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db10s 01-01-2013 01:38 PM

Stupid mistake... And help wanted
 
I was trimming the string from a reel for my crosses (2 piece) an I cut it way to short. Luckily it was only a cheap poly.

And now for where I need some help. I'm new to stringing, but I know where things are supposed to go. When I cut the right length of string this time (I put an extra 5 ft on just to be safe) and I was weaving the crosses (pusher style??) the string (a smooth poly) would sort of slip through my hands, I could get a few weaves and then my fingers would outrun the string. I don't know if its because I have sweaty hands (and fingers). Any suggestions other than keep practicing?

TIA

struggle 01-01-2013 01:40 PM

you got it. practice.
but the stiff polys are harder to weave, IMO.
and make sure you're stringing (weaving) one cross ahead of the one you are about to tension, this helps also.

db10s 01-01-2013 01:42 PM

Yeah, I'm weaving one ahead so I'm good there.

Chotobaka 01-01-2013 01:51 PM

Are you pulling enough string through the grommet to complete the cross before starting your weave? Or, are you trying to pull the string at the same time you are weaving? The latter is an inefficient technique. Otherwise, like anything else, it is just a matter of practice.

jim e 01-01-2013 01:51 PM

Are you weving one cross string ahead?
That is where you weave another cross string before you tension the one cross string before that one. It helps weave musch easier, I also pull most of the slack with the one ahead as well as it is easier on the string as less friction.
Also it helps to pull some of the string through the grommet before you start weaving, at least thats what I do.

mikeler 01-01-2013 02:06 PM

Extra 5 feet of string? Why so much?

Dags 01-01-2013 02:09 PM

Good advice has been given. If you haven't already done so, watch YULitle's video on weaving crosses:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L0FPGEBcBHo

(and equally, if you haven't seen them before, check out his YouTube channel).

zapvor 01-01-2013 02:23 PM

YuLite is the man!

Topspin101 01-01-2013 02:39 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Dags (Post 7091099)
Good advice has been given. If you haven't already done so, watch YULitle's video on weaving crosses:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L0FPGEBcBHo

(and equally, if you haven't seen them before, check out his YouTube channel).

Great video. Thank you.

db10s 01-01-2013 03:46 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by mikeler (Post 7091087)
Extra 5 feet of string? Why so much?

I was PO'd about not having enough the first time.

db10s 01-01-2013 03:46 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Dags (Post 7091099)
Good advice has been given. If you haven't already done so, watch YULitle's video on weaving crosses:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L0FPGEBcBHo

(and equally, if you haven't seen them before, check out his YouTube channel).

I've watched them a few times, and I pick up something new every time I watch them.

db10s 01-01-2013 03:48 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Chotobaka (Post 7091049)
Are you pulling enough string through the grommet to complete the cross before starting your weave? Or, are you trying to pull the string at the same time you are weaving? The latter is an inefficient technique. Otherwise, like anything else, it is just a matter of practice.

Thats probably what's going on, in addition to inexperience.

Andyroo10567 01-01-2013 03:54 PM

If your going to do a 2 piece, then have a measuring stick and measure out 20ft. Cut 20ft of string from the reel precisely and save it every time you cut out 20ft. You don't really need an extra 5 ft. 20 ft is well over enough for me. You can hopefully get an extra half set or 2 if you measure out the strings shorter to about 18 ft or 19.

db10s 01-01-2013 04:06 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Andyroo10567 (Post 7091294)
If your going to do a 2 piece, then have a measuring stick and measure out 20ft. Cut 20ft of string from the reel precisely and save it every time you cut out 20ft. You don't really need an extra 5 ft. 20 ft is well over enough for me. You can hopefully get an extra half set or 2 if you measure out the strings shorter to about 18 ft or 19.

It was like 10:30 and it took longer than normal to do the mains because I was eating at the same time. And I didn't want the racket to sit for the night, so I was in a hurry and yeah... Those are my lame excuses.

zapvor 01-01-2013 04:07 PM

dont eat and string!

db10s 01-01-2013 04:11 PM

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Originally Posted by zapvor (Post 7091330)
dont eat and string!

I couldn't help it... I needed to do the racket, but I also needed to eat. It was one of those Cordon Bleu stuffed chicken things that have ham and cheese inside...

Andyroo10567 01-01-2013 04:12 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by db10s (Post 7091329)
It was like 10:30 and it took longer than normal to do the mains because I was eating at the same time. And I didn't want the racket to sit for the night, so I was in a hurry and yeah... Those are my lame excuses.

That's cool man its all good. I've strung racquets at 2 in the morning and it wasn't pretty.

zapvor 01-01-2013 04:15 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by db10s (Post 7091339)
I couldn't help it... I needed to do the racket, but I also needed to eat. It was one of those Cordon Bleu stuffed chicken things that have ham and cheese inside...

hahah awesome

db10s 01-01-2013 04:26 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Andyroo10567 (Post 7091342)
That's cool man its all good. I've strung racquets at 2 in the morning and it wasn't pretty.

It took forever because I strung a couple crosses and thought "CRAP! I don't have enough string!" so I yelled some obscenities and watched football. I asked my dog to string, but she was huddled under the table hiding from fireworks... That didn't work out... Am I crazy?

db10s 01-01-2013 04:27 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by zapvor (Post 7091350)
hahah awesome

Too bad that was the last one... Dang they are good!


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