so I got a few rackets strung and picked them up today. Noticed 1 of the 3 had 5 knots. 2 in the bottom left of the hoop and 1 in each of the other 3 "corners". Is this a problem?
It is impossible to have five knots unless you use 2.5 pieces of string. I suspect the string tried to string the racket 2 piece broke a string and tied off two knots in one location.so I got a few rackets strung and picked them up today. Noticed 1 of the 3 had 5 knots. 2 in the bottom left of the hoop and 1 in each of the other 3 "corners". Is this a problem?
Thanks for the info. I got three racquets done and the other two turned out fine. I'm assuming the string must have broke. Didn't notice it at the time. Guess I'll see what happens. I'm probably stuck with it. They don't guarantee strings if you bring your own.Upper right knot looks very large, so it probably is two knots tied on same tie off hole, so instead of 4 knots there are 6, very sloppy of stringer to give such a thing.
I would return it and ask for proper string job, as that should not be accepted. Racquets should be strung as 1 piece withn 2 knots, or 2 piece with 4 knots, not a 3 piece job like this.
This was a pieced together job.
Sad to see such a job.
BTW, the extra color in the knot is a dead mans knot, as a scrap string is placed within the knot, which is fine to use, but not a 3 piece string job.
I play full gut and wouldn't have been interested in a hybrid so I'm sort of ok with it as long as it works. Would have been nice to know about it though.I do not warranty strings either if they're not mine. No idea under what conditions the strings were stored is the main reason. However, I do tell my folks that and I also tell them if their strings break when stringing. It's their option to stop or hybrid with half a pack of something that I may have. They then know what to expect. FWIW, my records show this happened to me twice with someone's string.
The stringer should have told you that your string broke and asked for further action. 3 cents.
Not sure why he left the one knot white like that but it looks like he used a high lighter on the knots.You might be correct Jim but I have enlarged it and I don't see the scrap string. I do that when I am using a very thin gauge but that isn't what this looks like to me. And if it is a scrap piece of string why not the only white knot?
I agree 100%. Although common sense would dictate this being the case, a key point is letting them know upfront. I rarely agree to string for anyone supplying their own strings, simply because I find the whole Cheapie Charlie concept to be offensive.Customer supplied string, then customer takes the risk.
Thats my policy and all are told that before anything is done.
I'm not complaining but I offer Kevlar 16, 17, or 18 in any color you want as long as it gold. I also have ZX and ZX Pro in both colors they offer most people use Kev / and black ZX (Pro) but I'm fine with any hybrid you want. I order regularly from TW and will be more than happy to special order any string you want that TW carries that I do not stock.Wow- so much hate for supplying own strings in this thread. But I bet none of the people complaining offer the ashaway Kevlar zyex hybrid, or such a wide range as can satisfy everybody who might have a favourite string they've used for years
hey if a stringer offered it no way would I buy elsewhere.I'm not complaining but I offer Kevlar 16, 17, or 18 in any color you want as long as it gold. I also have ZX and ZX Pro in both colors they offer most people use Kev / and black ZX (Pro) but I'm fine with any hybrid you want. I order regularly from TW and will be more than happy to special order any string you want that TW carries that I do not stock.
Why so much hate for those customers that carry in there own string? I don't mind you string you accept all responsibility even if I miss weave your string. If I miss weave I will redo it free if you bring me another set. But what if I break your ZX tying off the bottom cross. Oops I'm sorry no charge for labor. Now you go buy another set of ZX ($15.50,) bring it to me and I charge you for labor if it doesn't break this time. Every customer of mine that brings me strings know my policy and accepts my conditions. But I always wonder what will happen if I have to enforce my policy. Has never happened but I'm sure sooner or later it will.
I had a customer that used to buy her X-One from a local pro shop and bring it to me to string just to save $2. Then one day she brought me a pack of NXT because her shop went up to $28 / set on X-One. After I told her I String X-One $26 she has never brought me string again. If you have accounts with string distributors I think you make a killing stringing rackets and for a pro shop you have to if you want to stay in business. When customers bring in their own string you loose out on the string markup. Those customers are taking money out of your pocket and giving it to the online stores. Keep that up and all the pro shops will go out of business.
Now you should have an idea of why some stringers don't like those that bring their own string. As for myself I'm fine with it. If I do or don't string rackets doesn't matter to me.
EDIT: Another example. Let's say you want a Kevlar / ZX hybrid. You can buy a set for $11.30 (and shipping maybe) and wait two business days to get your string. Then take your frame to your string to have it strung. I'll string Kev/ZX all day long for $20, why take your chances?
Doesn't matter, 5 knots should never be used. Unless one if those knots is actually two knots on top of each other and the customer and stringer does not mind discreditablestar workmanship. I would not piece mill string together like that.Who is not going to notice 5 knots???
more often than not it means there is a very short section of string being using. It could mean the stringer but the string wrong and used too much for the mains and did not have enough left over for all the crosses. Then when he get to the bottom and finds out he tries to use two knots on one string to fill i n all the grommets. With the drawback on both ends of the string that one string will be very loose. But this is all speculation we have no real idea of why there are extra knots.Despite the stringing error, in practical terms what is the effect of 5 knots, 6 knots etc... ?
Couldn't you work with your stringer to have your stringer order a set they don't normally carry? There is a service they provide that is not available through mail order strings and that should be factored in to the value you receive.Wow- so much hate for supplying own strings in this thread. But I bet none of the people complaining offer the ashaway Kevlar zyex hybrid, or such a wide range as can satisfy everybody who might have a favourite string they've used for years
There's no-one like that around here. I started string for myself so I don't bother with all that any more...Couldn't you work with your stringer to have your stringer order a set they don't normally carry? There is a service they provide that is not available through mail order strings and that should be factored in to the value you receive.
If they are local, they can turn-around a racquet in a day and I'm sure if you made arrangements, can do emergency stringing if your strings broke during a tournament. Hopefully they are knowledgeable enough and have inventory to set you up close to what you want even if they don't carry your specific string. Our local stringer guarantees their work and will re-do a stringing if there are issues. If you are very happy with your stringer, I would think you would want to support them even if it means you pay a few extra bucks.
Fair enough. I didn't like the outfit I mentioned mostly because of their lack of in-depth knowledge. But they do good work. One of the factors for me was that it takes me 40min to drive out to them. 10min to chat. 40min drive back. Then repeat to pick up my racquet. So I blow 3hrs of my time. I can string my racquet myself in 40min and be done.There's no-one like that around here. I started string for myself so I don't bother with all that any more...