Would you trust your SV Pro Staff with your local stringer?

Discussion in 'Pros' Racquets and Gear' started by wangs78, Feb 18, 2010.

  1. wangs78

    wangs78 Hall of Fame

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    I just got a Pro Staff 85 St. Vincent and it's unstrung. I'd like to get it strung but I just don't want to leave it at the shop with the stringer for a few days. It's not so much that I spent a decent chunk of change for it but that it's just hard to leave something that's so hard to replace with a stranger. I keep picturing that scene from Ferris Buehller when they leave the Corvette with the parking attendants and they go and take it for a joyride. What a nightmare.

    =)
     
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  2. downdaline

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    Why dont u give your stringer a call, and book a time slot?

    That way you can leave the racquet there and u'll know that he'll string it rightaway and u can have it back in an hour or so.

    That's what i'd do with my stringer. I make an appointment, drop my SV PS85 off, have lunch and then come back and pick it up.
     
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  3. djqsrv

    djqsrv New User

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    It was a 1961 Ferrari 250 GT California not a corvette
     
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  4. JoelDali

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    I totally understand what you're feeling.

    When I hand mine over to my guy hes downtown and travels far.

    I'm always freaked out when I hand it over.

    I would be devastated if it got hijacked out of his hands.

    :0
     
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  5. Jonny S&V

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    I am my local stringer, so I would be hard-pressed to give it to him. ;-)
     
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  6. Marcus

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    I'd trust mine...... but not sure about yours !
     
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  7. wangs78

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    Well exuuuuuuse me!

    Thx for the correction. =)
     
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  8. wangs78

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    I'm actually thinking about getting a stringing machine - a used decent one on **** is as little as $250, so I could recover my cost after just about 10 stringings I would say. Is it difficult to learn the finer points of stringing?
     
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  9. Jonny S&V

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    No, actually very easy (after the first 2-3 stringings). Here's a great list of videos that you can learn (from scratch) how to string:

    http://www.youtube.com/user/YULitle

    Yulitle is a great poster on here, and his videos are really easy to follow.
     
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  10. love15

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    Send it to me to Europe.
    I will string and send u back asap :)

    L15
     
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  11. avincent52

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    Getting your racket stolen from the stringers?

    I appreciate your passion and your respect for your gear, but to 99 percent of the people in the world an SV Pro Staff is just an old tennis racket with a tiny head.
    And if by some freak of circumstance, your SV were to get boosted, the shop certainly has insurance. They'd write you a check for a couple hundred dollars and you could just buy another one on e-bay.
    To put this in perspective, I know people who leave 70-year old vintage Martin guitars worth well over $100,000 at a luthier's shop for months at a time while waiting for repairs. I won't even talk about my car and watch friends.

    Enjoy your new/old racket.
     
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