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03-02-2011, 11:58 AM #18
I have made a promise to myself that I will not buy any more rackets which have all shared holes in the corners. For the ones I have right now I will only string with zm62 to make it easier.
I tend to string in about 35 minutes for others and about 25 minutes for myself as I tend to take a bit more care for other peoples rackets than my own.
The only time I've broken a string during stringing though was right at the end, pulled to hard on the knot and the string broke and the knot slipped out. Had to pull the string out and have 1 less cross, no big deal.
03-02-2011, 06:02 PM #19
03-03-2011, 04:21 AM #20
sure. if i skip tensioning the 11th main and pull the 10th only.
but what do i gain from doing that? just to comply with the Yonex pattern? is there a big enough advantage in the Yonex pattern for me to forgo pulling one string?
03-03-2011, 04:24 AM #21
in fact, the tension loss is more significant than it looks if i don't tension the 11th.
this is because when i skip 11th, come back and tension 10th, the flying clamp will be clamping 9th and 10th together. well, 9th is held tight by 11th but we already know 11th is slack. so i am clamping 10th against a string that is held by a slack string. which means 10th will lose more tension than it looks.
03-03-2011, 11:58 AM #22
You are silly!! AK is sooooo SLOW!!! Should watch Sattawat in So Cal at OCBC!!! He is super fast now, and his string jobs are supurb!!
03-03-2011, 12:35 PM #23
03-03-2011, 02:03 PM #24
03-03-2011, 07:53 PM #25
This guy is doing a 29x31lbs job with a two point system using flying clamps. The way he did the Yonex pattern is to pull the 9th and 11th main strings together so he could clamp the 11th string using the flying clamp. IMHO it is pretty impressive seeing that his machine is a drop weight model which pulls close to or exactly true 29lbs tension constant pull.
Last edited by Blitzzards; 03-03-2011 at 07:57 PM.
03-04-2011, 01:23 AM #26
I don't know what sucks more but I remember my bad experience with ZM62
I snapped the string while tensioning my parnell knot
I guess I learned the breaking point of the string when tying a not but **** was I ever pissed
My emotion in sequence ...
Pulling the last cross , Tying the knot , Tensioning the knot , Knot snaps , "****"!!!!!,
Life goes on
03-05-2011, 04:55 AM #27
Must say kwun's setup is most unusual - you don't normally see a WISE bolted onto such a skeletal donor machine.
03-05-2011, 05:15 AM #28
03-05-2011, 05:17 AM #29
As for the video: I'm surprised this guy does not poke his eye with the end of the drop weight. I guess if he put the bar on the other side it would flip the whole machine off his work table/shelf. It's almost painful to watch him string. I want my 14.5 mins back!
03-14-2011, 01:53 PM #30Using pliers is the second leading cause of string breaking during knot tightening, it's because of the sharp edges of the pliers. The first is pulling too hard.
Also why I add 10% before tying off: less than two inches of string lie between the end of the last main-or-cross and the knot, which is about 10% of the length of the main-or-cross in question (and those two inches are under some tension if you pull your knot properly, so even 10% might be generous).
03-14-2011, 05:13 PM #31
instead of using just the plier to do the pull, use it instead as a helper to your hands.
pull the string with the hand and use the plier to hold the string behind. the pulling force comes mainly from the hand and the plier is there mostly to avoid slippage.
not sure if this is clear. will post a pic when i get home.
03-14-2011, 09:30 PM #32
03-14-2011, 09:34 PM #33
Turbo speed is cool in a way, but I am not sure about the extra heat generated due to the friction and speedy pulling.
03-14-2011, 10:44 PM #34
the technique is this. imagine you are holding onto the rope during tug-o-war. left hand hold the rope in front, right hand holding rope right behind the left hand.
now, replace the rope with the string. replace the right hand with plier. that's all.
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