Friday, January 08, 2016

Pat Markey

Oops! my short side came up short! Here is the solution.



You know what I'm talking about.  We have all done it one time or another, during one-piece stringing you come up short during the stringing of the short side of the frame.  Measure, count the number of main strings and divide by 2 or estimate and pre-weave the main strings.  Choose your favorite way from these three.  Generally what I have found that works is once you become experienced enough and you measure arm lengths or measure the length of the racket 3.5 times or so you get a feel for the short side.  At first and beginners might want to count how many main strings on that side and measure them out one at a time.  I am a proponent of pre-weaving mains (something I learned stringing in the big leagues - saves time) and this way I never run short and know right away if I am stringing around the world or traditional top-down.  More on this in a later post.

Once you come up short, if you have enough string to tie off then a starting clamp can be the most useful tool but if your string doesnt even make it to the last main than it's TIME TO START OVER!
 


Pat Markey

About Pat Markey -

Patrick Has been stringing rackets for over 25 years including at many professional events around the country including the US OPEN and AUSTRALIAN OPEN. He brings a depth of knowledge and love for the industry.

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