The BC chamber of stringing horrors

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  1. fanfaron

    fanfaron Regular Member

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    I think it's about the preweave. it's easier to preweave like they do, instead of leaving slack from the two first(middle) mains. imagine if the two middles mains has slack how difficult would be to do the cross. Also maybe all this has to do with some kinda of assembly work. If stringing in mass, first person do the weave, second tensionning. work would be divided and the weave guy will be very good since he is only doing that, same as the tension guy
     
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    If you preweave a racket, you will always end up that you have to weave the crosses into untensionend mains (which is always a real pain in the bum) - no difference if you then start to tension the mains from the outside or the middle. There's nothing wrong with preweaving in general, as long as you tension the strings correctly afterwards.
     
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    And here two Nanorays which have been strung without a load spreader at 12o'clock so the pind left indents in the frames.
    What a waste.
     

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    Wouldn't pulling pre-weaved mains reduce their tension, however slightly, against pulling "clean" mains?
     
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    Should have the posts had that much pressure on them, in any case, load spreader or not?
    I was taught to have only "contact" with the posts.
     
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    So, what do you guys thinks of these stringing jobs? I was wondering about those kind of long run of string on some of them.
     

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    More picts...
     

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    It was perhaps done on a machine with only 2 points support...
     
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    Even if they have only contact in the beginning, the pressure is applied when the strings are pulled. With each string that is pulled, the racket is pushed against the support post. 6 point machines take away some of that load on their side supports.

    Take a 2 point machine without load spreaders (best: support posts should be metal only), add a fairly high tension and I'm pretty sure you can reproduce these dents. Still, pretty painful to look at.
     
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    But most two points machine has a wide support. The load is spread between two to four grommets. I think it is wrong to accused the two points machine. . I think six points without load spreader.

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    I made this point 1-2 years ago and get bashed badly for this. Maybe I'm strange, but IMO only the clean way is my way. Never got an advantage of pre-weaving. Even the advantages of "no crossovers and no difficult shared holes" never made my to pre weave one, because I can also conquer the shared holes and avoid cross overs.
     
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    what do you mean "avoid cross overs"? what I had most is holes blocking others holes that are free I can't move the string to get access to the holes. even with a awl i have trouble, And sometimes i damage the string, shame on me. I should post my horror stringing here :)

    Do you have that kinda of problem?
     
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    Saw this and cried inside...

     
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    What was he even doing at the gym? Never mind the awful stringing process.. Does this guy just do random things?
     
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    Finally, someone posted that half-famous Ellis-clip. And I have to say - it was worth the wait.

    This must be the Blairwitch Project of stringing horror clips. Sensational.
     
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    I don't understand the reason for the towel...to hide a boner during the massage?
     
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    You can use small pieces of scrap string to unblock those covered holes. @DarthHowie has made a thread explaining this technique:

    http://www.badmintoncentral.com/for...share_tid=150903&share_fid=63434&share_type=t

    Never had any serious issues with blocked holes again after I started to use this technique. Kudos to Howard for sharing this!
     
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    No advantage can overturn the hair-ripping ball-ache of trying to weave through slack mains.
     
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    I need to change my mind. This is far more like the Sharknado of stringing clips. My favorite part is at 5:50

    "With Yonex, they always provide stringing services at the tournaments. (...) I think it's better to do it on your own. (...) So you can be sure there are no mistakes!"

    L M F A O!!!

    So what do you guess what effective tension he will get in the end? 31 lbs. with double pulls on a crank machine (no multiple pulls) and flying clamp. Let's assume he is at least calibrating the crank regularly. Can't be s lot more than 26 lbs. I would say.

    So imagine what happens if he gets back a real 31 lbs. string job from one of the Yonex stringers...
     
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