Stringing two piece on a one piece

Kenten123

New User
Hi all, I am still pretty new to stringing but I recently tried winging a racquet I found lying around, which was originally one piece strung. I will attach a photo below of the original. I tried to string two piece, however, when finishing the crosses, I could not find a spot to insert the final cross knot, which is what led me to finishing the cross knot up top, where the alternative starting cross knot would be. Would doing this cause any issues regarding tension maintenance or string performance?

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esgee48

G.O.A.T.
I think you could have tied the cross at 5T or 6T if you had enlarge those holes before starting. Starting knot at 5H. The long loop back to the top is VERY BAD. There is basically no tension at all on the long piece. I do not recognize the frame, but I suspect that was was designed to be strung one piece, cross bottom to top. Your other choice is an ATW,
 

Kenten123

New User
I think you could have tied the cross at 5T or 6T if you had enlarge those holes before starting. Starting knot at 5H. The long loop back to the top is VERY BAD. There is basically no tension at all on the long piece. I do not recognize the frame, but I suspect that was was designed to be strung one piece, cross bottom to top. Your other choice is an ATW,
Thanks for the advice. Do you know of any online guides to string one piece on a klippermate? I have searched but have not been able to find one (unsure how to string one piece)
 

esgee48

G.O.A.T.
Your pattern is 16x19 with mains tying off on the throat. You will have a short and long side. On the SS, do all 8 mains and tie off at 8T. On the LS, finish main #7 at the top, clamp as usual, but that clamp should be below the 3rd cross. Now with the long side, weave cross 2 and 3. You will need to double pull with flying clamps. Finish weaving down to cross 19. You will finish on the same side you have a missing main. Go back up that missing main. Pull and clamp. You now weave cross 1 and can tie off at 5H. With fixed clamps, no double pulls are needed. There are other variations of ATW, but they require fixed clamps.
 

brownbearfalling

Hall of Fame
Wow. I’m surprised that you had enough slack to channel the string all the way to the top.

That racquet is an aluminum model. Honestly I don’t think they were designed to be restrung. But that doesn’t mean it can’t be done. If there is no obvious hole for tie off, you can normal pick on of the neighboring holes and get an awl in there to widen it enough for the string to pass.

At this moment I would recommend re mounting the racquet on your stringer and fixing the tie off. Just clamp it back. Maybe even retension the last few strings to make up for the tension loss on all that slack string
 

Kenten123

New User
Your pattern is 16x19 with mains tying off on the throat. You will have a short and long side. On the SS, do all 8 mains and tie off at 8T. On the LS, finish main #7 at the top, clamp as usual, but that clamp should be below the 3rd cross. Now with the long side, weave cross 2 and 3. You will need to double pull with flying clamps. Finish weaving down to cross 19. You will finish on the same side you have a missing main. Go back up that missing main. Pull and clamp. You now weave cross 1 and can tie off at 5H. With fixed clamps, no double pulls are needed. There are other variations of ATW, but they require fixed clamps.
You are a godsend

 
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