy.

    Can you give me any verbal instruction on the fingers doing the over under thing.

    Again great job.
     
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  39. Final_Match_Point

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    Its a volkl DNX mid
     
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  40. Final_Match_Point

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    It does have an even number of grommets but they arent linked.

    I should try to post some pictures because I cant describe this well enough.

    I have 4 pairs of linked grommets on the throat but there isnt a linked grommet in the middle. Theres two on each side.


    [​IMG]
     
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    This means you start your mains at the top.
     
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  42. Hewitt Aussie

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    so if i wanted to string a racquet one piece, but not ATW, i would have to string the crosses from bottom to top? Would that make one piece not as good for the racquet as two piece?
     
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    This depends on how many mains you have. What really matters is where they end. If they end on top, one and two piece can be strung head to throat. If they end at the bottom, you either ATW string to "force" it to go head to throat, OR two-piece it.

    So, two piece is always good. But, if you want to one-piece, where the mains end determines whether you ATW or not.
     
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  44. jcstennis

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    YUlitle, have you strung for a "tour" company or for events/tours??
     
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  45. YULitle

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    It makes me laugh that you used the word "tour" in quotes. It's almost like you knew where I worked. :):) I haven't worked on a tour for pros, not yet. I've been told that it's best to start at junior, then satellite and then the real deal ATP circuit tournaments. It's something I'm striving for.

    One day. :)
     
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  46. Hewitt Aussie

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    thanks, that cleared things up
     
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  47. Hewitt Aussie

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    what store do you work at?, and also, when doing two-piece, should i cut the string in half when i first get it?
     
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  48. jcstennis

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    do you have to have certain certifications rather than MRT to start stringing for juniors, then ATP? is there try-outs? just curious..:)
     
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  49. LttlElvis

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    Great videos YULitle. Thanks for taking the time to post those.
     
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  50. YULitle

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    That would only work on certain rackets, like your Aerogel 300. But for some rackets, especially oversized, there needs to be more than 20 feet on the mains. If you were to cut the coil in half you'd be a lil short, so don't make it a habit.
     
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