Basic Gamma Stringer? I assume a DW. If I assume correctly you will need 10.5’ on the short side. Unless you’re using poly it could take more. When you tie off the mains you will have 0 waste that will leave you max string for the crosses and if you use a starting knot for the top cross 40’ is plenty.Given this is meant to be strung 2 piece, what length should I divide my 40ft is string into ? Also, wondering if this is even possible with 40ft of string using a basic gamma stringer ?
I wouldn't necessarily agree wholeheartedly with that. First, I wouldn't put too much faith in suggested lengths (they don't know what type of string [stretch] you're working with.The USRSA digest lists to use 20'M and 20' Cross strings for lengths for the racquet that you listed.
The lengths that they typically list are normally pretty generous for most racquets.
The strategy Jim is proposing is spot on - regarding maximizing the length of string you're working with (again, may be VERY important if your "set" is, let's say, only 38' long!).If you want to be extra safe on lengths, you can always start mains as a 1 piece by putting 10 feet on one side and after all mains in then cut main string on long side, then you will have even more than the 20 feet that is listed for crosses for the 2 piece job.
Again, I wouldn't bet on that 20' for 18 mains. If your mains are poly/co-poly, it's unlikely 20' (or a 10' Short Side) will be enough to reach the gripper.But in reality, 20'x20' should do it.
Many machines do not come with a starting clamp.The Gamma ‘basic stringer’ (I’m assuming something like the X2) does not come with a starting clamp.
I do have a starting clamp, and I have had to use it as a bridge in the past when stringing the pt280 (95 sq in, 18x20). Sounds like this will be required on this racquet as wellMany machines do not come with a starting clamp.
Does not mean that op does not have one, or can't purchase one. I would not want to string without one. I purchased 3 of them as they come in handy. I have one set up just as a bridge for when I come up short.
Appreciate it ! Is atw usually considered acceptable in frames where 2 piece is recommended ?2nd method! Do not cut the string. Prestring the short side mains and make sure you have enough to reach the gripper. Install and tension all the the mains. Cut after you have tied off the mains. This will save at least 2-2 ½ feet. Use starting knot to start crosses. If I were doing this frame, and not hybriding, I would do an ATW and I know 40' is more than enough.
If I were to string that racket on my X2 (or my Star 5) I would for sure use an ATW pattern. If you’re using same string in the mains and crosses it’s a no brainer. Stringing ATW does use the least string but starting without cutting string only uses about 2” more.Appreciate it ! Is atw usually considered acceptable in frames where 2 piece is recommended ?
The post around string lengths was an older postI would take 18+1 = 19 measure of center mains for mains and the rest for cross.
Since the string is not specified, max x19.5 of center mains would be enough for mains.
If you want to be sure: before cutting the string, measure how many cross you get by measuring against center cross of the remaining string.
If it is 21 or above you will be fine.
My machine has linear gripper and fairly close to the mount.
Please share your concern.
Sorry posted wrong image. This one is 18x20The post around string lengths was an older post
my concern now is what the correct tie off holes are for this racquet (see my message from earlier today).
Thanks for the pic. However this is the 16x18 version, where mains end at the top. The one I have is the 18/20 where mains end at the bottom.
This would have been my guess too; it’s strange though that TW used different tie offs. I wonder why ...Mains should tie off at 9 Throat; Crosses at 6H or 7H at top and 7T. No marking?
No, that doesn't sound right. If they tied off the mains at 7T, then they (unnecessarily) created a double blocked hole at 8T (where the bottom cross would be installed later).Quick question - what are the tie offs for the Prince Phantom Pro 100 18x20? I just bought a new one from TW, and they've used 7-Throat for the mains, and 5-Throat/7-Head for the crosses. Is this right?
I corrected the image from prince website.Thanks for the pic. However this is the 16x18 version, where mains end at the top. The one I have is the 18/20 where mains end at the bottom.
TW strung it up, but the tie off holes they used seem a little unnatural to me, so I was checking if there’s any official guidance from Price on this racquet
I’ve played 2 sessions with it and am very happy with the performance. Feel wise, i may like it marginally less than my all time No.1 for feel (Tec Limited 2013), but this racquet is quite soft and has plenty of power, at least forI corrected the image from prince website.
One of my friend who bought this racket is not that happy with it.
He will sell it and go back to PS V13.