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    Is this a brand new machine? Is the sand paper needed for your gripper?
    I'm curious, because I've eliminated all my string slippages simply by pushing the gripper all the way back, before placing the string on it.

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    Yes, about 10 jobs/3weeks old. That's actually torn cardboard from a pack of Zymax. I use it because in the string holder is a spring which I think was nicking the string. Since adding it I've had no more random little fraying sections. No issues with slippage I don't think.

    Also that is way too dark for stringing, in case anyone wondered about late night stringing in soft light. I need to find my head torch!

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    I use 5 metres for the mains, and 4.3 metres for the crosses. You can get away with 4 on the crosses, but the last one gets pretty tight and you won't be able to weave one ahead, so unless you're rrally short of string or money i wouldn't reccommend it...

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    Quote Originally Posted by _Rav_ View Post
    I use 5 metres for the mains, and 4.3 metres for the crosses. You can get away with 4 on the crosses, but the last one gets pretty tight and you won't be able to weave one ahead, so unless you're rrally short of string or money i wouldn't reccommend it...
    Three wingspans plus one forearm for the mains, three minus one forearm for the crosses. Usually enough for OWA and diabolo use.

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    I usually do 4.75M on mains, 4M on crosses for Yonex Rackets.

    For Victors, I use the same length of mains but I go 4.1M on the crosses.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mark A View Post
    Three wingspans plus one forearm for the mains, three minus one forearm for the crosses. Usually enough for OWA and diabolo use.
    Ha, we use the same unit of measurement. I'm pretty lanky so I assume my span is at least as long as yours. That's for your 2PTD right?

    How about for haribito? I can probably work it out by adding the relevant portion of crosses length to each side of the mains.

    Owa / Diablo?

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    is there a badminton racquet stringing for dummies book?

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    Quote Originally Posted by dbswansea View Post
    is there a badminton racquet stringing for dummies book?
    No stringer would write such a book - why tell people how you do it and negate the need for your services?

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    I'd imagine any stringer writing the book would make a considerable sum from the book

    Quote Originally Posted by Mark A View Post
    No stringer would write such a book - why tell people how you do it and negate the need for your services?

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    YouTube + here + practice. You get a DVD with most machines I think. I've made a few rookie errors but happy enough with my results already.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dbswansea View Post
    I'd imagine any stringer writing the book would make a considerable sum from the book
    And incur the ire of every other stringer.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mark A View Post
    And incur the ire of every other stringer.
    Well Duckfeet will need to use other sources then

    Chapter 1 - Don't drink and string.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dbswansea View Post
    Well Duckfeet will need to use other sources then

    Chapter 1 - Don't drink and string.
    It's the best way to string, have a drink, then say you cant do it - because you have had a drink - then get my son to do it! Easy.....

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    Drink, lights low, 18month old poking everything and sitting on the drop weight arm, annoy the wife so she sarcastically questions every move you make, TV up loud, black string, too much tension for the frame. Did I miss anything? Oh yeah, put your orange handled snips next to your orange handled pliers at all times. Aim for a new record fastest time. Don't put string in to aid you with shared holes

    Stringing by DuckFeet

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    Quote Originally Posted by DuckFeet View Post
    Drink, lights low, 18month old poking everything and sitting on the drop weight arm, annoy the wife so she sarcastically questions every move you make, TV up loud, black string, too much tension for the frame. Did I miss anything? Oh yeah, put your orange handled snips next to your orange handled pliers at all times. Aim for a new record fastest time. Don't put string in to aid you with shared holes

    Stringing by DuckFeet
    Sounds just about right to me, isn't this how it is normally done? Oh, apart from both my two are 15 now and want to amuse themselves with other things!

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    When using someone's recommendation for string measurement bear in mind that it stretchs. A lot.

    20*19 mains*crosses, number not tension, in my noob loaner racket.

    18lbs on a 0.70 string ringing at 1055hz seems way too high.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DuckFeet View Post
    When using someone's recommendation for string measurement bear in mind that it stretchs. A lot.
    Also, some stringing machines have the gripper closer than others to the turntable, so can get away with less string per racket...

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