Worlds Fastest Stringer???

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  1. Lakers4Life

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    Here is a video I came across on Youtube. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kvYMm2iniK8

    I know it was back in 1985, the the machine they were using looks like a Eagnas or Guterman (NCR Sports), maybe even a Czech Tension machine.

    I wonder if the world record has been broken since then?
     
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    I watched this video a while ago, too bad they don't have the video for the complete process, but I am wondering was the string job done by TWO persons or ONE person.

    I am also wondering any other people try to break this record after that....
     
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    I saw that too, but that was only one weave. I can't tell if he had his eyes closed, because the resolution was pretty bad.
     
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  5. theace21

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    Ektelon Model D - I had mine for many years!!!
     
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    sure looks like it's done by 2 people. either way, that's awfully fast.
     
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    I've still got my Ektelon D as a back up machine! Serious Workhorse! Yeah, they were stringing as a pair - looks like one guy weaving and clamping and the other guy tensioning. Not sure if that would make me any faster tho! Also, at the end the racquet was still on the table and the string ends not cut so I would guess that the time was for the racquet on the machine and doesn't include mounting etc. I think these days fastest stringer comps include cutting, mounting, stringing and removal from the machine?

    I reckon with an aeropro or pure drive and a nice, easy weaving syn gut I could go to about 12 minutes for a quality job but normally average around 24!

    Ash
     
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    When I worked in a pro-shop in Sweden we strung an awful large amount of rackets each day. One of the young guns at that place strung one POG 14/18 racket at 7 min 38 sek with me holding the stop-watch in my hand.

    It was unreal to see! It was strung with a prince synth gut on a Neos 1000 machine.
     
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    The fastest i saw live was of 13 m but it wasnt a record or anything of that type :)
     
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    the quickest ive ever done was 15 mins 28 secs .....lol
     
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    i don't know for a fact, but im sure it has been broken. do they actually have something for this in the guiness book?
     
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    1) It clearly says it was a duo in the video.

    2) There are no clamps. Can you call it stringing when you don't pull it to a tension? Looks to me like a worthless string job.
     
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    Fastest racquet time at TW:

    07:07- Prince Original Graphite w/Wilson Stamina
     
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    wow that ^^ is fast, I guess it was a 1 piece, maybe the mid version? not sure if this would make it any faster though.
     
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    that's impressive....
     
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    I doubt that this stringing time will be beaten for years to come ..... thts quick
     
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    Yes, it was a one piece, mid version (14x18.) He's working on trying to get it under 7:00.
     
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    That is amazing. I've heard of some people stringing at around
    the 10 minute mark, but that is seriously fast!
    I think it takes me 7:00 just to mount and
    cut the strings, but I'm pretty slow.
    How fast can he/she string a 18x20 head prestige w/CAPS? :)
     
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  19. Head Youtek

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    on average it takes 17 minutes at the USO.
     
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    Well we do get plenty of practice! The best way to get faster is repetition. In terms of the Prestige, it's difficult to say, although I can guarantee that it's under 15 minutes, for him I would guess about 10-12 minutes. Typically when we time ourselves it's using racquets with an easier string pattern.

    -Jackson, TW
     
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    damn, 18x20 in under 15 minutes? i've been stringing my own rackets for a couple of years now, but it still takes me 30-45 minutes depending on the string.
     
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    Sadly though a lot of the big shop stringers are fast because they double pull and take other shortcuts to get the racquets through quicker - not all i'm sure but I've seen a fair few.
     
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    You are exactly correct. I have seen a big box store stringer install 2 strings and then tension both with one pull, and did this for all the mains, and all the crosses, and the customer was there watching while the stringer was explaining how many racquets he strings, and how fast he is. Was enough to make you sick.
     
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    Rest assured TW does not double pull any strings on the racquets we send to our customers.
     
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    ^^triple pull??? :)
     
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    ^^^Bulky starting knots that push out the grommet? :D
     
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