User Tag List

Page 2 of 3 FirstFirst 1 2 3 LastLast
Results 18 to 34 of 47
  1. #18
    Regular Member AlanY's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2008
    Location
    England
    Posts
    4,447
    Mentioned
    7 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)

    Default

    last time i took mine to a shop near where I work, 28 UKP (42 USD) for a very average ashaway string. anything better (YY BG 66 or similar) will be in the region of 35 UKP.

  2. #19
    Administrator kwun's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2002
    Location
    Santa Clara, California, United States
    Posts
    35,945
    Mentioned
    54 Post(s)
    Tagged
    2 Thread(s)

    Default

    i only string for intermediate recreational players. not anyone who compete at a high level regularly.

    on average i think tension is around 24lbs. with most ranging from 22lbs to 28lbs. but most are at the lower end of that range.

  3. #20
    Administrator kwun's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2002
    Location
    Santa Clara, California, United States
    Posts
    35,945
    Mentioned
    54 Post(s)
    Tagged
    2 Thread(s)

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by AlanY View Post
    last time i took mine to a shop near where I work, 28 UKP (42 USD) for a very average ashaway string. anything better (YY BG 66 or similar) will be in the region of 35 UKP.
    wow.

    i think if you batch up 10 racket, ship it to me and i ship it back will make it more profitable!

  4. #21
    Regular Member
    Join Date
    Mar 2013
    Location
    Canada
    Posts
    821
    Mentioned
    13 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by kwun View Post
    i only string for intermediate recreational players. not anyone who compete at a high level regularly.

    on average i think tension is around 24lbs. with most ranging from 22lbs to 28lbs. but most are at the lower end of that range.
    As a stringer, how much tension on average do the BG66UM and BG80P lose once strung and over a 1 month period?

  5. #22
    Administrator kwun's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2002
    Location
    Santa Clara, California, United States
    Posts
    35,945
    Mentioned
    54 Post(s)
    Tagged
    2 Thread(s)

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by Elisha View Post
    As a stringer, how much tension on average do the BG66UM and BG80P lose once strung and over a 1 month period?
    3-4 lbs easily. just sitting there untouch for a day it loses one pound. play day another lbs. another day or two then it settles.

  6. #23
    Regular Member
    Join Date
    Mar 2013
    Location
    Canada
    Posts
    821
    Mentioned
    13 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by kwun View Post
    3-4 lbs easily. just sitting there untouch for a day it loses one pound. play day another lbs. another day or two then it settles.
    So is it recommended to string 2-3lbs more than what you actually need/want to compensate for the loss of tension?

  7. #24
    Regular Member
    Join Date
    Jun 2010
    Location
    Belgium
    Posts
    20
    Mentioned
    1 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by Elisha View Post
    So is it recommended to string 2-3lbs more than what you actually need/want to compensate for the loss of tension?
    When I string BG65 I always add at least 2 lbs...

    The best thing you can do is play and forget your equipment stats, you'll easily adapt to a drop of 2lbs as it goes gradually. It is more difficult to cope with 2lbs too much.

    The bad thing about this forum is equipment obsession

  8. #25
    Regular Member gundamzaku's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2008
    Location
    Santa Clara County, California, USA
    Posts
    2,504
    Mentioned
    11 Post(s)
    Tagged
    1 Thread(s)

    Default

    last timei checked, badminton alley charges 18 for labor itself.

  9. #26
    Administrator kwun's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2002
    Location
    Santa Clara, California, United States
    Posts
    35,945
    Mentioned
    54 Post(s)
    Tagged
    2 Thread(s)

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by gundamzaku View Post
    last timei checked, badminton alley charges 18 for labor itself.
    that's pretty good income. 20mins a racket that's $54/hour of labor. that's a decent engineer salary!

  10. #27
    Regular Member
    Join Date
    Mar 2011
    Location
    Montreal, Canada
    Posts
    905
    Mentioned
    16 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by kwun View Post
    that's pretty good income. 20mins a racket that's $54/hour of labor. that's a decent engineer salary!
    That's not counting setting the machine, inspecting the racket/machine, changing grommets, opening the packet/cutting the string. Unless these strings string like AK :P

    With all that, my ~21-23 minutes string jobs usually end up being 30 minutes.

    And when I watch tv at the same time, it becomes 45 minutes lol.

    But yeah, it seems some people charge ridiculously low and some others charge ridiculously high. I think there needs to be a middle point where your time isn't loss and the money gained helps pay back the machine in a decent amount of time.

  11. #28
    Regular Member
    Join Date
    May 2003
    Location
    London area, UK
    Posts
    3,941
    Mentioned
    8 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)

    Default

    Currently I'm getting my rackets done by some bloke who works in a local fish-and-chip shop, who turns out to be an absolutely dynamite stringer. He charges 12.50 (about $19) including the string (BG 80).

  12. #29
    Administrator kwun's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2002
    Location
    Santa Clara, California, United States
    Posts
    35,945
    Mentioned
    54 Post(s)
    Tagged
    2 Thread(s)

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by yan.v View Post
    That's not counting setting the machine, inspecting the racket/machine, changing grommets, opening the packet/cutting the string. Unless these strings string like AK :P

    With all that, my ~21-23 minutes string jobs usually end up being 30 minutes.

    And when I watch tv at the same time, it becomes 45 minutes lol.
    that's true. and i was assuming non-stop stringing. whereas a engineer can take a break and check BC every "once in a while..."

  13. #30
    Regular Member
    Join Date
    Oct 2009
    Location
    Jakarta, Indonesia
    Posts
    58
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)

    Default

    In Indonesia, there is no labor cost if you purchase the strings at the same shop. I would give about US $1 to my stringer since he's that good (there are other 2 stringers at the shop but most people want him to string their rackets lol)

  14. #31
    New Member
    Join Date
    May 2012
    Location
    USA
    Posts
    1
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)

    Default

    In Lincoln, NE there is only 1 shop. Stringing BG80 or BG80P when I brought it the string is $21. When you buy the string there, it's $30 something.

  15. #32
    New Member
    Join Date
    Mar 2013
    Location
    Petaling Jaya, Selangor, Malaysia
    Posts
    1
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)

    Default

    In Malaysia Labor + String

    YONEX BG65 = RM 22+/-
    YONEX BG66 = RM 27+/-
    YONEX BG66 UM = RM 37+/-
    YONEX NBG95 = RM 40 +/-
    YONEX NBG98 = RM 57+/-
    APACS SLAYER 66 OR SLAYER 88 = RM 35 +/-

    THESE ARE THE STRINGS THAT IUSE.

  16. #33
    Regular Member
    Join Date
    Jan 2011
    Location
    winnipeg
    Posts
    32
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by Kazoo View Post
    Last time I got my racket restrung I spent $40 CAD. That included string (bg80), plus labour. So I am pretty sure it was about $25-28 for the labour.
    When I went to play, I also noticed that one of the grommets was split on one of the tie-offs. I don't think I will be getting my racket restrung there again.
    $40?!?!?! thats insane. BG80 strings only cost max $7 and labour with that guy is a rip off. Me and a friend of mine do string here in Winnipeg and its $15 for labour.

  17. #34
    Regular Member
    Join Date
    Sep 2003
    Location
    Toronto & Vancouver, Canada
    Posts
    703
    Mentioned
    8 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by yan.v View Post
    That's not counting setting the machine, inspecting the racket/machine, changing grommets, opening the packet/cutting the string. Unless these strings string like AK :P

    With all that, my ~21-23 minutes string jobs usually end up being 30 minutes.

    And when I watch tv at the same time, it becomes 45 minutes lol.

    But yeah, it seems some people charge ridiculously low and some others charge ridiculously high. I think there needs to be a middle point where your time isn't loss and the money gained helps pay back the machine in a decent amount of time.
    Agreed. average somewhere between 30-45 min depending on whether i'm watching tv or not.

    I charge $10 CDN for labour + cost of string.
    This is definitely on the low side (been charging this for 6-7 years). If we wanted to add inflation then it should be about $15 for labour alone to be fair.

    I enjoy stringing a lot... and i get about 20 rackets a month. If it ever got to a point where i no longer enjoyed stringing or there are simply too many rackets that it would disrupt my day job, sleep, social and relationship commitments then the easiest way to reduce the number of customers is to simply raise the price.

    I've never advertised and started out stringing just for club members which eventually through referrals was how i string for a lot of individuals living in the downtown area.

    The only other scenario i can see myself raising the labour cost is if i sell my Gamma 6004 and go order a Yonex Protech 8

Page 2 of 3 FirstFirst 1 2 3 LastLast

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •