Pro's wanting one-piece

stringertom

Bionic Poster
Plenty of the Futures level players I used to string for would respond with “1-piece” or “2-knots” when I took their first racquet order.

The obvious reason is improved tension maintenance and a more uniform stringbed tension. Outside mains on 2-piece, no matter how good your technique, will leak tension through the two tie-offs. Some players will like that forgiveness though. It then becomes a matter of their preference.

I always avoided stringing crosses from bottom up when the 1-piece pattern dictates that direction by using a modified ATW pattern. A few guys watching my stringing process would question the technique but universally responded to me after playing with the stick that it was a GOAT rendition. Exit day for these “fans” of mine became busy because they would give me a whole bag of their sticks to do before heading to the next tournament.
 
Plenty of the Futures level players I used to string for would respond with “1-piece” or “2-knots” when I took their first racquet order.

The obvious reason is improved tension maintenance and a more uniform stringbed tension. Outside mains on 2-piece, no matter how good your technique, will leak tension through the two tie-offs. Some players will like that forgiveness though. It then becomes a matter of their preference.

I always avoided stringing crosses from bottom up when the 1-piece pattern dictates that direction by using a modified ATW pattern. A few guys watching my stringing process would question the technique but universally responded to me after playing with the stick that it was a GOAT rendition. Exit day for these “fans” of mine became busy because they would give me a whole bag of their sticks to do before heading to the next tournament.
Wow. I'm surprised the futures players would be that conscious given lots play with stock frames with no customisation. Are some clueless?
 

flex

Semi-Pro
The obvious reason is improved tension maintenance and a more uniform stringbed tension. Outside mains on 2-piece, no matter how good your technique, will leak tension through the two tie-offs. Some players will like that forgiveness though. It then becomes a matter of their preference.
Is the rationale behind the 1 piece string job being more uniform because in a 2 piece, the main can lose x amount of tension while the cross lose y amount of tension?

All being equal, assuming same cross string and same tension, is there any playability advantage to 2 piece string job?
 

stringertom

Bionic Poster
Is the rationale behind the 1 piece string job being more uniform because in a 2 piece, the main can lose x amount of tension while the cross lose y amount of tension?

All being equal, assuming same cross string and same tension, is there any playability advantage to 2 piece string job?
Yes, if the player seeks more forgiveness from the reduced tension at all four extremes of the stringbed.

My 1-piece modified ATW pattern makes the tie-offs the top and bottom crosses so the mains are uniform and firmer than a 2-piece.
 
Is the rationale behind the 1 piece string job being more uniform because in a 2 piece, the main can lose x amount of tension while the cross lose y amount of tension?
are you assuming that, in a 1-piece string job, tension loss in the mains will be transferred to the crosses, thus leading to more even tension loss?

this is not the case. The friction in the grommets is way too big for this type of movement.
 

flex

Semi-Pro
are you assuming that, in a 1-piece string job, tension loss in the mains will be transferred to the crosses, thus leading to more even tension loss?

this is not the case. The friction in the grommets is way too big for this type of movement.
I was asking. Not assuming anything because I don't know!

As a rec player who drop off their racquet in a shop for stringing. Say if I'm string a poly at a constant tension. Should I ask for 1 piece or 2 piece?
 
I was asking. Not assuming anything because I don't know!

As a rec player who drop off their racquet in a shop for stringing. Say if I'm string a poly at a constant tension. Should I ask for 1 piece or 2 piece?
As a rec player it does not matter if you pick one or the other. At least not for reasons of playability or to have less knots or something.

If you’re asking for a hybrid it’s going to be a 2 piece anyway. As a stringer 1 piece can save some string if it’s cut from the reel. So that could be reasons.
 

Rabbit

G.O.A.T.
At the ITF I strung for, the majority of players using one string wanted 4-knots. Reason? Their coach told them to. (I asked)
 
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