Stringing 2 piece instead of 1 piece because of reel end?

eah123

Professional
I'm not a professional stringer - just string for family and friends. I normally get 1 racket at a time and string 1-piece or 2-piece based on the specific racquet's recommendation if available.

Just the other evening, I had 2 racquets from the same player to restring. The specific racquet was recommended to string 1-piece. It just happened that I was near the end of the reel. After stringing the first racquet 1-piece, I only had enough string on the reel for the mains, so I just did it as a 2-piece with the crosses coming from a new reel (same string). I know this particular player and she is not going to notice or care about the difference.

I was just curious for the professional stringers on this board - does reaching the end of a reel ever influence your choice (if not specifically requested by the player) whether to go 1-piece or 2-piece?
 

Soundbyte

Professional
I measure string when starting the racket. If I don't have enough string for the job, I either 1) get more string or 2) offer them an alternative.

Situations like you describe are saved for my personal sticks when I just don't want string to goto waste.
 

struggle

Legend
Doesn't matter to me as i never string one piece. Hybrids are so common and two piece is just easier to me (also easier on NG and Multi's, less pulling/friction)

In your case I likely would have started the second racquet from the new reel, one piece.

Sounds like it doesnt/didn't matter, but solid consideration for the future.
 

Irvin

Talk Tennis Guru
I was just curious for the professional stringers on this board - does reaching the end of a reel ever influence your choice (if not specifically requested by the player) whether to go 1-piece or 2-piece?
i string some rackets 1 piece and others 2 piece. If you don’t have enough string on the reel to do a normal 1 piece save that string for a 2 piece string job and take the string you need off the full reel.
 

1HBHfanatic

Legend
-you gotta try to do what the client asks for, specially if they are paying for it!
-i do ask for their contact number at drop off, in case question come up
-a simple conversation before you start stringing would alleviate your concerns
-most people will go with the stringers recommendations
-i would call and explain the situation to the client, and let them decide

-i will/would string 1 or 2 piece dependent of the circumstances
-i dont like calling people ,(spending time on the phone) but i do want people to like what they get from me
 

Irvin

Talk Tennis Guru
-you gotta try to do what the client asks for, specially if they are paying for it!
-i do ask for their contact number at drop off, in case question come up
-a simple conversation before you start stringing would alleviate your concerns
-most people will go with the stringers recommendations
-i would call and explain the situation to the client, and let them decide

-i will/would string 1 or 2 piece dependent of the circumstances
-i dont like calling people ,(spending time on the phone) but i do want people to like what they get from me
Easier to do ’a racket’ the same way every time. It’s not like the 20’ on the used reel will not eventually get used if you do both 1 and 2 piece stringing.
 

LocNetMonster

Professional
I was just curious for the professional stringers on this board - does reaching the end of a reel ever influence your choice (if not specifically requested by the player) whether to go 1-piece or 2-piece?
You never have to worry about this if you reorder a new reel after stringing the first 8-10 racquets from the reel you have on hand. As others have mentioned, I save the extra length - anything over 18' - for hybrids or crosses on two-piece jobs.
 

McLovin

Legend
You never have to worry about this if you reorder a new reel after stringing the first 8-10 racquets from the reel you have on hand.
If you read the previous sentence, he had another reel to pull from:
It just happened that I was near the end of the reel. After stringing the first racquet 1-piece, I only had enough string on the reel for the mains, so I just did it as a 2-piece with the crosses coming from a new reel (same string).
The question was doing one frame 1-piece and the other 2-piece (exact same string).

In this case, I would have gone to the new reel and done the 2nd frame 1-piece also, keeping what remained in the 1st reel for later use. Even if I think the customer won't notice, consistency is probably one of the most important things when doing multiple racquets in a single setting for the same customer.
 
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