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MikeHitsHard93 12-25-2012 02:57 PM

Got my new stringer :) first time!
 
Just received my new klipper mate for Xmas this morning and I just finished my first mains done ever :) starting to do the crosses and weaving ATM...this is actually quite fun! Starting out on syn gut was the way to go

Andyroo10567 12-25-2012 03:02 PM

Nice! Post some pics!!

MikeHitsHard93 12-25-2012 03:04 PM

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Originally Posted by Andyroo10567 (Post 7079022)
Nice! Post some pics!!

Will do man! Hopefully it turns out alright lol. The mains seemed to go well and I can see that is the easiest part to mess up! Weaving is a hassle but overall it's quite fun while listening to some music :)

MikeHitsHard93 12-25-2012 04:41 PM

http://s1285.photobucket.com/albums/...er_media_share

MikeHitsHard93 12-25-2012 04:43 PM

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Originally Posted by MikeHitsHard93 (Post 7079162)

The above link has a few pictures of my first string job. Done on a klippermate with klipper synthetic gut @60 lbs

zapvor 12-25-2012 04:50 PM

now you just need to post your game

JackB1 12-25-2012 04:51 PM

nice! How long did it take you ?
my 1st stringing attempt on a swingweight took 3 hours!

MikeHitsHard93 12-25-2012 05:07 PM

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Originally Posted by JackB1 (Post 7079177)
nice! How long did it take you ?
my 1st stringing attempt on a swingweight took 3 hours!

That's actually how long it took! I took my time, only messed the mains up once by dropping the wrong clamp, but it was fairly easy once I got the hang of it!

MikeHitsHard93 12-25-2012 05:08 PM

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Originally Posted by zapvor (Post 7079176)
now you just need to post your game

Yeah I haven't hit in a long time. I need to set up a YouTube first. This spring I shall have a vid up :)

Andyroo10567 12-25-2012 05:09 PM

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Originally Posted by MikeHitsHard93 (Post 7079165)
The above link has a few pictures of my first string job. Done on a klippermate with klipper synthetic gut @60 lbs

:D 10stringjobs

MikeHitsHard93 12-25-2012 05:16 PM

Btw, how do my knots look? I wasn't sure about my double knot zone at the bottom where the crosses stop

Andyroo10567 12-25-2012 05:20 PM

http://s1285.beta.photobucket.com/us...47751.jpg.html
This one looks a bit goofy :P Couldn't tell but did you use a Wilson Pro Knot? Otherwise, they look fine.

MikeHitsHard93 12-25-2012 05:28 PM

I'm not really sure what type of knot I used. Just did it step by step in the instruction that came with my stringer lol.

Andyroo10567 12-25-2012 05:32 PM

Lol. Congrats though!

MikeHitsHard93 12-25-2012 05:42 PM

Thanks dude! You should check out my gear in the POGO thread in rackets :)

slowfox 12-26-2012 03:41 PM

For knots just check out YULitle's channel on YouTube. Easy to follow instruction.

HappyMilk 12-26-2012 09:54 PM

Stringing on a klippermate makes me happy. its such a money saver & lasts forever!

Welcome to the family.

cluckcluck 12-27-2012 08:30 AM

Your knots are pretty good I say, though the one that was already pointed out looks a bit funky (can't really tell what is). Keep at it and you'll find the perfect knot for you (I personally use the Pro Knot).

MikeHitsHard93 12-27-2012 09:09 AM

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Originally Posted by cluckcluck (Post 7081482)
Your knots are pretty good I say, though the one that was already pointed out looks a bit funky (can't really tell what is). Keep at it and you'll find the perfect knot for you (I personally use the Pro Knot).

Yeah I wrenched on them pretty hard because I didn't want the tension to drop anymore! Thank you! I'm gonna have to learn more styles.

mikeler 12-27-2012 09:20 AM

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Originally Posted by MikeHitsHard93 (Post 7081531)
Yeah I wrenched on them pretty hard because I didn't want the tension to drop anymore! Thank you! I'm gonna have to learn more styles.

Don't go too crazy wrenching your knots. That is one way to bust them at the end of a string job. Yes you want to pull them tight but don't go crazy. My first string job took 4 hours (had a few beers along the way) and I busted the last knot because I used the tensioner to tighten it.


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