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    Has anyone tried Stringerkey?

    http://www.stringerkey.com/

    It is a tool to help with the weaving the cross strings.
    I've just ordered one on their website.

    It seems like a good idea.

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    Sorry but waeving without that tool a lof of faster...
    If you get this tool you can make a better video.

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    Here is one other video from youtube.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uISaE1MqicE

    For the amateur stringer like me, it may be faster than my hand weaving.

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    Looks slow, and it does not help a stringer learn to do it the proper and fast way. So anyone who starts off will be handicap by this tool forever until he throw it away and learn the proper way to weave.

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    It is like having a child not learn to walk but instead learn to move around with a motorised wheelchair. Yes it is easier but he will never use his legs and will be forever as slow as a wheelchair.

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    I wonder if you can get really efficient and quick with the tool, up to the point where it may be as quick or if not quicker than hand weaving?

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    That's so slow.

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    The hand weaving may take you 3-5 second each time after ..........say 50 rackets stringing-experience, but with this tool, it will take well over 5 seconds no matter how experience you are.... I am totally with Kwun.

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    I saw another "cheat" for crosses a while ago here:

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2kUKKMEIseI

    Again, though, you've got ask yourself if it's worth it.

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    Novel idea, but weaving crosses is best done by hand. With lots of practice you should be faster than the tool. Be patient and in time you will weave crosses consistently (no mis-weaves) and quickly.

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    Faster for beginners but slower as you gain more experience. Just see the vids of AK, crosses can be done in 3 seconds!! He can also do it eye's closed

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    This looks good but only for the occasional stringer. Anyone else who strings and have experience will be faster by hand.

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    Lol this is like crippling yourself when you're trying to learn how to string. I wouldn't recommend using a tool like this if you want to become a better stringer.

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    The fastest hand-weaver will certainly beat the faster Key-weaver.

    The next step would be to build a sewing-machine type thing to sit above the racket and thread everything in one second...

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    Weaving is truly an art. Watching Kakinami and others on youtube is fun and I like to think I've learned a lot from them.

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    i haven't seen any gadget that truly helps making cross weaving any better. some makes it "easier" like what the OP has, but unfortunately it is so slow you end up standing there 10 more minutes longer which doesn't make it worthwhile at all.

    unfortunately, the best way to do it is still the old fashion way, weave with your fingers and using some smarter technique like soft weave will help a lot in that regard.


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    One-weave ahead is the closest thing to cheating when it comes to stringing

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