Silent Partner had a racquet (tennis) stringing contest and the winner took just over 13 minutes to string the racquet. http://www.sptennis.com/videos/SpeedStringing03.html Of note: for cross string, they use what is known as "one ahead" where they will weave two cross strings before tensioning. Also, round the world technique of one-piece stringing where you start the cross from the top instead of from the bottom. Pretty interesting for those interested in stringing. p.s. looks like this falls under Equipment instead of General. My apologies.