When pulling the cross, do you fan with a tool or fingers?

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  1. TimeToPlaySets

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    When pulling the cross, to prevent burning the string, I think the term is "fan".
    Do you fan with a tool or your fingers?
     
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    Sometimes I use the Ronco Fanomatic, other times the Acme Autofanner
     
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  3. Smittithekitty

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    Mostly fingers however if the tool us there ill use it specially if on multiple racquets ...
     
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  4. Irvin

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    I use my fingernails pushing the string away from me towards the throat.
     
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    Tension 1 back so you only pull a short amount of cross through the mains when they are against you. You get to thread through a channel rather than up and down.
     
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  7. CosmosMpower

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    My butler fans the crosses for me while I pull the crosses through, I need one hand to pull strings and the other to sip my glass of champagne with my pinky out.
     
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  8. jhupper

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    Really??
     
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  9. 1HBHfanatic

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    Use fingers mainly,,
    but I use a tool when dealing with solinco polys,, dont wanna get solinco on my hands.. yuk..
     
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  10. lidoazndiabloboi

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    Sometimes I use my fingers, sometimes I use my blunt awl
     
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  11. Irvin

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    Yes really, but after posting that this afternoon I thought about that while stringing two bab frames. I found myself using my fingers in any way that was convenient.
     
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  12. PBODY99

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    For high impact fanning a narrow blunt instrument.
     
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  13. TimeToPlaySets

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    Used fingers to fan the strings. Worked fine, and faster than grabbing awl.
     
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  14. 1HBHfanatic

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    After the 20th raket in a day, youll start reaching for tools also..
     
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  15. gmatheis

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    Fingers except with Black Widow
     
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    Fingers
     
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  17. PBODY99

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    Tools for shaped polys & if I have strung enough frames that my need the break.
     
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  18. siata94

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    I use a pen.
     
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  19. Rabbit

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    Fingers 99% of the time, setting off tool 1%
     
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  20. TenAces

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    Cross stringer 95%. Badminton only fingers.
     
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  21. NDStrings

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    Fingers, but I also trim the string a couple of crosses before the last cross to not have to pull any excess string.
     
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    Fingers
     
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