Stringer Database: It's been long overdue...

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  1. DinkAlot

    DinkAlot dcbadminton
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    ...Panda is putting together a database of approved stringers, worldwide. This way, you can find a local stringer that you can trust.

    I will put the name, location, contact information on an excel spreadsheet, save it and continually update it as I get additional info.

    Definition of an approved stringer: is a person who can consistently string badminton rackets safely, accurately, without damaging rackets. This does not necessarily mean an approved stringer is an elite or best stringer. It simply means the stringer can do a good, safe string job.

    To be an approved stringer is not difficult, you have to score 80/100 points which is very easy for an experienced stringer. An experienced stringer should actually score 90/100 easily and if they take the time, 95/100 with no problem.

    There are a few ways to be an approved stringer:

    1) Easiest way is by referral. Below is a list of stringers that I know, have seen, personally string and/or have personal experience with their stringing. If any of these people recommend others, I will put them on the list as I know they know. In turn, if the people recommended know others, I will also add them to the list:

    USA
    Sean Chang, Irvine, CA USA
    John Chen, San Diego, CA
    Dan Chien, Orange County, CA
    Halim Haryanto Ho, OCBC, Orange, CA
    Alex Liang, SGVBC, El Monte, CA
    Eric Lin, SGVBC, El Monte, CA
    Andy Tran, SGVBC, El Monte, CA
    Don Van, Orange County, CA USA
    Tommy Wang, Los Angeles, CA USA
    Steven Wu, Chicago, IL USA
    Elliot Woo, San Francisco, CA USA

    Canada
    Pete Lai, Vancouver, British Columbia

    Netherlands
    Jerry Nantenstedt

    United Kingdom
    Mark Appleton

    2) The hard way to qualify is to send me a racket strung at 28lbs. and I will inspect it. Also, I will ask you a set of badminton stringing specific questions and you should be able to answer all of them relatively easily. Once approved, I add you to the list.

    My goal is to have hundreds, if not thousands of approved, good stringers worldwide so badminton players can find a good stringer and not have to worry about their string job.


    I hope this helps. :D

    Best regards and God bless,
    Dinkie The Panda
    www.dcbadminton.blogspot.com
     
  2. BadFever

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    Boss Dinkie The Panda, where is your name?
     
  3. DinkAlot

    DinkAlot dcbadminton
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    I'm in there. :D
     
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    that's Sir Dink
     
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    hmm... i guess my cents are pretty worthless because no one from israel don't really know the forums but anyway
    my coach strings pretty good
    at Hapoel Or Akiva - Qisarya Club, Israel
     
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    are you an eurasian, dan?:)
     
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  7. DinkAlot

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    錢德麟


    To my knowledge, all pandas come from China...or America (in this case). :p
     
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    dan, just edit my post by the way:p
     
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    From the list..

    ..wow, i can't believe it. The only stringer, from the list, i've tried so far is Dan.:cool:
    I think i need to try and ask the other (local) stringers on the list to do my stringing job next time.

    Dan, how about the reg. Yonex tournament stringer from NorCal? i forgot his name, the Japanese fella..Kakinami??..
    Also, how about Wayne Lau from Wayne Racket Sport (he strung my rackets a couple of times).
    ..our Panda is an Amer-asian panda..:)
     
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    his name is
    alan kakanami
    he's in my area.
     
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    Sir Dink, is that really your name? I have a hard time believing that your grandparents named you "German female unicorn," not to insult your name or anything.

    plus, I thought my name took a while to write, but yours owns mine in terms of strokes.

    too bad i don't have a spare racket to send you strung at 28lbs. I use an M140 and there is still the slightest bit of warping when I strung my friend's Tantrum 200 at 27 pounds with MicroLegend
     
  13. DinkAlot

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    Sir, are you, for lack of a better term, that uninformed? What did you use? Google's Translator? :p If you are unsure, do not speculate, you just look silly. :eek:...:D:D:D

    That is my Chinese name which is pronounced, "qián lin" in pinyin and the closest American pronunciation is "Chien Duh Ling". The direct translation is "Money", "Virtue", "Kirin".


    = My Last Name/Family Name

    德麟= My Surname


    Back on topic, I'm withdrawing from doing the Stinger Database because of lack of interest.
     
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    Maybe uninformed.

    I live with a canto friend, and i asked her and she doesn't know what the last one was. I recognize your family name, and i recognized the first part of your surname, de, from de guo (germany), and then I went to yellow bridge (as recommended by my chinese teacher when I come across a character I don't know) and lin came up as "female unicorn."

    I apologize for my transgression in insulting your family and your name.

    My chinese name is zhan1 jian4 feng1
    詹健豐
     
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    Thanks for the Reference
    Alan Kakinami Newark, CA (AK Badminton & Tennis)
    2003-2004 Siebel Open Stringer (Mens Professional Tennis Tournament San Jose, CA)
    2005-2007, 09 SAP Open Stringer (Mens Professional Tennis Tournament San Jose, CA)
    2003-2009 Bank of the West Classic (Womens Professional Tennis Tournament Stanford, CA)
    2005 World Championship Stringer
    1999, 2004-2009 US Open Stringer
    2004-2009 US Nationals Stringer
    2009 Pan American Stringer
    Strung for:
    Venus Williams
    Serena Williams
    Andy Murray
    Vince Spadea
    Lin Dan
    Taufik
    Tony Gunawan

    Another Stringer
    Kevin Yamaguchi, San Jose, CA (Asby)
    2007-2009 US Open Stringer
    2009 Pan American Games Stringer

    Mike Walker, San Diego, CA (San Diego Badminton Supply)
    2005 World Championships

    Thanks
     
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    Thanks for the reference!!!
     
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    I forgot too in the Cupertino/ Sunnyvale area Monica Ku from Racket Supply is an Excelent stringer, she usually strings at the Davis, and Berkeley tournaments
     
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    I'd vouch for Alan Kakinami any day. He's one of the best and most consistent stringer I've used so far. Along with Sir Dinky of course.
     
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    Ill also give a +1 to both monica and alan. They're both good people and great stringers, I always try to stop by to say hi when I see them :D i think alan is currently stringing on whatever the newest machine yonex has out es5pro and monica uses the victor equivalent, both machines are great and both stringers are qualified in my opinion.
     
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