Thread: What is the fastest stringing time(exclude electronic machines)

1. What is the fastest stringing time(exclude electronic machines)

You guys see your stringer string your rackets right? so how long does he take?

2. I string my own rackets and I don't go for speed. I almost always pre-string the racket while I'm waiting for a court, takes about 10 minutes to pre-string at a moderate pace. Then I go back to my office and pull the strings, which takes about 15-18 minutes.

If going fast, 3 Different Times, assuming pulling each string (no skipping):

If racket is pre-strung/pre-threaded already and just need to pull/tighten on machine: ~9 minutes.

If pre-string by hand set on machine to tighten by machine: ~17 minutes

If pre-string/thread on machine and at the same time tighten by machine: don't recall, best guess: ~25 minutes.

3. Originally Posted by DinkAlot
I string my own rackets and I don't go for speed. I almost always pre-string the racket while I'm waiting for a court, takes about 10 minutes to pre-string at a moderate pace. Then I go back to my office and pull the strings, which takes about 15-18 minutes.

If going fast, 3 Different Times, assuming pulling each string (no skipping):

If racket is pre-strung/pre-threaded already and just need to pull/tighten on machine: ~9 minutes.

If pre-string by hand set on machine to tighten by machine: ~17 minutes

If pre-string/thread on machine and at the same time tighten by machine: don't recall, best guess: ~25 minutes.
You are fast...

I always take my time, as I want to enjoy the progress. I usually turn my TV/radio on, do the work in a more relaxing way. From opening a package of string, to it's done with stencil on, it takes about 45-60 min with a drop weight machine. The fastest ever I got to, is around 38 min, I think.

4. last time was a 1-piece in 45 minutes. easy going, just working, on a dropweight.

but if you want speed you can cut a lot of corners. stringing 2 maisn at a time, stringing 1 main at a time, using an awl (instead of toothfloss) and just going harsh on the string, and not getting the dropweight level..

5. Speed kill...

Like many other here, I like to take my time when I string. From open package to cut off the extra strings is about 50-60min depend if the TV show is good or bad. (good=no reach for remote and keep stringing. bad=channel surfing and not stinging the racquet.)

6. Originally Posted by silentheart
Speed kill...

Like many other here, I like to take my time when I string. From open package to cut off the extra strings is about 50-60min depend if the TV show is good or bad. (good=no reach for remote and keep stringing. bad=channel surfing and not stinging the racquet.)
a simpler solution:
get a desk, and a hight-adjustable chair, and a table-top stringer.

place stringer on desk, next to computer (move over mouse/keyboard), adjust hight so you can sit relaxed and just string, and turn on Itunes

7. Originally Posted by jerby
a simpler solution:
get a desk, and a hight-adjustable chair, and a table-top stringer.

place stringer on desk, next to computer (move over mouse/keyboard), adjust hight so you can sit relaxed and just string, and turn on Itunes
Dear Jerby,

Did I miss something here? I don't even have a iPod and I don't use iTune. I don't want to knock over my monitor either. I still kept my 400+ CD collection and still growing (at much slower pace now) . The only time I can not watch and string at same time is if I am watching a good sports event. I usually have beer in one hand while I watch sports and you know it is very difficult to string with only one hand (or watching some video that we can not mention here ). So, I am very happy with my stringing speed now and I am not going to change any setup soon.

8. Originally Posted by silentheart
Dear Jerby,

Did I miss something here? I don't even have a iPod and I don't use iTune. I don't want to knock over my monitor either. I still kept my 400+ CD collection and still growing (at much slower pace now) . The only time I can not watch and string at same time is if I am watching a good sports event. I usually have beer in one hand while I watch sports and you know it is very difficult to string with only one hand (or watching some video that we can not mention here ). So, I am very happy with my stringing speed now and I am not going to change any setup soon.
The key issue for most of us part time stringer is, we do strings mainly trying to learn a new skill and enjoy the progress. Saving (or making) \$\$\$ is more of a secondary. We put in extra time and care, because we want to do a better job, not because we want to do "more" job.

9. Originally Posted by LazyBuddy
The key issue for most of us part time stringer is, we do strings mainly trying to learn a new skill and enjoy the progress. Saving (or making) \$\$\$ is more of a secondary. We put in extra time and care, because we want to do a better job, not because we want to do "more" job.
TURE............

10. Originally Posted by DinkAlot
I almost always pre-string the racket while I'm waiting for a court, takes about 10 minutes to pre-string at a moderate pace.
The last time I pre-string a racket (for a friend), it took me quite a while, I assume about 30 min? I found it's really hard to wave the crosses, with the main strings are still loose.

11. Originally Posted by LazyBuddy
The last time I pre-string a racket (for a friend), it took me quite a while, I assume about 30 min? I found it's really hard to wave the crosses, with the main strings are still loose.
I always have the mains tight enough so it's not hard to weave.

12. Originally Posted by silentheart
Dear Jerby,

Did I miss something here? I don't even have a iPod and I don't use iTune. I don't want to knock over my monitor either. I still kept my 400+ CD collection and still growing (at much slower pace now) . The only time I can not watch and string at same time is if I am watching a good sports event. I usually have beer in one hand while I watch sports and you know it is very difficult to string with only one hand (or watching some video that we can not mention here ). So, I am very happy with my stringing speed now and I am not going to change any setup soon.
only joking matet,
I actually envy you for such multi-tasking I msotly forget the TV, or don't heard half of the songs playing...

(BTW, I have a big desk, so that's my monitors's intact)

13. i usually pre-string the mains only. i then pull the mains and then for the crosses, i would weave one and pull slowly. do u guys do the same? haven't tried weaving everything and then just pulling. thinking of the mess and the tangling of strings sounds like a lot of hassle.

14. Originally Posted by utopia_imminent
i usually pre-string the mains only. i then pull the mains and then for the crosses, i would weave one and pull slowly. do u guys do the same? haven't tried weaving everything and then just pulling. thinking of the mess and the tangling of strings sounds like a lot of hassle.
It's the other way around, it's harder the way you do it. There's much less tangling of strings and no error (assuming you check) if you pre-weave everything first.

15. u make it sound so easy. gonna try on my next one

16. Originally Posted by utopia_imminent
u make it sound so easy. gonna try on my next one
Yes, it's very easy once you get used to it.

17. bonjour!I need one hour and I am watching TV or video (drop machine),take more when I change the grommets.
in Madrid with YY machine the pro need 10 to 20mn!!!
MING

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