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    thats my first attempt took me an 1 hour 45 mins with a little help using a very old machine, strung at 24lbs one piece

    any feedback welcomed.....

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    What are these strings ? They look really thick. MPXL ?

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    it looks a bit warped!
    haha, jk, i wish i could string rackets...

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    noppy is that right 22x23?

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    nah its 0.66 or 0.65 cant remember which, i think its just the shadow of the paper i put behind it to show strings .

    illusionist pro do you mean tension if yes then i think its 23x24, if not tension then i have no idea what your on about?

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    Great job! How did you keep all the lines so straight?

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    iv got a good eye for these things , as i pulled the lever i pushed it into the straight position to make sure there was equal tension

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    looks alright, but what racket model is that?

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    it''s a woven 3 i think

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    you would be right it is a woven 3 with a lot of war wounds

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    score =] ! Thats juicy stringing , keep it up !

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    Not bad at all - makes my first attempt look foolish, actually. The straightness is actually very impressive - you obviously took some time during and afterwards to end up with a quality finish.

    Straightening crosses as you tension is one of the best things you can do - if you leave them until later you end up with a racket full of "smiley faces", as my teacher calls them, and straightening these out AFTER you finish stringing leads to a huge loss of tension. I never did this until I went on my course, so you've got a head start there.


    A couple of points for next time:

    1. I think there are two extra crosses at the bottom of the racket - the default pattern for badminton goes, from the bottom up, shared, shared, single, shared. There should be 22 mains and 22 crosses, the flared grommets at the bottom of the racket are there in case you need o use two main knot (as in a two-piece system).

    2. The top knot should be above the top cross, not below - always tie your knots onto an isolated main (preferably as close as possible to where the last string originated from).
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    Quote Originally Posted by noppy View Post
    nah its 0.66 or 0.65 cant remember which, i think its just the shadow of the paper i put behind it to show strings .

    illusionist pro do you mean tension if yes then i think its 23x24, if not tension then i have no idea what your on about?
    i means mains and crossses, my rackets are usually 22x22

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    i only put the 23rd cross on cus i had extra string and the person showing me said it didnt make much difference and i didnt want to waste string thanks for the tips i shall try it next time and post another pic wont be for a while yet as i havnt got any rackets that need stringing

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    Quote Originally Posted by noppy View Post
    i only put the 23rd cross on cus i had extra string and the person showing me said it didnt make much difference and i didnt want to waste string thanks for the tips i shall try it next time and post another pic wont be for a while yet as i havnt got any rackets that need stringing
    Extra crosses are best placed at the throat end of the racket, as you did, as the frame is stronger here than at the nose. Crosses down here shouldn't alter playability that much either.

    Please do post your second job!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mark A View Post
    A couple of points for next time:

    1. I think there are two extra crosses at the bottom of the racket - the default pattern for badminton goes, from the bottom up, shared, shared, single, shared. There should be 22 mains and 22 crosses, the flared grommets at the bottom of the racket are there in case you need o use two main knot (as in a two-piece system).

    2. The top knot should be above the top cross, not below - always tie your knots onto an isolated main (preferably as close as possible to where the last string originated from).

    i strung second racket last night, i found it in my porch it had broken strings so i thought what the heck il have another go :P god knows whos racket it is, but its old, racontor or something like that. anyways i tried the 2 peice method and it took me an hour and 45 again. i was sat on my bedroom floor tho, not ideal i know.
    i strung it at 21lbs (ish)
    i made sure to follow your tips so its only 22 x 22
    and i did the knots as the a diagram showed me . i shall post a pic when i get back possibly sunday night.but i did it completely on my own and started at 9.30pm so i was happy i didnt mess up.

    i need to take a pic of the machine im using talk about retro its 30 years old. but it works beautifully.

    Gav

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