Reduce Friction & String in Less Time

Reduce Friction & String in Less Time

In racquet stringing, consistency is key. But what if you could string in less time using a different method, without compromising quality? 

So, I wanted to share a method I developed over the years that saves time and improves quality. Let’s get into it.

For 2-piece Stringing

  1. Locate the last main string, then identify the cross string intersecting it. 

You’ll notice on this frame that the 2nd cross intersects the last main string. Start by weaving the 2nd cross, then work backward to the 1st cross. 

You’ll notice on this frame that the 3rd cross intersects the last main string. Start by weaving the 3rd cross then work backward to the 2nd, then the 1st cross.

  1. Tie your starting knot or use a starting clamp on the outside of the frame, then tension and clamp the 1st cross. 
  • Proceed by weaving and tensioning as usual.

For 1-piece Stringing

This technique works great for 1-piece stringing, as long as you’re using a machine that operates with swivel clamps

  • You’ll need a starting clamp to perform this technique.  
  • Locate the last main string, then identify the cross string intersecting it. 
  • Measure enough string to allow for the number of cross strings you plan to install on the short side.
  • Another benefit – This method produces equal tension for both outer mains and crosses! Why?
  • You’re not tying off the mains.
  • Instead, you’re tying off the crosses.

Reduces Friction

  • As you pull the 2nd or 3rd cross string through the intersection with the outer main string. 
  • Because it minimizes the amount of string you’re pulling through, over, or under the previously-installed main string. (This occurs on the outside of the head in the 10:00 and 2:00 positions). 
  • Which is helpful when working with polyester and shaped or textured strings. 

String in Less Time

  • Pull only 2-3′ of string by weaving the 2nd and 3rd crosses first.
  • As opposed to pulling 17-18′ of string after weaving the 2nd and 3rd crosses the traditional way. 

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