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how to start stringing? from no experience at all

Discussion in 'Badminton Stringing Techniques & Tools' started by llpjlau, Jun 4, 2007.

  1. llpjlau

    llpjlau Regular Member

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    okay i dont know how to string a racket at all, never seen one being done, never touched a stringing machine.
    how would you recommend me to get into stringing? what should i do first?

    thanks.
     
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    1. Many string machine comes with user mannual, or even step by step tutorial package.

    2. Visit a reputable stringer, and politely asking questions if he's not too busy.

    3. Read the articles and watch the vid that Mr. Dink put on the site. ;)

    4. Start your own practice with a cheap racket and some junk strings with low tension (below 20lb). Have enough practice (say, 5-10 runs at least), before start the real work on your expensive rackets.

    5. Be mentally prepared, as the beginning could be a long, boring, painful and costly expereince. :eek:
     
  4. cappy75

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    Ugh! Lazybuddy! I did a big NO NO and made my first attempt at stringing... now I am hooked.

    Last Saturday, I went over to PeteLSD's office and strung my racquet under his supervision. Unfortunately, because of a mistake, I had undone my efforts in the cross string sections. Pete offered to unstring the cross and redo them again. This is so sad... I almost strung my own racquet:(. Haven't check my racquet yet, but Pete said that the frame looks uneven. Probably due to improper setting of the frame before stringing.

    Nonetheless, now I am looking at getting the Pioneer DC Plus. Man, I think I will have to put down around CAN$1000 to get started! This addiction is getting stronger by the day:eek:!!!
     
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    XtC-604 Regular Member

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    lol...i don't get it, addicted to stringing!?
     
  6. cappy75

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    I love gadgets and I love control. A stringing machine is a gadget that will give me control over how I modified my racquets... hopefully for the better:eek:. With time to spare, I could see myself saving money by stringing my own racquets. Apart from my main active racquets, I got 4 unstrung racquets (3 Cab22s, 1 Nanospeed9000) crying for my loving attention and with an average re-stringing of 3 weeks. The machine could pay for itself after 2~3 years down the road:p.
     
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    What can I say... PeteLSD's attention to details and commitment to excellence in his workmanship is infectious.

     
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    Wow... Does that mean, next time I come over, I have new toy to play with? Maybe after a long badminton session, I can string your rackets, while watching baddy DVDs in the living room? ;)
     
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    lazybuddy, sounds like badmintonidis (addiction to badminton ahaha), play badminton, sleep badminton, watch badminton, eat badminton, do badminton
     
  10. Pete LSD

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    Perhaps, you ought to drop by Vancouver :D.

     
  11. Pete LSD

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    Master Cappy75 did pretty well :D.

     
  12. Pete LSD

    Pete LSD Regular Member

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    Yeah, for goodness the "you know who" will not come along :D:D:D.

     
  13. DarthHowie

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    I can vouch for the attention to detail...after all i stayed awake after Pete finished stringing ONE racket. It's a pleasure to watch....once....haha.

    But i think i'll have to pay another visit to check out his new machineS when i'm back in Vancouver for the 1st week of August.
     
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    Pete, are you thinking about getting the Yonex's stringing machine?
     
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    Only used to be. :eek: Cutting down badminton activity by quite a bit recently, to make gf happy. :eek:
     
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    she's unhappy you're loving someone else??
     
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    Less badminton = more energy = happier gf. ;)
     
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    Less badminton = less excercise = bigger belly = gf does not like it...
     
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    It really depends on the gf ;):p:D.

     
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    LOL!!!!!!!!!!!!!Good one there!
     

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