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    Since I have more than 30+ rackets here in my room, all I need to do is to string each one of them once, and I would just make the cost of stringing machine back already.

    Also, I found that having a machine is quiet great because I can cut/string any string at any time I want. Great feelings and peace of mind!!

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    If i'm lazy i will send it to my fav stringer. Sometimes i would string it on my own.

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    C for me but am very tempted to learn how to string though but buying a good machine is much too expensive for me.

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    I started stringing my own rackets at a friend's house (he's pretty rich and bought a $1200 machine) and found that I not only saved money but that doing it myself was enjoyable.

    I bought my own small machine and really love the fact that when I play, I know 100% that each and every string was tensioned with care .

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    Quote Originally Posted by david14700
    I started stringing my own rackets at a friend's house (he's pretty rich and bought a $1200 machine) and found that I not only saved money but that doing it myself was enjoyable.

    I bought my own small machine and really love the fact that when I play, I know 100% that each and every string was tensioned with care .
    100% agree!!! Seems that we shared the same "path".

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    Is it easy to string on own?Seems interesting.then how you know the tension which u have stringed?

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    Quote Originally Posted by ReVoLuTiOn44
    Is it easy to string on own?Seems interesting.then how you know the tension which u have stringed?
    You need to learn to Stick to the Topic. We are not discussing "how" in here.
    Quick Answer to your question is that, there is a tension scale on all string machines, so the stringer can use it to adjust the desired tension.

    Stringing self rackets is slow on money saving, but there is some savings. After years of usage, I believe the savings could be quite big!
    Going to the shop is great on time saving if you are too busy......but sometimes could run into trouble because of errors and you cannot pick it up in the same day (in many stores).
    Last edited by bluejeff; 08-28-2004 at 07:40 AM.

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    Used to be C
    Now it is B

    Thanks LB!

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    Quote Originally Posted by mnanchala
    Used to be C
    Now it is B

    Thanks LB!
    Hehehehehhe... no problem at all.

    I was quite amazed that you can find my house so easily...

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    A

    Once you get started, it's actually pretty fun to string racquets

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    used to be C but its A now. i just got myself a stringing machine. early x-mas present for me

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    C

    well needa get a new string when i string...? and the shop keeper is a nice guy...he provide free service!!

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    If you are in SoCal, I highly recommend Alex Liang, a Coach at San Gabriel Valley Badminton Club. He's been stringing rackets for about 15 years and does a first-rate job.

    I get my rackets strung at 29lbs. and recently have been in four unfortunate clashes. Two were minor, while two were major but in all four instances, the other person's racket broke while my racket was just fine. Their rackets were all strung at 18-22lbs., two were only one week old. My racket, my 3 month old MP99 which is all banged up.

    I attribute my rackets not breaking to proper stringing and a bit of good luck.

    So I think proper stringing is essential.

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    Quote Originally Posted by S4MadMan
    If you are in SoCal, I highly recommend Alex Liang, a Coach at San Gabriel Valley Badminton Club. He's been stringing rackets for about 15 years and does a first-rate job.

    I get my rackets strung at 29lbs. and recently have been in four unfortunate clashes. Two were minor, while two were major but in all four instances, the other person's racket broke while my racket was just fine. Their rackets were all strung at 18-22lbs., two were only one week old. My racket, my 3 month old MP99 which is all banged up.

    I attribute my rackets not breaking to proper stringing and a bit of good luck.

    So I think proper stringing is essential.
    I have no doubt about ur prefered stringer's skill. However, I don't think use "clashing racket" is a proper way to determine how durable a racket is, or how good a racket was strung. Of course, all these are important factors, but certainly not all.

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    I get the shop to string it.

    I break my strings a lot but, I also have my on and off times with badminton so, a stringing machine would go to complete waste at certain times.

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    i break my strings often, and pissed about paying so much money to the stringers at the stores. they ask $15 for labor.

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    Wink bonjour

    two years ago I bought a six points dropping machine for 350euros now I did 40 rackets ,now machine is paid my price BG65 10 euros, BG85 11euros,
    I take one hour watching TV,MING paris

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