What's the ave time to string on drop weight?

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  1. nytennisaddict

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    on klippermate, with poly, with racquet patterns I know (eg. head radicals)
    * 45 min - watching tv, taking my time
    * ~25 min - if i'm trying to get it done say just before i realize I'm supposed to play, and I forget i don't have any racquets
    * 18-19 was my fastest, threading 2 or 3 strings before tensioning... not a big deal since i was experimenting with low tension (eg. 30lbs)

    I play 3-4x a week ~ 1.5-2hrs each. I break strings weekly, so i'm stringing just about every week, or doing 2 at one time.
     
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  2. beernutz

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    When I had my Klippermate my times were also about 45 minutes typically when taking my time but the fastest I ever did was only just under 30 minutes. I am still not a fast push weaver and confess to using the bead crutch when stringing on my Neos.
     
  3. hyperion99

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    Hello Lionel,

    If I may ask how and what did you modify your Gamma X-2?
    Have any pics to show us here at Talk Tennis?
    Thank you
     
  4. struggle

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    I'd say about 45 minutes.
     
  5. loosegroove

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    If we're including cutting out the string, mounting the racket, measuring string etc, I would guess that the average time is a little over 45 minutes on a Klippermate or Gamma X-2 type machine. Maybe closer to an hour. So much depends on string pattern and type of string (like poly crosses are so much harder to weave).
     
  6. lionel_101

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    I was just messing around, when i saw a post or an interview about a lady pro stringing her racquets between 10 and 12 minutes normally and 15 minutes if she was being lazy.

    It takes me at a minimum of 45 minutes, usually 1 hour to do racquetball racquets.
     
  7. Irvin

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    That pro is Paula http://www.nytimes.com/2013/08/29/s...y-argentine-strings-her-own-rackets.html?_r=0 but it is not a drop weight.
     
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    Yup, not a true drop weight, not a crank and not a electronic tension. Not sure what it would be called. Is it the machine you can only get in South America?

    10-12 minutes to string a racquet with flying clamps is pretty darn fast. Plus if this is the normal stringing time for a racquet on this machine, why wouldn't the professional stringers or home base / club stringers be buying and using it?

    It would be nice to see if she can really mount a random racquet, and restring it in 10 - 12 minutes.
     
  10. yan.v

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    The machine looks like some kind of lock out machine (equivalent to crank). The fastest way to string a racket is probably to use a crank and flying clamps. This way you can just speed through the process without any regards to tension retention and overall quality. Real professional stringers would probably prefer to use electronic machines to get more consistent and better lasting results.

    It takes me 15 minutes to string a racket on my electronic machine (and I know I'm not as fast as many people in here), I would never make this kind of trade off to save 3 minutes per string job.
     
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    i have a pioneer DC plus and the average for me is around 25~30min. I'm pretty used to it now and i'm loving it.
     
  12. struggle

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    Nope, not a dropweight in any form......but it IS a lockout, same as a crank...essentially. The tensioner, that is.
     
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    Takes me about 40-45 minutes with a Gamma X-2 for a 16x19 pattern and hybrid string. A bit longer if doing full polly or a denser pattern. I use a starting clamp, which makes it easier to start the mains when using floating clamps and allows you to use a bit shorter length of string (less string waste).
     
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    About 40 min on my Laserfibre MS200 ECO.
     
  15. onehandbh

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    FYI, one of the posters on TW bought a Portable Pro Stringer and had a pretty bad experience. Unresponsive /slow customer service, unreliable string tensioning, etc. Then magically, a whole bunch of "new" posters showed up saying how great it was.
     

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