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Tennis Man
10-20-2006, 03:25 PM
Those of you who don't have a stringer, what do you pay to do stringing? I pay $10 and I'm OK with the service so far.

P.S.
I also forgot to mention that it's done in an hour on average. How long do you have to wait?

vinnier6
10-20-2006, 04:50 PM
10 bucks sounds about right to me...

SalvadorVeiga
10-20-2006, 04:52 PM
I pay 5, 5 euros...at a pro shop :D

gfdoto
10-20-2006, 05:18 PM
I was paying $15+ for labor but just got my stringing machine so now it's free! :)

jonolau
10-20-2006, 05:28 PM
Over here, pro shops charge the equivalent of US$6 if you provide your own strings.

abenguyen
10-20-2006, 05:33 PM
once went to academy and they charged me $15 plus strings

WhiteSox05CA
10-20-2006, 05:35 PM
How much for the labor though? Cause that will stay the same pretty much, the price of the strings affects the cost the most.
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plarazza
10-20-2006, 05:45 PM
I have a stringer now but for a Luxilon Big Banger and some of there own brand synthetic gut was $45 Australian dollars.

The fact is that they all rip you off really. If you pay the basic price for a syn gut job most likely it will be a crap string that cost them next to nothing

The Dampener
10-20-2006, 05:45 PM
Man, you guys get off easy. A string job in my hood cost $25-35 dollars (depending on string type). And that's sport shops or individual stringers.

J

plarazza
10-20-2006, 05:53 PM
Hmm well sometimes I think people who have stringing machines at home are a better choice as you will probably get a decent string for what you pay for.

as the sports shops give cheap string if you don't know whta your doing and to save time they wont do a proper job. Like not waving as you pull the cross strings through which burns into the mains

c_zimma
10-20-2006, 07:07 PM
I have seen some people at pro shops string and they really don't put forth much effort. The rush, do a poor job, and charge an outrageous amount. I believe I do a better job on my SP Swing.

thetenniskid07
10-20-2006, 07:29 PM
My pro shop charges $20 with string included. $10 if you provide your own string.

BigServer1
10-20-2006, 07:44 PM
Before I started stringing my own, it was 15 for synthetic Gut, 20-35 for multis-polys-kevlar, 45-55 for a gut hybrid and 55-60 for full gut.

If you brought in your own strings, it was $16 for labor.

noobplayer
10-20-2006, 10:39 PM
in hawaii i think stringing with lux cost $30 the cheapest and natural gut at least $50. theres not that many stringers to choose from and the best is the most expensive..oh and a syn gut job will cost $18

Swissv2
10-20-2006, 11:38 PM
Here, the local USRSA MRT does an excellent job.

$10 for stringing (if you provide your own strings) include: grommet saving pads added, strings stenciled, each racquet placed in its own bag, and strung in a day.

http://www.myitemlister.com/kodak/fullbag.jpg

plarazza
10-21-2006, 12:19 AM
Yer the big places will make sure they do a good job because a serious player can tell if it's poorly done. But some smaller shops will rush to save time and not take much care with them as I have found

Jerry Seinfeld
10-21-2006, 02:30 AM
Here, the local USRSA MRT does an excellent job.

$10 for stringing (if you provide your own strings) include: grommet saving pads added, strings stenciled, each racquet placed in its own bag, and strung in a day.

http://www.myitemlister.com/kodak/fullbag.jpg

Interesting that an MRT doesn't know it is not legal to place the dampener inside the cross strings. Must have missed that question on his/her test. :p

equinox
10-21-2006, 02:51 AM
I'm charging $20 AUS ($15 US) for basic syngut of gosen og micro. A store would charge $20 AUS labour + mark up on the strings of $10-15. For total of $30-35 AUS. Rip off.

Richie Rich
10-21-2006, 02:59 AM
Interesting that an MRT doesn't know it is not legal to place the dampener inside the cross strings. Must have missed that question on his/her test. :p
maybe that's how it was placed when the racquet came in and he put it in the same way. i've got some customers (sure you do too :cool: ) who are anal about the location of their dampner.

naturalgut
10-21-2006, 06:44 AM
My last string job cost $45 Australian. The strings snapped after two hours as well!

Norberts
10-21-2006, 07:40 AM
In the Bay Area, CA, you can expect to pay a least $14 for just stringing, but more places are starting to charge $19 just for the labor. This doesn't include the string. This is one reason why I'm thinking about getting my own stringer.

Norbert

Norberts
10-21-2006, 07:42 AM
Interesting that an MRT doesn't know it is not legal to place the dampener inside the cross strings. Must have missed that question on his/her test. :p

Jerry,

I see what you are saying, but I think the dampener is below the bottom cross on that racquet. Take another look.

Norbert

Swissv2
10-21-2006, 08:00 AM
Interesting that an MRT doesn't know it is not legal to place the dampener inside the cross strings. Must have missed that question on his/her test. :p

dampener was placed under the cross strings.

http://www.myitemlister.com/kodak/closeup.jpg

Tennis Man
10-21-2006, 10:55 AM
I also forgot to mention that it's done in an hour on average. How long do you have to wait?

looseswing
10-21-2006, 11:07 AM
Mines ten to fifteen bucks without strings, then something outrageous like twenty five bucks for PSGD or sensation. I'm glad I have my own stringer.

BJL
10-21-2006, 11:34 AM
In the Bay Area, CA, you can expect to pay a least $14 for just stringing, but more places are starting to charge $19 just for the labor. This doesn't include the string. This is one reason why I'm thinking about getting my own stringer.

Norbert


Where do you get your rackets strung in SF? Do you know a good place in the East Bay?

Pushmaster
10-21-2006, 12:58 PM
$10 including strings (Gosen OG Sheep). The guy lives right across the street from the courts I play on(strings them at home), so it's convenient as well.

Will888
10-21-2006, 03:33 PM
the local tennis shop here, he charges $30 for labor + teh string you want. rip off

stules
10-21-2006, 09:18 PM
Stringing here is cheap, at 525yen ($4.50ish) if I supply my own strings, which I do. The reason being from TW VS gut is about $35, but in Japan it is $80, which includes stinging.

dainova
10-21-2006, 09:28 PM
I charge $15, no friends, at home it takes roughly 1hr including set-up and talking to family.
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plarazza
10-22-2006, 01:22 AM
I'm charging $20 AUS ($15 US) for basic syngut of gosen og micro. A store would charge $20 AUS labour + mark up on the strings of $10-15. For total of $30-35 AUS. Rip off.


How much is a reel of the basic syn gut? I charge average people usually $27 bucks aussie. when the other places do the same string for maybe 35.

equinox
10-22-2006, 02:10 AM
How much is a reel of the basic syn gut? I charge average people usually $27 bucks aussie. when the other places do the same string for maybe 35.

Hmm,
In Australian Dollars.

Gosen OG Micro 660" Reel $40.
Shipping $36.
WU Money Order $10.
Total $86.

I should get atleast 16 strings jobs.

So $86 / 16 = $5.35 strings + $15 labour = $20.

I give my friends and team mates discounts of $5.

I charged a mate $27 for Signum Pro Poly Plasma + wilson pro overgrip.

He gets charged $35 at some place in elwood.

He was happy with the job. Pretty good deal for him.

I probably should put my average prices up $5.

plarazza
10-22-2006, 02:15 AM
Far out sounds like a real cheapo string. I use Klip syn gut which is $150.
And i do the poly plasma for about $37. but suprisingly $35 is cheap cos at other places they do it for $42