Sergetti Stringing Method - it is really good.

Happi

Rookie
I have just started to use the Sergetti Stringing Method for my Angell TC100 Racquet.

I posted this (modified) in The Official Angell Users Club thread under Racquets but I think it might be better for the string forum:

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The way Sergetti stringing works (as far as I understand) is that Sergetti has a database of Racquets and Strings and you chose your Racquet, your string and your tension and they will send you a tension sheet. I think stringing works best with an electronic stringing head, or you can bring the sheet to your stringer.

Sergetti har 5 categories of strings 1-5 and it is shown at tha database in (x) after each string. I am sure there is more to it, but to me it seems like is corresponds with string stiffness (I guess this has to do with how much the string is stretching during stringing) Kevlar would be a (1), Monogut ZX would be a (5). If your favorite string (gauge matters too) is a (3) and you want to try another string that is also a (3) you can use the same tension sheet if you use the same tension.

The way that I do it is that I try out different strings and tension, strung the conventional way and I end up with a favorite combination for my TC100 - this could be Head Sonic Pro 17 (4 in Sergetti terms) at mains 22kg and crosses 21kg - then you type in these info at Sergetti and pay via PayPal and very shortly after they will send you a specific tension sheet.

Actually you don't need to have different tension between mains and crosses as Sergetti takes this into account, so the above example would equals 21.5kg by Sergetti method.

To answer your question, yes you have to order a new tension sheet for each parameter you change: Racquet, strings (only if in another category) and tension - so this is kind of the bad news if you play around with a lot of different racquets, strings and tensions (like I do).

The good news is that this method actually works, and me being a non believer (I can kind of understand the idea, but was not so sure I could feel anything different) I had to give in and accept that my stringed felt so much nicer.

In my tension sheet (19.5 kg) for a poly and TC100 - string variation goes from 22.6kg down to 14.5kg (one string all the way down to 7.7kg) - I was very sceptic when I installed, but very surprised when I played with the strinbed.

Dont take my word for it, but chose your favorite combination, and try it out - it cost nothing more than a set of Lux strings. If you have 2 matched racquets you can play the two string beds (conventional and Sergetti) back to back and see for your self. I am a convert, but you should only trust your own experience.

To sum up, I feel the Sergetti stringing method gives me a more even stringbed and a larger sweet spot, and that actually makes me trust my Racquet even more, and I can hit out and have fewer flyers. On top of that, and that is perhaps the most important for me: the stringbed seems softer, and off center hits does not hurt my arm.

I am only like 5-6 hours into my testing, so it could be a honeymoon, but I really think it is for real. I also need to test other strings to be a total convert. I have no conclusion yet to the longer playability, but so far so good.

Cheers :)

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Other Sergetti users please share your experience. If you have any experience with hybrid, gut/poly or poly/poly that could be interesting.
 

LOBALOT

Professional
I think like most things with strings and racquet setup it is a mater of personal preference. I use a pretty low tension and had a couple of issues with it:

1. By the time I got to the outside strings the tension was so low that it made no sense.
2. I lost control and did not like how the racquet performed.

If I had time I would have increased my primary tension and tinkered to what I wanted. I like my current setup and didn't want to invest in doing this so abandoned the project.
 

tennisbike

Semi-Pro
Good to hear another player enjoying a proportional stringing method.
By any chance you have a SM, and can provide the 16+19 (or 18+20) reading off the strung string bed?
 

Happi

Rookie
Good to hear another player enjoying a proportional stringing method.
By any chance you have a SM, and can provide the 16+19 (or 18+20) reading off the strung string bed?
I have an ERT300 and the DT was 31 fresh off the stringer, Cyber Flash 17L strung at 20kg by Sergetti Method.
 

Happi

Rookie
I think like most things with strings and racquet setup it is a mater of personal preference. I use a pretty low tension and had a couple of issues with it:

1. By the time I got to the outside strings the tension was so low that it made no sense.
2. I lost control and did not like how the racquet performed.

If I had time I would have increased my primary tension and tinkered to what I wanted. I like my current setup and didn't want to invest in doing this so abandoned the project.
Yes, I can see that it could potentially be problematic if you string really low, I string around 20kg and no problem at that tension.
 

chic

Semi-Pro
Have you ever tried stringing low tension?

My impression was that people who liked sergetti were really just fans of the lower tension and that the proportional method didn't really have much noticable effect other than softening up the stringbed.

But the person saying that was obviously a critic of proportional, was wondering if any fans of the method had done a side by side?
 

Happi

Rookie
Have you ever tried stringing low tension?

My impression was that people who liked sergetti were really just fans of the lower tension and that the proportional method didn't really have much noticable effect other than softening up the stringbed.

But the person saying that was obviously a critic of proportional, was wondering if any fans of the method had done a side by side?
I have tried 20kg (44lb) and I think this is kind of low on an Angell TC100, but I got another sheet for 18kg that I will try out. I have strung low at conventional stringing method and I liked that too, but IMO the Sergetti feels different, I will need to do a direct comparison for Sergetti 20kg and Conventional at 16kg. I have several matched racquet, so I will get around to this.

Next testing for me is to see how different strings (all labeled 4) will behave - I am sure there is a difference as it is different strings.

I am just on a quest to find a soft poly string and the right tension, that my sensitive arm can handle. So far Sergetti stringing provides a softer and more even strinbed, and I really like that.

:)
 

LOBALOT

Professional
Yes, I can see that it could potentially be problematic if you string really low, I string around 20kg and no problem at that tension.
Yes, that sounds like it would work for you.

I wasn't knocking it as the concept makes sense to me so you should give it a try and experiment and see what you think and perhaps it will be something you like and play well with.
 

tennisbike

Semi-Pro
I have an ERT300 and the DT was 31 fresh off the stringer, Cyber Flash 17L strung at 20kg by Sergetti Method.
Thanks but that is not what I am asking. When you have a SM, take 16 reading across each main strings, then take 19 reading down each cross strings. I will then have an idea how your string bed tension variation across and down comparing to mine.
 
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