stringing babolat contact team

#1
I've looked for the stringing pattern for this racquet everywhere and I can only find it on the USRSA website. it only shows the pattern for one piece job. I was wondering if it would be fine if I just went ahead and did a two piece job as I have yet to do a one piece job yet. I would rather practice the one piece method when I have time on a more comfortable racquet. if a two piece job is possible where would I tie off the starting knot for the crosses?


babolat contact team
tension 50-55
16x19 pattern
start mains:h
mains skips:7T,9T,7H,9H
USRSA site pattern
Len. 1pc 40'
Short Side 10'
Tie Off M's 6H
Start 1pc X 7H
Last 1pc X 7T
Tie 1pc X 8T

many thanks
 
#2
How many tie off grommets are on each side of the head of the racket? If 5&6H are both tie off grommets it will work.
 
#3
How many tie off grommets are on each side of the head of the racket? If 5&6H are both tie off grommets it will work.


I believe these are the original strings that came with the racquet when purchased. looks like I would be able to tie off both mains at 6T. Would it be ok to put the starting know for the crosses at 5T and maybe enlarge the grommet with an awl?
 

am1899

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#5
From what I can see in the picture, it does not appear there is another grommet at the head that is wide enough to accommodate a starting knot for the crosses. So, you would have to open up a grommet hole using an awl. About the only reason I'd bother doing that would be if the customer wanted a hybrid of 2 strings. Otherwise, I'd skip modifying the frame and just string it 1 piece.
 
#6
I just realized that stringing one piece isnt that difficult. I was looking at the around the world method and that was sort of confusing. I'm assuming as I long as measure out the strings fine I should be stringing it the same way as a two piece but instead of tying off the long side of the main I would continue in to the crosses as normal?
 
#7
Because the mains ends at the head if you do an ATW you’d be stringerging the mains bottom up. Bad idea. You can open up 5H with an awl but I don’t like doing that. That’s it for using a starting knot but there may be a grommet on the side and you picture does not show the side grommets.
 
#9
What is the reason you want 2 piece are you using hybrid strings?
The grommets on the side are pretty much the same. I've only strung using the 2 piece method. The fact that i'm using 20 dollar strings makes me want to use method that im comfortable with. If someone asked you for a hybrid for this racquet how would you address this?
 
#10
If someone asked you for a hybrid for this racquet how would you address this?
I’d tell them why to not use a hybrid in that frame. If I was stringing with gut I would definitely string it 1 piece. There is less chance of ruining the string using 1 piece than 2 piece.

EDIT: If I had to string it 2 piece I’d figure out a way but I’d have to see the racket.
 
#11
I think I will go ahead and try stringing with the 1 piece method. I do have back up strings just in case but I'd rather not waste them. If I do it will be a lesson learned. I think it will be a while before I do try stringing gut. I will keep the advice in mind when i do. just can't justify spending 40+ dollars yet.
 
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PBODY99

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#12
@Sweets
I applaud your caution,however just make sure you measure the short side correctly. While stringing, the long side will take a little more time. This is due to feeding the extra 20 feet 8 times.
 
#13
Fortunately i finished the job with no issues. It did take a lot longer than i thought it would and realized prestrenching the strings would of definitely helped
 
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