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1012007 11-09-2008 12:26 PM

*** New Stringway Cross Stringing Tool***
 
Hello,
I have just been informed that Stringway are introducing a new tool that will make stringing crosses a lot lot easier. I havn't actually used the tool yet, but have seen a video and I reckon it will totally change the way rackets are strung. From the video, it looks very easy to do the crosses which are very time consuming compared with the mains. It eliminates the chances of misweaves and you can pull the string through very quickly because there is no friction between the mains and crosses. There are 2 tools available which work exactly the same. The HD tool is for rackets with a high density stringing pattern and the LD is used for Low Density stringing patterns. Its also possible to do the first cross, because there is a long and a shorter side. If the 1st cross goes over and under 14 mains you use the long side of the tool, if the cross goes over and under 12 mains, you can use the short side.

Here is the video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EjTYW3947JM



What do you guys think of it?

Il Mostro 11-09-2008 12:51 PM

Actually, a very simple design and functionality. What about effecting tension on the mains with all of the repeated pushing? I do not know if it was the demo, but the stringer seemed slower than molasses. Stringing for the mentally challenged?

1012007 11-09-2008 12:53 PM

I doubt it would reduce the tension on the mains as they have already been tensioned, clamped and tied off (if doing 2piece)

Gottabekin 11-09-2008 01:08 PM

Wow, looks like it could help me a lot with the poly string job. I wonder how much they are going to be.

ls206 11-09-2008 01:17 PM

I doubt I'd ever get that...will probably be more than it should because it's the the only one.
Not a bad idea though.

In the video...the person was wearing a giant red balloon?

1012007 11-09-2008 01:19 PM

Im sure they would make more than 1:) I think they are planning to release them for sale

YULitle 11-09-2008 01:31 PM

I'm certain that I can still weave faster than the fastest of the users of this device. ;) Any takers?

Speedygonzalez 11-09-2008 01:37 PM

Wow, quite revolutionary! The people of Str!ingway have a taste for good music too =).

Kevo 11-09-2008 01:45 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by YULitle (Post 2851836)
I'm certain that I can still weave faster than the fastest of the users of this device. ;) Any takers?

Yeah, I think it was a bit slow too. Although, with a stiff string like a poly, and a bit of practice I think you could probably increase your speed with such a tool. I'll wait for pricing and a good review or two before I decide for or against.

bigmatt 11-09-2008 02:05 PM

I got to use this device at the GSS Symposium last month, and it's kind of neat: it does remove the friction from pulling the crosses through, but you can't apply tension to the string with the tool in place, so you're not losing the majority of the frictional losses from crosss string installation. I wish the folks at Stringway would modify it so you could apply tension with it in place: there is a tool out there that will allow it.
I agree with YU: after using it, I don't think it will add any speed to my job, and the saving in frictional losses is going to be pretty small.

iplaybetter 11-09-2008 03:03 PM

looks like a good stringer would smoke it, but for most people this would be nice, i just dont see it being something i would use when i have 6 sticks to do

Pro Staff Pete 11-09-2008 03:17 PM

What about the friction when pulling the string through?

Gottabekin 11-09-2008 03:19 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Pro Staff Pete (Post 2852021)
What about the friction when pulling the string through?

The tool pushes the mains apart so there's no friction between the strings.

cujays 11-09-2008 03:36 PM

slow but it could be faster
it does look cool

Zhou 11-09-2008 03:53 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by iplaybetter (Post 2851999)
looks like a good stringer would smoke it, but for most people this would be nice, i just dont see it being something i would use when i have 6 sticks to do

I see it as something I might use if I was watching TV. :) That way I don't have to pay to much attention to weaving.

LttlElvis 11-09-2008 03:59 PM

Might be a helpful tool for some. I've seen a wooden one posted on youtube a couple of years ago.

Not something an experienced stringer would ever use. After about 2 or 3 crosses and stringing one ahead, I feel like I can weave almost blindfolded. I know I can weave faster than what it would take to move and click that tool.

Ronaldo 11-09-2008 05:05 PM

Didn't Babolat have a similar tool that only worked with their racquets?

T.J. Planas 11-09-2008 07:06 PM

Yes, Babolat's was called the P.A.S.S. I don't remember what the letters stood for. Seemed like a good idea, but kinda clumsy to use.

-T.J.

T.J. Planas 11-09-2008 07:07 PM

I remember it now......Pilot Assisted Stringing System, or something like that.

-T.J.

pmata814 11-09-2008 08:13 PM

to me it seems like it's more of a hassle than just weaving the crosses.


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