Would a pack of string be enough?

#1
Hello,
I have a Pro Staff 6.0 125 and was wondering if a pack of 40ft string be enough to restring it. Any input would be appreciated, Thanks

Cheers,
Jo
 

Chezbeeno

Professional
#2
Hello,
I have a Pro Staff 6.0 125 and was wondering if a pack of 40ft string be enough to restring it. Any input would be appreciated, Thanks

Cheers,
Jo
To the best of my knowledge, a standard pack of string will be enough to string pretty much any kind of racquet. If you're really unsure you could always string the mains, and measure out the rest of what you have for the crosses. If it ends up not being enough you might have to use a second set of strings for the crosses? But again, I would think one set would be sufficient. What's the string pattern?
 
#3
What type of string and ref tension? i.e.. POSG 16 Ga at 65#? 1 piece or 2 piece? PS 125 is an 18x22. Mains tie off at the hoop-tip.
1 pack of polyester or stiff copoly will not make it, not without some form of bridging. Nylon based strings will if the tension is high enough but may be close. You may have to bridge the last cross or main. 2 piece will not if you cut length for the mains. Just pre string the short side and make sure you have enough for reaching the gripper. Nylon will stretch, so 8 " excess is enough. Install and tension all your mains and tie off. Then cut the remainder for crosses if you insist on doing 2 piece. Normal instruction is to be 1 piece.
 
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#4
Be sure the pack of string is actually 40' or more. Some packs are a strict 12m. I strung a pack of 12m Topspin Cyber Blue on my 95" 18x20 Dunlop Aerogel 200 racquet once as a 2-piece. I ended up with 2" of string at each tie-off to tie knots with, after bridging with a starting clamp. After that I started buyng reels from Topspin. You may wish to buy a reel of your choice also. You can get 16 sets in a decent reel of string for under $100. Add your stringer's labor to that.
 
#5
Thanks for the information guys. Yes the PS 125 is a 18x22.
I usually string poly at a low tension ie: 50lbs in my 95-97 Dunlop CX 200 and Wilson PS 97s and have gone done to 45lb in a Dunlop Black Max which is about a 87-90 sq in. I recently started playing with polys more and more since I been getting better and love the control I get. So I went on TW store and got the 10 pack of yellow prince tour xc for $25 cause I tried them on a prince phantom 100 I demoed and they are a pretty dead/stiff string but I haven’t measure the length for each pack, I’m sure they were cut from a reel since they're in clear packs. I do love stringing a full bed, one piece. But will probably do a 2 piece in my racquets if need per suggestion, I do have a starting clamp for bridging but only done it once since I starting stringing 3 months ago. Luckily there was about 5in so tie off wasn’t harsh. the demo I play was strung at 50lbs and it was perfect but then again the Phantom 100 is a comfortable racquet. Again thank you guys for all the input, this really hleps

All the Best,
Jo
 

Chezbeeno

Professional
#6
Didn't realize the PS 125 is an 18x22, that definitely seems like it might cause some problems. Using syn-gut in crosses is always a decent option, so if you end up doing a two-piece it wouldn't necessarily end up being prohibitively expensive. Reels are also a good option.
 
#7
MazarXskunk, I bought some packs of the Tour XC in 15 gauge for testing in a Wilson 110 spin effect racquet and all of the packs were short of 40 feet. For my use in that racquet, they were fine, but the Tour XC isn't that elastic so if you're going to be using lower tensions in the 50's, you're most likely going to be short.

That being said, I have a brand new reel of Tour XC in 15 gauge that I will never use and will let go for pretty cheap. Message me if you're interested.
 
#8
MazarXskunk, I bought some packs of the Tour XC in 15 gauge for testing in a Wilson 110 spin effect racquet and all of the packs were short of 40 feet. For my use in that racquet, they were fine, but the Tour XC isn't that elastic so if you're going to be using lower tensions in the 50's, you're most likely going to be short.

That being said, I have a brand new reel of Tour XC in 15 gauge that I will never use and will let go for pretty cheap. Message me if you're interested.

This info will be very helpful thanks so much for the reply.
 
#9
If you plan to use the same string for mains and crosses, do the frame as a 1 piece. Mains tie off at the top, so tie the short side main off. Complete the long side mains and directly go to the 1st cross. This frame is a natural 1 piece.
 
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