Videos - Getting your mains started

Discussion in 'Stringing Techniques / Stringing Machines' started by Irvin, Nov 21, 2010.

  1. Irvin

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    Irvin

    I just watched the fixed clamp video. It's going to be very helpful. Thank you for taking the time to make them.

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    Irwin,
    Thanks for sharing again. You are a real asset to the TW board.
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    Very nice Irwin, thanks for taking the time to share your expertise.
     
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    Thank you so much! This vid was very helpful =) Now all i need is a machine!! lol
     
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    thanks for sharing your time to explain this
     
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    Sorry to revive a 6 year old thread, and that too so I can ask an unrelated question, but in one of your videos, Irvin, you said that the Yusuki method is better to use because pulling strings in parallel does less damage to the frame than pulling them in series. In your video you used fixed clamps. Can I do the same thing with flying clamps, and how less effective are they? I have 2 Stringway triple clamps and 1 Stringway double clamp. No single clamps and no starting clamps.

    Also, thank you very much for all of your informative videos on stringing. They are a godsend for new stringers like myself.
     
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    You would be better off with a starting clamp and one less flying clamps IMO. The problem with flying clamps is you need to clamp two string together not just one and when you tension your first string there is nothing to clamp it to. Another drawback is when starting your may the are going to get in the way of each other.

    Here is the easiest way to start your mains iIMO. Run in the center four mains and put your double clamp in the center of the racket on the center two mains. Tension a second main and clamp it to the two center mains with a triple. Now tension the third main on the same side and move the triple down to the bottom. Now tension the second and third mains on the opposite side and remove the double.
     
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    Can I get around the double clamp issue by tightening the double clamp and then using it as a starting clamp for 1 string?

    Also, can you explain double clamping in the center of the racket to me? I know you are more knowledgeable than I am in this matter. I am just curious as to why clamping in the center of the racket is better than clamping at the end where I passed the strings through.
     
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    Yes but how will you clamp the other end? The way I suggested to never have to maladjust any clamps or use a scrap string.

    You could also loop the string through two grommets and clamp on the inside but how will you clamp the other end?
     
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    Can I use the spare triple clamp I have as a starting clamp outside of the frame?
     
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    Same thing how do you clamp the other end?
     
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    Ah. I see the problem now.

    What about this? 1) Pull tension in parallel and double clamp at the base. Release tension. 2) Pull tension in L1. Clamp outside of the frame and release tension. 3) Pull tension in R1. Move double clamp to other end. 4) Finish mains.

    Does this accomplish anything or should I just be double and triple clamping L1, pull tension in R1, clamp R1 outside of the frame, remove clamps from L1 and finish mains?
     
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    Sounds like your doing a lot of work and I don't see any benefit over why I suggested. Is there something you didn't like about the method I used?
     
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    No, not at all. Sorry if it came out that way, I was just more or less thinking aloud. In fact, I am going to use your method the next time I string a racket. I do have one question for you though about your method. Why clamp in the center of the racket instead of at the base of the strings? I'm just curious because in most of your videos that I have seen, you clamp at the base with your fixed clamps.
     
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    The fixed clamp method with the use of starting clamp was one of the first vids I had watched when I got my machine, and its been working very well for me; simple and effective. Thank you.
     
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    I'd clamp in the center for a couple of reasons. Being a little closer to the starting end would be OK to. #1 is it keeps the clamps from obstruction each other and you can get the clamps as close to the frame as possible. #2 is when you tension the first two mains you can get close to reference tension on the half string up to the double clamp although you only have half tension on the two center mains above the double clamp. When you tension the opposite side you get close to reference on the other center string and therefore get close to full tension on bothe center strings top and bottom. Tugging gently if you want when you tension the second mains will increase tension on the two center strings but isn't necessary. And #3 you will always have a triple clamp on stree strings and a double on two so no maladjustment is necessary.
     
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    Thanks but the problem with that method is the clamps get in each other's way and you have to stagger them.
     
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