TW employee strings racquet in 6:47 - On Video! Can you beat it?

Discussion in 'Stringing Techniques / Stringing Machines' started by TW Staff, Aug 23, 2010.

  1. TW Staff

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  2. MomentumGT

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    That's pretty darn quick. Do you guys pay him double for that? LOL.

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  3. Bud

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    Naw, they just fire him if he can't keep up that pace :-D
     
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  4. Parker512

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    Wow thats all i can say.
     
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  5. HitItHarder

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    OK - I'm impressed.
     
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    Rayn needs to weld that crank handle on. He lost a lot of time picking up his crank. Don't you hate it when you crank falls off?

    Nice video,

    Irvin
     
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    WOW! and I thought 25 minutes was pretty quick. This is just insane.
     
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  8. nyc

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    C'mon Drak, we know you can do it!
     
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  9. andtapes

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    What string was that?

    What is the racquet pattern?

    How much pounds/kilos are setting the machine?
     
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  10. hescobal

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    they said it was a prince pog, so the string pattern is 14x18
     
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    I'm surprised both of them mount the crank handle on the opposite side of the usual. I guess it must help with the speed.
     
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    They used Prince Original Graphite racquets ( 14 x 18 ), strung with Prince Syn Gut w/Duraflex 17 @ 55lbs.

    Jason, TW
     
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  13. Virtua Tennis

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    let's see them do that with poly on a prestige :twisted:
     
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  14. drakulie

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    Great Vid guys!!!

    Thanks for sharing.
     
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    Hopefully the stringers weren't listening to Polka/Accordian music the whole time like we had to. :p
     
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  16. andtapes

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    no comments

    they should use a 18 X 20 co-poly at least
     
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    Impressive... but a better camera angle would have been nice - something a little higher and angled down to enable us to see the stringbed, that weaving looked fairly amazing....
     
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  18. Macro80

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    Ive got a POG so will have a go.

    Were the guys double pulling???

    Is a crank inherently faster than an electric or vice versa?
     
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  19. struggle

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    i'd say yes, their cranking is much faster. BUT wouldn't really want a string job like that, still VERY COOL to watch them slam 'em!
     
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  20. ihearit1st

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    what's the point? its not a string job i'd want to play with. so where do you draw the line? i hope those weren't customer frames. he's burning the grommets with the pulls on the mains. the contest seems to be "who can give the crappiest, fast string job."
     
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    Not quite. The brake release is on the left side of the tension head and I seen Ryan using the brake release without holding the crank to release the string. Must be low tension too as the crank handle was not flying back. Anyway the crank being on the right side means you won't get slapped by the crank when you hit the brake release.

    Irvin
     
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    I totally understand your concern. The point of these "fastest stringing" competitions is just to have fun and some friendly competition. We DO NOT string like that for our customer and demo frames.

    Jason, TW
     
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    hint to all, tape urself using a junior racket :p
     
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    lol that was great vid, though I think most racquets are not 14x18.
     
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  25. BounceHitBounceHit

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    How did the frame play? :) BHBH
     
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    Agree on the camera angle...enjoyed the video...before skipping ahead...but would've been nice to see from a little above so you could see the weaving and the progress being made.

    Good idea for a contest, not a prayer for me of course, but still a good fun idea.
     
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    Takes me 6:47 just to cut the strings out and mount the frame!
     
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    Haha of course not, i wouldnt play with it. Its a bit like running the 100m, sometimes you just like to know how fast you can go.
     
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    I will not do it right now, but once I get my crank machine I will try it!! I can do the mains in 7 min with my dw so I have a long way to go before reaching that mark. Awesome video at some points the hands of the guys look like were on fast forward!
     
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    Maybe 6:47 explains why TW consistently under-shoots string-bed bed tension. On the other hand, they are consistent with their inconsistency. Have two or three racquets strung, then check the results.
     
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    Jason, loved the video, great competition! I'd suggest using a higher angled camera next time so we can see the progression through the strings. Maybe an individual camera for each racquet. But again, great video.
     
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    The guy on the right mounted his frame upside down. :)
     
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    Anyone can do that, especially a crapy stringing job. Talk about burning the strings. I know this is for fun, but any stringing job I do is always about the quality. Try Rafa's stick, rpm 15L, on court and let me know how fast you can do it...just for fun...and it better not come back cause is not the same as the others.
     
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    Not anyone. I cannot do it.

    Btw, what kind of "quality" are you talking about? The only difference I see is monetary by nature. Some bozos charge $30 and my friend charges $8. I see no difference in quality. Well, some people do want to believe in "quality" because they probably want to justify that huge difference in price and feel "special"...
     
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    To those who are complaining or criticizing or saying that it was not professional or whatever, did you not listen to the disclaimer at the front of the video?

    THIS WAS FOR FUN. IT WAS A RACE. THE RACQUETS WERE NOT CUSTOMER FRAMES OR DEMOS.

    Geeze...get a life.

    I enjoyed the video and the accompanying zydeco. And no, I can't string that fast. :)
     
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  36. samster

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    drakulie can string under 5 minutes.
     
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  37. samster

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    I can string this racket under 1 minute. Watch out, TW!

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    Really? I don't think you could! As a matter of fact I would be willing to make a bet on it. There are only 14 strings in that racket and it took both of those stringers about 3 minutes to string the mains. Now you would have to string the mains and crosses in your racket. I would like just see you try to mount that racket on your machine. Do you think you could clamp the string with the mounts on each end? Hope you do not have a 6 point machine.

    Irvin
     
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    Who says you have to use a machine? I think the God racquets are strung by hand. Seems there would be plenty of SBS, based on the tiny size of the head.
     
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    Holy cow, I did not know God played tennis.

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    What kind of head size is that bad boy? I hope you're using natural gut.
     
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  44. dangitaaa

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    i want one of those LOL
     
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    ^^ Jason gave a disclaimer. They dont actually string racquets like that.. it was just for fun.
     
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  47. Parker512

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    I want one! I want one! I want one! I want one! Like kids in a candy shop.
     
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  48. stringwalla

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    notice that Jarryd pulls the last main and 1st cross with one pull. I don't think the USRSA would qualify that as "proper".

    Tisk-tisk Jarryd. I guess I can double-pull all of my mains then to set a record-:-?

    Oh wait, Ryan does it too.

    Maybe that's the reason for the bad camera angle. So they can cheat.

    Not a hater, just want to see integrity in a "record", even if it does only add 5 seconds-
     
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  49. dgdawg

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    I hate to be a stick in the mud, AND, I didn't read any other posts but, I wouldn't wanna beat 7 min. What kind of job would you produce?
    If I paid someone to string my frame and they told me they did it in 7 min, I'd give it back to them and ask for it to be restrung.
     
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    Is Speed > important than Quality of string job ? P1 claims that their string job has Constant tension from top to bottom. Can anyone else do this ? or does P1 have special technique ?
     
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