stringing woodies - 8 knot job

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  1. graycrait

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    After watching Irvin's videos I strung my first wood racket today, an old Pancho Gonzales Tournament, at 50lbs with Kirschbaum Syn Gut. Then I went to look at the mint Davis Imperial I received today via the auction site. I figured I had better look at the string pattern before I cut out the strings. Then I said WTF? Look at the knots and how many. 8 knots of all shapes and types. Geez, couldn't do anything but laugh. Even I never strung up a racket that bad.
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    Evidently a string broke, and someone then tied off ends and tied another string to replace broken one
     
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    In any case this is my second woodie string job today. I could have plotted my cross and main tie offs a bit better but I think it will work.
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    I have two of these Spaldings and wanted to practice on the "rough" one first. So this is my first woodie string job, the above my second. I did have the advantage to being able to see factory tie offs on the Spaldings.
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    Stringing woodies is fun!
     
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    Yes, and when you finish one it is like when you stop banging your head against the wall.
     
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    Just to make sure I get more woodie practice I ordered from the auction site the only 2 other rackets I remember playing with in high school and the army, Stan Smith and Jack Kramer Wilson autographs.
     
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  8. Maximus XXIV

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    I can send you my Woodies for stringing!
     
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  9. graycrait

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    Thanks, but no thanks.
     
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    Maybe it's because I learned to string in the dark ages of wood racquets, but what's so difficult about stringing a wood racquet? Tighter pattern than many frames today but other than that, pretty much the same. I'd much rather string woodies than some other racquets that have come along over the years.
     
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    I went on an auction site buying spree to reprise several rackets I used from 13 through 19. The Stan Smith is a little rough, but not cracked or warped so was pretty cheap. After stringing these I couldn't help myself when I found 3 more on the auction site I'll clean up, restring and give away. From about 13-19 these are the sticks I used as well as memory serves.
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  12. MathieuR

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    ^ , nice! And, did you try them? What ref. tension did you use?
     
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    Your outlet receptacle is upside down.
     
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    Did some research on this one and there is no right or wrong way to orient the socket. However, this comes into play:
    Because if a cord or wire were to fall down on a partially plugged in right-side upoutlet you would short out between the hot and the neutral. When the outlet is "upside down" in the above situation the wire would touch ground first.
     
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    I finished off my basement and when I researched it (in Georgia) Code was gourd on the bottom. Look at all other outlets ground is always on the bottom or to the right I believe. But it does not matter to me.
     
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