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m_b
07-26-2008, 04:20 AM
Simple question I had, how long does it usually take to string a racquet, once you get the hang of it? I saw a good deal on a used machine and am considering buying it.

ak47m
07-26-2008, 04:58 AM
Approximately 30 minutes to a little over an hour... it also depends what you are stringing. Tighter patterns like 18x20 are obviously gonna take a little more time than say 16x19. You should practice with a reel of cheap nylon strings and a racquet you'll never use, because you don't wanna deform a good racquet now would you?

consistency wins
07-26-2008, 05:05 AM
About 20 minutes on average depending on the string, pattern, using the ATW, etc. I can do some in 15 and others in 25, just depends on what's in the stringer and what the customer wants.

Hokiez
07-26-2008, 05:31 AM
Ditto, about 20-25 minutes typically.

m_b
07-26-2008, 06:47 AM
Thanks !

zapvor
07-26-2008, 07:31 AM
wasnt there just a thread on this??

it depends on headsize, string pattern, and string. and machine

diredesire
07-26-2008, 03:05 PM
If you are serious about your stringing and have tons of frames to practice on, you'll get down to about 25 mins. If you are just stringing and dont pay attention to your technique, you should expect to see 45-1hr string jobs

Zach
07-26-2008, 03:21 PM
The machine will factor in to the time as well, an X-2 with flying clamps could take you up to two hours for your first stringjob. If you had say, a Babolat Star 5, or TF8000, it could take as little as about 15 minutes, once you're experienced with it of course.

iplaybetter
07-26-2008, 03:23 PM
fastest for me is around 15mins, but practicaly its more like 20-25, i say practicaly becuas thats the pace i work at when i have a lot to do, nice and relaxed

zapvor
07-26-2008, 04:17 PM
fastest for me is around 15mins, but practicaly its more like 20-25, i say practicaly becuas thats the pace i work at when i have a lot to do, nice and relaxed

thats fast. when i try to get one done fast, i am down to 35min

goosala
07-26-2008, 10:34 PM
I have a dropweight machine and being careful to align strings after every pull and getting strings up to tension I would say it takes me 40 minutes. I could save time by not aligning strings after each pull and of course using an electric pull machine instead of a drop weight but at $135 I don't mind.

gcfalcon09
07-28-2008, 05:41 AM
does not take very long... once you get very good it should take you between 20 and 25 minutes. also depends on the string. like some strings such as enduro or polys take longer because they are thicker and stronger especially if in the crosses. If you get someone who likes natural gut then you must be careful not to be fast because you can snap the string as well.

goober
07-28-2008, 05:48 AM
I have a dropweight machine and being careful to align strings after every pull and getting strings up to tension I would say it takes me 40 minutes. I could save time by not aligning strings after each pull and of course using an electric pull machine instead of a drop weight but at $135 I don't mind.

I would echo that it is pretty difficult to get under 30 minutes with a dropweight. If you are stringing for yourself, speed and an extra 10-15 minutes is usually not a huge issue.

Tombhoneb
07-31-2008, 08:47 AM
I started not long ago and it still takes me about an hour, but i am glad to say each time i am cutting it down by a few minutes, not when i am using a poly though GRR !!!

stringwalla
08-02-2008, 03:57 PM
Expect 1.5 hrs for your first job with guidance. After a couple you can easily get down to 45 minutes. After 100 jobs you should be less than 30 minutes. The rest is up to your frequency, technique, and experience-

Bubba
08-02-2008, 04:27 PM
25 minutes with 'familiar' frames.
If I watch TV while I string it can range from 25 - 50 min. :)