How much do you string

Discussion in 'Stringing Techniques / Stringing Machines' started by zapvor, Jul 23, 2012.

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How many rackets do you string a week?

  1. None-I have an awesome stringer I go to

    7.0%
  2. 1-3 I love my machine at home to tinker with!

    54.7%
  3. 3-9 I hit like Gonzo so I am always stringing up my 6 frames

    18.0%
  4. 10-25 My friends all love me for doing theirs too

    8.6%
  5. 25+ Yep, I work at a shop

    11.7%
  1. zapvor

    zapvor Legend

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    Thought I take a TW survey on the stringers here, from at home to ATP guys!

    right now i am averaging about 70-76 rackets a week or so.
     
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  2. zapvor

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    for those responding to the poll please tell us the machine you use
     
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  3. b0mb34man

    b0mb34man New User

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    Gamma progression st ii w wise tensioner
     
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  4. dak95_00

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    I string on a Prince P200 and I'd like to string more. I need to go out and drum up business. I'm in the 1-3 frames per week. I'd never want to do more than 2/day though. It's a side hobby.
     
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  5. drakulie

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    Oops, i messed up on the poll. I thought it asked how many a day, vs how many a week.

    On a weekly basis, I average about 100 frames. Yes, I string at a shop, plus at home.

    At the shop, we use the Prince 5000.

    At home, I use a Babolat Star 4, or Wilson Baiardo.
     
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  6. zapvor

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    very neat! i think it makes sense that since we are on this board we do not go to a shop to get our frames strung.

    drak you are living the life! i could go for just one of the two machines you got!
     
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  7. zapvor

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    if you keep at it i think you will find 2/day is nothing.
     
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  8. Ronaldo

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    Prince Neos 1000
     
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  9. ctromano

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    klip mate... i string at least 3 times a month, only my own racquets and I like the ability to tinker and customize.
     
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  10. Channy

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    I am using Eagnas Pro Crystal II. I have online shop. so the number of stringing racket it depend on how many racket sold in the week. :D
     
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  11. zapvor

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    so a lot of us become tinker heads now that there is a machine sitting there;)
     
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  12. Ronaldo

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    The string is the thing.
     
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  13. Kot_Bigemot

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    I do about 50 frames per week. Something to keep me busy :)
     
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  14. zapvor

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    ^just for yourself?
     
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  15. Ronaldo

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    String 8 days/week?
     
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  16. Overheadsmash

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    Stringway ML120 here. Great machine for home stringing and it's an upright which is nice.
     
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  17. Squidward

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    I'm in the 3-9 range, Using a Silent partner Opus.
     
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  18. Kot_Bigemot

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    I own a small tennis shop. Using Babolat Star 5.

    No, actually just 5.5 days. 50 frames is average. Sometimes it is 50, sometimes it is 65-70. Depends on a week.
    Would it take you 8 days to string 50 frames? Oh boy! You should be stringing for yourself only then.
     
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  19. McLovin

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    On average, I'm in the 3-9 per week range. I string for friends and for my local club, but it is up & down. During local tournament time or near Districts, I'm doing maybe 15-20 in a week. Other times it can be 1 or 2 a week.

    I only do it as a side hobby, and to subsidize my love of gut mains...

    Oh, and I have a 10-yr old Eagnas table top (forgot which model), but I will likely be upgrading to something better this fall.
     
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  20. Ronaldo

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    Not a string breaker so once a week stringing is it and usually 2-5 racquets/week for friends during the summer.
     
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  21. tennis_addict_444

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    Usually around 5 a week(mine+friends).
    Eagnas hawk 26
     
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  22. MAX PLY

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    Been stringing forever, including retail shops once upon a time. These days I just string to keep me in strung frames. Usually 3 or so per week. I generally play 5-6 days and use 17g gut so I break a ton of strings (actually the same one or two over and over and over). Use a mint condition Ektelon H.
     
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  23. ChadW

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    Just got my stringer 3 weeks ago. 30+ year old Ektelon DE with H upgrade kit.

    Have only done 4 racquets so far. I'm going to be letting my teammates know that I'm open to string their sticks as I get more comfortable.

    For the casual (stringing for friends) stringers out there. What do you charge for your time to do a racquet? I'm thinking $20 to do a general (multi, or poly/syn) job seems fair considering I'm not certified.
     
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  24. KerryR

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    1-3, Ektelon H, but--
    I string more when: 1) local string breakers are 'in season', 2) there's something I want to learn about, in which case I'll string, test, cut out, repeat, which may get me to 15 or so re-strings in a week... I'm doing less of this now, and hope things pick up in the fall, to finance my strings and stringing machine...
     
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  25. I Heart Thomas Muster

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    Prince Neos 1000. When I ran a shop it was about 50 racquets a week.

    Now in my "retirement" it's more like 4-6 a week.
     
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  26. Nuke

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    Well, I only string for myself, and only play a couple of times a week, so where's the option for "1-2 a month"?
     
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  27. beernutz

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    THIS! I was wondering how many other stringers were in this category. I bet it is a pretty good percentage of the total.

    Prince Neos 1000 for 3 years and Klippermate for 5 years before that, stringing for myself, my wife, and a few friends once or twice a month.
     
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  28. jmverdugo

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    I string for me, my wife a some friends, in average is around 3 a weeks, some weeks more some less. It used to be around 15 a week but just when I bought my Gamma 6004 + Wise i got promoted so now I pretty much do not have time to string that much.
     
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  29. zapvor

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    very cool to see everyone's set up. its more fun when its a hobby i think.

    chad-i say $15 for labor is fair.

    nuke and others-sorry i guess that option isnt avaivable
     
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  30. hcelizondo

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    Gamma Progression ST II :)
     
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  31. BHiC

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    I string about 10-25 racquets a week. I string my own racquets at home fairly frequently, on a Mutual Power machine with an electronic Wise head. I also string for a local club, on a Wilson Baiardo. The number of racquets fluctuate a lot, I can go days without stringing a single racquet, and then have 8 to do the next day.
     
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  32. Up&comer

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    I string easily 25 a week, but I do it as a home stringer because I do the best job and for less money than anyone close to me. I use a gamma 6900 els. I mean, I have to do around 6 a week just for myself.
     
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  33. Wikky

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    50 a week, wilson baiardo. I'm usually by myself back in tennis though so i have to do all the selling, run the demo court, and fill out all the paperwork otherwise i think I could get towards 100.
     
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  34. zapvor

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    you are the only guy in the shop?? thats rough
     
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  35. schap02

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    Average about 10/week - 500/year

    Prince 6000
     
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  36. Wikky

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    Haha, its a chain store so usually if I get over run I can call for help from another department. I enjoy the challenge though, certainly keeps work from being boring.
     
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  37. Kot_Bigemot

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    HAHA! So true. Summer months i have my nephew helping me to do all paperwork and most of the deliveries. Works out good - he makes some $$$ and i am not going crazy, just concentrate on stringing.
    But when he brings my 5 years old son with him some mornings....Boy......Things get.....hectic? :mrgreen:
     
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  38. Rabbit

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    Prince Neos 1000 w/Wise Tension Head

    I responded 3 - 9, but this summer, I've been stringing about double that. LOL...I don't know what the deal is. Yesterday, a friend of mine who has a stringer brought me a racquet his mom bought....a Wilson Cierzo 2....easy easy to string
     
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  39. theyhatethecans

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    klippermate
     
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  40. Ronaldo

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    Doesn't the Cierzo 2 have a fan-shaped string pattern? Must be fun clamping on a Neos 1000.
     
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  41. zapvor

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    ohhh thats interesting. like a *****?
     
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  42. fortun8son

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    Hopefully, you have the Prince flying clamps.
    I don't even want to think about doing racquetball on the Neos 1000 without them!

    BTW, I'm the only stringer at my Sports Authority and I have to fix bikes and sell tents too!

    Saving grace?. We just got a new Prince 5000 and they were going to throw away the old Neos(!!!), so that's now in my home:), along with my Eagnas Combo 810.
     
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  43. Peppershaker

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    Stringway ML100

    Averaging about 20 per month, as a home stringer. Is more a hobby than anything else. Would like to string more, but living in the country side doesn't benefit this hobby much. Majority of racquets are from local High School players who I offer a special stringing bargain.
     
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  44. Ronaldo

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    Have the flying clamps and a Cierzo 2.
     
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  45. Wikky

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    PGA Tour Superstore, actually very specialized and we have a demo court inside the store.
     
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  46. zapvor

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    oh cool. well you deserve a raise!
     
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  47. Rabbit

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    Yes, I used the old flying clamps...

    It strung very quickly as the pattern is extremely open.
     
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  48. TennisCJC

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    old LaserFibre - it is exactly like the Stringway ML90 - almost 6 years old and still a great machine. Fixed double action clamps and a turn table break.
     
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  49. slowfox

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    I don't really enjoy stringing as much as I used to, but I do love to try different setups and strings. Constantly cutting out strings.
     
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  50. SkiDog2k3

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    Average 1-3 Racquets a week. Must be doing something right, my club is wanting to ditch their previous stringer and contract me.
     
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