Do you know anyone with a faster weave than me? (51 sec. video)

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  1. nathannguyen

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  2. SoBad

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    Looks like a trick, to be honest. After I weave the first couple of crosses (10 – 15 mins tops) I usually go to the kitchen cabinet looking for hand cream. Even if I find the cabinet, the cream is usually missing. So then I take a bath and dress for a trip to the pharmacy. Usually takes a few days or weeks for me to complete the crosses.
     
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  3. gkamieneski

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    I am impressed. More so with hitting the inside grommet hole so easily. My poor vision won't allow that.

    Where's your store? Looks like a good setup.
     
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    You should go to the IART symposium in September and enter the speed stringing contest. You can compare yourself to the fastest at that event and possibly pick up some fun pointers while there.
     
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    I can't hit my O-ports that easily :) . Interesting to see the weave start from bottom and move to grommet; never tried that. Typically I start from grommet and weave to bottom.
     
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    That's impressive.
     
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    Have you seen Irvin's bead method? It'd probably save you dozens of trips to the pharmacy.
    http://tt.tennis-warehouse.com/showthread.php?t=406749&highlight=bead

    Good eye! I'm working at the newest store in Houston and it's a quaint little place I really enjoy working at. We even manufacture our own strings! (Clarke)

    I've been dying to find the opportunity to head over there!
    I'm more interested in the many types of stringing methods and quirks I'd see.

    I utilize both ways! The goal is to get the most severe angle you can so you'd have more space to weave.

    Thanks, friend!
     
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    Do you work at Clarke sports tennis? Is there website up and running. I always have difficulty using it.
     
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    Thought that store was in Austin?
     
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    dude.

    chill.....
     
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    I apologize for the inconvenience, really! We're on the cusp of finishing our new websites this month. I've been putting in the hours, I promise.


    Maybe you're a fortune teller?
    We're playing around with locations.

    chill mode: maximum
     
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    are you stringing it with a synthetic string? that allows me to stringing like a lot faster than i would do with a poly.
     
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  13. nathannguyen

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    I'm stringing with a multifiliment. Definitely a lot easier than polyester. My weaves are usually a second slower (unless it's Lux Ace or another thin polyester)
     
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    Wow, here is a pro at work!

    :grin:
     
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    Thank you! I prefer to consider it a profitable hobby. :)
     
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    you are making your own strings????how
     
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    Ah, a Radical Rev just like mine. Haha, that's pretty quick~
     
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    I was just looking at a reel of neon green trimmer poly from Walmart out in the garage.
     
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    Wow...that's movin'!

    Do you / have you considered stringing at pro events? By the looks of your technique, it appears you know what you're doing. And while not the end all be all, your speed would be an asset at that level of stringing.
     
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    An oxymoron if ever I heard one. :)
     
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    you done with my 315 yet?
     
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    You are about to discover one of the biggest secrets ;)
     
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    Perhaps market is a better word. :)

    I'm actually hitting with a leaded up 6.1 95. I use the rev to feed balls for its pleasant feel and lightweight.

    I would likely actually love to string that up to say I've done it. I will definitely do it someday if it fits through grommet holes.

    I've been stringing for a little over a year and a half and I haven't found those type of connections yet. I would love to! Seriously, traveling the world and stringing sounds surreal.

    I already like your sense of humor!
     
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  24. BlueB

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    I've found 2 so far that are 1.3mm (16g). Translucent neon green and bright yellow.
    String the mains really tight (you'll find that it stretches like bubble gum) and much looser crosses. It plays close to a poly, but feels like a multi. Very, very comfy for the arm.
     
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    Very kind of you, but this is too advanced for me.

    I feel like I have been making fair progress toward finalizing the project scope assessment over the past couple of years, but I have not yet finished the mains. I should probably start thinking about putting time aside for library research to read up on knots toward the fall.

    Thank you, gentlemen.
     
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    Would like to see either a slo mo video, or the full crosses/ racket. I think in slow mo it should still only take about 5 mins :)
     
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    I will definitely have a full racquet up (I plan on sending it to reps). Also I will post up a few videos of me weaving some 18x20 polyesters in the future.

    I wish you the best of luck on your treacherous odyssey


    The elongation definitely means it's comfy so I believe that. Also it means the tension loss will be astronomical.
    Perhaps I should've been going to my local hardware store instead of a pro shop?
     
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    Very impressive.
     
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    Does your technique work when you get close to the throat?
     
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  30. serb4life

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    impressive stringing
     
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    I'd be interested in watching sustained poly weaving. I think this would register as fast even for most people doing synthetic/multi strings. I think the cross fanning is a little aggressive, especially on sticky polys, but looks pretty solid!

    How do you plan to go about setting a world record, anyways? Seems like you'd have to create your own category...
     
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    Not as well. I'm fairly good at weaving straight through though but it's about a second slower.

    I adjust my fanning speed according to the friction of the strings.
    I'm going to record a video of an APD with RPM 16g when I get the time. I plan on doing the entire racquet under 8:30 with strings and racquet on the ground.
    I'm sure people create their own obscure records all the time ahah! If not, I'll settle for the fastest single racquet and most racquets done in an hour (other two records I plan on setting)
     
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    Thats pretty impressive dude.
     
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    So who are you? If you want to be "known" as the fastest stringer, you probably would like to be known by your name. Is Nathan Nguyen who we are looking for in the area?
     
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    Yup! Nathan Nguyen is the name known by most.


    I would measure it by the time it takes from one end of 16 mains to the other.
     
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    That's pretty damn quick! The record at my store (I believe) Is sub 11min for a full APD with PHT.

    I'd be interested to see if my shops string wizard could weave as quickly as you!

    -Fuji
     
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    So impressed! And here I was, about to pursue a MRT certification soon... I'd be thoroughly embarrassed by you if we were stringing in the same room! I string for a college team, and I've barely made it under 15 minutes [14:58] on an APD with Lux 4G 1.30. :(

    I'll have to keep an eye out for your name in the future... Thankfully, I'm based in Arlington/Fort Worth, so chances of running into you (and having you embarrass me) are slim. :D
     
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    Holy moses! Looks so fluid.

    Really impressive stuff. Can't get much quicker than that I'd imagine, maybe fractions of a second which is insane to think about. You're stringing at like terminal velocity for tennis stringing lol.
     
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    Ask him please! Stringing and typing are the only two things I love losing at.


    You're still stringing at a professional level time so there's nothing at all to be embarrassed about. If we were to meet, I would love to show you a few tricks to cut down a few minutes and will raise the quality (in terms of tension maintenance) of your string jobs (assuming you're using an electric, but I've got a few tricks that'd save you time on any machine)

    Thank you! I really like how you worded that!
     
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  42. Fuji

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    For sure!!! I have a tough time breaking sub 20; I'm definitely the slowest at my store though!

    -Fuji
     
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    [/QUOTE]
    You're still stringing at a professional level time so there's nothing at all to be embarrassed about. If we were to meet, I would love to show you a few tricks to cut down a few minutes and will raise the quality (in terms of tension maintenance) of your string jobs (assuming you're using an electric, but I've got a few tricks that'd save you time on any machine)
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    I wanna hear those tips, I'm at 30 minutes a full racket, but have never really tried to GO FAST
     
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    I was also the slowest at my store at one point too! Of my 15 coworkers... all of them can string full poly under 12 minutes with hardly any effort. It was super intimidating but I watched them string and learned their techniques to be honest. I had way more passion though.


    You're still stringing at a professional level time so there's nothing at all to be embarrassed about. If we were to meet, I would love to show you a few tricks to cut down a few minutes and will raise the quality (in terms of tension maintenance) of your string jobs (assuming you're using an electric, but I've got a few tricks that'd save you time on any machine)
    [/QUOTE]

    I wanna hear those tips, I'm at 30 minutes a full racket, but have never really tried to GO FAST[/QUOTE]

    I will make a video sometime of all the time-saving techniques I use from unpackaging to finish after I get my record certification. I will make a new thread when that happens so keep watch! My goal is to elevate and innovate the craft so it will definitely happen.
     
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    I wanna hear those tips, I'm at 30 minutes a full racket, but have never really tried to GO FAST[/QUOTE]

    I will make a video sometime of all the time-saving techniques I use from unpackaging to finish after I get my record certification. I will make a new thread when that happens so keep watch! My goal is to elevate and innovate the craft so it will definitely happen.[/QUOTE]

    The weaving isn't that fast...considering it is an open pattern and you stringing with a nylon, and it is the top crosses...show me a video of an 18x20 full poly going that fast.
     
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    I'm guessing you know much faster weavers?
    I will gladly post a video of an 18x20 poly when I can.
     
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    Sure I know faster weavers. Don't get me wrong, you are fast, but nothing near world breaking speed or anything experienced stringers haven't seen before.
     
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    That is a Yonex with a 16x19 pattern. Very easy to string...still under 10 is good.
     
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    Ah, this is what I started the thread for. I'll expect my record to be short-lasting then.

    I'm absolutely sure that's a Yonex with 16 mains.
     
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