Video of me stringing

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  1. vinniedafoo18

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    Comments and thoughts is appreciated, and yes I did pull a little bit to hard on the knot for the mains tie off.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Zp-VSoxuZ-4

    I was kinda slow on the crosses, it was 7:30 p.m. and I didn't have any breakfast in me yet (woke up at 11 a.m.) only had a starbuck caramel frap so far. The vibrating sound was text messages and then it stop recording cause my friend called me.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WwNgxjTiw78
     
  2. ronninmaster

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    try to watch the loops when you pull them next time. I saw you tensioned one of the mains when it notched at around 3:10 that can really damage the string.
     
  3. skyzoo

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    The excitement is enthralling.
     
  4. ronninmaster

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    sry to correct myself i meant "kinked" not "notched"
     
  5. floydcouncil

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    You pull your knots WAAAAY too hard. There's no need for that.
     
  6. fantom

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    That's one lesson a lot of people have to learn the hard way (me included)...
     
  7. Standupnfall

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    I saw that too, it kinked and then he tensioned the kink :confused:

    Also agree on the knot pulls, I probably pull with about 1/3 the force and thats plenty
     
  8. zapvor

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    it looks like you are rushing
     
  9. vinniedafoo18

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    it didn't kinked I'm sure of it
     
  10. vinniedafoo18

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    already mentioned at the start of the thread, I usually pull it less force it was just for the video I did a bit extra and it end up being too much =/
     
  11. vinniedafoo18

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    no this is normal for me not rushing at all, I was just trying to finish the cross fast so i can go out and eat, if I rush I would mess up a lot
     
  12. jmverdugo

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    I think you do a very decent job, IMO the string getting caught while pulling it by hand is not a big deal, specially if it is nylon. That wise is an awesome upgrade for a crank machine.
     
  13. Lakers4Life

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    OP: I watched both videos, I agree with the other comments, you looked rushed. You seemed to pull the string too fast to the point your not watching the loops on the other end. Also, you have a starting clamp, but you did not use properly to start the crosses. I don't like using starting knots on the Crosses, but that is just me. Last thing, pulling knots, you seemed straining to pull knots, you don't need to pull so hard. I use the awl to wedge the string to keep tension, before I tie-off.

    On a side note, the string clamps on your Alpha looks like Eagnas (PN-1012) 3 tooth clamps. Did that come with the machine? I have read that Eagnas clamps are not compatible with Alpha base clamps.
     
  14. vinniedafoo18

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    I use Richard Parnell Knot as a starting knot, if you were prefering the double hitch knot I also do that but depend on which string because of elasticity wise. If you got a better way to use the starting clamp please do post a video and show me because that was how I was taught by a pro at Tennis Express.
     
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    is that a better way of stringing compared to starting on one side of the frame and string your way across?

    btw nice stringing! you string so fast!
     
  17. Ambivalent

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    Guys guys, it's obvious he wanted to show off his biceps!
     
  18. JackB1

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    How the heck did u learn to weave so fast like that!!!???
    I am so jealous!
     
  19. chicken nugget

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    **** you are da bomb ******
     
  20. wrxtotoro

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    a bit overkill on the knot but you are really fast on the weave.
     
  21. zapvor

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    yea i still think he was rushing. you can bascially see him yank the strings through. when i string i like to take my time. maybe i will post a vid of me on a Star3
     
  22. TearSNFX

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    GJ. You seem so tense when you're stringing lol. You could prolly string faster if you loosened up.
     
  23. pvaudio

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    As others have said, it looks like you're rushing to make it seem as though you're a fast stringer. In fact, it just looks like you're rushing.
     
  24. Lakers4Life

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    Total time on Mains and Crosses, including mounting the frame, is 13 mins and 9 sec. That's pretty fast, IMHO.
     
  25. pvaudio

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    It's fast as ****, but it looks like someone has a gun to his head or is in some SAW V contraption that'll kill him if he doesn't get the frame done in 15 minutes or less.

    "Hello, Vinnie. I'd like to play a little game. You've been known to string racquets for people in under 20 minutes. Let's see just how well you string this time around. Next to your head is a *insert SAW contraption here*. If you don't complete the last tie-off in under 15 minutes, the *insert ridiculous and overtly graphic SAW ending*.Your time starts now. Good luck."

    :twisted:
     
  26. decades

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    want self punishment? are you a masochist? then step right up and post of a video of Yourself on TW forums, doing anything. :)
     
  27. Preston

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    Man, in the second vid, the one where you string crosses, your forearm looks as big as your head sometimes.
     
  28. Lakers4Life

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    He could of used the YULitle trick and mount the camera on the handle of the racket or an overhead shot.
     
  29. vinniedafoo18

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    I been stringing for myself and friends since I was 16, and then my highschool team when I was on Varsity. Got a job at Sport Authority, Tennis Express, and Clarke Distributing, all stringing related job. You get better and faster as time go on if you keep doing what you love basically. ;D
     
  30. vinniedafoo18

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    I laughed so hard hahahaha, thank you for making my day lmaoooo
     
  31. vinniedafoo18

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    next time I'll get some food and music to jam too =O
     
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    Hahahaha challenge is on sir ;D I m currently busy due to Final exams and other transferring issues. After I get all of that done I guess a new vid just for your challenge lol ;D
     
  33. vinniedafoo18

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    I clip my phone on a coat hanger just to record these 2 vids hahahaha, sorry but we arent all pro status like YUlitle lol
     
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    I posted these videos in Grandslamstringer forum also and I haven't seen one complaint about my tie off using the starting clamps. I'm not saying what YUlitle did isn't right. I just stating there is more then one way to do it that isn't wrong. Until a grommet get pull back out by my method, I think I'll stick with what I was taught.
     
  35. zapvor

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    lol. no he can string fast. it just looks rushed
     
  36. Lakers4Life

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    Oh soo sorry Mr Foo!

    BTW what's the use of using a starting clamp if you already have a knot? Next time I get a racket with a pulled grommet from some idiot who used a starting knot, I will post it. I'm not saying it came from TE, but it looks like bad technique.
     
  37. rich s

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    here's my two cents....

    When stringing the mains.... pull 1L then 2L then pull 1R this way you don't have the clamp holding 1L preventing you from putting the clamp on 1R as close to the frame as possible. Also, why not use the starting clamp instead of the fixed clamp? You used it to snug the knots, why not use it for its intended purpose to start the mains?

    Don't release the clamp on the previous string until the machine beeps. If the machine is only halfway thru the pull and you are releasing the clamp on the previous main, you can lose tension to equalization due to the fact the the string being pulled is at a lower tension than that of the string you are releasing the clamp from.

    also, when you measured the string for the mains, you chunked the spool of string on the floor like a piece of trash and it looked like you threw the cutters after you cut the string from the spool.... not cool IMO.
     
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  38. Steve Huff

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    Vinnie, how did you get 360 degree turn with the Wise? I added a Wise to my Alpha Apex, and I don't get 360 degree turntable. Did you raise the turntable at all? Just curious. Thanks.
     
  39. Lakers4Life

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    I don't think he has an Apex, it looks more like an Axis Pro or a Revo 4000.
     
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    instead of asking why don't you try it just once and find out yourself ;D
     
  41. Lakers4Life

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    I don't practice bad technique. Besides you are the one posting a video of yourself stringing. You left the door open on that one Bro. If you don't like constructive criticism don't ask for it by posting a video.
     
  42. vinniedafoo18

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    Just curious if you use this machine before? even if i miss a little of tension on the previous string, that's why it's call constant pull, it pull tensions from the previous main/cross and pull it up to that setting

    Sorry if me dropping the reel hurt your feeling, next time i ll lay it down nicely, there was like enough for maybe 2 more racket left why would it really matter -__-
     
  43. vinniedafoo18

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    lol I find it funny because no pro stringer is telling me it's wrong but just you. I highly doubt you are Sam Chan, David Palich, Tim Strawn or any other reputable stringer in the field so it's ok your "constructive criticism" doesn't change my mind, good day to you sir.
     
  44. Mansewerz

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    You release the clamp before the tension is reached on the string you tensioning (at least on the mains). By this method, you are losing unnecessary tensioning and not thoroughly tensioning the mains to get a faster time.
     
  45. vinniedafoo18

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    really at what part in the video, can you type out the time for me??? some of you never even use this machine before, try it first before telling me that I release it way too fast, this is at my country club and I never had an unhappy customer
     
  46. Lakers4Life

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    BTW How old are you? 18? You got too much attitude for someone asking for help.
     
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    You had a nice scheme going with the blue nike sleeveless and blue stringing machine, but for the crosses, that white shirt...so ghetto. bleh
     
  48. Mansewerz

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    No need to get defensive bro. Calm down.

    1:47 in the first vid is the first example. it happens several more times as well.

    it's bad practice as Rich S pointed out above.

    And LF4L, his method of starting is a starting knot. What he did was back up the knot with a starting clamp to keep it from pulling into the grommet, which is the same thing YULitle recommends.
     
  49. Visene77

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    nice speed stringing......how do you want your bagel...hot or cold?

    Totally just kiddin, thats some super fast weaving! Im the same way with my tie-offs....yank the crap out of them.
     
  50. rich s

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    I have to give you credit, I don't like watching video of me doing anything, let alone posting on the web for critique.....

    Have I used the wise? yes, I own one since 2006. The machine beeps when it reaches the desired tension. You are removing the clamp from the previous string before the machine beeps.....on every string you pull, and by the fact that the machine is not clicking, I can tell that you are not in the pre-stretch mode, you're are in straight constant pull mode.

    When you release the clamp early, the string you are removing the clamp from loses tension to the string you are pulling..... the constant pull function is not going to overcome the friction of the grommet to retension the second string... and again... by the fact that I don't hear the machine clicking means it's not readjusting tension.....

    Does you throwing the reel and cutters hurt my feelings? No, but it reflects on you. If I were one of your club members and I saw you throw the reel and cutters like you did, you wouldn't touch any of my frames and I'd make sure to tell my friends not to let you touch their frames.

    Perception can help you when it is good and hurt you when its bad.... the perception I get when I saw you chunk the reel and clippers was a bad one and successful people who are educated, intelligent and work hard and can afford a country/tennis club membership are quite keen on perception..... If their perception of you is bad.... you lose their business..... it's that simple......We may not be professional stringers (I'm a home/hobby stringer, you are a part time stringer at your club, etc) but it doesn't mean we can't act and conduct ourselves as professional stringer should/do.

    Again, I give you great credit for posting your video. I don't know that I could do the same.... but take the comments as constructive.... and use them to improve your skill.

    another of my $.02
     
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