Wilson T-2000 pattern?

#1
Anyone have a stringing pattern for a T-2000.
Been wanting to string mine for a while.
Going to pull it out at our next league match and kick some ars. he he:happydevil:
 
#2
Use Google to search the site tt.tennis-warehouse.com. The instructions are all in the form of images and diagrams. You cannot explain the mess that make up the stringing instructions. "T2000 stringing instructions site:tt.tennis-warehouse.com"
 
#8
I got this copy of stringing instructions in 1992 from an old stringer from Belgrade, Serbia named Peca. I thought I could string it without instructions but he and this copy proved me wrong that time. Since then I have strung many steel beasts like this last one (T-2000). I spared my plastics on the stringing machine by using some pieces made of wood. During the stringing I figured that I should cut the wood pieces because they were in the way all the time so I did. I also used some duct tape in white colour that you can spot on the last picture. Hope this helps :). Cheers!!!



 
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#10
I had no problems mounting it with my Stringway ML90.

Reminds me that my friend just asked me to restring his T2000...
Oh, the pain... One of the hardest racquets to string. So complicated.
 
#12
I've got a couple of the good ones likely both with original strings.

One was my mother's so i know it's history from new.
The other, i found a nice welded model at a thrift store and couldn't pass it up for couple$.

i wouldn't mind trying to string one, looks like i'll have to pad the mounts around the wires a bit?
I've got some leather.
 

Geoff

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#13
I actually got a call to string a T2000 yesterday. The last one I strung (around 2012) believe it or not was for a former All American from Georgia who beat Jimmy Connors in the Boys 18 Clay Court National finals. It was strung full bed Babolat VS Touch 16. Before that it was for Connors in 1983 before the French Open when I worked at Turnberry Isle where he lived. Connors used Babolat VS 17.
 
#14
I actually got a call to string a T2000 yesterday. The last one I strung (around 2012) believe it or not was for a former All American from Georgia who beat Jimmy Connors in the Boys 18 Clay Court National finals. It was strung full bed Babolat VS Touch 16. Before that it was for Connors in 1983 before the French Open when I worked at Turnberry Isle where he lived. Connors used Babolat VS 17.
I want the younger members of the boards to think about what @Geoff has posted. Not only did Geoff string it for Connors before the French Open, Connors more than likely used the same string job all through the French and into-past Wimbledon. Strings used to last a lot longer back then! Brad Gilbert said the other day he got 5 rackets strung for an entire swing through Asia back in the day.
 

Geoff

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#15
Just finished stringing this Wilson T2000. Strung with Wilson Sensation 16g at 50 lbs. and re gripped with Wilson Premium Leather. Strung on a Babolat Star 4. I was going to stencil it but I no longer have an old stencil from the days of standard racquets. Today's stencil almost fills the full face of the racquet and appeared to be "overwhelming". Stringing the T2000 is basically a box pattern and alternating the over or under on the metal loops inside the frame. The pattern calls for 2-piece stringing. 18' to start with, string the first 12 mains (the short side uses 6'), then start the box pattern for the last 3 mains on each side and the top 3 and bottom 3 crosses. The short side is the side with 4 larger loops inside the frame. Finish the last 12 crosses with the 12' section of string. There is one unique part of the pattern on the 7th main on the long side. Other then that, it is not a difficult pattern.

 
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#26
@Rabbit
You are braver than me to string them!
I strung them a few times on my Gamma machine but since I got my Star 5 and do not have the longer 6&12 billiards I would not attempt it nor would I try a wooden racket. Did you have the the extended length billiards on your Star 4?
 
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Geoff

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#27
I strung them a few times on my Gamma machine but since I got my Star 5 and do not have the longer 6&12 billiards I would not attempt it nor would I try a wooden racket. Did you have the the extended length billiards on your Star 4?
I had to do the T2000 slightly off center on one end. I did use the extended billiards. It was the only way to secure the racquet. The Star 5 and Sensor seem to have more of a range in handling smaller and larger head sizes (<70 and >110).
 
#28
I had to do the T2000 slightly off center on one end. I did use the extended billiards. It was the only way to secure the racquet. The Star 5 and Sensor seem to have more of a range in handling smaller and larger head sizes (<70 and >110).
LOL I don’t think so, a quote from http://www.tennisindustrymag.com/articles/2006/03/babolat_star_5.html:

“Like the Star 4 and Sensor, the stock Star 5 will not mount small-headed racquets such as woodies and the Wilson T2000 series. If this is an important part of your business, you will need the optional badminton adapter kit at $450.”
 
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