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Forum: Racquet Stringing 2011-09-23, 11:24
Replies: 1
Views: 1,823
Posted By squashguy
not sure what your concern here is, that there's...

not sure what your concern here is, that there's little tension loss?
loading 3 times is quite a bit, how long does it take to tension one string? I would think just letting the drop-weight sit...
Forum: Racquet Stringing 2010-10-13, 12:04
Replies: 5
Views: 5,706
Posted By squashguy
Stringing with the Challenger should be...

Stringing with the Challenger should be straightforward, especially with the adjustable clamps which can handle the angled strings.
Just make sure you alternate mains, one right, two left, two right...
Forum: Stringing Machines 2010-10-10, 21:35
Replies: 6
Views: 3,490
Posted By squashguy
for something heavy, i would go with UPS, then...

for something heavy, i would go with UPS, then FedEx
Forum: Racquet Stringing 2010-09-22, 12:46
Replies: 21
Views: 8,354
Posted By squashguy
Since your are using Poly string, you should read...

Since your are using Poly string, you should read the other post called 'Tension Calibrator question' which gives reasons why some stringers kill Poly string.

IMHO it should make no difference...
Forum: Racquet Stringing 2010-09-22, 12:30
Replies: 2
Views: 2,791
Posted By squashguy
Try one of the ashaway squash strings with zyex....

Try one of the ashaway squash strings with zyex. Zyex is incredibly tough and it will eventually wear through, but shouldn't break just from stretching. The red 18 guage string is good, not sure if...
Forum: Racquet Stringing 2009-08-15, 23:19
Replies: 13
Views: 5,565
Posted By squashguy
If you want, check stringing videos on youtube....

If you want, check stringing videos on youtube. E-string used to have their speed stringing contests online, but i can't find them. Pro stringers, stringing in 15 minutes or less, and they describe...
Forum: Racquet Stringing 2009-02-07, 13:27
Replies: 3
Views: 2,592
Posted By squashguy
If the racquet has a bar along the throat that...

If the racquet has a bar along the throat that the string loops around ( i think they call it a power ring), then yes, you should tension from the head by pulling 2 strings. If it has holes all...
Forum: Racquet Stringing 2009-01-07, 16:16
Replies: 24
Views: 9,910
Posted By squashguy
surprised no one mentioned the digital fish...

surprised no one mentioned the digital fish scale.

For about $15-20, you can pick up a digital fish scale at your local Kmart or sports store. They usually go up to 50 or 70 lbs which is plenty...
Forum: Racquet Stringing 2008-08-20, 01:14
Replies: 12
Views: 5,511
Posted By squashguy
it looks like the combs lift alternate strings so...

it looks like the combs lift alternate strings so you can pass the cross through with little friction, i guess there's a way to flip it to go back the other way.

I find weaving one ahead is fine,...
Forum: Racquet Stringing 2008-08-20, 01:11
Replies: 4
Views: 2,263
Posted By squashguy
no problemo, you don't need a starting clamp. ...

no problemo, you don't need a starting clamp.

i usually put in a pro knot and pull the first two crosses together then keep going. That way the knot doesn't receive the full tension but it...
Forum: Racquet Stringing 2008-02-20, 15:58
Replies: 2
Views: 2,144
Posted By squashguy
string elongation will only affect the tension if...

string elongation will only affect the tension if you have a crank machine. If you have a dropweight or an electronic pull machine, the tension should remain the same. The crank does not pull the...
Forum: Stringing Machines 2008-02-17, 03:23
Replies: 8
Views: 3,947
Posted By squashguy
i think swivels are way easier to use and provide...

i think swivels are way easier to use and provide more flexibility. I string a lot of squash racquets, which have fan patterns. There's no good way to do fan patterns with a cross-glide clamp. I...
Forum: Racquet Stringing 2008-01-13, 13:43
Replies: 1
Views: 1,814
Posted By squashguy
On my mutual power 6-point stringer, I had to...

On my mutual power 6-point stringer, I had to machine a couple extension brackets so that the K brackets would reach the narrow part of the head. It basically screws in to the bracket and provides a...
Forum: Racquet Stringing 2007-10-09, 15:10
Replies: 9
Views: 2,997
Posted By squashguy
the dropweight is not 50 lbs if you want 50 lbs...

the dropweight is not 50 lbs if you want 50 lbs of tension. Adding 1 lb to the dropweight will certainly add more than 1 lb of tension.
Forum: Stringing Machines 2007-08-10, 16:59
Replies: 6
Views: 3,156
Posted By squashguy
I like fixed clamps much more than flying clamps....

I like fixed clamps much more than flying clamps. If you ever come across a fan pattern or widely spaced strings that a flying clamp is too narrow for, you'll wish you had flying clamps.

If you...
Forum: Racquet Stringing 2007-08-02, 03:22
Replies: 4
Views: 2,330
Posted By squashguy
2-piece is not difficult at all. you should watch...

2-piece is not difficult at all. you should watch the speed stringing videos on the silent partner website. The winners come in about 13 minutes and most of them string 2-piece.
Forum: Racquet Stringing 2007-07-28, 13:30
Replies: 3
Views: 2,608
Posted By squashguy
Professional stringers do this all the time with...

Professional stringers do this all the time with 1-piece stringing. Just change the tension when you get to the crosses. The strings will not slide very much at all, so the the mains/crosses will...
Forum: Racquet Stringing 2007-06-08, 03:54
Replies: 3
Views: 2,258
Posted By squashguy
When the drop arm is not horizontal, the tension...

When the drop arm is not horizontal, the tension will be LOWER than when it is parallel. The highest tension you will get is when the arm is parallel, it depends on the length of the 'shadow' under...
Forum: Stringing Machines 2007-04-15, 19:35
Replies: 7
Views: 21,527
Posted By squashguy
i hear digital fish weighing scales are quite...

i hear digital fish weighing scales are quite good for this application. only cost about $20 and go to 50 or 70 lbs.
Forum: Tennis Strings 2007-02-20, 01:03
Replies: 5
Views: 2,540
Posted By squashguy
I use it as a starting knot, however I pull the...

I use it as a starting knot, however I pull the first two crosses at once. this way the full tension is not put on the knot, and the end result is basically the same as using the starting clamp...
Forum: Racquet Stringing 2007-01-12, 12:38
Replies: 7
Views: 2,818
Posted By squashguy
No,No,NO. If the recommended string tension on...

No,No,NO. If the recommended string tension on your racquet is 65 lbs., the actual tension would be more like 55 lbs.That tension is always dropping as you use the racquet and even when it just sits...
Forum: Racquet Stringing 2007-01-12, 01:16
Replies: 5
Views: 9,799
Posted By squashguy
If racquetball is the same as squash, you need...

If racquetball is the same as squash, you need more tension for power. The balls are different than tennis balls and can compress completely on impact. Most squash pros string low for control, not...
Forum: Stringing Machines 2007-01-04, 23:21
Replies: 11
Views: 6,301
Posted By squashguy
You might want to be careful about ordering...

You might want to be careful about ordering direct from Laserfibre. I have heard on another tennis forum about recent customer service issues, such as promised units that never arrive and a telephone...
Forum: Racquet Stringing 2006-11-15, 00:12
Replies: 7
Views: 2,818
Posted By squashguy
yes, that is correct. Stringer tension is the...

yes, that is correct. Stringer tension is the reference tension. If everyone tried to reach 60 lb.s, some people would be stringing at 65 lbs, others at 75, and who knows what. As long as the...
Forum: Stringing Machines 2006-11-05, 01:04
Replies: 1
Views: 2,769
Posted By squashguy
Check the Mutual Power website. They have decent...

Check the Mutual Power website. They have decent ones there for $15 each. Eagnas also has similar ones that may be similarly priced.
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