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AR15 02-08-2013 09:06 AM

Lendl's eight knot hybrid string job
 
Check out this thread from the "Pro's racquets and gear" forum:

http://tt.tennis-warehouse.com/showthread.php?t=425724

The string job looks very interesting to me. Does anyone have any information on how his racquet is strung? Are there truly 8 knots?

struggle 02-08-2013 09:20 AM

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Originally Posted by AR15 (Post 7199766)
Check out this thread from the "Pro's racquets and gear" forum:

http://tt.tennis-warehouse.com/showthread.php?t=425724

The string job looks very interesting to me. Does anyone have any information on how his racquet is strung? Is there truly 8 knots?

Either that, or there are some long runs on the outside of the frame, i'd say?
I suppose the white stuff could be strung one side/end at a time? But the black would need some longer runs.

Hell, I dunno.

Irvin 02-08-2013 10:24 AM

If I had to guess I would say two piece with 4 knots. center 10 main and crosses 1 piece black strings. Thre top and side strings and bottom 5 1 piece white.

AR15 02-08-2013 10:28 AM

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Originally Posted by Irvin (Post 7199940)
If I had to guess I would say two piece with 4 knots. center 10 main and crosses 1 piece black strings. Thre top and side strings and bottom 5 1 piece white.


So, would you string the black mains and black middle crosses first? Then, would you start the white mains on one side, do the white crosses at the top, then the mains on the other side, with the bottom crosses last?

Irvin 02-08-2013 10:39 AM

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Originally Posted by AR15 (Post 7199953)
So, would you string the black mains and black middle crosses first? Then, would you start the white mains on one side, do the white crosses at the top, then the mains on the other side, with the bottom crosses last?

It would depend on the racket. Surelynstartnwith the black center strings first. For a 16 main racket I would have three white strings on each side and the top three crosses. Therefore i would probably start at the bottom with either a cross or main and do a three string box around the racket and at some point (probably at finish) string two extra crosses on the bottom.

Do you have a racket in mind? Why type stringer and clamps do you have?

AR15 02-08-2013 10:48 AM

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Originally Posted by Irvin (Post 7199978)
It would depend on the racket. Surelynstartnwith the black center strings first. For a 16 main racket I would have three white strings on each side and the top three crosses. Therefore i would probably start at the bottom with either a cross or main and do a three string box around the racket and at some point (probably at finish) string two extra crosses on the bottom.

Do you have a racket in mind? Why type stringer and clamps do you have?


I have a Donnay XP102. I string with an Alpha Pioneer III with Glide bar clamps.

Irvin 02-08-2013 11:37 AM

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Originally Posted by AR15 (Post 7199996)
I have a Donnay XP102. I string with an Alpha Pioneer III with Glide bar clamps.

String the center strings first, these are the black strings in Lendl's racket. You are going to have a short side (5 mains on one side only) and a long side (5 mains on the other side and 12 center crosses 4th-15th.) This will leave you the top 3 and bottom 5 crosses and the three outside mains on each side. Start on the bottom string three outside main on one side. you will need a starting clamp for this. You will end up at top string the top three crosses you will end up on the side missing three mains at the top. string the three outside mains and you will end at the bottom. string you bottom crosses and tie off.

EDIT: BTW this pattern probably will not be recommended by Donnay. LOL

AR15 02-08-2013 11:58 AM

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Originally Posted by Irvin (Post 7200106)
String the center strings first, these are the black strings in Lendl's racket. You are going to have a short side (5 mains on one side only) and a long side (5 mains on the other side and 12 center crosses 4th-15th.) This will leave you the top 3 and bottom 5 crosses and the three outside mains on each side. Start on the bottom string three outside main on one side. you will need a starting clamp for this. You will end up at top string the top three crosses you will end up on the side missing three mains at the top. string the three outside mains and you will end at the bottom. string you bottom crosses and tie off.

EDIT: BTW this pattern probably will not be recommended by Donnay. LOL


Thanks. I am going to give it a try.

Irvin 02-08-2013 01:25 PM

Take some pictures and let me know how it turns out.

hyperion99 02-12-2013 02:28 PM

My Version
 
http://imageevent.com/hyperion99/rac...=0&w=4&s=0&z=2

Strung it yesterday.

Irvin 02-12-2013 02:33 PM

Looks just like Lendl's racket to me except you have four crosses at the top and bottom that are white. Is that two piece?

hyperion99 02-12-2013 02:39 PM

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Originally Posted by Irvin (Post 7209893)
Looks just like Lendl's racket to me except you have four crosses at the top and bottom that are white. Is that two piece?

No,it is 6 piece.

Irvin 02-12-2013 02:40 PM

12 knots? How does it play?

Torres 02-12-2013 02:54 PM

What tensions did you use for which strings / crosses / mains?

hyperion99 02-12-2013 03:08 PM

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Originally Posted by Irvin (Post 7209913)
12 knots? How does it play?


Yes 12 knots.
Was trying on a old racket of mine.
Didn't feel bad.
Need to try it on my prestige MP with NXT mains/M2 Pro crosses.

hyperion99 02-12-2013 03:08 PM

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Originally Posted by Torres (Post 7209935)
What tensions did you use for which strings / crosses / mains?

50 for both.

Irvin 02-12-2013 04:50 PM

Just wanted to make sure it would work with two pieces and 4 knots.


hyperion99 02-12-2013 05:06 PM

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Originally Posted by Irvin (Post 7210164)
Just wanted to make sure it would work with two pieces and 4 knots.


Nice man:)

rolliges 02-12-2013 05:09 PM

This pattern looks more "right" on the Bosworth frames.

I'm curious about the purpose and tensions. I can only guess that on Lendl's racquet the black poly is at a lower tension and the outer strings (gut?) is strung a bit tighter.

Any thoughts?

What are the advantages to using two piece vs. four pieces?

I know someone to ask, but it'll be a week or so.

hyperion99 02-12-2013 05:13 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Irvin (Post 7210164)
Just wanted to make sure it would work with two pieces and 4 knots.


How did you do it?
What tools did you use?


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