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star 5 15
08-23-2009, 06:59 AM
I was just kind of wondering how long it takes people to string. I was in a rush this morning and I did a Pure storm ltd in 16 minutes with straight luxilon at 27kg.

autumn_leaf
08-23-2009, 07:03 AM
well it says you string on a star 5 so i expected it to be faster than cranks/dropweights. most of the stringing time for me at least comes from weaving the crosses.

i string on a dropweight and it usually takes around 40 min for synthetic and 1hr for poly.

16 min...damn... that's pretty fast for poly.

dantesinferno18
08-23-2009, 07:13 AM
takes me about 40 on a crank

Richie Rich
08-23-2009, 07:46 AM
30 min is usual time for me on a star 3. 20 min when i have an easy racquet like the wilson 6.1 16x18.

tribunal4555
08-23-2009, 07:56 AM
About 35-40 mins on a dropweight.

T1000
08-23-2009, 08:01 AM
done it in 20 on a dropweight before

usually takes 30-40 for a good job

star 5 15
08-23-2009, 08:02 AM
well it says you string on a star 5 so i expected it to be faster than cranks/dropweights. most of the stringing time for me at least comes from weaving the crosses.

i string on a dropweight and it usually takes around 40 min for synthetic and 1hr for poly.

16 min...damn... that's pretty fast for poly.

yeah, I string my racquets a lot and I've gotten really fast on my machine.Star 5 is just so smooth. I'm pretty used to poly though. I either only string poly or natural gut so i'm just used to stringing with stuff like that.

DownTheLine
08-23-2009, 08:03 AM
Depends if there is a tennis match on.

If there isn't one I could probably do one in about 1 1/2- 2 hours.

I use a dropweight and I am just getting into stringing... Still a very poor time :(

SoCal10s
08-23-2009, 08:04 AM
my record time on an Ektelon was 13mins crank(many years ago) ,now with the Wise head on my Ektelon stringing muti is super fast... but those new Prince rackets are a pain in the butt to string.. my average time is around 20-25min. I can't stand still for too long,I gotta get a drink or something all the time...

schenkelini
08-23-2009, 08:10 AM
You guys are fast. I average 1 hr on a drop weight. I am never in a big hurry.

DownTheLine
08-23-2009, 08:14 AM
Does anyone else have trouble tieing off a really soft cross when you have lux ALU Power Rough?

tennisfreak15347
08-23-2009, 09:08 AM
Does anyone else have trouble tieing off a really soft cross when you have lux ALU Power Rough?

i've tied off a soft cross on a stiff main before ( Pro Redcode and Maxim Touch hybrid). Either clamp a lot of string with your starting clamp, or grab a glove that gives some grip and pull it by hand.

meowmix
08-23-2009, 09:17 AM
^My standard hybrid is Kirshbaum Competition with a really soft cross... Takes a little to tie that thing off.

It takes me about an hour-an hour and fifteen to do a racket with a poly/multi hybrid.

DownTheLine
08-23-2009, 09:28 AM
I can't even fit it through the grommet... LOL

Hokiez
08-23-2009, 09:29 AM
Racquet - Microgel Extreme Pro
Stringer - Gamma X-2 drop weight
String:
Poly Main, Syn Gut crosses - 20-25 minutes
Full Poly - 30 mins
Nat Gut Crosses - 30 mins
Full Gut - 35 mins
PSGD 16ga - 25 mins
PSGD 17ga - 20 mins (weaves much easier)
Multi - ~20-25

star 5 15
08-23-2009, 09:59 AM
Racquet - Microgel Extreme Pro
Stringer - Gamma X-2 drop weight
String:
Poly Main, Syn Gut crosses - 20-25 minutes
Full Poly - 30 mins
Nat Gut Crosses - 30 mins
Full Gut - 35 mins
PSGD 16ga - 25 mins
PSGD 17ga - 20 mins (weaves much easier)
Multi - ~20-25

Thats really quick on a drop weight.

ODYSSEY Mk.4
08-23-2009, 10:17 AM
30 on my drop
15-18 on the star 5

star 5 15
08-23-2009, 10:22 AM
Thining back I think the fastest racquet I did on my star 5 was about 11 minutes with a graphite mid if I remember correctly. I'm a little quicker on a star 4 though once I get used to the clamps the tension head. That's what I used before the star 5.

Zach
08-23-2009, 11:27 AM
How do you like the Star 5 base clamps compared to the Star 4 base clamps? To me, the Star 4 bases are just so much quicker with the spring assist, whereas you have to turn that knob on the Star 5. . . BTW my fastest time is roughly 15 minutes on my Revo with a Speedport White with OG Sheep Micro 18g. strung at 63lbs.

skyzoo
08-23-2009, 11:33 AM
25 minutes on a gamma x2 while watching tv. Single pull on a two peice hybrid. 20 minutes focused on a two peice hybrid.

Roberto
08-23-2009, 12:24 PM
1 h with a dropweight. I take my time

lilxjohnyy
08-23-2009, 02:57 PM
Mg prestige mid (tight pattern and small headsize) on alpha revo 4000
full poly 30... pain in the butt and fingers are burning
full multi or syngut 20 min of easy stringing (on most rackets)
gut.... about an 45-50min

Vermillion
08-23-2009, 02:59 PM
around 30 with drop weight.

Total time with measuring and cutting strings.

Nuke
08-23-2009, 03:51 PM
About 50 minutes with a drop weight. Closer to an hour if I'm watching TV.

Xtreme
08-23-2009, 03:59 PM
about 30-45 min depending on the string.

honz
08-23-2009, 04:07 PM
I must fail at stringing. It usually takes me a little over an hour to string a racket. I'm never in a big rush when stringing though...I like to take my time while listening to music or watching the tele.

star 5 15
08-23-2009, 04:55 PM
How do you like the Star 5 base clamps compared to the Star 4 base clamps? To me, the Star 4 bases are just so much quicker with the spring assist, whereas you have to turn that knob on the Star 5. . . BTW my fastest time is roughly 15 minutes on my Revo with a Speedport White with OG Sheep Micro 18g. strung at 63lbs.

The star 5 bases look like they would be a pain but I've gotten used to them and I'm quicker on them now. Now it feels awkward using the star 4. I think overall i like the 5 better. Now if I were traveling with it I'd take a 4 over it anyday.

star 5 15
08-23-2009, 04:55 PM
How do you like the Star 5 base clamps compared to the Star 4 base clamps? To me, the Star 4 bases are just so much quicker with the spring assist, whereas you have to turn that knob on the Star 5. . . BTW my fastest time is roughly 15 minutes on my Revo with a Speedport White with OG Sheep Micro 18g. strung at 63lbs.

The star 5 bases look like they would be a pain but I've gotten used to them and I'm quicker on them now. Now it feels awkward using the star 4. I think overall i like the 5 better. Now if I were traveling with it I'd take a 4 over it anyday.

star 5 15
08-23-2009, 04:55 PM
How do you like the Star 5 base clamps compared to the Star 4 base clamps? To me, the Star 4 bases are just so much quicker with the spring assist, whereas you have to turn that knob on the Star 5. . . BTW my fastest time is roughly 15 minutes on my Revo with a Speedport White with OG Sheep Micro 18g. strung at 63lbs.

The star 5 bases look like they would be a pain but I've gotten used to them and I'm quicker on them now. Now it feels awkward using the star 4. I think overall i like the 5 better. Now if I were traveling with it I'd take a 4 over it anyday.

Audiophile
08-23-2009, 05:13 PM
Usually takes me about 35 - 40 minutes, from inspecting the frame, removing old strings, mounting and stringing. Sometimes it's a little longer depending on the racquet. I of course am a firm believer in taking the extra time to do a quality job instead of trying to beat the clock. If one can do a quality job in 20 minutes, great. If it takes one an hour or more to do a quality job, that's fine too IMO.

By the way, I use a Laserfibre/Stringway MS200FX. It's a dropweight but is just as fast as an electric.

diredesire
08-23-2009, 06:25 PM
I think if anyone starts a thread like this, it should have the criteria in which you time yourself. If you are timing strictly the stringing process (first moment the string touches the grommets until last string is clipped), it's way different than the full prep, mount, etc process.

I've strung just under 11 mins with a Prince Diablo OS, pre-mounted (strings cut out).

I don't like comparing times with racquets that have strings in them ("full" time) because I don't think it's a good idea to rush the cutting process (most will forego doing it "correctly"), nor the mounting process, since it's variable from machine to machine.

geese_com
08-23-2009, 06:43 PM
Still takes me about an hour for a string job.

stringwalla
08-23-2009, 07:20 PM
8 to 10 minutes depending on the circumstances. Not trying to brag, but if you can do a stick this fast, you've been stringing too long and shame on you. Shame on me:cry:.

drakulie
08-24-2009, 06:00 AM
The star 5 bases look like they would be a pain but I've gotten used to them and I'm quicker on them now. Now it feels awkward using the star 4. I think overall i like the 5 better. Now if I were traveling with it I'd take a 4 over it anyday.


wow, I'm really surprised you bothered going thru all the trouble you did with the Star 5, having a star 4. The star 3 & 4 never had all the problems with the tension head, the star 5's have. Anyways, having strung on a star 3 and 5, IMO, the star 3 is hands down an easier machine to use than the 5. More space within the arms, and base clamps are much more simple. Do you still have your star 4??

On the topic of the thread, I generally string a frame in approx 30-40 minutes. This includes cutting out the strings, cleaning the frame, mounting, stringing, stencil, and overgrip replacement. Fastest frame I recall "stringing" (only includes stringing time) would be under 15 minutes. But have never really timed myslef ro attempted to see how fast I could string a frame.

star 5 15
08-24-2009, 05:22 PM
wow, I'm really surprised you bothered going thru all the trouble you did with the Star 5, having a star 4. The star 3 & 4 never had all the problems with the tension head, the star 5's have. Anyways, having strung on a star 3 and 5, IMO, the star 3 is hands down an easier machine to use than the 5. More space within the arms, and base clamps are much more simple. Do you still have your star 4??

On the topic of the thread, I generally string a frame in approx 30-40 minutes. This includes cutting out the strings, cleaning the frame, mounting, stringing, stencil, and overgrip replacement. Fastest frame I recall "stringing" (only includes stringing time) would be under 15 minutes. But have never really timed myslef ro attempted to see how fast I could string a frame.

I did not own a Star 4. I used a poorly maintained one at the club I played at. i strung for the shop and the owner was a pain in the ***** so I bought my own star 5. I am now very happy with my star 5. I pull 17g Redcode at about 30KG and no breakage and barely any marring the string (the Star 4 broke red code from time to time itself) I obviously don't know if Babolat has corrected the problem in production now but I sanded down the jaws slightly and it is great to use now. I tried to find a 3 or 4 for a couple years but ppl were always asking too much so I just bought a star 5 with warranty.

Anyway I like to service peoples racquets a lot like you do. I string the racquet, stencil it if I know the person is sponsored or upon request, and place the fresh strung stick in a poly racquet bag. Everyone so far has seemed to really like it. Right now i am trying to come up with a logo to make racquet labels with tension, string, date, and DT ratings on it. I also want to have a big logo printed on the bags like what P1 and other big stringers like. I think it would step it up for some shops in town and It would be good advertising.

Also I would just like to say my string times are not my fastest possible but as fast I can get them done with care and quality. I would not go any faster if I was not doing a quality job. I will say though the graphite I did was full throtle. I didn't burn the string or misweave or anything like that but I was doing that for fun just to see how fast I could do it. Typically I churn out quality job in about 15-25 minutes though.(the 25 minutes either being gut or I ahve a client that uses straight alu power rough in a pt 10 with the original pc 600 caps on it. In other words the worst possible senario to string a racquet lol)

drakulie
08-24-2009, 06:36 PM
star 5, thanks!! I thought you had a star 4, so wanted to talk to you privately off line about it. I'm actually getting one on Wednesday. very psyched. :)

could you email me at drakulie@aol.com

thanks!

BoomerangX
08-24-2009, 06:47 PM
30-45 minutes on a dropweight.

Hokiez
08-24-2009, 07:12 PM
Thats really quick on a drop weight.

It's also on my personal racquet which is a 16x19. An 18x20 would of course take a couple minutes more. I've gotten to the point on mine doing standard strings that I know pretty much within a click how far I'm going to have to turn the ratcheting clutch so it's usually only one to two drops to get the bar horizontal. The first frame took me about 90 minutes and have worked down to that. I won't get appreciably faster unless I get a different machine.

prince
08-24-2009, 07:33 PM
45 minutes - on a familiar racquet . i use a lasrfiber ms200tt.

skyzoo
08-24-2009, 08:04 PM
45 minutes - on a familiar racquet . i use a lasrfiber ms200tt.
Sloooowwwww. pick it up bud.

Supracool94
08-24-2009, 08:37 PM
When I was working at Sport Chalet on a Star 3, I was able to string a racquet in 25-35 minutes.

Now days it takes me like 45-60 minutes, I guess I'm older, I don't string 10 racquets a day anymore, and my X-St/ Wise is not as fast as a Star 3.

TennisNinja
08-24-2009, 08:41 PM
I've got a Prince Neos, and I usually set it up in front of the TV so it takes about 45 minutes. But if I'm really rushed I can get it in under half an hour.

GucciRogue
08-25-2009, 12:15 AM
It usually takes me about 25. But my fastest was 15mins.

star 5 15
08-25-2009, 08:41 AM
Thanks guys, I've really enjoyed this thread.

game set match 46 TIMES!!
08-25-2009, 11:07 AM
I did a loose full syn gut and i got in done in 28 minites :)! Im doing it around 35-40 for poly/syn and 45 for a full poly.. Full poly sucks when you get to like the top or bottom haha.. Oh and almost forgot. I string of a eagnas crank..

jazar
08-25-2009, 12:46 PM
pre-mounted it'll take me about 13 minutes. if i have to cut the old strings, measure the new strings and mount the frame, etc. then its closer to 16/17 minutes

mikeler
08-25-2009, 01:26 PM
If I really rush and have no distractions, I can get it done in 40 minutes on a crank.

jpr
08-25-2009, 01:27 PM
i use an Ektelon Model H (crank)

old stick = POG mid (14x18)
fastest time = 12 mins w/ 1 piece
avg time = 18 mins

new stick = PSL (18x20)
avg time = 20 mins

star 5 15
08-25-2009, 03:30 PM
Hey jpr are you enjoying the new psls?

zidane339
08-25-2009, 03:38 PM
pre-mounted it'll take me about 13 minutes. if i have to cut the old strings, measure the new strings and mount the frame, etc. then its closer to 16/17 minutes

I think you win!:) Those are some fast fingers/hands.

star 5 15
08-25-2009, 07:29 PM
there was one guy who said 7-9 minutes

jazar
08-27-2009, 12:29 PM
i was bored at work today so i timed myself. from the first pull to taking the racket off the machine it took 12 minutes 53 seconds. that was stringing a head youtek speed midplus, two piece in pacific powerline 1.28 on a pacific string digital 700

SOY78
08-27-2009, 12:31 PM
fastest I've done was a half an hour on a Klippermate :)

monkey-ranch
08-27-2009, 01:55 PM
my best time is 12 min. with synthetic gut an 14 min. with a poly, on a TF 8000. my average is like 17 to 20 min.

PimpMyGame
08-27-2009, 02:10 PM
Generally 30-40 mins on a crank. My son timed me secretly a couple of weeks ago on 2 jobs, one was 32 and one was 33 but I was in a hurry. Usually a bit longer in front of the tv with a beer.

big bang
10-12-2009, 03:23 PM
we had a stringing contest once, I strung one with multi at 8 min 36 sec on a crank:) Thats the unofficial Danish record:) normally I do it in around 15 min without stress.
but ok I have been stringing ever since I got my first machine at 10 years old. when I was 12 I started stringing at my local sports-shop after school. I have been a full time stringer for some years and have been stringing 5 years at the copenhagen open in the 90īs. to sum it up I have been stringing pretty much every day for 23 years..

JZImmer123
10-12-2009, 03:36 PM
50-60 minutes on my Gamma X-2. I need to be like the guys who can do a string job in 25-30 minutes on an X-2!

gflyer
10-12-2009, 03:38 PM
35-40 minutes on a klippermate.

Shellovic
10-12-2009, 03:42 PM
Same as jazar, pre-mounted approx 13 min. Including string cutting 16-17 min.
My fastest was set yesterday....................

9 minutes woohooo!

I did a contest with a friend and we both had a 300 16x18 to restring. He did it in 9:28, and i did it in 9:03..

big bang
10-12-2009, 04:04 PM
Same as jazar, pre-mounted approx 13 min. Including string cutting 16-17 min.
My fastest was set yesterday....................

9 minutes woohooo!

I did a contest with a friend and we both had a 300 16x18 to restring. He did it in 9:28, and i did it in 9:03..

pretty fast:) how long have you been stringing?

Karlovic's Sunglasses
10-12-2009, 04:16 PM
10 seconds.

Only thing is, I was asleep.

Expired
10-12-2009, 04:42 PM
45-50 on crank.. I've only done 4 or so string jobs using Gosen OG Micro 16G.
I could do it faster if I could find a way to weave all the way through without having to stop because my fingers start slipping on the string..

vndesu
10-12-2009, 09:12 PM
20 seconds on a prince god =] jk
uh regularly i string in about 20-30 min unless id have to cut all the strings and measure it out x.x

xFullCourtTenniSx
10-12-2009, 09:19 PM
40-50 minutes now on drop weight. I'll get better eventually with all the practice I'm getting on my frames. :)

Kind of wish I had something a little faster though... But at least it works and it was cheap!

Blade0324
10-13-2009, 08:12 AM
I can do about 30-35 min. on a crank and about 20 on a constant pull at the shop I help out at. Gotta love the foot pedal and electronic machine. :)

Ookie Cookie
10-13-2009, 03:36 PM
my record is 9 min 12 seconds on a bab star 5

ihearit1st
10-13-2009, 03:46 PM
8 to 10 minutes depending on the circumstances. Not trying to brag, but if you can do a stick this fast, you've been stringing too long and shame on you. Shame on me:cry:.

100,000 frames on the same machine? That's at least 14 a day, with no days off, for 20 years.

layziaznboi
10-16-2009, 09:25 PM
I feel really slow... I haven't strung in a few weeks and I tried to string fast and it took me 32 minutes, I timed myself... Before I was stringing around 30 average, so I don't know how fast I can do it, but I should be trying to reduce my average time...

LanEvo
10-16-2009, 09:51 PM
aobut an hr. on my dropweight, but then i take my time, and go slowly

downs_chris
10-17-2009, 06:55 AM
30 minutes for an easy racquet (16x18) on my crank stringer...

GPB
10-18-2009, 10:18 AM
It takes me between 60 and 90 minutes to string pretty much anything on my SP Swing. I've never tried to rush for a better time though, and usually have a movie or sports game on the tv.

The fastest racket I've ever done was a K90 with a 17g synthetic gut; I think it was 45min.

jazar
10-18-2009, 10:45 AM
i've recently taken my time down to 11 mins 30, though it was on a prince graphite

the wise wizard
10-18-2009, 11:32 AM
average is about 30min on crank, record is 12min.

DennisK
10-18-2009, 01:23 PM
I have a 10 inch penis....

....but no seriously. A full 2-piece poly job takes me around 40 - 45mins. A 1-piece multi takes me about 35mins.

This is on my Bow Brand crank machine and i've been stringing for only the past 6 months.

Shellovic
10-18-2009, 01:27 PM
pretty fast:) how long have you been stringing?

Last year i worked fulltime at a tennis-store, so i have strung approx 7-8 rackets every day.

stringwalla
10-18-2009, 04:56 PM
100,000 frames on the same machine? That's at least 14 a day, with no days off, for 20 years.

nah, more like 6-9K per year for 14 years. Most every working part has been replaced at least once though

Tennusdude
12-26-2012, 06:06 AM
I was just kind of wondering how long it takes people to string. I was in a rush this morning and I did a Pure storm ltd in 16 minutes with straight luxilon at 27kg.

on a prince p 20 I could string in under 15 minutes. on neos could never get under 25 minutes and rightfully so since it is better to pull crank at slow steady speed.

wmilas
12-28-2012, 09:01 AM
On a Gamma 5800 it takes me about 45 minutes watching tv from start to finish for a 2 piece gut/poly job. This includes cutting out the old strings, cutting open 2 new string packs and cutting the bundles in half, putting the remainders in ziploc baggies and labeling them. Mounting, stringing, and re-gripping. This is on slow pull, doubling the crosses with a pedal.

If it was a 1 piece, limp syngut off a reel, not watching tv, with the racquet already prepped and mounted I'm sure I could do it in 20 minutes. But that would be me going full out and doesn't sound like much fun :)

I guess the point is all the other "stuff" that goes with it usually takes as much or more time.

WitheringDemise
01-19-2013, 01:32 PM
Youtek Prestige mid(18x20) with Pro Supex Blue gears-30 minutes
Babolat Pure Drive GT(16x19) with Mains: Topspin Cyber Red, Crosses: Synthetics-20-25 minutes
Head Youtek Speed Pro(16x19) full Blue gears-25 minutes


All on x-2 stringer(dropweight)

Vertiz
01-19-2013, 02:53 PM
Been using my Eagnas crank for about 3 years now. During competitive season I restring my 2/3 rackets about twice a week. Fastest time was 22 minutes, poly mains multi crosses. I usually take my sweet time and it takes me about 45 minutes, but yesterday I was pressed for time and went balls out as fast as I could and it took me 28 minutes. Losing my touch I guess. Should note that my racket is an 18x20...would be much faster with a 16x19 or the new steam 16x15 lol.

tennisnut123
01-19-2013, 05:06 PM
Stringer:Prince Neos crank
Racket: Prince Graphite mid
String: Prince Syn Gut Duraflex 17G
Time: 8 mins 41 Secs

Goin for time, but still no mistakes.

tennisnut123
01-19-2013, 05:09 PM
8 to 10 minutes depending on the circumstances. Not trying to brag, but if you can do a stick this fast, you've been stringing too long and shame on you. Shame on me:cry:.

I completely agree lol...too many rackets, and im only 23...

pvw_tf
01-19-2013, 05:30 PM
How long it takes people to string.

Speed stringing is not that important. No 1 is the quality of the job.

The speed of the pulling is a factor in stringing. I did a tests with a player (top 100, dunlop max 200g, vs gut 16g, 26 kg) and experimented with the speed of pulling the string (electronic pull). Gave the rackets to the player and he could put them consistently in order of pulling speed. All good jobs to play with but the favorite being the slowest pull.

So to me speed is only important when circumstances requires a quick string job. So a player is on court and playing with his last racket.

So you ask how long it takes. My best day 37 rackets in 12.5 hours, including, gutting out the strings, mounting the frames. Rackets in all brands and ranges, string from poly to syn. to multi (tecnifibre) to gut; 15L to 17g; 17kg to 35 kg.

Stringing Machine: Tecnifibre SP11 Major SPX

Peter

canny
01-20-2013, 12:14 PM
About an hour with poly or poly/gut and easy multi or synthetic 45mins. I just started using a gamma x-2 drop weight. Crosses take up 75% of my time :(