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    Tension with flying clamps

    That's ABSOLUTELY ridiculous. You have 40 pounds of pressure, not 80.
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    string abrasion with hybriding multi and poly

    First off...blending polys with multis is not the best idea. They make a poor marriage. The multi does not provide enough support to allow the poly to reach optimal performance. The poly chews through the multi making durability unacceptable to everyone EXCEPT for the string companies that...
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    Agree or disagree on floating clamps

    I prefer flying clamps over fixed clamps. For me, they fit my style of stringing and I can generate the consistent results that I desire with them. I currently use the Stringway double and triple and feel they give me the complete technical control I desire throughout the stringing process...
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    Using Cross Stringing Tool

    Times are similar. For us, it probably adds a couple of minutes...definitely not more than 5. The main reason we use it is because it makes stringing sharp shaped polys less harsh on fingertips and we also like it on sticky multis as it reduces the friction and we can pull through a little...
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    Using Cross Stringing Tool

    We do not use DT, because frequency measurements have a set of issues that make them something we find not so useful, but that is another story for another day. The RDC stringbed stiffness for the Radical strung using normal method was 65. The applied set tension was 62 on both frames. The...
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    Using Cross Stringing Tool

    Strung two Head YouTek Radicals this past Wednesday. One regular method, no tool. One using the tool with open channels for tensioning. I measured the frames and there was zero distortion. I did have distortion on a demo frame, but the RA on that frame was only 40...yes was a...
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    Using Cross Stringing Tool

    I have used and am testing/measuring this tool. I am finding when tensioning with channel open, the overall tension increases by approximately 3% - 5%. This result surprised me as I was convinced it would be significantly higher. However, I only did this to test. I prefer to use the tool with...
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    My Review of a New Cross Stringing Tool

    Chotobaka - I would beg to differ with you. It is definitely NOT junk. Yes, it is different, but I personally am finding it more enjoyable to use than the SW Cross Stringing tool, which I think can also be useful in a variety of contexts. I'd be curious to know if you have tried it? I...
  9. J

    any cheaper alternatives to Stringway floating clamps

    Currently the Stringway flying clamps are the best on the market. There is a new brand coming soon that may be slightly less expensive. If you are patient I would not be shocked to see them in production and released in 2018.
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    What is the Jet Method

    The JET Method was originally conceived and designed for the Stringway stringer with flying clamps. The blog post was explaining how to use the JET method if you are using fixed clamps on an electronic constant pull machine since this is a far more common setup for professional stringers.
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    Weiss Cannon new string " Blue rock & power "

    The Blue Rock 'N Power is not available in USA. It is currently undergoing revisions before it will be re-released in some form. Currently there is no projected timeline. The revised version will need to be playtested before it is brought into the USA.
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    Weiss Cannon New Strings

    Higher level players with faster swing speeds will get significant spin production from Ultra Cable, but slower swing speeds will not realize the full spin potential of the sharp profiled square pattern. The B5E structure/profile offers easier access to its full spin potential for a variety of...
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    Stringing Theory

    We make extensive use of proportional stringing so the statement that no one uses it is a myth. Properly installed, it is highly effective and we have multiple customers who benefit from it. In terms of strings equalizing over time, that is also a myth. The friction from grommets keeps them...
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    Weiss Cannon New Strings

    Like most square profiled strings, the diameter is measured from side to side, however, the diameter from diagonal to diagonal is larger which is why it feels thicker than a round 17ga string.
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    New Laserfibre strings?!

    I used and loved LF strings. Each string they produced was outstanding. I know for a fact their strings were unique and performed at a high level. I also believe at least some were laser treated because I was purchasing in special packaging, ie 330' reels. From time to time I would find spots...
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    Stringing machines

    I prefer well made flying clamps. I use the Stringway doubles and triples because they provide consistently great results. Not trying to start a debate over whether fixed or flying are superior. Each person needs to choose for themselves. I string on 3 machines, a Baiardo, a Star 5 and a...
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    Wilson sensation + Solinco Tourbite hybrid help

    Tour Bite is pure poly. Very stiff. Try Tour Bite Soft instead. It's a co-poly and a little softer. In terms of hybrid, a multifilament with a poly will not give you much durability. You would be better off investing in natural gut as it holds up to the poly much better and in the long run...
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    newb question about tie-offs on crosses

    When stringing crosses try going directly from cross #17 to cross #19 (thus skipping #18) Now go back and fill in #18. You will now be closer to the tie off point and you can also increase the tension to compensate for tension loss at tie-off.
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    Prince Precision Mono 650

    I've been back on the courts with my Monos now for the past year and a half. Currently using a hybrid of WeissCANNON Black5Edge Mains at 42 lbs and L-TEC Premium Gut at 46 lbs. The Mono at lower tensions with a blend offers extremely balanced play from all areas of the court. Still volleys as...
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    Super Bulky Starting Knot

    The surgeons knot is the least bulky we use. The knot in the image is known to us as a fisherman's knot and it makes an awesome starting knot because it is bulky and you can pull tension directly on it if you choose with no worries about it pulling through.
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    Luxilon string analysis of 2013 US Open

    In regard to using gut in crosses, it is most definitely not a waste... Especially for league and recreational players. It adds feel and holds playing properties infinitely longer than a multi or syn gut. (Multis & syn guts can't hold up durability wise to poly mains.) It also supports the poly...
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    Silverstring Discontinued?

    Absolutely no truth to that rumor at all. Silverstring is the WeissCannon flagship offering and there are no plans to discontinue the string.
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    Prince Precision Mono 650

    It's an easy fix. Remove butt cap. You will find gooey silicone with a lead weight encased. Get rid of all the silicone and clean off the weight. If you want to adjust weight you can add or reduce the amount you place in the handle cavity. Once weight is added go ahead and get out your hot melt...
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    Prince Precision Mono 650

    Took a hiatus from my Mono for a few years and decided to go back to it for 2014. It is frightening to think I first played this stick 20 years ago. At that time I played with multis at high tension...around 65ish. Man, how I've missed this stick. It is a solid performer from all areas of...
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    Around the World vs 2 Piece

    You will be just fine using two pieces. No worries.
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    Mantis PRO 295

    Not correct. The fact is that MANTIS Sport USA has new management and will be expanding their product offerings in the US to include the balls, new strings, junior racquets as well as the current line of rackets and bags.
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    Broke Xcel too fast and is hurting a bit with RPM Blast...what to get?

    In reading this thread I am struck by some misperceptions that may be confusing to the OP. Before addressing these it is important to realize that there is a difference in performance between strings using 100% polyester and some of the newer strings which are blended poly or poly-based. I...
  28. J

    weiss CANNON dual reality hybrid string

    They are both new strings...neither is available except in this prepackaged hybrid.
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    Alternative string needed to replace multifilament strings for my daughter

    Respectfully disagree. The characteristics of the poly are dominant and using a multi or a soft solid core syn gut is hard to distinguish a difference in feel/playability. However the solid core syn guts offer greater support to the poly than multis and help to extend the playing life of the...
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    Alternative string needed to replace multifilament strings for my daughter

    Multis do not blend well with polys, period. A soft solid core syn gut will provide more durability, but she will eventually be blowing through that too. Try the Babolat's a nice option/interim step until you find yourself moving to a full poly setup.