I hope this isnt one of you guys.

MAX PLY

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#2
Well, that was unfortunate, but as advertised, it was an "easy way". I actually looked for a sequel on the crosses but couldn't locate it--figured it would be a beaut.
 

dak95_00

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#5
@Irvin taught him everything he doesn't know.

I had to stop watching halfway through. Has anyone watched it all the way through to count the errors or poor techniques.
 

Irvin

Talk Tennis Guru
#9
You guys making fun of that stringer is deplorable. I see two things in that video that I think were very good.

FIRST the lighting makes it difficult to see. And SECOND even though it's obvious he made a video of the crosses from the picture the lighting appears to have convinced him to forego publishing it.

On second thought maybe he made one more mistake, he forgot to make it public.
 
#10
You guys making fun of that stringer is deplorable. I see two things in that video that I think were very good.
Gee thanks, Hillary

FIRST the lighting makes it difficult to see.
Not difficult enough.

And SECOND even though it's obvious he made a video of the crosses from the picture the lighting appears to have convinced him to forego publishing it.
He should have foregone all of it.

On second thought maybe he made one more mistake, he forgot to make it public.
Negative, the mistake he made was making it public.
 
#12
I'm surprised the racket didn't crack on stringing the mains. But I guess with that two at a time crap he didn't actually pull enough tension on the frame to warp it
 
#15
Friend of mine, a very good player in his day, has been stringing for 20-30 years and over the past few years does the two string method for his own racquets.

Said he had to increase the tension through experimentation to get it feeling the same, but I never questioned further. I would guess that the crosses would be more affected.

I feel an experiment coming on with the Racquet Tune app one day ...
 

Traffic

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#19
This is awesome. No wonder I'm taking so long stringing my racquets. I was doing it the HARD way. And now I know how to do a tie-off knot. Just need to cover it all up with my hand so I don't see what's going on, then pull it with pliers. Someone please post the crosses!
 
#20
You skip every second main - fast and easy.
I was taught that you never get more than 2 mains ahead. So usually after the first main(s) are tensioned, I'll go 2 on the right side, then 4 on the left, and 4 on the right (usually finishes that side for a 16 main racquet), and then 4 on the left to finish the mains.
 
#23
You guys making fun of that stringer is deplorable. I see two things in that video that I think were very good.

FIRST the lighting makes it difficult to see. And SECOND even though it's obvious he made a video of the crosses from the picture the lighting appears to have convinced him to forego publishing it.

On second thought maybe he made one more mistake, he forgot to make it public.
I wasn't making fun of him, but I will say this just based on the short bit I watched. He completely strings one side of the racquet before moving on to the other side, that's bad technique. I mean it might not make that big of a difference, but I'd rather have a more evenly tensioned string bed, so I never get more than 2 mains ahead on each side. Also, was he pulling tension on every other main? If so, that's also poor technique. I see that done with crosses as well. Those guys looking to string the racquet super quick will string two crosses before pulling tension, and then do that throughout. I never do that, I always pull tension on every single cross. Takes me about 25-35 minutes per racquet, but I'd rather do a quality job as opposed to a fairly shoddy one, just in an attempt to save a few minutes.
 

Traffic

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#24
One thing that was a bit of fingernails on chalkboard to me was pulling the strings through around and back on the grommet. How long will the grommets last doing that with shaped/textured poly. It'd burn through after a few stringings.
 
#25
One thing that was a bit of fingernails on chalkboard to me was pulling the strings through around and back on the grommet. How long will the grommets last doing that with shaped/textured poly. It'd burn through after a few stringings.
Literally every second of that video is a waste of "education". It's all wrong.
Either he's a complete buffoon, or it's satire. Either way, it's counter-productive for it to be available on the internet as training.
 

4-string

Professional
#26
After he tied off one side, the first pull on the other side is actually three strings, no? Never seen that before.

All bad practises aside, the jerking motion every time he pulls tension or locks a clamp is weird.
 

Traffic

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#27
After he tied off one side, the first pull on the other side is actually three strings, no? Never seen that before.

All bad practises aside, the jerking motion every time he pulls tension or locks a clamp is weird.
Yes. This. I didn't think you can screw up too much pulling tension on a crank tensioner. But he's good. Oh so good.
 

MAX PLY

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#30
I am thankful for that second video of the filmmaker showing his talent for stopping a fidget spinner with a ball point pen . . . I am now so relieved to know he has another skill to fall back on.
 

Irvin

Talk Tennis Guru
#31
I am thankful for that second video of the filmmaker showing his talent for stopping a fidget spinner with a ball point pen . . . I am now so relieved to know he has another skill to fall back on.
Don't believe anything you hear and only half of what you see. Do you guys think he can do that 100 times in a row or 1 out of a hundred times?

I accept paypal
 

Imago

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#33
I was taught that you never get more than 2 mains ahead. So usually after the first main(s) are tensioned, I'll go 2 on the right side, then 4 on the left, and 4 on the right (usually finishes that side for a 16 main racquet), and then 4 on the left to finish the mains.
If you string proportional you can get only 1 string ahead because you have to set one and the same tension for each symmetrical left and right main and change it for the next pair.
 
#34
If you string proportional you can get only 1 string ahead because you have to set one and the same tension for each symmetrical left and right main and change it for the next pair.
Well, not really..you could always adjust tension up and down to accommodate. First string 55, 2nd string 51.....go back to 55.....then to 51.
 

Imago

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#36
Well, not really..you could always adjust tension up and down to accommodate. First string 55, 2nd string 51.....go back to 55.....then to 51.
Probably, if you got an electronic stringer. With a DW, you risk to smash your fingers with the free falling weight - if not properly tightened in the hurry.
 
#37
Why is it bad to tension two mains at a time? There's nothing else there and grommets are super smooth plastic, there's no friction in the mains to lose tension on. I think it's a good idea to alternate sides on the main to keep the stress on the frame equal, and every cross had to be tension since the mains provide a lot of friction.

Iono how many of you guys are master racket technicians, but of the two MRT I know, both of them have told me it's okay to tension every other main and use the same technique.
 
#39
Why is it bad to tension two mains at a time? There's nothing else there and grommets are super smooth plastic, there's no friction in the mains to lose tension on. I think it's a good idea to alternate sides on the main to keep the stress on the frame equal, and every cross had to be tension since the mains provide a lot of friction.

Iono how many of you guys are master racket technicians, but of the two MRT I know, both of them have told me it's okay to tension every other main and use the same technique.
I tried this technique when starting out decades ago. Pulling 2 mains results in lower and uneven tension because of string grommet friction in the throat. I tried it again when I first got RT and it says the tension on the string before the grommet turn is about 5-8% less than ref tension and the string after the turn is at ref tension. YMMV, but based on that, I decided it was not wise to do so and went back to pulling 1 string at a time. 3 cents.
 
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