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Sam Groo
01-20-2006, 03:40 PM
IS there a difference if you buy it in a reel by induvidual. I know it's cheaper sometimes, and i've heard they prestretch some strings in reels.

Richie Rich
01-20-2006, 05:16 PM
i've never heard of any reels that are prestretched vs regular packs. i buy reels - you get more string jobs per real than individual packs. it is cheaper.

Micky
01-20-2006, 05:29 PM
Hola Richie Rich,

Talking to my stringer today, he said that he strings 18 racquets with one 200mt reel. If you buy 18 packs of PSGDF it basically costs the same. (11.00 mts per racquet).

Micky

dancraig
01-20-2006, 07:00 PM
Sometimes, when particular sets are on sale, sets are less than the reel. I find it more convenient, and a little quicker, to string from a reel.

Midlife crisis
01-20-2006, 07:13 PM
It is also a **LOT** easier to store a single reel than to store 15 individual packs of string.

Squid
01-20-2006, 08:04 PM
i also prefer to string from a reel.... its just too bad that luxilon big banger doesnt come in a 360' reel

elauiio
01-20-2006, 08:13 PM
i can string 19times ea. 34" for my ps 6.0 95. from a reel. 33" is also possible but quite risky.

diredesire
01-20-2006, 08:39 PM
The reasons for stringing from a real are NOT limited to cost. If you move a lot of a certain type of string it just makes sense to string from a reel. You can get stingy with string and cut off the "minimum" you need, and squeeze a few extra racquets out, sure, but the main thing that keeps me going to reels is that there is less coil memory and it doesn't "bird's nest" when you unravel it. It surely saves a few minutes per job, and those minutes definitely add up. If you string 2 pieces, you also don't have a coil of string lying around on the ground. It looks very unprofessional, especially if you string in a public place.

Micky
01-20-2006, 09:41 PM
Hola diredesire,

The reason I prefer to give packs to my stringer is that I don't want to end up having just 14 or 13 instead of 18 racquets strung with my reel, if you know what I mean.:rolleyes:

Micky

nViATi
01-20-2006, 09:48 PM
Hola diredesire,

The reason I prefer to give packs to my stringer is that I don't want to end up having just 14 or 13 instead of 18 racquets strung with my reel, if you know what I mean.:rolleyes:

Micky
You could just cut the strings out the reel yourself and put it in a ziplock bag

Steve Huff
01-21-2006, 08:39 AM
Prince doesn't give you much of a break on their reels, like some of the other manufacturers do. I keep 8-10 reels on hand, and about 150-200 packs of string. These strings are definitely cheaper in reels than by the set: Kirshbaum Super Smash (and Spiky), Wilson Stamina, Gosen OG Micro, Gosen Polylon, Wilson Sensation, Technifibre Synthetic, Ashaway Monofire, Laserfibre Eternal. I'm sure others too. But, you have to string them a lot to want to keep reels.

iscottius
01-22-2006, 05:07 PM
Steve,
how is the technifibre synthetic ?