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Discussion in 'Badminton Stringing Techniques & Tools' started by Chimmey, Oct 31, 2012.

  1. Chimmey

    Chimmey Regular Member

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    I have strung a couple of times now using Kwun's Haribito video on my Rkep9000 and all seems ok. I now have an unstrung Yonex 8DX coming and I have looked at the Yonex official guide to get prepared, I take it this is a one piece bottom up pattern, which means I start with equal amounts of string on each side? is there a benefit using this pattern for this racket as it seems quite specific for a few rackets only, or am I better off sticking to what I have started to learn.
    Before you all say try it and see, I am rubbish at this and too embarrassed to say how long it has actually taken me to string a racket. So if I can avoid doing it twice it would save ALOT of time and stress!

    Thanks in advance

    Dave
     
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    Why not try a 2-piece top-down? Find the mid-point of the string and give the mains an extra 12-15 inches.

    One-piece patterns do not use equal lengths on each side - one side does half the mains, while the other does half the mains and all the crosses; the split is closer to 1/4-3/4. Also, 1-piece has only a negligible advantage over 2-piece if you can tie good knots (and less still if you start the crosses with a starting knot).
     
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    OK thanks Mark, as per asmd6230 recent video? (+ your comments)
     
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    Don't be embarrassed that you can't do a 20 minute stringing job like a pro. It just goes to show that you are being careful while you are learning -- just the way you ought to be. :)

    Listen to the kind, free advice from the experts here at BC and stick with it!
     
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    Exactly.

    With regard to speed, who cares? You're not at a tournament with Lee Chong Wei tutting and tapping his foot. Given the choice between right and fast, your customer is going to want right.
     
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    Thanks for the support, i'll have a go at the weekend. Queen's 'we are the champions' CD Queued and ready.......
     
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    Handel's Messiah might be the piece of more suitable duration. ;-)
     

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