checking string wave

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  1. dainova

    dainova Rookie

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    Hi,

    One guy I strung for, checked his racket looking at some sharp angle at the string bed where you can see all wave lines and pointed that in this case those lines are not correct or straight.
    I told him he is not right, interesting to hear other opinions.

    I used to do this as it's easy to see any missed waves, but never tried to get straight line, it's always a bit curvy.


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  2. Zach

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    Do you mean to say that the crosses are kind of "frowning" on the racket?
     
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  3. Loco4Tennis

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    yeah, this is a bit anal type of person,
    i not only straighten the lines while stringing but also after wards, to where they are as straight as i care to get them, which is pretty straight to be as professional as possible, even then the string wave is off but in a curving pattern to the left and right
    dainova - what did he say or do, did he straighten them himself??
     
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  4. YULitle

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    If you are talking about the fact that the strings are not perfectly straight, meaning a straight line between the two grommets, then tell him that he's in for a panic attack when he actually uses the racquet because strings move.
     
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  5. Loco4Tennis

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    i think the OP is saying when you pick up a racquet after stringing and bring it up to eye level to see the plain or rather the string bed from a horizontal plain point of view (maybe not everyone does this, i do :-D ), you see the mains and crosses intersect, and the pattern is never straight, its very uniformed but never straight

    by the way, reason why i do this, because it looks cool :-D
     
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  6. Loco4Tennis

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  7. MPC

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    isn't it impossible for them to be straight from that angle?

    like something would be seriously wrong if they were?
     
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  8. Loco4Tennis

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    something tells me you've been bugged by this same question before :-D
     
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  9. YULitle

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    It is only possible when the mains and crosses are evenly spaced across the stringbed, which few racquets are. Actually, if you had a final main that had a bigger gap between it and the second-to-last, you could maintain the "straight line" with a similar gap between the last and second-to-last cross, assuming M=C. But, since there are seldom the same amount of mains and crosses, the situation you describe as impossible is merely unlikely (but not impossible.)

    Just the ever present paranoia of moving strings.
     
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  10. dainova

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    Tx, all
    to Loco:
    I just told him don't bs me, I'm a pro and know what I'm doing for $15 labor.
    Anybody who know basic geometry can see that it won't be stright.

    Dai
     
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  11. diredesire

    diredesire Adjunct Moderator

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    Bingo. The string spacing typically gets wider as you move further from the sweetspot. This is particularly obvious on the Wilson 6.1 series frames. The only way the "waves" will be straight is if the spacing is identical.

    Looking at a sharp angle is an easy way to check for misweaves, though.
     
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  12. Zach

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    Give us a pic to show what you mean.
     
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