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    Knot Question - Parnell tweak

    Hi guys. Instead of going OVER the top of the first loop with the Parnell, what's it called if you go THROUGH the loop again and then finish as per the Parnell? Cheers, Paul
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    Basic swing weight question

    Hi folks. Sorry about this basic question. Is it okay to offer customers a basic racket matching service? ie just static weight and balance Or should you not offer it if you can't deliver a swing weight reading? Cheers, Paul Cheers, Paul
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    Have you ever seen anything like this?

    New client showed up today with this. Babolat Drive Light. With main and cross tied off on the same string. Looked mental. Crosses clearly tie off 10B. Was charged £23 pounds for it too. Thoughts? Cheers, Paul Sent from my SM-G950F using Tapatalk
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    Just wanted to say thankyou

    I'm not a huge contributor to this board and ask far more questions, than give answers. But I just wanted to say thanks to everyone for being so helpful. Your advice over the last couple of years has been invaluable. Cheers, Paul Sent from my SM-G950F using Tapatalk
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    Can knots loosen over time?

    A client recently brought me a racket which has been strung by someone else previously. Strung with a round poly - unbranded. He hadn't used it for 5 months ish. The knots had massive gaps in the loop. Can knots loosen over time as I can't imagine that they looked like that then when left...
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    Strung Racket Balance question

    Hi guys. Need some advice. If the unstrung balance of a frame is 330mm, then the logical/ correct balance of the strung racket would nearer 335-340mm is that correct. I assume that most players don't rebalance the racket, post stringing, to the original balance do they? Cheers, Paul Sent...
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    Made my own balance board today

    My wife wasn't impressed, so I thought I'd show you guys [emoji16] Couldn't find one in stock, anywhere, so I made my own. Used two grips to keep the dowel in place [emoji16] Sent from my SM-G950F using Tapatalk
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    Is a 4lbs difference too much in a poly/ multi?

    Hi guys. Is 52/56 lbs too much of a differential in a poly/ multi hybrid. 52 1.3 RPM. 56 1.3 Sensation. Any help appreciated. Sent from my SM-G950F using Tapatalk
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    Slippery poly main suggestions

    Hi folks. I'm really enjoying playing with RPM Blast 1.30 in the mains, at 52, and Sensation in the crosses, at 54. The slippery coating on the Blast seems to work better than other polys like Cyclone etc - which dig in and fix the bed. Are there any cheaper similarly slippery polys that will...
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    Hybrid mains tension

    Hi folks. I normally string a full bed poly at 52lbs. If I move to a hybrid of the same poly and a multi cross, do I need to increase the tension of main to get the same 'relative' feel ie should I go to 54/56 etc Or keep the main at 52 and just up the cross to 54? Sent from my SM-G950F...
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    Problem stringing client's string 'set'

    Hi guys. Yesterday, I strung a frame for a new client. He brought a set of RPM Blast with him, but when I opened it, it was damaged. So I put in Alu Power as a replacement. He was happy +it's more expensive for a start. But it made me wonder what you more experienced guys do if there is a...
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    Yonex Badminton Cushion Grip

    Has anyone used this stuff as a replacement, for a replacement grip, on a tennis racket? Cheers, Paul Sent from my SM-G950F using Tapatalk
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    Speed v Radical

    Hi guys. Can anyone explain the key differences between the Radicals and Speeds. Bar the head size and RA they seem very similar? Any help appreciated. Cheers, Paul Sent from my SM-G950F using Tapatalk
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    How many crosses ahead?

    Hi guys. Are there any downsides to weaving more than two crosses ahead? Recently I've tried 4 or 5 and it's great having the excess string out of the way. Cheers, Paul Sent from my SM-G950F using Tapatalk
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    When to tie off crosses using starting clamp

    Hi guys. Quick question. I use a starting clamp to start my crosses. Is it okay to tie the first and last cross when you finish? I notice that some tie off the top cross after three or four crosses have been woven. I like to do both knots consecutively ie when I've finished weaving. Is...
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    Wilson Blade 101l 2017 Tie offs

    Hi folks Has anyone found a discrepancy between the official tie off recommendations and the actual grommets? Wilson pdf says crosses tie off at 4 top and 12 throat. But 6 head and 8 throat seem the larger holes? Does this happen often? Or am I missing something? Cheers, Paul Sent...
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    Favourite string to weave?

    Finished my 250th frame today. I'm still really enjoying stringing. Which made me think about my fav string to weave. I concluded that it is Gosen Og-Sheep Proform Tuff. Flexible yet slippery, but also firm enough to get through shared holes etc [emoji106] Sent from my SM-G950F using Tapatalk
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    Stencil Ink Question

    Hi folks. How many frames will one stencil ink 'pen' roughly complete? Cheers, Paul Sent from my SM-G950F using Tapatalk
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    String snapping 1cm beneath top cross knot

    Hi guys. Quick question. I've had two customer's rackets pop a main 1cm underneath the top cross knot. The knot is fully intact. This has happened after 6 - 8 weeks after I've strung them and they are both 5.0 players. Is it a problem with the knot, or is it to be expected to a certain...
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    Is it worth buying a guide/ pathfinder awl?

    Hi folks. Do you guys every use a guide awl? Is it worth buying one? Cheers, Paul Sent from my SM-G950F using Tapatalk
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    Tieing off with synthetic gut

    Hi folks. Do you ever find that synthetic gut leaves a bigger 'gap' inside the knot, than a slick poly. The rubbery coating doesn't seem to slip as easily when pulling the knot? Is this true, or am I worrying too much. Thanks, as always, Paul Sent from my SM-G950F using Tapatalk
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    What tool for installing grommets?

    Hi guys. Which tool is best for pushing grommets through the holes. The standard awl seems too pointy/ sharp and chops the grommets up. Any advice appreciated. Cheers, Paul Sent from my SM-G950F using Tapatalk
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    Do you guys charge for adding stencil?

    Hi folks Do you charge extra for adding a graphic to the string job? Or is it a freebie for the customer? If so how much do you charge? Cheers, Paul Sent from my SM-G950F using Tapatalk
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    How often do you make a 'terminal' mistake?

    Hi guys. Quick question for you experienced stringers. How often do you make a mistake that requires you to start the job again? Is it 1 in 20 jobs or 1 in a 100? Or even less? Cheers, Paul Sent from my SM-G950F using Tapatalk
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    Wise 2086 won't release string

    Hi Guys. I've had the WISE about 7 weeks now and I love it. But this last week it has stopped automatically releasing the string once the tension is released. It seems to happen primarily with thick syngut ie 1.35 Am I doing something wrong? Do I need to widen the gripper? Any help...
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    Tension for Head Radical 27

    Hi guys. I've been given two Head Radical 27s to string for a beginner at my club. I can't find any info online regarding recommended tension. Would 55lbs be safe? It's an aluminium frame with a 102 inch head. Any help greatly appreciated. Cheers, Paul Sent from my SM-G950F using Tapatalk
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    Do branded strings play better?

    Hi guys. Apologies for the frequent posts, but I find this forum invaluable. I've been stringing approx 10 months and I play at 4.5 level in the UK - using the USA rating - we have a different rating system over here. I've played and strung with so many strings and combos over the past 12...
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    'Kinking' a poly

    Hi guys. Quick question. If you're stringing for a client and kink a poly, should you always restart the job? Cheers, Paul Sent from my SM-G950F using Tapatalk
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    Fingers burned with Multifilament and oversize frames.

    I'm new to stringing, this is my sixth month. Strung about 60 frames ish. I've learned a valuable lesson this week. Oversized frames don't handle multifilaments - something you guys have probably been aware of for a longtime [emoji1] Strung a Volkl Organix V1 OS with a multi and he blew it...
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    Cross tie-off on Babolat Pure Drive Team (2015)

    Hi guys. I've just installed new grommets on a Babolat Pure Drive Team (2015). I bought the grommets from a UK supplier. Klipper site says top tie off at 6. But the largest hole is at 8. Do I just use common sense and use the obvious hole? Is it common for Klipper to be wrong? Your help...