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  • i string my own rackets

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  • i have a friend that strings

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  • i always go to a shop

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

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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...
    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.

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



    Quote Originally Posted by johnlowe88 View Post
    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.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mail43249 View Post
    That's one helpful enthusiast. If only I am in Sydney, I will come to learn.
    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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    Can someone recommend me a good place to string in London? Preferably South/East London. I usually go to Decathalon but was a bit mortified the other day when they told me they didn't like to string above 24lbs as with their machines tensions were higher than stated anyway and any more could break the racket?! What the hell's that all about. Couldn't even get the 25lb/26lb tension I wanted.

    Any advice would be much appreciated.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Naim.F.C View Post
    Can someone recommend me a good place to string in London? Preferably South/East London. I usually go to Decathalon but was a bit mortified the other day when they told me they didn't like to string above 24lbs as with their machines tensions were higher than stated anyway and any more could break the racket?! What the hell's that all about. Couldn't even get the 25lb/26lb tension I wanted.

    Any advice would be much appreciated.
    Well I NEVER refuse to string any racket at any tension, but ALWAYS caution the owner about the official limits of the rackets. Then advise him/her of the dangers of going over that and the risk is his/hers and usually they accept and I do it. I have not broken a racket yet.

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    Yeah, they are my friends.

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    Do u guys hv any particular shop u go for stringing? Im in singapore. Jus started to play regularly. Went ard queensway i saw so many shops. How do i knowwhich shop can do a proper stringing?

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    i string all my rackets at my work (sportchek) on my own time. I just use their machine

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    Quote Originally Posted by xZhongCheng View Post
    i string all my rackets at my work (sportchek) on my own time. I just use their machine
    Honestly, sportcheck does not have the best machines (aren't most of them crank?) and they aren't calibrated often. Just ensure that the calibration is correct before stringing.

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    THats the only thing I hate about it. They dont have a calibrator. I am gonna see if I can convince the guy to order one >.>

    Other than that the machine is great. Its a Gamma 6 Point Clamp.

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    Quote Originally Posted by xZhongCheng View Post
    THats the only thing I hate about it. They dont have a calibrator. I am gonna see if I can convince the guy to order one >.>

    Other than that the machine is great. Its a Gamma 6 Point Clamp.
    Which sport check? I worked at the Mayfield one (before it closed) and the Calgary Trail one (for about 3 months).

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    Ahh I work at the west ed one.

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    I only started up my stringing company as it was so expensive to get rackets strung in a shop, now I am getting so many people coming to me because they have the same problem, it is almost always cheaper to go to a professional stringer.

    Please visit www.apbstringers.co.uk for more information on strings as well as stringing help and reviews.

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    now that i have a stringer, i do it at home!

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    i string my own rackets...

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    I string from my home. I have the machine set up on a table tennis table whenever I need to use it. This month has been quite busy - 20 racquets already, none of them are mine.

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