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150mph_
07-18-2008, 08:15 AM
Or can you buy a reel, measure 40' yourself and take it to a proshop to restring?

Or is that commonly not acceptable ie. social taboo

feyya
07-18-2008, 08:21 AM
either one is fine

c_hari_c
07-18-2008, 08:25 AM
I don't think there should be an issue with either one.

slice bh compliment
07-18-2008, 08:26 AM
Most shops charge a labor fee. $10 or $15, I'm guessing.

I would cut PRECISELY the correct length for crosses and mains (if different). Never know who's in the shop who might want to sneak a half set off a customer's reel. That's totally based on one little jerk who worked at a club where I taught years ago. I do not think it happens a lot, but, just be aware of it.

150mph_
07-18-2008, 08:37 AM
^ my shop charges 16 for syn, 19 for poly, 20 for gut...

but they mark up strings anywhere from nearly 100% (PSGD) to 50%

Charlie_Boy
07-18-2008, 08:38 AM
^ my shop charges 16 for syn, 19 for poly, 20 for gut...

but they mark up strings anywhere from nearly 100% (PSGD) to 50%

The place I just started going to sells stuff for even cheaper than TW. :-?

Loco4Tennis
07-18-2008, 08:47 AM
got to this site and see what your perticular string lenght is for your racquet, this will tell you how much you need,
this is the basis for the first time only, once you get your racquet, ask the stringer how much string he was left with and wether he needs that much next time, most of the time i need less, but i dont know this until i string it the first time,
the extra stringv length is what the machine needs to reach the tension puller, all machines are different in that regard
http://www.klipperusa.com/stringing/manufacturers.php

PROTENNIS63
07-18-2008, 08:49 AM
it is fine. The stringer can just cut 40 feet and will give you the rest of the remaining string.

federer envies me
07-18-2008, 08:52 AM
its fine:)

dman72
07-18-2008, 09:39 AM
The place I just started going to sells stuff for even cheaper than TW. :-?

Eh, where? :)

In)SpiRe
07-18-2008, 10:18 AM
Yea, it should be fine as stated above, but yea like slice said, i would try to precut it just in case (and also, to get the most out of your reel). Unless you have good connections with the stringer and know he/she is trustworthy, which in this case they should do it for you.

iplaybetter
07-18-2008, 10:28 AM
the short answer is yes but...
to reap the full benifite of a rael you need to string, or have a realy good stringer