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ACDC 08-25-2012 10:10 AM

I love this stringer!
 
look at my TGK:




tell me your opinion please! but please SHE is my best teacher/stringer...

mel 08-25-2012 10:52 AM

Assuming this an 18x20 string pattern, your stringer appeared to have tied off your cross string in the wrong grommet. She came up through the main tie off and tied a knot above the main knot? How and why she did that I don't know.

She should have started her crosses at the top, tied off at 6 and then end up on the bottom at the 12th grommet to tie off. It's even labeled "tie off cross." I wouldn't imagine the overall tension holding well at all on the bed, if not snapping first. Not to mention, those knots need a good tail trimming as well.

I wouldn't be happy with this string job and take it back if I were you. Especially for a pro stock! Just my 2 cents.

coachrick 08-25-2012 11:13 AM

I don't believe anything will 'feel' different unless the knot actually breaks. Nothing short of that would affect the tension appreciably. Did you get the impression she was drinking before or during the stringing :)...that tie-off is pretty creative!

I'd make sure SHE knows that YOU know and head on out to the courts! I'd let her offer something, but I wouldn't be cutting the new strings out unless she just wants to 'make it right'.

Ramon 08-25-2012 11:22 AM

I'm surprised she was able to get 3 strings through the same grommet! It's definitely a sloppy job. Maybe she's new at this and will get better, or maybe she's just not a good stringer. The knot will probably hold up, but let her know you found it. If she doesn't offer up something like a refund or free restringing, I would suggest going somewhere else next time.

Dags 08-25-2012 11:45 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by coachrick (Post 6833349)
Did you get the impression she was drinking before or during the stringing :)...that tie-off is pretty creative!

I'm subscribing to this theory. :-)

From Microgel onwards, Head have made it super-easy by actually writing 'Tie-off Main' and 'Tie-off Cross' on the frame, along with the dots to tell you which grommets are for mains.

drakulie 08-25-2012 12:28 PM

That's just awesome! :evil:

Chotobaka 08-25-2012 01:27 PM

Wow. Just wow. Hopefully she is teaching you other things. ;-)

ACDC 08-26-2012 04:43 AM

We had a beer after this!

ACDC 08-26-2012 04:46 AM

yes, it is a 18x20 string pattern...by the way , the tension of Prince Premiere was low (I'd asked for 21)...now it seems to be around 18:shock:! luckly the rest is in good tension:)!

struggle 08-26-2012 05:08 AM

she must be a blonde.

Chotobaka 08-26-2012 08:27 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by tbuggle (Post 6834616)
she must be a blonde.

A blonde with beer. All the qualifications that are needed.

coachrick 08-26-2012 08:29 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Chotobaka (Post 6833565)
Wow. Just wow. Hopefully she is teaching you other things. ;-)

Quote:

Originally Posted by Chotobaka (Post 6834974)
A blonde with beer. All the qualifications that are needed.

:) Is this discussion going down the 'handling a woodie' path? ;)

Ramon 08-26-2012 08:39 AM

If there are other reasons besides tennis for her to string your racquets, I would suggest you think about getting your own stringing machine. It gives you an excuse to string your own racquets, so now you won't offend her by taking it to someone else.

Chotobaka 08-26-2012 08:42 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by coachrick (Post 6834981)
:) Is this discussion going down the 'handling a woodie' path? ;)

I truly hope so.

Ramon 08-26-2012 09:50 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by coachrick (Post 6834981)
:) Is this discussion going down the 'handling a woodie' path? ;)

Let's just hope she's better at that than handling strings! :)

monkey-ranch 08-26-2012 12:59 PM

Since when there are stringing machines in the kitchen?

Mister drool 08-26-2012 01:32 PM

just since the "my cook" and bimby companies where bought by StringWay, those machines now have a tension machine that can pull tennis/badminton strings and pull spaghetti string to hard boil them at the same time (depending on tension and how long you take to finish a full hybrid string job - you dont want your spaghetti to over cooked!!)

The Meat 08-26-2012 02:00 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by monkey-ranch (Post 6835622)
Since when there are stringing machines in the kitchen?

Congrats sir, I now have to purchase a new laptop because I spit out my cola reading this. :)

monkey-ranch 08-26-2012 07:52 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by The Meat (Post 6835752)
Congrats sir, I now have to purchase a new laptop because I spit out my cola reading this. :)

Haaaaaaa!!!!!!! Sorry man, glad you had a good laughˇ:)

zapvor 08-26-2012 08:38 PM

i thought you were going to post about your machine


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