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Thread: Stringing logbook
04-06-2009, 01:02 PM #1
Do any of you keep a log of your string jobs? I started to keep on online in a spreadsheet. here are the fields that i use:
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04-06-2009, 01:23 PM #2
Depends how many customers you have.
04-06-2009, 01:29 PM #3
i use it because i want to find out and remember how each racket was strung. if i do find that the racket plays well or badly, this can help improve the string quality.
if i were 10 yrs younger, i wouldn't need it as i can probably remember all off the top of my head...
04-06-2009, 01:32 PM #4
04-06-2009, 02:08 PM #5
I keep a little database of rackets, strings, tensions, customers etc. I could probably get by without it's still a good thing to have.
04-06-2009, 03:14 PM #6
I keep a little log book as well. For mine, I have customer name, date, racket, string, tension.
04-06-2009, 04:18 PM #7
Log books are a great idea, i had the idea a while ago but too lazy to get around to it. Ill probably start it when/if I string more rackets. I think the parameters i would use are racket-make/model, string brand/model, tension mains/crosses, and a notes section for differences. Overall I think i always try to string the same way no matter the string pattern. Right now im still fiddling with 2 vs 4 knot. I just put some ashaway mp on two rackets used 2 knots on one and 4 on the other and got the exact same pitch when i ping them. Usually its slightly off.
04-06-2009, 04:23 PM #8
i keep mine in a google doc spreadsheet. i can access it from anywhere. very convenient.
04-06-2009, 04:24 PM #9
04-06-2009, 04:27 PM #10
06-11-2010, 09:59 PM #11
i have been keeping records of my stringing on my logbook and i found it totally convenient. everytime i break a string, i know exactly how to either re-produce the feel of the stringing, or to make small adjustment to it.
or if i have a customer, i can tell them what tension and string they used before and let them decide if they want to make adjustment.
and i can tell that Janet breaks strings as often as me...
very very convenient.
06-11-2010, 11:53 PM #12
Some even ask me to provide them with the serial numbers of their rackets
Yes, I do keep a log book for all stringing jobs done. Data collected can be very useful.
Some players do not remember when/how their last stringing job was done.
Some will ask/say things like;
* When was my last stringing done?
* What tension was used?
* What string was used?
* String it this time like before.
* String it this time with higher/lower tension
* String it this time with thinner/thicker string
* etc, etc ......
And when players lose their rackets, some even ask me to provide them with the serial numbers of their rackets; so that they can find out who has pinched their rackets.
09-14-2010, 10:21 AM #13
I keep a logbook almost exactely as kwun has described. I use a MS Excel file. I have only one column to describe the pattern (only if it is a non yonex pattern, eg babolat satelite) the knots and notes. Since I have 1 machine, that field does not exist also. I have 1 column to register how much i was paid for each job.
This log book, in my case has 2 major advantages:
- to answer the questions as chis-ccc described
- to help me decide when to buy the next string reels, as so far I don t have an accurate idea for how long will a reel last with the string that remains there.
09-25-2010, 02:01 AM #14
i added a new column to my logbook: income. now i know i am 1/7th of the way through to have the machine pay for itself. (not including rackets done for me and janet)
09-25-2010, 04:18 AM #15
And that column (€ or $ ...) is also useful to control those guys who "try to forget" to pay and also to know who didn't pay yet (majority in a good faith spirit though) since many grown up people and specially children manytimes don t carry cash counting to pay the job at the moment the string snaps (unpredictable), so they ll pay in the next training day.
09-25-2010, 07:26 PM #16
09-25-2010, 09:03 PM #17
I've kept a much simpler version of log the past 2 years. I only record down the date and string model. This log is mainly for my inventory control purpose, so I know when a particular type is about running out, and I can reach my wallet again. :-D
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