To all stringers: How aged are you?

Discussion in 'Stringing Techniques / Stringing Machines' started by lt_donut, Aug 10, 2005.

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How aged are you?

  1. Under 20

    1 vote(s)
    50.0%
  2. 20 to 30

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  3. 30 to 40

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  4. 40 to 50

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  5. 51 and above

    1 vote(s)
    50.0%
  1. lt_donut

    lt_donut Guest

    Nothing personal. ;) Just wanted to see where I fall in agewise among stringers.

    Ladies, you can just ignore this because I know it's kinda rude...(maybe not. it's just a poll)

    As for me, I am 17 and I just started stringing last week.

    The options are:
    -Under 20
    -20 to 30
    -30 to 40
    -40 to 50
    and -51 and above

    Thanks!
     
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  2. theace21

    theace21 Hall of Fame

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    Wow, still hanging in the under 50 group, but getting close. Started string when I was 15. Bought a BR-3 when I was 18, and Ektelon Model D when I was 20, Ektelon Model H when I was thirtyish, Wise Tension head at 47.
     
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  3. thefossman

    thefossman Rookie

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    I also bought a BR-3 when I was a 14. Purchased a Ektelon Model D when I turned 16 and then went away to play tennis in college. After college I purchased a Prince P-200 and then a littany of Babolat machines, Eagnas, Gamma and a couple of Alphas. Holding strong in the 40-50 year range.
     
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  4. ambro

    ambro Professional

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    I am currently 15 and I started stringing about 5-6 months ago. Was 15 then as well.
     
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  5. diredesire

    diredesire Super Moderator

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    i'm 19, have been stringing for about 5 years now.
     
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  6. theace21

    theace21 Hall of Fame

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    Fossman,
    I can't beleive someone else remember the BR-3 - I still have mine in the garage, don't know why I have not tossed it...Nice to see someone that has similar experiences.
     
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  7. stc9357

    stc9357 Semi-Pro

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    I'm 16 and have been stringing for 3 months now.
     
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  8. Craig Sheppard

    Craig Sheppard Hall of Fame

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    28 here, started when i was 24...don't plan on stopping! ;-)
     
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  9. joe

    joe New User

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    Interesting poll. I'm in the 40-50 category.
     
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  10. Owfred

    Owfred Rookie

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    16, started 3 months ago, saved me financially
     
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  11. Steve Huff

    Steve Huff Legend

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    48, stringing since 1979. I remember the BR 3. I bought the ATS Super Stringer back then. It was made by Court & Slope.
     
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  12. PaulMan

    PaulMan Rookie

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    I'm 33, started stringing since 1988 w/ a Klippermate. I have since moved on to a couple of different stringers, probably should have done it sooner... Definitely a lot nicer and more fun stringing on a well designed high quality machine.

    Quite a diverse group, I would say.
     
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  13. andtapes

    andtapes Rookie

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    I am 39 and I started stringing since 2001 , I should this sooner.
     
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  14. egrtennis3

    egrtennis3 New User

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    Eagnas Stringing Machines

    Do you think that Eagnas machines are that great? I am considering buying one and I would like to know if people just hate Eagnas and they give bias opinions or if they are just crappy machines??


    Thanks
     
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  15. jatennis

    jatennis Rookie

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    I beleive I am the oldest 57 year. I started last year, and I love to string, I do it for free for my friends, when they insist on paying, I tell them donate the amount to the Red Cross, I just bought Gamma 6004.
     
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  16. diredesire

    diredesire Super Moderator

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    Wow, i take it that's labor parts? I like stringing, too, but it does take time, and i have string costs that i need to make, i only charge $5-7 for labor, though.
     
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  17. Richard Parnell

    Richard Parnell Rookie

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    39 and have been stringing since I was twelve [1977].Started on a drop weight with fixed clamp and a maxply since then a lock out and then some Babolats.Love stringing and only string for free when I feel like it.
    Good post,
    Richard
     
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  18. Mike Cottrill

    Mike Cottrill Hall of Fame

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    I'm 39 and holding :). , End of this month, I still be holding on.
     
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  19. predrag

    predrag Professional

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    I am 39, for another 7 months.
    Started strigning in '94 on the Klippermate.

    Regards, Predrag
     
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  20. Nadal_Rulz

    Nadal_Rulz Semi-Pro

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    im 14, started last week, dont own a stringer, using my aunts/clubs for the meantime
     
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  21. fastdunn

    fastdunn Legend

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    I'm slightly younger than Brad Pitt and Tom Cruise. ha ha ha.
     
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  22. Ronaldo

    Ronaldo G.O.A.T.

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    47, stringing only for 4 yrs after 6 broken strings in 3 weeks. Broke two strings Monday without striking the ball, one in my hand, other in my bag. Charge friends who need stringing a six-pack of Sleeman's Creme Ale. Or Clear
     
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