Hybrid stringing Wilson Federer 105 team ??

#1
I was given a Wilson Federer 105 team (16x19) racket recently to restring. Having looked at this racket before stringing, it looks impossible to be strung as a hybrid/2 piece as there is only 2 oversized holes at the head and the throat of this racket. There was no other hole/grommet large enough for me to pass the string through to tie off for a 2 piece job. Is there a way around this?
 
#2
For what it is worth, the Digest lists only one piece stringing as a possible option for Wilson Federer Team (which is the closest to "Wilston Federer Team 105" that I could find). Team 105 is a $55 - $60 racquet, apparently not meant for fancy string jobs.

Len. 1pc 39'
Short Side 10'
Len. 2pc
Tie Off M's 8T
Start 1pc X 7T
Last 1pc X 7H
Tie 1pc X 5H
Start 2pc X
Last 2pc X
Tie 2pc X
 
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#3
Look up the term Around The World stringing patterns. Note that this applies only if the mains end at the throat. If they end at the tip, then you just use the long side to do the crosses top down.
 
#4
I am not at home right now to look up pattern, but if Andl listed pattern is correct above, and I needed to hybrid, I would string mains as normal tie off at 8T both ends.
Start crosses at head of racquet, tie knot at5H.
String down to throat, and you will then not have a tie off spot. So BEFORE YOU BEGIN STRINGING ANY STRINGS ON THIS RACQUET I would open up one grommet at throat, like 9T or 10 T, if you do both sides left and right you will be all set, if you just wanted to open up one grommet on one side only, make it the side opposite the side your knot is to start crosses.So if your starting knot is at 5H on right you would need to open grommet at throat on left side of racquet.
To open up a grommet, you lube an awl with something like chapstick, and slowly twist the awl till it is fully seated, leave it there a little while, the slowly twist and remove it. You need to do this before you start the stringing process, as you do not want to place awl in grommet with a string in it.
So you only need to open up one grommet to string this 2 pc / hybrid.
 
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I was given a Wilson Federer 105 team (16x19) racket recently to restring. Having looked at this racket before stringing, it looks impossible to be strung as a hybrid/2 piece as there is only 2 oversized holes at the head and the throat of this racket. There was no other hole/grommet large enough for me to pass the string through to tie off for a 2 piece job. Is there a way around this?
@LHM, my post found here (and the thread, in general) should be very helpful...
https://tt.tennis-warehouse.com/index.php?threads/tying-knots.556540/#post-10079807

Similiar situation (different frame, but same issue) found here may also be somewhat helpful...
https://tt.tennis-warehouse.com/index.php?threads/babolat-rival-frame.603588/#post-11771149

Best of luck.
 
#6
Guy, MANY thanks for your comments, it is most helpful. I was lucky in that the customer did not require a hybrid string job on this racket, but because as normal practice I always string 2 piece regardless, I always check the rackets tie off points before stringing, and noticed this odd ball of a racket! I have been stringing for a few years now and never come across a racket where as standard 2 piece stringing can not be done.

I strung this racket 1 piece (first time in a long time)! But in future I will adopt your suggestions.
 
#7
If one asks for hybrid or requests 2 pc. with a racquet as this type, I would let them know some of the less expensive racquets only calls for 1 pc. stringing, and stringing of 2 pc requires mods like grommet enlarging, and that can effect the grommet longevity or require a single grommet replacement.
I would string that one as 1 pc if no specifications are made, as you cannot go wrong with manuf. specifications on stringing.
 
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I was given a Wilson Federer 105 team (16x19) racket recently to restring. Having looked at this racket before stringing, it looks impossible to be strung as a hybrid/2 piece as there is only 2 oversized holes at the head and the throat of this racket. There was no other hole/grommet large enough for me to pass the string through to tie off for a 2 piece job. Is there a way around this?
You may be able to hybrid string the racket but you will have to open up a grommet hole and put 2 tie off strings in 8T. Best idea is to use 1 piece stringing.
 
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