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Where do you string?

Discussion in 'Badminton String' started by MarkinJapan, Jun 7, 2004.

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where do you string?

  1. i string my own rackets

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  2. i have a friend that strings

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  3. i always go to a shop

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  1. Kiloo

    Kiloo Regular Member

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    Got fed up with the (non-)service provided by the local stringers:mad:. Started to browse a bit and finally got myself a machine and started doing it myself as well as for friends:cool:. I also hope to enlarge the business.
     
  2. Alom

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    String my own. Had trouble finding fast restringers in my area and decided to buy my own machine and all the tools. Cant go wrong with your own machine because I needed a restring once every month on average, sometimes twice :p
     
  3. dorysan

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    My coach strings the rackets
     
  4. Kiloo

    Kiloo Regular Member

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    That's the spirit:D
     
  5. druss

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    I string for myself, friends and 2 local clubs. I don't do it to make money so don't charge a lot. If what I charge pays off the machine in 3-4 years that would make me happy.

    I break on average 2 strings a month and there are only 3 places in town that I would trust to string my rackets... 2 of them in private clubs (which I'm not a member of) and a racket pro shop which is 20 minutes away... too much trouble.
     
  6. Michael WBC

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    Luckily for me I have a friend who is a good stringer. Never had a broken or damaged racket in 11 years. Probably get at least two rackets done a month.
     
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    Do it myself. I used to string professionally and have I have a Babolat Star 3 machine :D
    Playing tennis and badminton, stringing. myself saves me about $600-$700 / year
     
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    Always stringed in shops :(
     
  9. Mwesty

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    Been stringing for quite a while now, for myself and a lot of the players in the surrounding leagues. I do a while-you-wait service at no extra charge to save my customers coming back and fourth. 25minutes to get the racket back tops, using a Babolat Star 5. I charge £10 in total which includes me providing the string and the labour. I made all the strings the same price as I didn't want the price to be a factor when one of my customer selects a string - instead they're picking a string which suits their style of play best.

    Created my website about 2 years ago and seem to be getting a lot of postal orders too, so it's progressing quite well. http://www.racquetrestrings.com
     
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    Getting onto the tournament circut as well. I did the stringing at the BUCS Championships for Ashaway.. and did the stringing for the Inter County Championships for the Premier B a few months back.
     
  11. MarkYin

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    How much does a stringing machine cost?
     
  12. Kiloo

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    U have a whole range of machines, with a whole range of prices:confused::confused::confused:. It depends on what u r looking for. Chk this site of a visual sample of some of what is being used: http://www.photostringer.com/ :D

    Personally I got a TF6000 from Tecnifibre:cool:
    Good luck with yr search
     
  13. Olekingdom

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    I live in little rock, Arkansas, USA. I cannot find the shop that can string for me. Anybody knows where I can find it. Please let me know so I can contact them with phone or email.
     
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    I do it myself.

    Initially my dad bought a stringing machine so he could learn something new. I watched him string a racket one time (after he learned how), and then I did my first string job by myself just to see if I could do it. Although the knots weren't necessarily in the "right" places (according to the Yonex stringing pattern), the racket played fine. After that, it was just a matter of practice before I started stringing rackets for my club. Along the way, I gained some insights by watching some stringers in China and from perusing this forum. In this past year alone, I probably saved myself $200-300 in labor fees alone (assuming labor to be $10/racket).
     
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    Where i string is the racket head, anywhere else it just doesn't work :p

    But i go to my local sports shop, they get the job done quick. Take a racket in one day, if they have the strings its done quickly. If not they order the strings and its done the next day. Bloody fast really. They keep a record of your string history on whichever racket so you can keep track of what plays best.
     
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    I know how to string. But I don't have a string machine...So I go to string where I bought the racket...
     
  17. Kiloo

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    They let U? On their machine? I wouldn't, no offense.
     
  18. johnlowe88

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    Maz,

    If you need help, I am quite happy to teach you how to string - it is actually quite easy to do, but everyone has their own method. I generally work to manufacturer's recommendations. I have two machines, one is a very old 1982 StringsAll (2 point drop weight) and the second is a recently acquired (given) Klip Pro G which is equivalent to the Gamma Progression II 602FC. I am currently modifying the Klip to mount badminton racquets properly, once this is done, I will be back in the stringing game for tennis and badminton.

    -John

    P.S. Everyone is welcome by the way, as long as you are in Sydney and can travel.
     
  19. mail43249

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    That's one helpful enthusiast. If only I am in Sydney, I will come to learn.



     
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    Or maybe I can come to Singapore. I used to go to Singapore for many years - travelling through asia as part of my job, but due to outsourcing and globalisation, I stopped doing this a few years ago. I used to play at Thomson CC with people from the local company office.
     

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