AeroPro Drive Junior 26 stringing pattern

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  1. NMTennis

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    Hi all -
    Picked up a couple used AeroPro Drive Junior 26 inch rackets for my 9 year old. Strings looking a bit beat and was going to restring them. However, having a hard time finding the pattern.
    This is the racket:
    http://www.babolat.com/product/tennis/racket/aeropro-drive-junior-26-140123

    And this is the pattern I found for the adult APD online
    http://babolat-extrafiles.s3.amazonaws.com/files/products/stringingpattern.pdf
    Racquet Name - AEROPRO DRIVE
    Tension 55 - 62
    Length - 20'M - 19'C
    Pattern - 16M X 19C
    Skip M Holes - 8T - 8B
    Tie Off M - 6B
    Start C - 8T
    Tie Off C - 7T - 10B

    I assume it would be the same...as it is the same racquet, just a bit lighter and an inch shorter....Correct?
     
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  2. am1899

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    Same pattern as the adult length variant.
     
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  3. esgee48

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    Yes. Be aware that it requires 2 piece or ATW to string crosses top down. And the 2nd point is string below 45# with SG since we're talking 9 YO.
     
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  4. chrisingrassia

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    That's a rather presumptuous point
     
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  5. esgee48

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    Mea Culpa. Put in BBO at 60# and the racquet will sing. :)
     
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  6. Irvin

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    You have the pattern shown for you in the racket. Is there some reason you don't think the strung pattern is correct? Your problem is what tension do you want to string it with. Have you checked the throats for a tension range? If there isn't one you could use the Stringway online Tension Advisor and start with a DT of 28.
     
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  7. NMTennis

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    Thanks everyone - Didn't see the pattern on the insides of the racquet (that being said...they are in hiding until Xmas!). I did see the recommended tension was 46-52...and for sure was planning on a multi (Technifibre multifeel) or SG (Volkl SG - he likes the bright yellow or green cuz it looks close to the color of HyperG that he saw Sock and Querry playing with!).
     
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  8. Irvin

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    All they usually give you is the MxX like 16x19.
     
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  9. NMTennis

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    Ok - thought you meant skipped hole, tie offs, etc.
     
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  10. NMTennis

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    Instead of the pattern..I meant the instructions...sorry.
     
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  11. jim e

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    Babolat Aeropro Drive Junior
    "The Digest" calls for 1 piece stringing for this racquet, and below is the pattern:


    (T=Throat, H = Head)

    Tension:48-55
    Pattern:16×19
    Start M's: T
    M Skips: 8T & 8H
    Len. 1pc
    39'
    Short Side 10'
    Tie Off M's 6T
    Start 1pc X 8T
    Last 1pc X 8H
    Tie 1pc X 7H
     
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  12. NMTennis

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    Thank you....I can still do it two piece right? All I have ever done is two piece stringing...
     
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  13. jim e

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    The pattern I listed was from the USRSA "Digest" , and they get their information from the manufacturer.
    You most likely can string as 2 piece if you find grommets large enough to accommodate additional tie offs, as there will be 4 knots rather than 2.
    Most likely you can open up a couple grommets with a lubed up awl if it is necessary.
    Personally myself, I would stick to manuf. recommendations and string it up as a 1 piece as listed, as you can usually never go wrong with manuf recommendations.
    It should be easier to string as a 1 piece as less knots , unless you wish to string as an ATW pattern so you string it top down, and that should be no big deal as well.
     
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  14. am1899

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    Not to be disagreeable, but having strung this frame before, I can confirm there are sufficient tie off holes to string it 2pc if you wish. The tie offs are the same as in the patten you posted for the adult length frame.
     
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  15. pyk64

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    Others have said that you can string 2 piece without enlarging any of the grommets, so will defer to their experience. I had to string a couple of jr racquets recently and while I'm sure they could've been done 2 piece, it wasn't obvious there were sufficient tie off holes. Just take a close look b4 you start. I didn't and it was a bit of a frustrating experience and I just ended up cutting it out and doing a 1 piece ATW for both. Was actually my first time doing it, but if you watch the various ATW options enough, one of them will appeal to you. Good luck!
     
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  16. am1899

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    FWIW, I've found most (but not all) modern junior racquets of 1pc graphite construction tend to have tie offs to acccommodate 1pc or 2pc stringing.

    When you get into some of the "comp" or aluminum multiple piece frames, then there's a good chance you'll have to open up some grommet holes to string those 2pc. (Frankly, i try to steer clear of restringing flimsy racquets like these all together, as they don't always respond well to the stress).

    In this case, the Babolat frame in question is the former - 1pc graphite construction, just like the adult frame.
     
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