Assuming I’m going to string a mid plus 16x19 frame I would start with 36’. A 200 m or 656’ reel will give me 18 - 36’ sets and I’ll end up with 8’ left over. I will string each racket as though I’m stringing it 1 piece with a short side and long side, and tie off the mains. What I cut off the short side is trash and what I cut off the long side is used to string the crosses and there’s zero waste. With a starting knot I will have about 1” of waste for the top cross and usually more than enough to string the crosses. So the only real waste is what you use to tie the short side and bottom cross plus 1”. Measure carefully and know exactly what you need and you can easily get 19 string jobs from a reel depending on you string and frame. YMMV.Two-piece stringing. Each string job saves certain inches per piece, x 2 pieces, x 17 string jobs.
Just asking. I don't have a starting clamp.
The short answer is - "Yes, you absolutely can".Can you gain half string job from a reel if you bridge the last string by starting clamp?
I concur.Fact #2: a good starting clamp (Babolat) makes stringing easier. Having two good starting clamps is even nicer
I'm a little slow. So, I don't understand this statement.Fact : You will lose roughly 16 feet of string on each cross string you don't have enough to tie off the last cross even with a starting clamp. You will lose more string on each main you end up short.
Oh.I think he's saying if you short yourself an inch trying to 'save', you may end up wasting the whole cross string if you come up short.
*this is my interpretation because I've done it