Stringing Hyper-G

liftordie

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Does Hyper-G making some "twists" when stringing it??
Or is it staying perfectly straight?
Thank you
 

esgee48

Legend
It will twist unless you spend like 60 seconds each main string unraveling it. Crosses will take even longer. Just learn to live with maybe 3-6 revolutions on each string. Really does not affect string bite. 8-B

FWIW, there is another thread asking this same question. It received the same replies.
 

esgee48

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Only way to determine which is right is to experiment. I hope you string your own frames because it will be difficult to talk a stringer into straightening all the twists before pulling tension. I use to worry about this when 8-sided, 6-sided and triangular strings first came out. For these types of strings, I do not even attempt to untwist them anymore. Clients are not OCD about it and they seem happy with the rpms they can get.
 

Injured Again

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I was pretty obsessive about trying to keep my first stringjob of Cube from twisting, but gave up on the second go around. I couldn't tell any difference in the way they played. Even without trying, I usually didn't have much more than one twist per string on the stringbed. However, many of the strings were twisted in the grommet. The shape seems to help keep the string from twisting as the crosses are weaved, and I guess I just naturally do something that keeps the mains pretty straight.

Hyper-G is not that sharply shaped and I can't imagine anyone could tell if there was a twist or two in every string.
 

1HBHfanatic

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-i dont know if i can describe this properly, but here it goes:
-one of the easiest ways i find to alleviate the twist, is to not string crosses 1 ahead after 2x, 3x and/or 4x crosses
-when you run your hands the length of the cross string, it will straighten/uncoil fairly quickly, or rather "enough" that it does not aggravate the twisting
- i provably will do this more, towards the end of the string job, where the issue shows up more
- you do need to anticipate this twisting with "some strings" more, and use steps described above a bit more with the more aggressive twisted strings
 

esgee48

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Good point. I usually weave 4 or 5 crosses ahead after the 1st 2 crosses. I will go back to one-cross-at-a-time to see if it helps to unravel the twists. Of course I will need a client to give me a shaped poly to install. :laughing:
 
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