Is it just me?

Discussion in 'Stringing Techniques / Stringing Machines' started by LanEvo, May 6, 2012.

  1. LanEvo

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    But for knowing how to string, I no longer trust anyone else to string my racquets. Like I live about an hour away from home, 2 hours round trip. And playing today, one of my racquets strings went dead, for that I will take the time to drive home and string it myself, while there is a tennis shop that charges for labor, and with gas and all stringing locally is actually a better deal. Yet, I will not because I am afraid that they would mess up my frame or not do that well of a job.
     
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  2. zapvor

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    hahaha thats the exact reason i learned how to string. so noone will ever again touch my rackets.
     
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  3. Rysty

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    +1. 10 homestringers
     
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  4. abeldm

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    Agreed... hard to trust others to make them "feel" right!
     
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  5. max

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    I don't think you're crazy. It makes absolute sense.
     
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  6. Irvin

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    While I have seen some rackets strung poorly I would not just say I don't trust anyone to string my racket. If I had to drive 2 hours to string my racket I would find someone closer.
     
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  7. cknobman

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    I found a great place to string my racquets and I trust them to do it right.

    But I am also "cheap" and realize that by stringing myself I save $10 in labor costs every time I string my own. I also enjoy the ability to make subtle changes in string types and tensions knowing that if I dont like it I can change the string out myself without the time and hassle and wasted costs of taking it somewhere.
     
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    Stringing is the ironing of Tennis.

    it's very Zen.
     
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  9. max

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    OP: I was in a situation like yours; about a 30-minute one-way drive to a racquet club (which farmed them out for homestringing among various members), or a good, 2-hour roundtrip to a knowledgeable experienced stringer, a guy who'd strung my rackets for ten years.

    I ended up buying a stringer. The cost savings was nice; for me, all the other hassle was the kicker. THEN I learned of the added benefit of controlling your own string destiny!
     
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  10. Wikky

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    Never have cared about my stringjobs. I let the freshman in my program string my racquets all the time, I've never noticed a serious difference. When it comes to my racquets I couldn't care less if you triple pulled, but when it comes to customer racquets I won't give it back unless I think its perfect.
     
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  11. struggle

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    I'm like this ^^^. For myself, I'm not too particular although
    I do enjoy a fresh stringjob and likely do it more than the
    non-stringer/players i know. I just don't care all that much
    until it gets noticeably "bad".

    For others, I tend to be pretty particular and am slightly disappointed
    when i don't "match" mutliple rackets ("perfectly", haha), knots on proper
    side, etc.
     
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  12. zapvor

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    lol funny. i am the opposite. i make sure i string others rackets fine, but i take most care with my babies :p
     
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  13. Wikky

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    I can agree with that if I was playing something serious, but I just don't play enough competitive tennis anymore to blame any of the terrible shots I hit on my stringjobs..... or maybe these freshman really are triple pulling my racquets at 80 pounds.... >.<
     
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  14. zapvor

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    lol you better check in on those freshmen!
     
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  15. Radicalized

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    Only myself and maybe (by reputation alone based on posts) a handful of others who post in this stringers' loony bin. No one drives my car or borrows my lawnmower either.
     
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  16. zapvor

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    why not lawnmower?
     
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