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  1. JetFlyr

    Avoiding Crossovers on shared hole raquets

    Are there any tips or tricks for avoiding crossovers on the outside of frames where there are shared holes between mains and crosses? As an example, here is a photo of a Head Speed Pro (18x20) that has shared holes. I try to align the string into the bottom channels of the shared pairs, but I...
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    Natural Gut Breaking at Parnell Knot

    I recently had a customer who broke a main of freshly strung bed of VS Touch 16g broke at a Parnell knot tie-off. I've uploaded some pictures. I don't string a lot of natural gut--probably less than 10% of what I do. I was careful not to tighten the knots as much as I do with synthetic gut...
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    From Wilson Pro Staff 95 6.0 original to Yonex VCORE Tour G 310 or 330?

    I'm a 45 year old long time Wilson ProStaff 6.0 95 Original player (4.5 level), looking for a little more power now as I get older. The prices now are great on the Yonex VCORE Tour G 310 and 330 models. Last night, I hit with a friend's 330 and it felt nice. I haven't hit with the 310...
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    Recommend smooth round poly 1.10-1.18mm

    In the past year, I've had the opportunity to playtest Gamma iO 19g (1.10) and Prince XT 18g (1.10). I really enjoyed these copoly strings and noticed significant improvement to my game. Durability was not an issue, and I experienced no elbow pain like I have previously with some thicker and...
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    Timing of Racquet Stringing for Tour-level players

    I have a question for the tour level stringers on our forum: Let's say a player is scheduled for a match "Not before 1:00 p.m." The player usually has a warm-up sometime around 10:30-11:00 a.m. or so. When will that player/coach have dropped off the racquets, and when will they have been...
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    Surprised to see this novice stringing error on Tennis Warehouse television spot....

    I snapped this picture of a Tennis Warehouse equipment spot on the Tennis Channel May 8th, 2016, at 2:30p EDT (sorry for the poor quality). I'm surprised that TW would allow such a glaring error to be broadcast to an audience of millions. Thoughts?
  7. JetFlyr

    Some questions about the "Yonex Loop."

    I'd like to start a discussion about the so-called Yonex Loop, so I'll start by asking a few questions. This post only applies as it pertains to tennis racquets, not badminton racquets. Is it used on the tour by the main stringing teams? Is there a concern about the blocked holes it creates...
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    Unusual crosses breaking location

    I recently strung a racquet for a customer, changing him from poly/syngut hybrid to full syngut. After the first hitting session, he said he liked the way the strings felt. I got an email from him two days later saying that when he'd opened his bag for the next hitting session, he found the...
  9. JetFlyr

    Tightening The Parnell knot

    After 20 years of stringing, using mostly double half hitch knots and starting knots, I recently started using Parnell knots. I really like the Parnell knot: it holds tension well and is, I think, the best looking finishing knot. I recently watched the videos that Richard Parnell posted...
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    Pictures of bad knot

    I'm demoing the Wilson Steam 99S from a large supplier in the Mid West in Cincinnati. The racquet was strung 2-piece... but the top knot on the crosses isn't tied around an anchor main. This first photo shows before I cut the strings; the second, after. I know that anyone can make a...
  11. JetFlyr

    Fixed clamps: Release base or clamp first?

    I've been going through some of the YouTube archives... And I notice YuLitle releases the string clamp first, whereas Irvin releases the base lock first. What is the recommended technique, and why?
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    Technique on Crosses (2 questions)

    I've been meaning to ask this for awhile, and when I saw Jim post something about it in another thread, I saw my opportunity. I also string my crosses this way. It seems easier to weave and I like the straight shot into the grommet. What do most of you do, and why do you do it that...
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    Compare these three synthetic guts

    I see that Gosen OGSM, Technifibre, and Kirschbaum can all be bought (in reels) for roughly the same price. I have been using OGSM for several years and, while it's a great cross with a poly, I haven't been terribly impressed with it in a full bed. How do the Technifibre and Kirschbaum...
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    Anyone remember Babolat Defiance String?

    I used to use this inexpensive string back in the mid 90's and enjoyed the way it felt. I'm sure it was just synthetic gut. Does anyone remember it and know if there's anything in production today that is similar?
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    Help me identify my new (used) Gamma Stringer

    I bought a used Gamma stringer this afternoon and I need some help identifying the model number and approximate age. The guy I bought it from was the second owner and didn't have any original information on it or any documentation. Still, I felt comfortable buying it because it is in really...
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    Have I been abusing my WISE Tension Head?

    The following applies to my stringing of mains only: The entire time I've had my WISE, about three years now, when stringing the mains, I've been releasing the clamp on the string WHILE the machine is in the process of pulling the initial tension (before it has gone into the mode of...
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    Broke my Speedport Black tonight -- picture

    I was playing a doubles match tonight and, during a return of serve, my Speedport Black broke in the throat of the racquet. It felt like when I break strings--which is rare these days using a poly hybrid--but the strings were fine. This racquet was only a couple of months old, and I've never...
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    Variations in my Wilson PS 6.0 95s?

    I have recently become more interested in weight & balance issues in my racquets. Although I no longer use them, I have six Wilson Pro Staff Original 6.0 95 racquets. Tonight, I dug them all out of the closet, removed all of the strings (most had been cut anyways), removed all of the...
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    Bosworth Fox 210 Racquets

    I know there have been many posts regarding this frame, and I have spent quite a bit of time searching through all of the posts on this site about this frame so, please, no one chide me for not doing a search. Right now, Tennis Warehouse has this frame advertised for $49.99...
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    Would Federer win the U.S. Open if...

    Here's one for you: This post might belong in the Pro Players Discussion forum, but I'm putting it in this one, instead, because you guys are more knowledgeable about strings. Would Federer win the U.S. Open if he used normal, basic cheap synthetic gut strings and not poly/gut hyrbid...
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    Gamma Gut 3 -- Suggest Tension

    Some time ago, a buddy of mine gave me a package of Gamma Gut 3. I'm just now getting around to trying it and--having never used it before--I'm wondering how I should string it. Should I use it in both mains and crosses, or should I hybrid it with some Gosen? I don't even know what family...
  22. JetFlyr

    I've Tried These Polys, Want to Try Others

    I've Tried These Polys, Should I Try These? I'm getting ready to buy a reel of some type of co-poly and am trying to decide which one. I really do like Alu Rough, but I just can't justify the price for it when there are so many others to choose from. Right now, my favorite setup is Alu...
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    Brand new pack of string has "Nick" in it

    As a recent Luxilon convert (Alu Rough), I decided to try a different string within the "Big Hitter" lineup and bought a package of Luxilon Ace. I cut the set in half (because I hybrid), and proceeded to progressively string the mains. I was about halfway done when I noticed the string was...
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    Added Castering Wheels to my Eagnas Flex 940

    I recently added castering wheels that I bought at Home Depot to my Eagnas 940. I didn't have to make any adjustments to the wheels or machine, just unscrewed the Eagnas feet and the new wheels screwed right in. It took two packs of the 2" (50mm) wheels. Total cost was about $15. The size of...
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    Trying Ashaway Monogut 17g as a replacement for Lux Alu Rough

    I've been using Luxilon Alu Rough at 54 pounds in the mains, and Gosen OG-Sheep Micro 17g crosses at 59 pounds, no prestretch, constant pull, in my Wilson nPS (18x20). I love this combination. I recently received a few packs of Ashaway Monogut 17g which I'm going to try in hopes of finding a...
  26. JetFlyr

    WISE Pre-Stretch & Pull Settings for Alu Rough (and other strings)

    I recently converted to Alu Rough and have been stringing it in my Wilson nPS (18x20) at 54 pounds, with Gosen OG-Sheep Micro 17 crosses at 59 pounds. Hitting the ball has never felt so good. I'd like to know about the experiences of other WISE owners with regard to using prestretch mode and...
  27. JetFlyr

    My First Time Hitting with Luxilon (Alu Power Rough)

    I decided to see what all the hype was about, so I bought some Lux Alu Power Rough (16L) and installed it in the mains of my Wilson nPS at 52.5 pounds constant pull. For the crosses, I used Gosen OG Sheep Micro 17 at my normal tension of 58 pounds. All I can say is this stuff is great! I...
  28. JetFlyr

    Did I get the same string? Gosen OG-Sheep Micro 17

    After reading many posts here at TT, I decided to try the Gosen OG-Sheep Micro 17. I bought a single pack. The string has "GOSEN MICRO 17 JAPAN" printed on the length of the string. 1.22mm. Recommended tension is 45-55 pounds. (UPC 4906365950393) I liked the string as a full job, and...
  29. JetFlyr

    Maxline FLEX 940 -- My Blog from purchase to completed frame

    I've been stringing on a Klippermate for more than 10 years. I purchased this machine for $80 used back in the early 90's when I was still in school. What a great/reliable stringer the Klip has been for me, and I can't even imagine how many racquets I've strung on it: I'm going to estimate at...
  30. JetFlyr

    Paging Ronaldo -- Fox WB 210

    Ronaldo, I'm not able to contact you because of your user settings. Please email me at . Thanks! JetFlyr
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