Misweaves...

Hello so i misweaved bad on here, trust me i know. It was my first string job though and im happy to say that my 3 other string jobs have been perfect so far. Anyways, do you guys think these misweaves in specific would affect playability? Or should i restring it




 

Chadalina

Hall of Fame
Three at the top = no big deal

Two at the bottom = no big deal

Three in the middle = no good.

How did you get ball fuzzy under your vibrazorb?

Also after stringing a racket, move all the crosses up
 

1HBHfanatic

Hall of Fame
wrong place to post for this topic!
btw, you missed more than 3!! I would redo!!
but that said, play with it!, see how long you can stand while the imperfections look at you in the face,, they bug me to no end..
 
wrong place to post for this topic!
btw, you missed more than 3!! I would redo!!
but that said, play with it!, see how long you can stand while the imperfections look at you in the face,, they bug me to no end..
By the way i meant my other three string jobs (other racquets) came out fine, i just wasnt paying attention enough on this one i guess
 
Three at the top = no big deal

Two at the bottom = no big deal

Three in the middle = no good.

How did you get ball fuzzy under your vibrazorb?

Also after stringing a racket, move all the crosses up
I think i may have notched the string in that area which (seems to?) Make it alot easier for the ball fuzz to get stuck on the string
 

time_fly

Hall of Fame
If I feel like I'm having an off day, I will run my finger over each cross string to double check the pattern. Here's another trick my friend taught me: bend down so that you are looking across the racket face with your eye level almost even with the string bed. From this angle the weave pattern is easily seen and should look very regular. Mis-weaves really jump out. Do this before you tie off and you can back-track and fix it.
 

jim e

Legend
If you weave one ahead it will be easier to weave and be less chance of misweave as long as you are careful.
BTW those misweaves makes the racquet illegal as far as rules go.
 

1HBHfanatic

Hall of Fame
If I feel like I'm having an off day, I will run my finger over each cross string to double check the pattern. Here's another trick my friend taught me: bend down so that you are looking across the racket face with your eye level almost even with the string bed. From this angle the weave pattern is easily seen and should look very regular. Mis-weaves really jump out. Do this before you tie off and you can back-track and fix it.
If you weave one ahead it will be easier to weave and be less chance of misweave as long as you are careful.
BTW those misweaves makes the racquet illegal as far as rules go.
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JEDI MASTER

Rookie
speaking from experience... if in the middle yes..

recently misweaved my RF97A in the middle crosses....
resulting in tennis elbow.... couldn't play for a month... :(
 

Irvin

Talk Tennis Guru
Crosses immediately above/below each other should always be opposite each other. I weave one ahead and before I do I slide the top untensioned cross up against the last tensioned cross, if there’s going to be a misweave it lays flat. I always expect to see a wavy cross. I seldom see a misweave, but I’ve not tensioned a misweave in years.
 

Big_Dangerous

Talk Tennis Guru
Crosses immediately above/below each other should always be opposite each other. I weave one ahead and before I do I slide the top untensioned cross up against the last tensioned cross, if there’s going to be a misweave it lays flat. I always expect to see a wavy cross. I seldom see a misweave, but I’ve not tensioned a misweave in years.
I was never a fan of the weave one ahead technique. To me, I find it to be lazy because you'll often see it done at shops where they pull tension on every other cross to save time. I like to take my time and do a quality job and pull tension on each cross right after I weave it. It's been some years since the last time I misweaved a cross.
 

Big_Dangerous

Talk Tennis Guru
speaking from experience... if in the middle yes..

recently misweaved my RF97A in the middle crosses....
resulting in tennis elbow.... couldn't play for a month... :(
From one misweaved cross you developed tennis elbow? Umm, I gotta say that's more on you and your technique rather than on the misweave.
 

Silverbuns

New User
I was never a fan of the weave one ahead technique. To me, I find it to be lazy because you'll often see it done at shops where they pull tension on every other cross to save time. I like to take my time and do a quality job and pull tension on each cross right after I weave it. It's been some years since the last time I misweaved a cross.
I'm a fan of the weaving one ahead, but I pull tension on each cross. I can't imagine someone pulling tension for two crosses, then weaving twice and pulling again...
 

jim e

Legend
I was never a fan of the weave one ahead technique. To me, I find it to be lazy because you'll often see it done at shops where they pull tension on every other cross to save time. I like to take my time and do a quality job and pull tension on each cross right after I weave it. It's been some years since the last time I misweaved a cross.
You can weave one ahead and pull each cross as well. It is not being lazy to weave one ahead. It is lazy double pulling, as I have seen that in a big box store in the past.
I also pull most of the slack one ahead as that will place less wear on the string as well, especially stringing Nat gut.
 

1HBHfanatic

Hall of Fame
Crosses immediately above/below each other should always be opposite each other. I weave one ahead and before I do I slide the top untensioned cross up against the last tensioned cross, if there’s going to be a misweave it lays flat. I always expect to see a wavy cross. I seldom see a misweave, but I’ve not tensioned a misweave in years.
agree with you Irvin!,, this is also how I double check as I go
if I missweave, it feels different/wrong!! as I fan the one ahead, and I have to get down low and see where I messed up..
 

Irvin

Talk Tennis Guru
I don’t have to get down low to see mine


EDIT: As long and the next string to be tension is up against the last tensioned string it is easy to see a misweave and the one ahead is straight. If there’s a lisweave the opposite is true.
 
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