Tennis rackets come in many different sizes and string patterns. These patterns are often referred to as High Density (HD), Low Density (LD), and in the case of wide body rackets (WB), Very Low Density. In an HD pattern the main strings are a little closer together than they are in an LD pattern. The mains in an LD pattern are a little closer together than they are in some of the newer wide body rackets such as the Wilson Burn and Steam. There is also a StringWeaver made specifically for badminton rackets.
There are StringWeaver models available for use with HD, LD, and WB string patterns. The vast majority of racquets fall into the HD and LD categories. It is easy to determine which one should be used on a particular tennis racket.
Count off 7 main strings from the left of center and 7 from the right, then measure the distance “D” between L7 and R7 as shown in the diagram.
If “D” is between 5 and 5-3/4 inches (127 and 146 millimeters) then use the blue HD version of the StringWeaver.
If “D” is between 5-3/4 and 6-1/2 inches (146 and 165 millimeters) then use the red LD version of the StringWeaver.
If “D” is between 6-1/2 and 7-1/4 inches (165 and 185 millimeters) then use the green WB version of the StringWeaver.
If you string many different types of rackets then you will probably want to order multiple versions of the StringWeaver. The red LD and blue HD versions are the most commonly used.
Finally, if your rackets do not fit into any of these size ranges, please contact us. We have the ability to custom make StringWeavers to precisely fit any racquet.