Klippermate question

Discussion in 'Stringing Techniques / Stringing Machines' started by bluroks, Sep 19, 2010.

  1. bluroks

    bluroks New User

    Sep 1, 2009
    Hello, I have had my Klippermate for at least 8 years plus. I am throwing out a question and perhaps the vets can shed some light for me.

    I do string all of the old and new racquets on the Klippermate and all is fine. But one question kind of lingers.

    I currently have my machine set up on the floor. No table space.
    Follow me on this:
    1: mount the racquet
    2: I use 2 piece string, so each say is 20 + 20.
    3: Racquet is mounted and you take the main string and start the thread in the middle two holes in the throat heading up towards the top of the racquet.
    Follow so far?

    Okay now you have two ends of string sticking out of the top of the racquet. Now here is my question, how to you get these two pieces to measure out correctly to be even? Sometimes I have another person pull these until even then I proceed as usual and string up my racquet.

    But with one person, how to you measure your strings to be even. Is there a easier way?

    I have no other problems and all of my racquets come out fine!
    I was just thinking about this today and thought I would fire off to the vets to see what ways it can be done without much room or another person to help measure it off.

    Thanks for any advice.
  2. PBODY99

    PBODY99 Hall of Fame

    Aug 17, 2005
    Once you have the string injserted in the first main hole , grab both ends in the sam hand pulll with out letting go of the ends,repeat until even.
  3. polski

    polski Semi-Pro

    May 27, 2010
    The room my Klipper is in allows me to stretch the two ends out. I then just simply pull the short end until they are the same length. I walk back to the machine while keeping the strings tight & put a clamp on the far end before I clamp the 1st main to the 2nd to apply tension for the 1st main. Pretty simple.
  4. beernutz

    beernutz Hall of Fame

    Aug 16, 2005
    Make TT better, use the Ignore List!
    This is what I always did, mostly because I couldn't see any other way to do it.
  5. bluroks

    bluroks New User

    Sep 1, 2009
    This is what I currently do. Just was wondering if there was a easier way. Thanks.
  6. lionel_101

    lionel_101 Rookie

    Feb 6, 2008
    Get a yard stick and measure exactly 10 ft if it is a 20 ft string. Get a black marker and put a big dot on it. Very simple and you don't have to guess when pulling the string thru where the 10 ft mark is
  7. max

    max Hall of Fame

    Jul 14, 2004
    Doesn't any stringer do this? I do.
  8. aussie

    aussie Professional

    May 20, 2006
    Sunshine Coast Hinterland, Queensland, Australia
    As above - feed the 2 ends through and grab both strings going hand over hand until all string pulled through. Strings should end up being within about 1 inch the same length. Very easy and just one of the benefits of stringing 2 piece.

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