1. Simplicius

    I’m doing something very wrong! But what?

    The situation which I'm going to describe below happens ALWAYS, since I can remember! Please HELP me! I’m doing something very wrong! But what? That’s the main problem: I buy only used rackets. Every time I purchase a new (used) racket I play with it a few matches with the strings which...
  2. MazarXskunk

    Would a pack of string be enough?

    Hello, I have a Pro Staff 6.0 125 and was wondering if a pack of 40ft string be enough to restring it. Any input would be appreciated, Thanks Cheers, Jo
  3. Znak

    Slack in the mains + 2 other questions

    Question 1 I'm unsure if I awake last night or not, but I was stringing my racquets up and was getting this weird slack/drawback, but only when doing the mains: Question 2 A simple one, why is it whenever I lay out the finishing tape on my overgrip (or even replacement grip), it looks good...
  4. Znak

    A bit of perspective

    In case this hasn't been shared here yet:
  5. W

    Trying to save money by stringing

    I apologize if this is addressed elsewhere, haven't found a clear answer: I'm trying to save money in the long run by doing my own stringing. But it would be *very* long run if I forked out a ton of cash for an expensive machine. Anyone have experience with the cheap machines around $300? Do...
  6. C

    Overlapping strings at holes = bad?

    I don't know how to call this area. Let's say three strings (three sections) come together in this area. In the first photo no overlaps are on all three racquets. I have seen a string job which has one section overlapping the other section along half the length of the latter. Is overlapping a...
  7. F

    The Electricity Consumption of a professional stringing machine

    How much does a Professional Stringing Machine (f.e. Baiardo) consume for stringing a racket? (f.e. 20-25 minutes)

    Burned Restringing a Wilson Burn 100s

    My boy came home from high school practice last night asking if I can restring a racquet for a teammate as he needed it for today's match. It was a Wilson Burn 100s with wearguard in it and I thought to myself "no problem dad has got this". I prep-ed the racquet, went out to the Klipper site...
  9. A

    Losing tension after clamping down string and releasing the pull

    As you can see in the video, the string loses considerable tension (10-15 lbs) after releasing the tension pull. This happens no matter how tightly I grip the clamps on the string nor how much I tighten the clamp base to the board. The base clamps do not move at all, it's the clamp itself that...
  10. aidanzman73

    Losing tension when stringing crosses.

    Hi guys, I’m using a gamma progression drop weight machine and every time I’ve strung a racket so far when I get to the crosses they always end up coming off in the range of 38-45lbs. I’ve used Poly, Syn Gut, Natural Gut, Multi and always the same. I’ve also changed the tension to try and...
  11. Znak

    Bowed string/grommet issue?

    Encountered a new one today. Was stringing for a friend and once completed I was straightening out the strings and noticed that on the 17th and 18th cross the string bowed. Like I couldn't adjust it, it kept going back to that flexed position — on the 17th it flexed downwards, on the 18th...
  12. RF19

    Feedback :Sergetti Stringing Methods

    Hello there Stringing Gurus! Wanted to check if anyone has given Sergetti stringing methods a shot? If yes - what's your opinion? I did see some videos on YouTube that said that it did hold the tension longer etc....but wanted to ask here to understand from the real people...
  13. Gabriel Sara

    Stringing a PS 85

    Hi everyone, i bought a stringing machine and i need help to string my Wilson PS 6.0 85. From what i read the crosses should be strung top to bottom, but i’m looking ay my racket and apparently they are strung bottom up. Can anyone help me understand how should it be done?
  14. S

    A Cross Stringing Tool for Badminton Racquets

    In response to requests from stringers who use and like the StringWeaver cross stringing tool for tennis racquets, we have developed and now have available a similar tool made specifically for badminton racquets. For more information visit the website.
  15. S

    Mounting/Stringing Prince Extender Ripstick 800

    Hi everyone, someone gave me a Prince Ripstick to string and I'm very concerned about safely mounting it on my machine, due to my 2-pt mount and the ripstick's more oval head shape making the throat. Pictures below. Is it safe to string this stick with the throat not buttressed fully? The top...
  16. Znak

    One piece string job question

    Question for any of you. I was wondering how to complete a one piece string job on a 16x20 or 18x20 racquets? It works out logically when the racquet starts top down, but both these Wilsons start bottom up — does that mean I always have to do ATW? Otherwise my crosses start at the throat and...

    Fishing Line Length Measuring Device - For String Length

    I usually just measure string off a reel by the arm-length method or if I am being picky a yardstick. I recall when I was evaluating stringers looking at the Gamma machines with the string length measuring feature and debating if I thought the feature would be useful. In the end I thought...

    Fanning Poly Cross with Gut Mains

    Hi: I am just curious about technique when stringing a hybrid with gut in the mains and poly in the crosses. Does one still fan the crosses in the same manner across the gut when weaving? Is there an approach one uses to lessen the abrasion on the gut? Thanks!

    String Tension - Evening Out from String to String

    I have been reading all the posts about proportional stringing and have even performed my string length measurements and prepared my spreadsheet to give it a shot. One item I was wondering about was tension changes from string to string after stringing (so to speak as per half it is all just...
  20. Simon_the_furry

    How to pull through cross strings without burning the mains?

    I've been wondering about this. I strung my racquet the other day and I noticed how warm my crosses were from friction with the mains. I know it's not healthy for the string. Any tips on how to avoid this issue?

    RacquetTune - Maybe Some Factor Variances = Temp Variances???

    I was just stringing a unique racquet someone at our club gave me I have seen written about here... A Wimbledon Eclipse Expert... Anyway, while stringing it I was thinking about all the comments about the variances in RacquetTune String factors for a particular string/gauge. I am sure there...
  22. SoccerGuy

    Types of Knots

    I’ve seen a bunch of different techniques that are used for tying string. I don’t know which one is the best for each situation. Anyone have any recommendations? I’m hoping that we can compile a list of some of the knots here! :)
  23. Znak

    Entry Level Stringing Machine Question

    Was looking to purchase my first stringing machine, and naturally was looking at Gamma's Progression ii 200/ X-2, but being in Europe I found 4 other interesting options that are in my budget but I don't see much written up about them: Challenger I Premium Stringer 3600 Pro's Pro Pilot Pro's...
  24. L

    Why you want replace that head guard on your racquet

    A guy I string for brought me his Khamsin yesterday after popping a string. I last strung it June and it did not look like this ... lol ... at that time I recommended he get a new head guard, which was nearly worn away then, for me to install and put duct tape over it to protect the structure...
  25. gdeangel

    Knots: a poster for beginners

    After bashing my brains for hours trying to figure out the differences between various tie-off and starting knots in the youtube videos, I sat down and actually diagrammed them. That way I can compare them directly without having to switch between two videos back and forth, rewind, replay, etc...
  26. gdeangel

    Stringing pattern with six knots... ?

    I have one to be restrung, and I have no idea what I'm looking at. I counted more than 2 knots, assumed it was a 2-piece job and started cutting... Moments later I was like, wait a sec... there are SIX knots here! I thought maybe the Lendl pattern, but that's got 8 knots if I'm looking at the...
  27. B

    New to tennis stringing

    Been stringing badminton rackets for a few years now and want to move on to tennis rackets as well. Got some questions for all you veteran stringers: 1) Do you do the same tension for mains and cross? (eg. requested 50lbs, you string 50x50 or 50x52?) 2) Do you use the Knot function when...
  28. N

    Burn FST 99 stringing possibilities

    I am a 3.5 player at best and am currently running wilson revolves on the mains and wilson syn gut power on the crosses at 55lbs. This has proved to be a terrible hybrid for me, very limited sweet spot which is hurting my game and has lost tension very quickly. Was wondering what would be a...
  29. Tangi

    Problem removing knots when de-stringing

    Hi everyone, Since I am new to stringing, I obviously ended up having to de-string my racquets. However, I encountered a little problem this morning. How can I remove these knots since they are linked by the same string? I can't pull either one out of the grommets in any way... Should I try to...
  30. J

    Is Pro' Pro Electronic TX700 worth it?

    Hi, I would like to buy a stringing machine. My budget is 600€ and I mainly want it for myself, but also to string people from the club in order to get my money back. I have seen the Pro' Pro Electronic TX700 for around 600€ so the price would fit perfectly for me. But, does it last long? Does...