Got my stringer ready to string but .....

Discussion in 'Stringing Techniques / Stringing Machines' started by spectraflamed, May 9, 2008.

  1. spectraflamed

    spectraflamed New User

    Nov 4, 2006
    ...... how do I ID my racquet to find the string pattern. I am starting on a practice frame and it is a ProKennex Ti PBT Carbon? It is black/silver and maroon. When I looked up patterns on the klip site I saw a bunch of ProKennex racquets listed but could not figure out which one might be the one I am trying to string. thanks for any help
  2. origmarm

    origmarm Hall of Fame

    Apr 25, 2007
    Is the pattern on the Pro Kennex site maybe? A lot of manufacturers list them. Other than that you need to find someone who is a USRA member and they can look it up, hopefully another poster will help you out with that.
  3. flash9

    flash9 Semi-Pro

    Oct 7, 2005
    Raleigh, NC
    Best I could find.

    I found four Pro Kennex Tennis Racquets with PBT in their name, but none that are exactly Ti PBT Carbon. All four are the same pattern so here is the best I can do to help:
    • Total Length: 38'
    • Short Side Length: 10'
    • Pattern: 16 Mains x 20 Crosses
    • Skip Mains: 8T and 8H
    • Tie Off Main: 6H
    • Start Crosses: 8H
    • Last Cross: 8T
    • Tie Cross: 7T
    FYI: T=(Throat) and H=(Head)
  4. SunDog

    SunDog Rookie

    Feb 18, 2004
    There are two TI PBT racquets listed on the SPTennis pattern site - none of them say carbon - but both have the same pattern:

    Ti Destiny PBT 55-65 16x20

    Start Mains: H

    Skip: 8T & 8H

    Site off mains:

    Lenght: 36'

    Short side: 10'

    First Cross: 8H

    Last Cross: 8T

    Tie off cross: 7T

    They only give a one piece pattern.

    If you cant find the exact pattern - it is pretty easy to guess on most frames once you know what to look for. You can tell where to start the mains by counting the grommet hole pairs in the throat (odd start at throat - even at head). You can figure out where to tie off by the size of the grommet holes most often. You can figure out which holes to skip by the spacing of the mains as you work your way towards the sides or the way the grommets are bent from previous stringing.

    If you have reason to believe that it is strung properly now - just copy the pattern that exists.
  5. Mansewerz

    Mansewerz Legend

    Oct 31, 2007
    Caught in No Man's Land
    Yea, perhaps it was a very unpopular frame. i can't find the stringing info for the Wilson Graphite Supreme.
  6. vndesu

    vndesu Hall of Fame

    Jul 18, 2007
    well you cant count the grommet holes.
    you could tell which hole is for mains and crosses wen counting so it should b easy.
    thats how i was tuahgt about string pattern.
  7. Nellie

    Nellie Hall of Fame

    Oct 4, 2004
    I don't use a pattern. Is it already strung - just mark any holes at the bottom and top that could be confusing. Knot at larger wholes.

    If not, start from the middle and, moving outwards, mark any holes that seem too close to the last hole- these would obviously be crosses.
  8. WildVolley

    WildVolley Legend

    Jun 22, 2007
    On a pre-strung racquet, even with the string cut out, you can normally just look at the grommets and determine what the stringing pattern is. I know when I first started stringing, I was worried about which grommets to skip for the crosses, but it becomes obvious when you look at which way the grommets are stretched, at least it does on my LM Radical.

    The tie off holes will be larger, so that you can fit two strings through them. Good luck and have fun stringing.

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