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FA Stringing Pattern from TBSSA

Discussion in 'Badminton Stringing Techniques & Tools' started by wlotus, Jun 30, 2014.

  1. wlotus

    wlotus Regular Member

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    Dear BC stringers,

    Here is FA pattern that I found from TBSSA (Taiwan Badminton Stringer and Services Association). The advantage of this pattern is to help prevent rackets crack at 4/8 o'clock when stringing cross from top to bottom in sweet spot area.

    This is a 1 string 2 knots method. Blue is for short end and Red is for long end of the string. Step 9, 16, and 26 are temporary hold with starting clamp.

    I hope you enjoy it. :)

    FA穿線法72孔-2.jpg
    FA穿線法76孔.jpg
     
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    Although a little complicate, but worth to try. It is very good for racket frame protection when stringing as well as playable.
     
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    why is there a string going from d8 to b8 when its tied off before it goes across?
     
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    wlotus Regular Member

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    [MENTION=86196]craigandy[/MENTION]: Please ignore that D8-B8 string. I'm not good at Photoshop to take that string off from the chart.
     
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    Ok no worries, just because could not read the writing, but assumed it was tie off so was just checking. Did you find the bed to be a lot more lively to justify this more complicated way of stringing? looks like you have to go in and out of a lot of grommets that are covered by string with tension.
     
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    It's more relevant to stringer's skill and passing through covered holes issue is not worse than any other patterns....
     
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    craigandy Regular Member

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    (The pattern?) is more relevant to stringers skill? what do you mean? just for fun, no benefit or something else?

    On the other point with the 76 hole I count 8 times pass the string past tensioned string on the outside of frame, not that it's a massive issue but with the way I string only 2 time. Yonex string pattern depending on waiting to tie off mains before doing first couple crosses only 4 times.
    So twice or four times worse an issue than those 2 methods anyway.
     
  8. wlotus

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    I think what demonderrick meant is that the lively feel of a string bed is more relevant to a stringer's skill.

    I strung this pattern the other day with a 76 hole racket and ZM65 with 24 pound main and 26 pound cross. I don't feel much trouble for covered holes when comparing to Yonex pattern. Unfortunately, regarding to the lively feel of this pattern, I can't answer the question since I'm currently injured and haven't play for a while. I would assume the feel should be close to the pattern that does sweet spot area top-down methods. Like I mentioned in my original post, the main benefit of this pattern is to protect 4/8 o'clock when stringing a pattern which has top-down, sweet spot first for cross.
     
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    As the pattern goes, it is a upside down pattern, so, the bed is similar or same to any other upside down pattern that starting strinning from the sweet spot. I like this pattern simply because it is a upside down instead of downside up pattern.

    How a stringer does the job matters more about the bed, therefore, I believe it is more relevant to stringer's skill to make the bed lively.

    For the covered holes problem, there are 2 ways I look at it. First, the 2/10 o'clock position, for 76 holes, there are so little room left for the covered holes, therefore, I usually leave a short string (the leftover from last string job) in between the tensioned string and covered hole, so, I could use a starting gripper to move the existed short string up or down to make it easier for the string work. It shouldn't take more than 5-10 seconds for it. Second, for other covered holes that have more room, I simply use my finger to push the tensioned string up or down for further string work, therefore, I don't find it a problem to me since it is just a matter of seconds..... But, when it is being stringed over 27p, I won't use my finger to move the tensioned string since it may be too hard to do so, then, I will copy my first way, simply leave a short string in between to solve the problem. That is why I find it no worse than any other patterns. Well, just my 2 cents opinion.
     
  10. silentheart

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    To wlotus,
    You know this method is for fly clamp only, right? For pro stringer who use fix clamps only, this is not going to work.
     
  11. demonderrick

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    This pattern doesn't require a fly clamp but a starting gripper, I tried it a couple times already..
     

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