Finally Got Around to Timing Myself

Discussion in 'Stringing Techniques / Stringing Machines' started by kimbahpnam, Dec 5, 2010.

  1. kimbahpnam

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    23.55 when I pushed stop on the stop watch. I was surprised myself since I thought I strung around 35 min. I use a Gamma 5003 crank and double pull on every cross string. The racquet had a 16x20 pattern so even more surprising. I had the strings cut before starting. It was a hybrid set up with CF topspin on the mains and Prince Premier on the crosses (both 17G). During the crosses I also hold the string in place with one hand and clamp with the other. I use the Parnell knot for everything.
    I can't believe I could be even faster with a Wise electronic machine with footpedal.
     
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  2. Irvin

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    The crank is faster than the Wise. When you use the wise it has to pull to the correct tension and once it is reached it will give you a sound. Usually takes a few seconds. If you are looking for speed you can't beat the crank. That's why the guys at TW that strung in under 7 minutes used a crank.

    EDIT - A lot of people associate an electronic constant pull with speed. Hit the buttom and your are done they think. It takes time to reach the reference tension and the whole purpose of the constant pull is to continue pulling. If all you want to do pull tension and lock the string at that tension so you can clamp it off you can't beat the lockout. That is all it does.


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  3. kimbahpnam

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    hmmm interesting...still would be nice to have the wise/footpedal combo
     
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  4. Donny0627

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    Well that might have saved you some time, the time would probably be closer to thirty if u didnt double pull...
     
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  5. kimbahpnam

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    how would that save me time? when i mean double pull i'm actually pulling the string twice (to get rid of any slack) which means it would take twice as long which means i would have finished faster if i didn't double pull
     
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  6. Donny0627

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    O sorry I thought u meant double pull as in pulling every other string... my bad then yea thts a great time...
     
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