Faster Weaving Method?

ryushen21

Legend
I've been stringing for about a month and the crosses are still taking me a lot of time.

Anyone have a fast(er) method for weaving the crosses?
 

esgee48

G.O.A.T.
Don't go for speed. Go for consistency. What I do is weave at least one ahead. It is frame dependent, but with something like a i.S12 (14x17), I can weave 5-6 ahead and it can go quickly since you get down to the bottom very quickly. You have to be confident you have no mis-weaves. YMMV, but you should try it and see if it is for you.
 

struggle

Legend
Watch how Ron Yu does it. Do it just like he does for as long as he has done it and you may be just as as fast and good as he is.

A more appropriate way to state it is, try to emulate his method and you will become more proficient over time. Ron weaves like most of us likely do, but yes much faster. Even here, he’s not being speedy “for him”.
 

Agparj

New User
Weave one ahead. Use a small bead to feed the cross into and then weave the bead. Your fingers will thank you.
 

brownbearfalling

Hall of Fame
What kind of string are you using and on what racquet?

If you really want to take baby steps to getting better. Practice with a slippery synthetic gut, string at mid to low tension and a relatively open string pattern. Nothing can replace practice. Stringing is a very repetitive procedure though. All crosses are the same. Each racquet you do, you are getting 16-18 chances to practice your technique.
 

WYK

Hall of Fame
I've been stringing for about a month and the crosses are still taking me a lot of time.

Anyone have a fast(er) method for weaving the crosses?
Approach it like tennis. Practice often, consistently, try to improve, watch and learn from the pros. I've been stringing off and on for years, and I only would recently say I am getting quick with crosses because I have been in a hurry to string so many racquets this year.
 

WNB93

Rookie
When I started, I didn't do it like in the videos because it took longer than "my way".
But now that I started stringing more I needed to get faster. So in a week, with 2 rackets a day I got from 45 minutes with "my method" to an hour with the method shown above to 30 minutes with the same method shown above. I string on a drop weight.
 

struggle

Legend
When I started, I didn't do it like in the videos because it took longer than "my way".
But now that I started stringing more I needed to get faster. So in a week, with 2 rackets a day I got from 45 minutes with "my method" to an hour with the method shown above to 30 minutes with the same method shown above. I string on a drop weight.
Yes, this way will be faster than using any tool such as the one listed below, which while fine will never really make one faster.
Weaving is a skill and tools like such will never allow one to acquire said skill. Nothing wrong with using them, but if speed is a desire,
just learn to weave and practice. Rinse, wash, repeat.

"Stringway MK2 Cross Stringing Tool".
 
Yes, this way will be faster than using any tool such as the one listed below, which while fine will never really make one faster.
Weaving is a skill and tools like such will never allow one to acquire said skill. Nothing wrong with using them, but if speed is a desire,
just learn to weave and practice.
I know how to weave. I learnt how to to it before I acquired the tool.

I find using the tool much more finger friendly. If using the tool takes me an extra 5 minutes, that is nothing to me because I only string a few racquets every week. It takes me approx 30 minutes to string a 16x19 racquet doing it in a relaxed manner.

If I was working as a Stringer I would probably weave using the manual method because it is less complicated. But using the tool works very well for me.
 

Yoneyama

Hall of Fame
Only works in one direction. As such, it’s rather useless. You still have to weave in one direction, so........what is the point?

Again, just learn to weave!!!

Yes but for your average home stringer this method will save time even if you have a half decent weave speed. Every second weave is virtually instant. I can weave pretty fast but I still use this trick because it saves a few minutes + it provides a bit of relief on the fingers, especially with those annoying shaped polys with lots of coil memory.
 

struggle

Legend
Yes but for your average home stringer this method will save time even if you have a half decent weave speed. Every second weave is virtually instant. I can weave pretty fast but I still use this trick because it saves a few minutes + it provides a bit of relief on the fingers, especially with those annoying shaped polys with lots of coil memory.
Yeah ok, have at it.
 

struggle

Legend
Not quite sure what your problem is? The OP asked for a faster weaving method, I've shown him one. Why are you being so condescending lol? No one has asked you to use these other methods.
Not condescending at all. No problem here at all, either. The fastest method is to practice and learn to weave. Just ask the pros.
They are not using a bead, loom, string, etc. They are using their fingers, well because it is the fastest way to weave crosses. By the time
one rigs the string, the weave can be completed and one more rep in the learning curve as well.

This isn't like using a "chuck it" to throw the ball to your dog...
 

StringGuruMRT

Semi-Pro
Watch how Ron Yu does it. Do it just like he does for as long as he has done it and you may be just as as fast and good as he is.

Did anyone else recoil when the guy doing the interview picked up one of Roger's racquets? I was like "Dude! You are no worthy to touch that!" :-D
 
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