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    Hallo Everybody.

    I have started stringing. But it takes me about more than 1 hour to finish a badminton racket (some times 2 hours). I need some tips & tricks for the following from all the members who have stringing experience.

    1. How can I string faster?
    2. Tricks & Techniques for 6 mounting system so that there will be no frame distortion.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bbi2004 View Post
    Hallo Everybody.

    I have started stringing. But it takes me about more than 1 hour to finish a badminton racket (some times 2 hours). I need some tips & tricks for the following from all the members who have stringing experience.

    1. How can I string faster?
    2. Tricks & Techniques for 6 mounting system so that there will be no frame distortion.
    How many have you actually done? Do you prestring? What stringing machine?

    Please provide more information.

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    Yes. I have done stringing of 8 rackets, 6 rackets with prestring and 2 rackets without prestring.

    My machine is Siboasi SS-8000 (Computer controlled constant Pull Tension Head).

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    It's just a matter of practice, as with most things. Once you get up to 30-40 rackets you'll find you're around 45 minutes, at 100+ you should be at 30 minutes or less.

    Frequency is also a factor, if you only string once a week or less then don't expect your stringing times to go down very quickly.

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    Thanks a lot.

    Could you please give me some tips or techniques regarding mounting of racket in a 6 point mounting system?

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    Decent looking machine, have you checked the accuracy on it?

    For mounting it's pretty simple. Just finger tighten the top and bottom and then the side supports so that there is no deformation to the racket. I would suggest a set of MBS load spreaders though.

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    Thank you.

    " Have you checked the accuracy on it?" --- How to check? Do you mean through calibration device?
    As it is Precalibrated and new one and only strung 8 rackets, so I did not feel to calibrate now. Also I do not have any previous stringing experience.

    As per your suggestion, I will definitely go for MBS Load Spreader.

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    it is all about practice.

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    The biggest time killer if you don't prestring is weaving the crosses. I would suggest you start to use the one-weave-ahead method if you don't already - it's taken a good 5 mins off my times since I started. Weaving is what separates the men from the boys; if crosses didn't have to be woven I'd say any stringer with decent experience could get a racket done in 20 mins or less.

    Beyond any particular technique, going quickly is all about eliminating unnecessary movement and being smooth and consistent which, as kwun says, can come only from experience.

    P.S. The load spreaders are worth every one of their meager pennies to buy.

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    Eh, didn't someone say they are bad for stringing ?

    In general the cross string take twice as long as the main string. If one is not too concerned with axial twist of the cross string, a lot of time can be saved by not slowing down with extra steps.

    Quote Originally Posted by Mark A View Post
    The biggest time killer if you don't prestring is weaving the crosses. I would suggest you start to use the one-weave-ahead method if you don't already - it's taken a good 5 mins off my times since I started. Weaving is what separates the men from the boys; if crosses didn't have to be woven I'd say any stringer with decent experience could get a racket done in 20 mins or less.

    Beyond any particular technique, going quickly is all about eliminating unnecessary movement and being smooth and consistent which, as kwun says, can come only from experience.

    P.S. The load spreaders are worth every one of their meager pennies to buy.
    Last edited by Pete LSD; 04-02-2011 at 03:19 AM.

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    Thanks everybody.

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    Practice, practice practice!!!
    Quote Originally Posted by kwun View Post
    it is all about practice.

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    you have a pretty nice electronics machine already. i started with drop-weight and it was such a glacial speed.

    but for you, there is no reason why you cannot be faster, it is just about learning and practice. there are a lot of good tips posted in this forum. read through it and try to digest anything that makes sense to you. i went from around 1.5 hours on a drop weight, down to an hour or so with my new machine, and now i can comfortably do 30mins and if in rush can do around 26mins. this is with 2 yrs of practice.

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    Thanks Mr. Kwun.

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    It's not about how fast you can do it

    It's about consistency

    If it takes you longer to string a racket then so be it

    I just ends up taking longer if you have to redo it

    For a 6 point mounting system, i would place the side supports between 12/13 for avoid deformation

    Speed and quality comes from practice
    Last edited by Sentinel604; 04-08-2011 at 12:22 AM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sentinel604 View Post
    It's not about how fast you can do it

    It's about consistency

    If it takes you longer to string a racket then so be it

    I just ends up taking longer if you have to redo it
    Yeah, i can either string fast or string well, not both together yet. To be honest, i'd rather take my time and get it right. The two manin things that slow me down right now are threading shared gromets and weaving crosses. The latter should get faster the more i do, at least...

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    Quote Originally Posted by _Rav_ View Post
    Yeah, i can either string fast or string well, not both together yet. To be honest, i'd rather take my time and get it right. The two manin things that slow me down right now are threading shared gromets and weaving crosses. The latter should get faster the more i do, at least...
    no one should be slowed down by shared grommets:

    http://www.badmintoncentral.com/foru...-a-shared-hole

    as for weaving cross. can't help on it. that's just practice practice practice.

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