Fan pattern for squash rackets?

Dominik

Rookie
Does anyone have a good resource/guide for doing this? I haven't heard of this technique before but I will be doing a squash racket with it.
Thanks!
 

dgdawg

Semi-Pro
Does anyone have a good resource/guide for doing this? I haven't heard of this technique before but I will be doing a squash racket with it.
Thanks!
What exactly is your question?
Squash frames have instructions too.
 

Dominik

Rookie
The question is, how is the fan pattern different from a regular one?

Is there a good squash stringing site out there?
 

uk_skippy

Hall of Fame
The question is, how is the fan pattern different from a regular one?

Is there a good squash stringing site out there?
I string a lot of squash rackets, so feel free to ask any questions you may have.

In respect of fan string patterns, a fan pattern is one where the strings are usually closely spaced at the bottom and 'fan' out towards the head of the rqt. These strings will be diagonal in appearance compared to the usual regular pattern where the strings lie at 90 degrees to each other.

Regards

Paul
 

Dominik

Rookie
Thanks for the reply Paul!

Just to clarify - the fan pattern, then, is just a string pattern inherent to the racket rather than a different method of stringing?

Thanks!
 

uk_skippy

Hall of Fame
Fan pattern are inherent to a particular rqt, rather than a stringing method. Although fanning the (cross) strings (on all rackets whether tennis, squash, badminton, racketball) is recommended to reduce friction.

Regards

Paul
 

Bsaikit

New User
Hi @uk_skippy and everyone else
i have a Signature Series V Lite 115 squash racquet i am hoping for some tips to string up - i am attempting to pre-weave everything in but i can't seem to find the right pattern. i want to do this one-piece. This is my very first squash racquet. i also have the X Lite 110 but i figured i could use a traditional one-piece with that one pretty easily. It's just this fan pattern and has got me!

Cheers
B
 

uk_skippy

Hall of Fame
Hi @uk_skippy and everyone else
i have a Signature Series V Lite 115 squash racquet i am hoping for some tips to string up - i am attempting to pre-weave everything in but i can't seem to find the right pattern. i want to do this one-piece. This is my very first squash racquet. i also have the X Lite 110 but i figured i could use a traditional one-piece with that one pretty easily. It's just this fan pattern and has got me!

Cheers
B
Hi

1st thing I'd say is dont pre-weave due to the fan pattern having the mains doubled-up in the throat. String the racquet 2 piece.

While I've not strung this racquet, I have strung a lot like this so I suspect these instructions should work

Feed in centre 2 mains,
Right Main (RM) 1 > RM 3 > RM 2> RM 4 > RM 5 > RM 9 > RM 7
On the RM2> RM4 loop at the throat make sure it sits below the RM1>RM3 loop; and RM 9 needs to be the same as RM1>RM3 loop
On the Left side, do the same but make sure the loops at the bottom are the opposite of the right

Top cross needs to be an easy weave so that the last cross is a hard weave

Hope this helps
 

thompenator

New User
Hi @uk_skippy and everyone else
i have a Signature Series V Lite 115 squash racquet i am hoping for some tips to string up - i am attempting to pre-weave everything in but i can't seem to find the right pattern. i want to do this one-piece. This is my very first squash racquet. i also have the X Lite 110 but i figured i could use a traditional one-piece with that one pretty easily. It's just this fan pattern and has got me!

Cheers
B
One thing to add to Paul’s advice, assuming these are Eye Rackets frames - be careful removing the old strings. Eye Rackets frames use individual grommets which might get dislodged if you pull the strings out from outside the frame. Cut the strings as normal, then snip the loops outside the frame and pull all the strings from inside the frame.
(I’ve not actually strung an Eye Rackets frame myself yet. I’m just passing on the advice that Nick Down gave me.)
 

Bsaikit

New User
Hi

1st thing I'd say is dont pre-weave due to the fan pattern having the mains doubled-up in the throat. String the racquet 2 piece.

While I've not strung this racquet, I have strung a lot like this so I suspect these instructions should work

Feed in centre 2 mains,
Right Main (RM) 1 > RM 3 > RM 2> RM 4 > RM 5 > RM 9 > RM 7
On the RM2> RM4 loop at the throat make sure it sits below the RM1>RM3 loop; and RM 9 needs to be the same as RM1>RM3 loop
On the Left side, do the same but make sure the loops at the bottom are the opposite of the right

Top cross needs to be an easy weave so that the last cross is a hard weave

Hope this helps
Thanks for the tips. I managed to find a workable pattern to string this eye racket (14x16 pattern) but I don’t think it follows your method (unless I’m interpreting it incorrectly). The first 3 bottom mains grommets at the throat each take 2 strings and so will fill the first 6 main grommet holes, sequentially at the head (so RM 1 bottom fills RM 1 & 2 top). I managed to work an Atw pattern for this (there were not obvious 4 knot grommets for this racket and I didn’t want to enlarge given these are individual grommets and don’t have experience with their strength/durability) but the only downside was one of the last crosses was blocked by 2 strings which I managed to pull through but wasn’t great aesthetically. Overall pretty happy given it was my first squash frame. The other 14x16 was a piece of cake. Natural one piece.
 

Bsaikit

New User
One thing to add to Paul’s advice, assuming these are Eye Rackets frames - be careful removing the old strings. Eye Rackets frames use individual grommets which might get dislodged if you pull the strings out from outside the frame. Cut the strings as normal, then snip the loops outside the frame and pull all the strings from inside the frame.
(I’ve not actually strung an Eye Rackets frame myself yet. I’m just passing on the advice that Nick Down gave me.)
Yes I saw that tip and used it. Thankful for it!
 

uk_skippy

Hall of Fame
Thanks for the tips. I managed to find a workable pattern to string this eye racket (14x16 pattern) but I don’t think it follows your method (unless I’m interpreting it incorrectly). The first 3 bottom mains grommets at the throat each take 2 strings and so will fill the first 6 main grommet holes, sequentially at the head (so RM 1 bottom fills RM 1 & 2 top). I managed to work an Atw pattern for this (there were not obvious 4 knot grommets for this racket and I didn’t want to enlarge given these are individual grommets and don’t have experience with their strength/durability) but the only downside was one of the last crosses was blocked by 2 strings which I managed to pull through but wasn’t great aesthetically. Overall pretty happy given it was my first squash frame. The other 14x16 was a piece of cake. Natural one piece.
Hi, having re-read my post I know realise that I only gave the instructions for the location of the mains at the head. So yes, the 1st 3 grommets at the bottom take 2 strings. With the last main youre tensioning being the 6th, it should be able to be tied on the 7th.

If youve managed to do an ATW pattern and got the hard weave on the bottom cross, then congratulations as its not always easy to work that out.
 
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