Interview with Tim Strawn

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  1. xtremerunnerars

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    Well, after reading another topic I thought I would post the interview that I conducted with Mr. Strawn. A little bit of backstory first:

    As part of a requirement for the school year I just completed, we had to do something called an "I-Search." Basically we were to choose a topic that meant something to us and that would be of some benefit to us. I chose racquet stringing because I love tennis and had gotten into stringing around that time. I posted at the GSS boards and Mr. Strawn responded very quickly to my post and was willing to be interviewed.

    The interview was a joy all around for me although it was hard to keep typing because all I wanted to do was listen to what he was saying. Doing this interview probably completed around 60-70% of my project in terms of fact gathering. Most of my peers made up their interviews, but I was fortunate enough to have a great primary source.

    Now for my usual disclaimers before a long post :):
    1. There will be some parts where the grammar drops off because I was trying to type what he was saying.
    2. I'm FAR from a good interviewer so I apologize for anything that you think was a stupid question. Part of it was lack of know-how//experience, and the other part was me wanting to know more about something I was in the dark on.

    Here's the interview!
     
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    I can't really describe too well how much this interview helped me and what a joy it was to talk to someone who's done this job at the highest level. For someone who has probably done a ton of interviews just like mine to take time out of his schedule and help out some person he's never even met before...I really just don't know what to say. It meant a lot to me and I can't thank him enough!
     
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    The GSS site is absolute top-notch. Tim Strawn has put together an excellent resource for racquet stringers and the contributors to the GSS boards are very knowledgable. I visit the GSS site often to read the excellent posts. In addition the products sold at GSS are very good quality and anyone who regularly stings racquets should review their product line.
     
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    Any chances you can interview Richard Parnell?
     
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    Good stuff dude.

    But you coulda just bought a tape recorder. Or if you were on your laptop anyway, a mic.
     
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    hey wats the GSS site ...
     
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    Great Interview with a top notch Person and Stringer.
     
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    What a wonderful post!
    Now I know why I come this web site!!

    -Robert
     
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    Thanks for the positive post chess9. It's a shame we all couldn't have interviewed him because it was something special.
     
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    Great post! :D
     
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    Nice post. TY 4 sharing.
     
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