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Thread: 2 or 4 knots
01-07-2013, 04:09 AM #35
4 knot vs 2 knot
can someone tell me what actually the different?
i really want to know.
01-07-2013, 08:20 AM #36
It depends on the basis of comparison as there are too many possibilities. 4 knots vs 2 knots:
A) Most of the time an empty racket is mounted on the machine then strung,
B) "industrial weaving" method
C) The most absurb (innovative) one i've seen is using Method (B) + a small waste string to tie an additonal 2 knots to make it look like a 2 piece stringing
A) Same as 4 Knots (A)
B) Same as 4 knots (B)
Depending on your basis of comparison, each scenario would give a different effect on the stringbed stiffness, ultimately it voices down to how fast the strings loses tension. Thus you would need have multiple constants like strings used, tension strung, machine, racket and also the stringer in order to compare.
01-07-2013, 06:27 PM #37
01-07-2013, 06:46 PM #38
For SIMPLE DAILY usage ... go 4 knots ... SUPPOSED to help retain tension better esp at high tensions (more than 25lbs), so I was told ... but since I am only using 21-22lbs ... 2-4 or whatever makes no difference to me.
01-07-2013, 06:48 PM #39
so for me better use 4knots because my string 28lbs right?
01-07-2013, 07:13 PM #40
01-09-2013, 07:00 AM #41
correct 100%.yeah,me too.since I am only using 21-22lbs .2-4 or whatever makes no difference to me too.
01-15-2013, 02:27 PM #42
No, the difference is if it is one (2 knots) or two pieces (4 knots) of string. If you use two piece, you lose a little amount of tension when you tie off the mains on the last two strings. If you use one piece (around the world technique), there is no loss in those side strings.
Also, some rackets are designed for two-piece method where crosses go from the bottom up, and a one-piece pattern may damage the racket at very high tensions because the crosses start near the top. By default, I prefer to string with the one-piece. If you use a reel, you can squeeze out one or two more stringings by not having to leave extra to tie off the mains.
01-18-2013, 07:23 PM #43
ATW(Around the world)This method is used when a manufacturer designs a racket with tie-offs for the mains at the bottom part of the racket frame and requires a top-down method for the crosses (2 piece stringing with top-down crosses) thus when using a traditional one piece stringing it would not be possible to start the crosses from top-down, therefore the ATW method is used or adopted by the stringer when a player insists in a 1 piece stringing.The ATW method is more common in tennis rather than in badminton as some tennis rackets have specific tie-off spots indicated by manufacturers compared to badminton.
01-18-2013, 11:23 PM #44
I find the ATW to be more consistent than the standard 1 piece because there is a lot less string on the outside of the grommets. Could just be me pulling that out of my butt, but it is a much more interesting technique to me anyway. I also like that the "long" side is not super long, which sometimes leads to binding if you preweave using a thicker string.
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