10-11-2010, 06:09 PM #18
In extreme cases, the axial twist to the cross string can pop the string in one session.
10-11-2010, 06:11 PM #19
Other people get a different set of requirements .
10-11-2010, 06:18 PM #20
10-12-2010, 02:32 AM #21
10-12-2010, 01:35 PM #22
10-12-2010, 08:01 PM #23
Stringing has taught me to believe and being persistant in what i do. Stringing is easy. Its the process of getting past problems that is heart wrenching and frustrating.
What i would like to share is, not to give up at the initial stages. When i first started, i rely on videos and advices from proshops/coaches etc. When i first started, i have to admit, my stringing was sucky. String tension wasnt up to standard, (i even strung a friend's racket 76holes with the wrong stringing pattern). Strings kinked but i just tried to pull my way through the shared grommet.
It takes alot of persistence and support from friends to be the stringer i am today and i am proud of it!
My ever encouraging girlfriend is always there to say "its ok, just learn from it". punchclear who gave me lots of advices on stringing. Friends who have trusted me with their rackets from the initial stages till now. Thank you!
*As i am pretty small in size, and i just got a new machine with stand, my mum even jokingly offered to get a stool for me to stand on it.
Just never give up, there are tons of videos out there and advices in this forum. If anything that you cant find, just ask, bc is such a friendly forum I am pretty sure, we have the best badminton home stringers in this forum, and even some pros.
Have fun stringing guys!
10-12-2010, 08:32 PM #24
- Your girlfriend encourages you, and
- Friends trust you 100% with their rackets
I don"t EVER recall having 'given you advice' on stringing...
If anything, its YOU who keeps 'prodding and poking' me to improve as a stringer...
Sgbad is truly a stringer of the highest pedigree.
10-12-2010, 10:14 PM #25
but I could see a majority of stringers all go for the completed weave,
I still remember those stringers in jakarta doing the pulling in less than 10min,
there was 2 dept - the weavers and the pullers lol
here we can say they can't be professionals but when you see their string jobs
it was fantastic, they can pull the string until the string is near its maximum without breaking the racket !
10-12-2010, 10:22 PM #26
10-21-2010, 01:36 AM #27
and i just hit 60.
recently it seems like everyone are breaking strings. must be the weather.
10-21-2010, 07:36 AM #28
(all the "kids" are so buffed these days. Good for them. And good for the stringing business!)
Did my twelfth last night. Beautiful red Mizuno string given freely by a generous Ailuropoda melanoleuca.
Getting a reputation can be tricky. Even when you're just stringing free for friends:
My first "customer" had the strings break within a week. I re-did it against my better judgement because the grommets were ratty. Sure enough, the second job didn't last any longer. Not so good for the rep.
My second customer dared only give me a back-up (wise man). I thought I did a good job but after several months he has not condescended to use it.
My third customer had his racket stolen before he got to hit one shot!
C'est la vie!
10-21-2010, 02:48 PM #29
10-21-2010, 03:24 PM #30
10-21-2010, 04:12 PM #31
10-21-2010, 04:36 PM #32
For myself, i've been fortunate to find very good and reliable stringing service (labor only) for under $10, even under $8 (playing avg 2x a week)..
10-21-2010, 06:11 PM #33
I'd be leery of bartering with Pete_LSD. He has strange and expensive tastes:
10-23-2010, 09:13 AM #34
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