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    Unable to double pull poly using Gamma machine. Alternative to Yusuki starting method for starting?

    Thanks. I wish all racquets used the special tie off grommets newer Tecnifibre frames come with - the rigid, flat grommets that will last forever w/ knots bearing against them.
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    Unable to double pull poly using Gamma machine. Alternative to Yusuki starting method for starting?

    I used a starting knot on the first racquet I did, and it turned out great. From reading on here though it seems like a lot of people don't like using starting knots. I am also terrible at tying starting knots. I tried some of the bulkier fisherman's type knots and could not figure out how to...
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    Unable to double pull poly using Gamma machine. Alternative to Yusuki starting method for starting?

    Irvin's example from the video makes more sense than what I was thinking of doing. Especially because it would place the starting clamp against the head guard so the racquet won't be marred. My PP starting clamp did not hold 55 lbs tension when I tried pulling directly against it to start a...
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    Unable to double pull poly using Gamma machine. Alternative to Yusuki starting method for starting?

    Oh, perfect. Thank you! Your video addresses a concern I had about pulling against a starting clamp - where you place it reduces the amount of tension the starting clamp sees due to friction from the grommets. Is your starting clamp diamond dusted inside or just a plain starting clamp? I have a...
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    Unable to double pull poly using Gamma machine. Alternative to Yusuki starting method for starting?

    Hi guys, I am very new to stringing. I recently read about the Yusuki method for starting and I like the idea of not pulling full tension on an un-tensioned fixed clamp for starting the mains, and which also serves to set the height and alignment of fixed clamps while the first mains are...
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    Pure Aero 2 pc Tie off and Hole Sharing Differences from different stringers

    Thanks. Those are good tips. I did my best to try to keep the crosses straight ish as I tensioned them, realizing that friction from wavy strings would be lost tension. There was room for improvement there. Regarding using a starting clamp and Parnell or other non-starting knot to start...
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    Pure Aero 2 pc Tie off and Hole Sharing Differences from different stringers

    Thanks for the tips, I'm glad to hear I can get some use out of it even if I am not ready for advanced stringing. I was pulling knots by wrapping the string around an allen key and pulling w/ that, but I was worried that gave me such a strong handle that I was at risk of pulling too hard.
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    Pure Aero 2 pc Tie off and Hole Sharing Differences from different stringers

    I have a starting clamp. I wasn't sure what I needed it for with this fixed clamp machine - what do I use it for? I made a sharpie mark on the string to make sure it wasn't slipping when I pulled the first main. Thanks for the tips!! The great info I got on this board made me interested in...
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    Pure Aero 2 pc Tie off and Hole Sharing Differences from different stringers

    Hey guys, after having a particularly bad "Master Racquet Technician" stringing experience on one of my Pure Aeros this past week (he put the starting knot for the cross on the wrong side despite the cross tie off location on this racquet being labeled... which resulted in all the cross strings...
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    Pure Aero 2 pc Tie off and Hole Sharing Differences from different stringers

    Wow, such quick and informative replies. Thank you both. I am not worried about damaging the strings down that low, I just started to wonder whether the cosmetically less pretty job w/ the long runs protruding from the grommets was a cause for concern. The stringer who did that less pretty job...
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    Pure Aero 2 pc Tie off and Hole Sharing Differences from different stringers

    Hello everyone. I am pretty new to tennis and am not stringing my own racquets yet (but hope to in the future). After having a handful of racquets restrung, I have noticed that different professional stringers are stringing my same racquets differently, with respect to tie off locations and...
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