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    Originally posted by kwun
    and be prepared that people in your gym will look at you like you are a freak, "you *OWN* a stringing machine?!?!?" i got that a lot.
    I think that comes from the idea that most people think the only machine out there are those $800 or $1k+ heavy duty stand-up stringer. Most people were shocked when I told them how much my machine cost. As for credibility, luckily I got the attention of some of the better players at the club first and did a good job on their stringing so they made me look good.

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    Originally posted by jwu
    I think that comes from the idea that most people think the only machine out there are those $800 or $1k+ heavy duty stand-up stringer. Most people were shocked when I told them how much my machine cost. As for credibility, luckily I got the attention of some of the better players at the club first and did a good job on their stringing so they made me look good.
    There must be alot of stringers in Boston though, right?
    Cuz TO has at least two respected stringers and dozens and dozens more lesser known ones. Even our general (mega) sports stores have a staff of stringers.

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    Originally posted by kwun
    and be prepared that people in your gym will look at you like you are a freak, "you *OWN* a stringing machine?!?!?" i got that a lot.
    You ARE a freak

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    Originally posted by bigredlemon
    There must be alot of stringers in Boston though, right?
    Cuz TO has at least two respected stringers and dozens and dozens more lesser known ones. Even our general (mega) sports stores have a staff of stringers.
    Yeah I would think so. I know two stringing place, but they mainly do tennis stringing and they charge ridiculously for stringing. As for "rogue" stringers like myself, I only know 2 others at the 4 different places I play at.

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    Originally posted by jwu
    Yeah I would think so. I know two stringing place, but they mainly do tennis stringing and they charge ridiculously for stringing. As for "rogue" stringers like myself, I only know 2 others at the 4 different places I play at.
    So jwu.. you are saying:
    - you have your own string machine
    - you play so often that you need to join four clubs


    Well then, you are clearly a mere casual player
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    Originally posted by bigredlemon
    So jwu.. you are saying:
    - you have your own string machine
    - you play so often that you need to join four clubs


    Well then, you are clearly a mere casual player
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    Yep... kicking butt at 4 separate locations is clearly relaxing for jwu...

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    well I have my own machine because it's cheaper to string myself and I can make some money anyway. I trust myself more than other stringers too I guess.

    I play at 4 different places because all these places only have badminton once a week and well, I love the game and I need to lose weight.

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    Originally posted by nSmash
    Yep... kicking butt at 4 separate locations is clearly relaxing for jwu...
    well there are definitely butt kicking involved but not sure I am always the one doing the kicking...

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    Originally posted by jwu
    well there are definitely butt kicking involved but not sure I am always the one doing the kicking...
    I think that means you are strining their racquets too well. Be less good next time

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    Originally posted by bigredlemon
    I think that means you are strining their racquets too well. Be less good next time
    haha that's my new excuse for losing then.

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    Originally posted by bigredlemon
    I think that means you are strining their racquets too well. Be less good next time
    Yah jwu, spice it up with a little uneven tension here and there, and they'll
    start missing the sidelines by 1/4 inch, in your favour.

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    Originally posted by jwu
    I love the game and I need to lose weight.

    Wow, good for u...

    For me, now I play more than 12 hrs a week now, but just trying not to gain weight too fast.

    I've given up the idea of "losing weight" long long time ago.

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    Originally posted by LazyBuddy
    For me, now I play more than 12 hrs a week now, but just trying not to gain weight too fast.
    Hey LB, if you play 12 hrs a week and still gain weight, maybe you should consider lessening the amount you eat. man, 12 hrs a week now, looks like you need to master that string machine soon since you will be restringing more often now.

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    Originally posted by nSmash
    Yah jwu, spice it up with a little uneven tension here and there, and they'll
    start missing the sidelines by 1/4 inch, in your favour.
    it's alright, I prefer winning a game thru my own ability to play the game then some devious "sabotage" of people's racquet. Plus then I'd lose people's trust and no one would come to me for stringing....

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    Originally posted by jwu
    it's alright, I prefer winning a game thru my own ability to play the game then some devious "sabotage" of people's racquet. Plus then I'd lose people's trust and no one would come to me for stringing....
    How long does it take you to do a good strining job?

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