Prince Speed Stringing Contest at the 2009 GSS Symposium

Discussion in 'Strings' started by Tim Strawn, Oct 26, 2009.

  1. Tim Strawn

    Tim Strawn New User

    Oct 24, 2009
    One of the most popular requests I've had over the years since starting the GSS symposium is to have a speed stringing contest. Thanks to Prince and Dave Malinowski we added this to the lineup at the symposium this year and it was extremely well received. Prince provided 2 brand new P6000 stringing machines, the racquets and the string and the contest was judged by Dave Bone, executive director of the USRSA.

    For the record, I added my own stipulations for the contest in the form of a request to Mr. Malinowski. I ask for a frame with an 18x20 pattern, traditional grommets (no ports etc) and a set of poly string. We used an EXO3 Rebel (Black/Yellow cosmetics) and then we added a nice "twist" to the whole thing by using the new Prince Twisted string Dave chose the Black/Yellow color for the string and if that's not "twisted" I don't know what is! The color combination of that string in that racquet was a real challenge for the competitors and believe it or not, it even posed a challenge for Dave Bone during the final inspection for misweaves etc so I think we did a pretty good job of throwing the competitors a few curve balls :)

    The winner was Vasiliy Guryanov from Chicago and he was pretty fast. This was not a Wilson PS with an open 16x19 pattern with a soft SG string and his time was under 14 minutes--quite impressive when you consider all we threw at him. I hope to have some video up on the GSS site soon but I can't say exactly when I expect to have that done since I'm depending on other people to complete the project. I also plan to contact others who were there to see if they have any footage that we can use so this could take some time.


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