Hypertwisting during stringing

Discussion in 'Stringing Techniques / Stringing Machines' started by airman88, Oct 30, 2010.

  1. airman88

    airman88 Semi-Pro

    Aug 24, 2010
    Has anyone experiences untwisting or hypertwisting of twisted strings during stringing. I have a set of twisted triangular strings, which are a prototype from Genesis. Some areas were obviously extremely twisted during stringing and you can see this for several crosses at the top. The top end piece of the string untwisted, though I did not need to use this piece of the string.

    Has anyone had this problem, and how much will it effect the strings? It seems like these top few crosses might cut through the mains quickly.
  2. Irvin

    Irvin G.O.A.T.

    Mar 15, 2007
    Marietta, Ga
    I have that problem all the time. I like to hold a large loop of string with one hand while pulling the string through with the other. When I get down to the last 6' of string (about a 3' loop) I hole the center of the loop all the way to the racket to prevent twisting.

  3. jim e

    jim e Legend

    Aug 4, 2007
    Some strings can twist, or untwist especially when you install the last couple cross strings. Very prevalent with nat. gut stringing, thats another reason you have to handle it carefully. This is why on the last couple cross strings I install,(certain strings like nat. gut), I usually pull all the string after each single weave, kind of like sewing (pull all the excess string through after you go under one main string and do this one weave at a time).Also do not hold onto the end of the string when you pull the cross string across the mains, let it fall to the floor and follow its normal twist, as if you hold onto the end while pulling it compounds the twisting and curling of the string as it is being pulled across the mains. It takes just a little longer, but keeps the string from twisting.Its certainly not a problem with all strings, just certain types.
    Last edited: Oct 31, 2010

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