Prince CTS Synergy Extender 16x21

chrisingrassia

Professional
Alright guys & gals -
I winged this. Check my work please. Did I weave it right? It didn't make sense to me to weave the high grommets going under the first main. Saw nothing on Klipper for it specifically, came to me unstrung from club member.


 

Irvin

Talk Tennis Guru
Alright guys & gals -
I winged this. Check my work please. Did I weave it right? It didn't make sense to me to weave the high grommets going under the first main. Saw nothing on Klipper for it specifically, came to me unstrung from club member.
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No you didn't weave it right. The purpose of the staggered grommets is to hold the outer strings in.
 

jim e

Legend
Irvin is correct.
Staggered string patterns use hard weave on first X.
Since it is not your racquet best to restring it and have it done properly.
I hope it was an inexpensive string used.
 

Irvin

Talk Tennis Guru
Irvin is correct.
Staggered string patterns use hard weave on first X.
Since it is not your racquet best to restring it and have it done properly.
I hope it was an inexpensive string used.
Actually hard weaves on all outer strings, but if you get the first weave wrong all the others will be wrong also. Be careful to keep your crosses straight as you go, if you wait until the end to straighten them out you'll have a big curve in the strings and loose a lot of tension straightening them out.
 

jwocky

Rookie
@chrisingrassia

The staggered grommet goes back to wood racquet days. So, yes, some of this is related to experience as to the purpose of the staggered system. As @Irvin remarked elsewhere (in a different thread perhaps) carefully examining the racquet before stringing (and even an empty frame) can mean no need to rely on stringing instructions
 

chrisingrassia

Professional
@chrisingrassia

The staggered grommet goes back to wood racquet days. So, yes, some of this is related to experience as to the purpose of the staggered system. As @Irvin remarked elsewhere (in a different thread perhaps) carefully examining the racquet before stringing (and even an empty frame) can mean no need to rely on stringing instructions
That feels a bit like a condescending lecture, but I appreciate it.
I've not strung a staggered grommet stick before, so I made my best attempt at what I thought made sense. When I finished, I was scratching my head a bit. I've been stringing for nearly 15 years, I obviously know how to "examine" a racquet before I string it, but that examination wouldn't tell me how to weave crosses. I ran searches on TT for this racquet, searched Prince site, reviewed Klipper site, etc.
My mistake was not creating the thread before I started stringing it. But that was at 11pm PST, so no one would have been awake to advise anyway. @Irvin has 17,353 posts on this forum, how was I supposed to find the one that you're referring to?
Either way, you're right, I should have created the thread first. Oh well. I just need to pick up a pack of NXT and re-do it.
 

jwocky

Rookie
Sorry - it was not intended to be condescending or a lecture. Please accept my apologies. Peace!

NXT - :eek:
 
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