View Full Version : I beat my own record!!!!!!

safins back
02-29-2004, 04:24 AM
13 rackets strung in 3 hours! Mostly all polyester jobs and 7 of the rackets were 18x20 patterns. My fingers are killing me though. Are there any records for speed stringing? If so how do you find information about them?

02-29-2004, 05:55 AM
Holy Crap!!!! thats impressive. At work theres a guy that can string a racket in 12 mins, including cutting out the string and stenciling, he uses the star 3. I havent met anyone else that can match his speed and consistent stringbed stiffness.

now tell me; do the tensions on the rackets feel right???, no knock on you but i suspect the tensions on the rackets may be a bit low:)

safins back
02-29-2004, 07:19 AM
These rackets are for a division 1 mens tennis team thats ranked in the top 30 nationally. I am sure they would tell me if something wasnt right! I can string a racket thats not all polyester in about 9 1/2 to 10 minutes depending on the string pattern. Thats the number 1 player for the team and he loves the job?

David Pavlich
02-29-2004, 09:35 AM
What machine are you using? Does your time include inspection, cutting out the strings, prestretching, stencilling and tagging or is this just time to string?

02-29-2004, 10:25 AM
Thats insanely fast. It takes me 40 min to string a racquet. Thats just to string it...nothing else like mounting it and measuring string. I also wait for the string to elongate when pulling tension, so that takes some extra time.

02-29-2004, 12:08 PM
LOL. what machine is it ?

It takes me 50 minutes to string my racquet .
70 minutes for a racquet im not familiar with .

02-29-2004, 01:16 PM
30 minutes for me to string, thats a frame without string, I just measure it out and string it up, no stenciling. If it's all poly, then it takes like 40 minutes. I think it's easiest to string poly mains with synthetic crosses cause they weave quicker.

02-29-2004, 01:59 PM
It takes me around an hour to do everything, 45 mins or so to do the actual stringing. 13 rackets in 3 hours seems increadible to me....:-O

02-29-2004, 04:24 PM
It seems like every time I do it it gets harder and harder. Thats because I use Luxilon and it breaks once every 2 months and I almost forget how to do it! :)

02-29-2004, 05:09 PM
He uses a Klipper Mate. Now you know why that stringer is so popular. It's a professional stringer's little secret. :lol: