Originally Posted by jtrain_36
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.