Starting crosses

Wes

Professional
I have a set of gut I was going to string in a racket 1 piece just for the fun of it. I was going to start with a box (my ATW) on the long side going across the top cross, outer main on SS, bottom cross, outer main LS, then string the LS to the center when I start tensioning and have enough string for the SS. None of the requires any weaving.except through the top and bottom crosses. Might not work but I think it will.
Ummm... ok. :confused:
So, what exactly are you trying to say here??
That you like to beat up your natural gut by stringing it 1pc. instead of 2pc.? Ok. That's your prerogative, but it has no relevance to my answer to your own question. SMH.
I mean, this is reminiscent of some sort of Trump spin or something... just ignore the actual topic that's on the table and start talking about something else, right? :rolleyes:
 

Irvin

Talk Tennis Guru
o_O
Do I need to get my eyes checked, or does this $#@% really come out of your mouth?
Nevermind. I'm just going to poll the audience...
Have I gone insane here??? Should I seek medical help?
I doubt you would understand if I explained it to you
 

Irvin

Talk Tennis Guru
o_O
Do I need to get my eyes checked, or does this $#@% really come out of your mouth?
Nevermind. I'm just going to poll the audience...
Have I gone insane here??? Should I seek medical help?
If you don’t like why I say quit following me around so you can quote me
 

Irvin

Talk Tennis Guru
o_O
Do I need to get my eyes checked, or does this $#@% really come out of your mouth?
Nevermind. I'm just going to poll the audience...
Have I gone insane here??? Should I seek medical help?
Or please do follow me around if you like me that much
 

PlayBrave

Rookie
I string the second cross then the first. I leave enough to tie off on the first cross and put the starting clamp on the outside of the frame. Then I pull tension on the second cross and string all the way down. At the end I tie off at the bottom and pull tension on the first cross on the top and tie off.
I am a novice and looking for an effective method that I can use consistently for 2 piece stringing (mainly hybrids including both gut and poly mains).
This method @CosmosMpower was also shown on YouTube by "Tennis Spin" as recommended by the Yonex Stringing Team.
Is this a good method to use? Are there any drawbacks?
 

shadow01

Semi-Pro
I am a novice and looking for an effective method that I can use consistently for 2 piece stringing (mainly hybrids including both gut and poly mains).
This method @CosmosMpower was also shown on YouTube by "Tennis Spin" as recommended by the Yonex Stringing Team.
Is this a good method to use? Are there any drawbacks?
I’ve been doing the method in post #9 for over a year now every time. Works for me on all string types (gut,multi,poly). I commented on it in post #37 as well.
 

PlayBrave

Rookie
I’ve been doing the method in post #9 for over a year now every time. Works for me on all string types (gut,multi,poly). I commented on it in post #37 as well.
Thank you @shadow01 and I have quoted post #9 here for ease of reference;
I weave top 2-3 cross strings.
Pull both 2 top cross strings together.
Clamp machine clamp 2nd cross string farthest from tension head, and starting clamp on 2nd cross outside frame near tension head.
Release tension head.
Pull top cross string, clamp, tie off.
Pull 2nd cross string, remove anchor clamp, clamp and continue as normal stringing one ahead.
Each string is tensioned and finishing knot used.
USRSA published this in their magazine when I sent it to them many years back.
If my understanding is correct the pros of this method are;
  • The top cross is pulled to reference tension during the preliminary phase, thereby reducing tension loss.
  • The starting clamp is freed up earlier in the process.
The con of the other method is that the first cross is left un-tensioned until the end, risking tension to leak back as you proceed with the other crosses?
Unless I have missed something, I wonder why Yonex prefers the other method?
I have pasted the video here in case anyone would like to see it;
He starts the crosses at 10:12.
Maybe avoiding tension on the knots?
 

shadow01

Semi-Pro
Thank you @shadow01 and I have quoted post #9 here for ease of reference;

If my understanding is correct the pros of this method are;
  • The top cross is pulled to reference tension during the preliminary phase, thereby reducing tension loss.
  • The starting clamp is freed up earlier in the process.
The con of the other method is that the first cross is left un-tensioned until the end, risking tension to leak back as you proceed with the other crosses?
Unless I have missed something, I wonder why Yonex prefers the other method?
I have pasted the video here in case anyone would like to see it;
He starts the crosses at 10:12.
Maybe avoiding tension on the knots?
The @jim e method made sense to me and was similar to how I started the mains. I do agree with you that it does tension everything consistently and removes the starting clamp sooner naturally in the process. However with the method in the video - I think you can also remove the starting clamp earlier - and don't have to wait until the end (pull #4 maybe) to avoid any tension leak if that is a concern.

I don't think you can go wrong with either though - as long as you are consistent so can achieve repeatable results.
 

PlayBrave

Rookie
The @jim e method made sense to me and was similar to how I started the mains. I do agree with you that it does tension everything consistently and removes the starting clamp sooner naturally in the process. However with the method in the video - I think you can also remove the starting clamp earlier - and don't have to wait until the end (pull #4 maybe) to avoid any tension leak if that is a concern.

I don't think you can go wrong with either though - as long as you are consistent so can achieve repeatable results.
Thank you @shadow01
 
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