How to string wilson T 2000?

Cup8489

G.O.A.T.
Hello,

Looking for guidance on this frame. Tried taking a look at it to determine the pattern but admittedly couldn't figure it out.

Any insights?

Thanks!




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I strung up my T2000 once, and once was enough. I looked up a youtube video and found some instructions somewhere. It took hours, some of which was just trying to figure how to mount the frame in my stringer.
 

coachrick

Hall of Fame
I strung up my T2000 once, and once was enough. I looked up a youtube video and found some instructions somewhere. It took hours, some of which was just trying to figure how to mount the frame in my stringer.
Agreed about the mounting. I could easily mount one on an Ektelon manual from the '70s and a Serrano with the adapters; but I haven't tried to mount one on my Laserfibre MS200tt(even though I have almost a dozen T-series sticks).

Someone years ago posted the instructions with pics; so a little archive digging might be in order. Good luck!

BTW...Ashaway Vantage II in that one...brings back memories!!! Dang, I'm getting OLD !!!
 

coachrick

Hall of Fame
Hello,

Looking for guidance on this frame. Tried taking a look at it to determine the pattern but admittedly couldn't figure it out.

Any insights?

Thanks!




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I strung SCORES of those in the '70s and MIGHT be able to do one blindfolded IF I could get it mounted on the machine!!!
Interesting that the one in the pic has most "loops" in the same direction(my style) while some stringers insisted that the direction of the loops needed to be alternated to even the stresses on the wire hoop.
 

esgee48

Legend
Do a Google search using this "string T2000 site:tt.tennis-warehouse.com" to find scanned instructions on how to string this "bloody" frame. The frame will be a b***h to mount without damaging your machine.
 
Do a Google search using this "string T2000 site:tt.tennis-warehouse.com" to find scanned instructions on how to string this "bloody" frame. The frame will be a b***h to mount without damaging your machine.
If I remember right, I had to mount the frame slightly crooked and off center to get access to the loops properly. I didn't want to clamp down hard so the frame shifted a bit also, and gouged those protective rubber bumpers on the clamps.

I don't play with my T2000 very much any more but if I ever do again and need a restring, I'm sending it off to one of you to do!
 

esgee48

Legend
I do not do racquetball frames. I am too stupid. I also do not do any frames where the direction of the pull is not supported by the mounts such as the Maq/PowerAngle frames; No Blackburnes; No Txxxxs; Nothing exotic. I do not have enough surviving brain cells left to waste my time trying to figure out these frames anymore. o_O
 
@esgee48 :D

I'll have to find a way to slip past your few remaining brain cells and into your pile of racquets to be strung! All this talk made me dig it out, and fortunately the strings still look fresh. Leoina 66 if I remember right, and now that I look at it, I had to do it two piece because I screwed it up the first time and had to salvage the remaining string because I didn't have any other vintage string.



Does it look correct? I don't know that I was ever confident I did it right.
 

coachrick

Hall of Fame
@esgee48 :D

I'll have to find a way to slip past your few remaining brain cells and into your pile of racquets to be strung! All this talk made me dig it out, and fortunately the strings still look fresh. Leoina 66 if I remember right, and now that I look at it, I had to do it two piece because I screwed it up the first time and had to salvage the remaining string because I didn't have any other vintage string.



Does it look correct? I don't know that I was ever confident I did it right.
There was a fellow in my hometown who always said he had a one-piece stringing pattern for those; but I installed 100% of the dozens and dozens I worked on in two pieces. The three "boxes" and the mains with the first piece, middle crosses with the shorter second piece.

Other than slightly looser tie-off strings, that looks good to me!!! Tie-offs were a bear on those!!! I probably strung over 100 with nat gut...no fun at all!!!
 
There was a fellow in my hometown who always said he had a one-piece stringing pattern for those; but I installed 100% of the dozens and dozens I worked on in two pieces. The three "boxes" and the mains with the first piece, middle crosses with the shorter second piece.

Other than slightly looser tie-off strings, that looks good to me!!! Tie-offs were a bear on those!!! I probably strung over 100 with nat gut...no fun at all!!!
@coachrick You are the man! Stringing gut is a challenge for me in any racquet, never mind one of these.

Just curious, what is the toughest racquet you've ever strung?
 

coachrick

Hall of Fame
@coachrick You are the man! Stringing gut is a challenge for me in any racquet, never mind one of these.

Just curious, what is the toughest racquet you've ever strung?
There were a few that come to mind...those that required separate stringing instructions in most cases...
The Fox ATP internally strung thing
Bergelin Longstring
Wilson T-series until you got used to them...can't imagine stringing one without a schematic initially. Bonus points for nat gut with tubing!
Goofy 1990s Dunlop with the center(odd) main and staggered holes "Easy" with the diagram, not one bit intuitive, however.
Seamco/Seamless/Hart internally strung (Rosewall) thing from the '70s
Didn't string enough of the MadRaq or diagonally strung sticks to include them on the list. Some were so esoteric and rare that they don't count ;)

Honorable mention to one of my earliest challenges...a new Arthur Ashe Comp with straight 15ga uncoated Victor Imperial Blue Spiral Gut !!! Sure didn't LOOK like it was going to be difficult!!! I STILL remember that one 45 years later!!! :)

I imagine I've blocked some from my memory in order to maintain some semblance of sanity.
 

Shaolin

G.O.A.T.
There's no need to restring one. Just fo down to your local Goodwill or Salvation Army, there will be at least one for $5.
 
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