Anyone have stringing instructions/tension for Dunlop Maxply Fort

Discussion in 'Strings' started by louis netman, Jan 26, 2006.

  1. louis netman

    louis netman Hall of Fame

    Feb 20, 2004
    Anyone know where can I find stringing instructions/pattern & recommended tension for the old wooden Maxply Fort tennis racket?

  2. Midlife crisis

    Midlife crisis Hall of Fame

    Sep 24, 2005
    I'm holding mines in my hand. I'm not positive I strung it up properly, but it looks correct enough.

    It is an 18X20 pattern. Being a wood racquet, you can string it up one piece even though you're going bottom to top. The mains skip no holes. I string it up two piece and tied the mains off at 5T. I strung the crosses top to bottom, and the starting knot is at 6H on the side opposite the zig-zag side with the first cross at 7H, and the crosses are tied off at 6T with the last cross at 7T. The crosses skip no holes either.

    I used 52 pounds on a lockout machine with NXT OS and it is very tight. If I had to do again, I'd probably use 48-50 lbs with this fairly firm multifilament.

    Good luck!
  3. treble

    treble New User

    Apr 3, 2015
    Bumping because I think the above is not 100% correct.

    I am in the process of stringing a Maxply Fort and found the following:

    18X19 pattern.
    Mains do skip: 9 Throat

    Shared holes:7 8 9 Head 8 10 Throat.

    Mine has tubing in the throat, otherwise use power pads (old belt, old leather grip).

    Keep it original by using < 1,30mm >16 gauge nylon / synth gut.
    Think 18 kg - 40 lbs is a nice average because:
    a) you want to keep the old stick whole.
    b) coming from a bigger hoop one might miss the sweet spot every now and then; lower tension is easier on the arm.

    If you are insecure about short and long side; use a 2 piece stringing method, grommets are big enough.
    Start mains at the head. Tie off as high as possible to avoid too much overlap.
    Start your crosses ( at the top) after you preweaved a view crosses in order to make sure you got the position/direction of the grooves correct.(short side long side) Or read the post above.

    The grip might have lost its tackiness: clean with saddle soap or white spirit, leave to dry. Apply a very thin layer of castor oil, leave to dry. Another thin layer might be necessary.
    You can also spit in your hand and rub the grip.( use the spit in your mouth, not the stuff in your long area) For those who think this is gross; use a few drops of Perrier.

    Have fun, woodies deserve to be used.

    If you have any additional info/corrections pls. chip in.

    Cheers from the low countries.
  4. Karstic

    Karstic Rookie

    Nov 13, 2011
    Eastern Kentucky
    From 1992 USRSA Stinger's Digest:
    Length: 32' (ss:8'6")
    Tension: 53-57lbs.
    Pattern 18M x 20X
    Start M's at head. M's skip 9T. Start X's at bottom at 7T. Top X: 7H.
    Tie off: M's at 5T, X's at 6H.
    Note: "W-slot" will accommodate the short side to ensure proper X placement.
    Note: T = throat, H = head.

Share This Page