rate my job, Am i a lousy stringer?

Discussion in 'Badminton Stringing Techniques & Tools' started by fanfaron, Sep 5, 2019.

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Is my job lousy?

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  1. fanfaron

    fanfaron Regular Member

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    I showed this picture to my friend stringer and he says by preweaving like I do. I induce line twisting which I object.

    as you can see I start preweaving the cross after the shareholes because the first 4 crosses there's lot of friction and line(string) can twist. I preweave like that because I weave pretty slow compare to master Alan. By leaving them in diagonal I find there's only little bit friction almost negligible. And by pulling the string in diagonal I find there's not burning of the string.
    The benefit to preweaving like this makes me string faster because I hardly move during thoses crosses and the motion of preweaving is fresh in my head and also my memory muscles, so I'm faster. And I tension faster too. I save maybe 6 minutes... or maybe more...

    Now I string rackets on average 31 minutes compare to 45 before with the method of preweaving one ahead.

    My friend told me that the last string has some twist, you can see that at the bottom right. but the last string is very easy to untwist, just pull in diagonal and straightening the "pulled string" afterwards( anyway hope you guys know what I mean) We know when preweaving all the rackets and tensioning the racket leave nasty twist because all the string is already in the rackets and there's no way to untwist them.

    So guys what do you think?

    what upset me most is he says his standard is very high. I know I do a good job. I take pride on my job. I do that as a hobby when I lower my job to 25 min. I'll be very happy.
     
  2. stradrider

    stradrider Regular Member

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    If you like I can judge your photo as lousy ;), but I am not going to put a grade on your work just by one unfinished dark photo. There is a say that only stupid people judge half finished job... :cool:

    However I see that your knots looks very nice and your pre-weaving have not reached the shared grommet, which introduce most of the twisting... I suspect it might be actually ok in the end, but again... I am not going to judge an unfinished job :D.
     
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    stradrider Regular Member

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    I think it looks fine, at least from the photos. I too like tying mains at the ninth grommet when doing 2 string method.

    What I would also do after the stringing is a bit straighten the strings - your side mains bow a bit towards the center and bottom ones bow up.
     
  4. fanfaron

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    Ok will pay attention, I straighten the string too but maybe I didn't pay enough attention.

    Today I strung 28x30 on a LiNing racket mega force... everything held up. took me 40 min. though. First time doing on a so high tension on my 2 points machine.
     
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    Crossing isn't that big of a deal. I'm not sure why you're pre-weaving so much though; once you get passed any shared/blocked holes, it feels a bit obsolete to preweave that far ahead.
     
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    I find i weave much faster . maybe its because i move less. Also weaving is faster maybe becauce weaving motion fresh in my head. I string maybe 2 badminton contrat per month...
    Also I found tensioning is faster because I found turning the racket left right and. Tension easier motion than turn weave one ahead tension... Although there's no shortcut of motion because either way you have to do the same motion.

    For someone who string their racket in 25min I don't think they will see a improvement with preweaving. But for slower stringer I think it's faster with only minor drawbacks like pulling string slower because less string to hold on when pulling with the finger.

    I also notice another improvement is less string tangle. Because most string is on the rackets it gets less in the way.

    In summary 2 or 3 benefits. Less string tangle, weave faster for slow weaver and tension faster. 1 drawback pull string slower.

    Slow stringer should try it

     
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  7. stradrider

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    I too think that best is to string only one ahead, that way you always soft weave which is fastest..

    It also helps to hold the string in your hand while pulling it trough so that you never waste time to find string's end...
     
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    Will try again not preweaving and time.
     

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