Lack of tension on last cross

#1
So I used an old piece of string (Origin, bought secondhand; it was fraying already during stringing :mad:) and I ran out of string towards the end of my crosses. I didn't have enough left to pull the last cross and the last knot.

I pulled the last cross by hand and clamped it. I pulled the knot by hand and tied it.

Certainly, the last cross is lacking in tension. How much will this effect the entire stringbed?

I wouldn't do it for a client, but for me I can live with it as long as the stringbed plays okay.
 

g4driver

Hall of Fame
#2
So I used an old piece of string (Origin, bought secondhand; it was fraying already during stringing :mad and I ran out of string towards the end of my crosses. I didn't have enough left to pull the last cross and the last knot.

I pulled the last cross by hand and clamped it. I pulled the knot by hand and tied it.

Certainly, the last cross is lacking in tension. How much will this effect the entire stringbed?

I wouldn't do it for a client, but for me I can live with it as long as the stringbed plays okay.[/
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That is awful. Cut that string out and learn how to use a starting clamp as a bridge. You could have used a starting clamp and bridged With a piece of spare string.


If you had enough string to tie a knot, you have enough string to bridge the last cross.

Send me a PM with an US address and I will mail you 40' of 1.30mm Origin. It is Red / Pink and will be cut from my reel. It is new and it will be free as long as I am mailing to the US..
 
#5
All due to the kindness of Gear Heads Who Share a Common Disorder About Tennis Equipment. [Member of the GHWSCDATE] :)

Of Course, the GF says I left off a a leading I.
 

am1899

Hall of Fame
#6
OP, seeing as it’s your own racquet, it really only matters if you plan on hitting balls off that part of the racquet. I should hope the answer to that would be ‘no’ - otherwise you’ve got bigger problems than not tensioning the last cross.

Agree with the others - you could have bridged to make it work - lesson learned. That is a very generous offer from @g4driver to send you a new set of string.
 
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