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    Do you know TopServe - 24 Burwood Rd Burwood NSW 2134
    although looks like a tennis shop, but they do lots of badminton stringing too.

    One of the best in Australia

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    Quote Originally Posted by Maz View Post
    Not many shops perform badminton restringing here in Sydney, but at least I can trust a few friends who can do that (although there are no guarantees as one of my rackets were returned with a slight crack!!!)

    Also tried to learn how to restring, maybe it's just my brain capacity or just due to the quick lesson or perhaps even the instructor's way of explaining things, the process seemed quite complex to me...

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    Quote Originally Posted by bluecraze07 View Post
    I string my own rackets. I also help some friends string as well. I hope to string for other people also
    Got fed up with the (non-)service provided by the local stringers. Started to browse a bit and finally got myself a machine and started doing it myself as well as for friends. I also hope to enlarge the business.

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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

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    My coach strings the rackets

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    Quote Originally Posted by Alom View Post
    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
    That's the spirit

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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.

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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
    Playing tennis and badminton, stringing. myself saves me about $600-$700 / year
    Last edited by adidascanada; 12-12-2009 at 10:36 AM.

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    Always stringed in shops

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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.

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    How much does a stringing machine cost?

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    Quote Originally Posted by MarkYin View Post
    How much does a stringing machine cost?
    U have a whole range of machines, with a whole range of prices. 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/

    Personally I got a TF6000 from Tecnifibre
    Good luck with yr search

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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

    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...

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