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Thread: What makes a good stringer?
04-01-2012, 05:04 PM #1
What makes a good stringer?
I dont know if he is good at stringing or is crap at it
I know F all about stringing, Is there anything I can ask my stringer to see if he knows his stuff?
04-01-2012, 05:28 PM #2
1. Do you use top-down or bottom up?
2. Do you prestretch?
3. Do you add 10% for the crosses?
There is something to be said for checking that your stringer isn't just a tennis cowboy who thinks he can do badminton because it's "all the same". If you get an answer AND a reason in response to the above, you'll be fine.
04-02-2012, 11:18 AM #3
Hi Mark A
Suppose answer is
1. Top Down
What is your opinion?
04-02-2012, 11:19 AM #4
if you are dealing with tennis stringers, ask them how many mains they string. if they string 20, run away.
04-02-2012, 12:03 PM #5
The third is probably the most important when it comes to badminton because in tennis it's the norm (ish) to go 10% looser on the crosses.
The direction (TD/BU) is less important, but most tennis stringers I know - at least the ones to whom I give the time of day - will always go top-down. The prestretch might be a non-issue if their machine is electric: no extra effort.
04-02-2012, 12:06 PM #6
04-02-2012, 01:09 PM #7
I tried TD and BU and I cant explain y i seems to enjoy playing in TD more Can someone help? Placebo?
04-02-2012, 01:11 PM #8
04-02-2012, 01:17 PM #9
04-02-2012, 03:02 PM #10
What's TD and BU? Where you start your crosses?
04-02-2012, 05:34 PM #11
04-03-2012, 06:36 AM #12
TD for getting undressed at night, BU for stringing rackets :P
04-03-2012, 06:47 PM #13
I always do bottom up as I pull the first cross string... and yes, 10% extra on crosses as well as pre-stretches...
04-04-2012, 09:16 PM #14
Is there any advantages in TD?
Yonex recommends BU, if we do TD what will be the effect on the FRAME?
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