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    Default How did you learn how to string

    For those BCers out there who learned how to string
    how did you start at first??
    cuz i'm rather interested in learning how to string
    i'd believe that there's a another kind of satisfaction
    for stringing ur own racket

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    Default In at the deep end...

    I got going when one of my favourite rackets went missing in the post on its way to a stringer about 250 miles away. Luckily, I over-insured it, and my father suggested that I put the compensation towards a machine of my own. Now I'm about to try to go into business for myself, along with seeking certification from the ERSA.

    I have received no training whatsoever, and first string job was with this very machine: it took about 2 hours. After half a dozen rackets I'm down to an hour.

    There really isn't anything like stringing your own racket. I deliberately didn't seek any assistance, as learning is about 75% of the fun. I think the very best part, though, is the fact that a broken string is now barely an annoyance and can be rectified within 24 hours (as opposed to a catastrophe that takes a week and a half to fix).

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    i cant string either

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    Did you lookup the video by Sir DinkALot? It is a good start.

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    wow he has a instructional video???
    amazing!!!!
    would you care to share this link??

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    thanks tons for helping

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    1. Read the user mannual that comes with the machine

    2. Visit the reputable local stringers, and ask questions. If possible, get permission to watch him/her on the side, when they are working

    3. Ask questions here

    4. Watch Sir Dink's stringing video, if you have a similar machine setup

    5. Practice, practice and more practice

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    I learned how to string off the internet and this forum. Its not hard and you just need to try it a few times. Here are my bookmarks:

    http://www.prospeed.com.my/stringing.htm

    this is the first method i ever used. I dont really do that now but its great just to see the basics of whats going on.

    http://www.badmintoncentral.com/foru...ead.php?t=8144

    i used this to learn some knots, the only one of which i now use is the starting knot(+a few half hitches), as i just whack on a load of half hitches really tightly instead ( waaayy easier and better results.looks good too if you align them properly)

    http://www.badmintoncentral.com/foru...ad.php?t=41083

    this thread shows how to mount a racket to a safe position


    http://www.badmintoncentral.com/foru...ad.php?t=44996

    this one has the basic patterns you need.

    http://www.badmintoncentral.com/foru...ad.php?t=18833

    this one shows the easiest way to start stringing with flying clamps, which is al i use sadly, as my fixed ones are rubbish.

    . Other than that, i would say:
    *Use low tensions at the start,
    *check the pattern and crosses as you go, and before you tension.
    *Its better to have and fat ugly knot that works well, than a pretty , ultra slim single proknot that slips through/unravels
    *mount it properly
    *String as many rackets as you can,
    *dont string your best racket for a while yet,
    *dont string your friends bst racket either

    and do a serach for dental floss too and save yourself HOURS.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 0ozafo0 View Post
    For those BCers out there who learned how to string
    how did you start at first??
    cuz i'm rather interested in learning how to string
    i'd believe that there's a another kind of satisfaction
    for stringing ur own racket
    Just over a year ago, I fractured my spine and was unable to move well for 3-mths. Started hanging out at a badminton store & befriended the stringer. The proprietor then taught me how to 'lace' (pre-string) & I began my 'apprenticeship'. It kept me occupied...
    Got my hands on a second-hand machine (cheap) & have been stringing my own rackets ever since. Have been improving my technique, knowledge & skill gradually over the past year or so.
    Learned much of what I (now) know from the sources quoted above, figured out some things along the way & the rest I came to understand to pure trial-&-error.

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    i learned by watching the ppl at the store do it, and some reading. then me and my friend invested in a stringing machine and got started

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    my badminton club bought a 2 point drop weight stringer. i read the included instructions (mainly for squash rackets). applied the same concept to a badminton racket using a one-piece stringing method and just strung. then i later worked at a badminton gym and started doing two-piece stringing (similar to one-piece) just needed to learn where the tie-offs start/end.

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    Default fed up

    I got fed up with always chasing a stringer for a simple thing like stringing a badminton racket and that although there are about 3 stringers in a 2km radius from my place. So I shopped around for a machine and finally got one TF6000. Before that I browsed a max possible on the internet for techniques and tips etc. I have to say it is a good experience. Now I do it for friends too.

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    I bought my Gamma X-2 X'mas of 2007. It is sitting in the garage for 5 months. Within the 5 months I bought the flying clamps, grommets and a lot of strings from the net. When the weather permitted I started to modify the machine from 2 points to 6 points, and I learned every single bit from this forum. I am a happy man ever since and of course I modified and modified.

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    I learned how to string before I learned how to play. I was a professional sandwich technician at a local sandwich shop (Togo's). A buddy of mine had about 20,000 rackets that needed to be strung ( Prince Axis rackets). I said sure why not and learned to string Prince Axis 70, 68, 65 64, and 50's. First racket was 1 hour 45 minutes. Now I love it. =)

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    20K in a way of speaking or REALLY 20K. That's more than a full time job this. Must have kept u busy for months (Quitting the sandwich making in the process)
    Merry x-mas to U AK and to all who read this.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kiloo View Post
    20K in a way of speaking or REALLY 20K. That's more than a full time job this. Must have kept u busy for months (Quitting the sandwich making in the process)
    Merry x-mas to U AK and to all who read this.

    That was in 1995. Took like 10 years to sell all those

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