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    Does anyone know any stores in San Jose CA that does strings rackets at cheap prices?

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    I think you can get it for cheap at Asby's. I think their site is www.asby.com.

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    Quote Originally Posted by XtremeAbcDriftr
    I think you can get it for cheap at Asby's. I think their site is www.asby.com.
    how cheap are they?

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    Quote Originally Posted by kwun
    how cheap are they?
    depending on the types of strings you're willing to get varies withing a dollar or two.

    the cheapest is w/ BG65 ar $20, if you do go there, ask for Alan...he's probably the only one who can correctly string your racket (he makes sure you get the tension you want on your strings).

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    I PERSONALLY prefer Asby or Racket Supply. Both are high in quality and the prices are decent. The RS stringing is cheaper, by about $5 for BG-65, and its quality is pretty close to the Asby stringing if not the same IMO. The only reason i prefer Asby is because its only 5 mins from my house compared to 20 mins. I have had my rackets strung else where, but those other places do not compare in string quality compared to these two places.

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    anyone know the labor cost for RS and ASBY if i supply the string?

    if i remember correctly, the labor is $15 for badmintonalley and $12 for bintang.

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    badmintonalley's stringing is quite good, consistent and accurate.

    RS is kinda far though.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kwun
    badmintonalley's stringing is quite good, consistent and accurate.

    RS is kinda far though.
    last time i got stringed from badmintonalley, they messed up with my string. they skiped one hole row and i mean HOLE row so i dont go there anymore. i recommand racketsupply. labor is only $10.

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    I believe asby's labor cost is $15. I got my racquet strung w/ bg85 for $25 last week.

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    Quote Originally Posted by itzdavid0h
    last time i got stringed from badmintonalley, they messed up with my string. they skiped one hole row and i mean HOLE row so i dont go there anymore. i recommand racketsupply. labor is only $10.
    Just curious, which cross (I assume by a row you meant a cross string?) did they skip? The reason I'm asking is because I know a stringer here who skips a hole at the head and throat when he strings the last crosses on purpose. He says that by doing that he avoids crossing the string inside the grommet and, since they're the last crosses, they're mostly for cosmetics and don't affect playability at all. It also serves as his signature so he can quickly tell whether or not he'd strung a particular racquet.

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    I bought racquet from RS before and their price is very reasonable. They did a good job when I bought mine from them.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Quasimodo
    Just curious, which cross (I assume by a row you meant a cross string?) did they skip? The reason I'm asking is because I know a stringer here who skips a hole at the head and throat when he strings the last crosses on purpose. He says that by doing that he avoids crossing the string inside the grommet and, since they're the last crosses, they're mostly for cosmetics and don't affect playability at all. It also serves as his signature so he can quickly tell whether or not he'd strung a particular racquet.
    yea its across, but its not the last cross, its in the middle... and the strings moved around and i had to fix it after every rally...

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    I was told that to skip the last cross could reduce the vibration. Well, I am a non-believer about that.

    When I was in northern Cali, I always brought my rackets to Monica of Racketsupply for the restring. She did a good job on restringing my rackets.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Quasimodo
    Just curious, which cross (I assume by a row you meant a cross string?) did they skip? The reason I'm asking is because I know a stringer here who skips a hole at the head and throat when he strings the last crosses on purpose. He says that by doing that he avoids crossing the string inside the grommet and, since they're the last crosses, they're mostly for cosmetics and don't affect playability at all. It also serves as his signature so he can quickly tell whether or not he'd strung a particular racquet.

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    ok, the next time I am in SJ I will bring my portable stringing machine .

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    asby is kinda expensive, asked to string mp100 with bg68ti, charged me $24.90

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