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    Default Newbie to stringing

    I would like to invest in a machine and start to restring for myself and friends. But before I enter this, is it difficult to learn how to restring a racket? Where can I find instructions/ advices?
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    you're in the right place for advice! All the stuff you need to know is on this board once you search and sift through old threads

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    Great!
    So do you string? Is it a complicated thing to do?

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    It is not hard to do, and there are a few different ways of starting, tieing knots, and patterns, but its essentially very much the same once you get the hang of it. I suggest you invest in a good 6 point mount machine though. Here's one thread of a 2 point drop weight machine step by step thread:

    http://badmintoncentral.com/forums/s...ad.php?t=44504

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    Great!
    thanks for your encouragement
    btw, besides the 6 pt mount, what are the other criteria to look for when choosing a machine?

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    Should come up to Vancouver for a string-fest.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ph_leung View Post
    Should come up to Vancouver for a string-fest.
    i heard the competition is quite fierce already, noob stringers might get cut donw over there

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    i'd just like to add in my own question:..

    when im stringing the crosses, how do i make sure they are 100% straight on a drop weight machine? they dont tend to become straight during pulling.. i mean this in the sense of how the strings are relatively straight to each other when professionals do it, but when i've finished my job, you can clearly see the spots where i've clamped.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ph_leung View Post
    Should come up to Vancouver for a string-fest.
    When would that be? Any additional info?

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    FIXED CLAMPS

    When you are waiting for the cross string being stretched, use your fingers to straighten the last row of cross string.

    FLYING CLAMPS

    When you are waiting for the cross string being stretched, use your fingers to straighten the second last row of cross string.

    Quote Originally Posted by ray_mond View Post
    i'd just like to add in my own question:..

    when im stringing the crosses, how do i make sure they are 100% straight on a drop weight machine? they dont tend to become straight during pulling.. i mean this in the sense of how the strings are relatively straight to each other when professionals do it, but when i've finished my job, you can clearly see the spots where i've clamped.

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    We are waiting for Master OB to give the go ahead.

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    When would that be? Any additional info?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pete LSD View Post
    We are waiting for Master OB to give the go ahead.
    SOOOOOON!!!!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by ray_mond View Post
    i'd just like to add in my own question:..

    when im stringing the crosses, how do i make sure they are 100% straight on a drop weight machine? they dont tend to become straight during pulling.. i mean this in the sense of how the strings are relatively straight to each other when professionals do it, but when i've finished my job, you can clearly see the spots where i've clamped.
    I know that when you allign the cross, pull it down (or up if youre doing top down) to the previous cross so its more "u" looking than "n" looking before you pull. That way its more consistant. I hope that makes some sense...

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    haha okay thanks. i'll try that next time

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    Quote Originally Posted by Optiblue View Post
    SOOOOOON!!!!!!
    Do we bring all our machines to show and compare? Nothing lasting too late into the night or the S.O.'s will rebel!

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    Quote Originally Posted by ph_leung View Post
    Do we bring all our machines to show and compare? Nothing lasting too late into the night or the S.O.'s will rebel!
    it's okay.... one SO down!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pete LSD View Post
    FIXED CLAMPS

    When you are waiting for the cross string being stretched, use your fingers to straighten the last row of cross string.

    FLYING CLAMPS

    When you are waiting for the cross string being stretched, use your fingers to straighten the second last row of cross string.
    Straightening like this is quite important for consistent tension. I've watched and listened to the motor as an ECP adjusts to lost tension as I straighten the crosses.

    One idea for easily straightening the crosses is to use a flexible plastic comb...

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