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jtrain_36 01-07-2013 02:39 PM

Looking at stringing patterns
 
When looking at stringing patterns and it tells you length for mains and crosses of a specific racquet:

For example Wilson Prostaff 85 M: 18' C:16'

Is all I need 34' for the string-job or should I have an extra foot or so to tension the string?

Using a dropweight by the way.

cluckcluck 01-07-2013 02:53 PM

I believe that the said length is for strung racquet and knots. I always use 38 feet if going from a reel.

Never be exact on the short side of length, if anything, be a little long.

Irvin 01-07-2013 02:54 PM

That depends on how much stretch is in the string. If I am usining poly I usually go with 9 rackets lengths for the mains (20+') and 8 racket lengths for the crosses (18'.) better to throw away a fort or two than 17'.

Lakers4Life 01-07-2013 03:41 PM

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Originally Posted by jtrain_36 (Post 7104150)
When looking at stringing patterns and it tells you length for mains and crosses of a specific racquet:

For example Wilson Prostaff 85 M: 18' C:16'

Is all I need 34' for the string-job or should I have an extra foot or so to tension the string?

Using a dropweight by the way.

If you are using a set, you're in good shape. But if you have to pull from a reel, it should be enough. Most lengths listed in the Stringers Digest, are pretty generous. Though it's always good to have a starting clamp/bridge handy just in case.

mad dog1 01-07-2013 03:55 PM

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Originally Posted by jtrain_36 (Post 7104150)
When looking at stringing patterns and it tells you length for mains and crosses of a specific racquet:

For example Wilson Prostaff 85 M: 18' C:16'

Is all I need 34' for the string-job or should I have an extra foot or so to tension the string?

Using a dropweight by the way.

for this racquet, 18' is plenty to do the mains and 16' is plenty for the cross in a 2 pc pattern. if you were doing a 1 piece job, you could get by w/ 32-33'. i've strung up my PS85s many times and usually only need 17.5' max w/ even stiff polys and 15.5' for the crosses in a 2 pc job.

jtrain_36 01-08-2013 09:01 AM

As of now I have only sets so I should be good. I'll be sure to note how much I have left over after a set though so that when I finally do invest in reels I'll be able to measure out the perfect length. Thanks for all the advice.

Also, are all starting clamps ~$40 dollars?

struggle 01-08-2013 09:18 AM

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Originally Posted by jtrain_36 (Post 7105585)

Also, are all starting clamps ~$40 dollars?

Eagnas is $26, used to be $16. Get a gamma from TW and up your order to $75, save on the shipping will help. I think the Gamma is fine, I have both but the Gamma is significantly weaker in the springs. Still, it works fine.

GSS clamp looks to be worth a try at $40

SwankPeRFection 01-08-2013 11:20 PM

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Originally Posted by mad dog1 (Post 7104341)
for this racquet, 18' is plenty to do the mains and 16' is plenty for the cross in a 2 pc pattern. if you were doing a 1 piece job, you could get by w/ 32-33'. i've strung up my PS85s many times and usually only need 17.5' max w/ even stiff polys and 15.5' for the crosses in a 2 pc job.

Yep. I string my 90's with 33 feet. I do one-piece and measure 9 feet on the short side. On my Alpha, I have enough to engage the linear head without issues. On the last pull of the short side, I usually have about 4 inches or so overhang past the tension head/gripper.


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