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star 5 15 08-23-2009 05:59 AM

Stringing Times, How long does it take you to do a racquet?
 
I was just kind of wondering how long it takes people to string. I was in a rush this morning and I did a Pure storm ltd in 16 minutes with straight luxilon at 27kg.

autumn_leaf 08-23-2009 06:03 AM

well it says you string on a star 5 so i expected it to be faster than cranks/dropweights. most of the stringing time for me at least comes from weaving the crosses.

i string on a dropweight and it usually takes around 40 min for synthetic and 1hr for poly.

16 min...damn... that's pretty fast for poly.

dantesinferno18 08-23-2009 06:13 AM

takes me about 40 on a crank

Richie Rich 08-23-2009 06:46 AM

30 min is usual time for me on a star 3. 20 min when i have an easy racquet like the wilson 6.1 16x18.

tribunal4555 08-23-2009 06:56 AM

About 35-40 mins on a dropweight.

T1000 08-23-2009 07:01 AM

done it in 20 on a dropweight before

usually takes 30-40 for a good job

star 5 15 08-23-2009 07:02 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by autumn_leaf (Post 3841877)
well it says you string on a star 5 so i expected it to be faster than cranks/dropweights. most of the stringing time for me at least comes from weaving the crosses.

i string on a dropweight and it usually takes around 40 min for synthetic and 1hr for poly.

16 min...damn... that's pretty fast for poly.

yeah, I string my racquets a lot and I've gotten really fast on my machine.Star 5 is just so smooth. I'm pretty used to poly though. I either only string poly or natural gut so i'm just used to stringing with stuff like that.

DownTheLine 08-23-2009 07:03 AM

Depends if there is a tennis match on.

If there isn't one I could probably do one in about 1 1/2- 2 hours.

I use a dropweight and I am just getting into stringing... Still a very poor time :(

SoCal10s 08-23-2009 07:04 AM

my record time on an Ektelon was 13mins crank(many years ago) ,now with the Wise head on my Ektelon stringing muti is super fast... but those new Prince rackets are a pain in the butt to string.. my average time is around 20-25min. I can't stand still for too long,I gotta get a drink or something all the time...

schenkelini 08-23-2009 07:10 AM

You guys are fast. I average 1 hr on a drop weight. I am never in a big hurry.

DownTheLine 08-23-2009 07:14 AM

Does anyone else have trouble tieing off a really soft cross when you have lux ALU Power Rough?

tennisfreak15347 08-23-2009 08:08 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by DownTheLine (Post 3842079)
Does anyone else have trouble tieing off a really soft cross when you have lux ALU Power Rough?

i've tied off a soft cross on a stiff main before ( Pro Redcode and Maxim Touch hybrid). Either clamp a lot of string with your starting clamp, or grab a glove that gives some grip and pull it by hand.

meowmix 08-23-2009 08:17 AM

^My standard hybrid is Kirshbaum Competition with a really soft cross... Takes a little to tie that thing off.

It takes me about an hour-an hour and fifteen to do a racket with a poly/multi hybrid.

DownTheLine 08-23-2009 08:28 AM

I can't even fit it through the grommet... LOL

Hokiez 08-23-2009 08:29 AM

Racquet - Microgel Extreme Pro
Stringer - Gamma X-2 drop weight
String:
Poly Main, Syn Gut crosses - 20-25 minutes
Full Poly - 30 mins
Nat Gut Crosses - 30 mins
Full Gut - 35 mins
PSGD 16ga - 25 mins
PSGD 17ga - 20 mins (weaves much easier)
Multi - ~20-25

star 5 15 08-23-2009 08:59 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Hokiez (Post 3842310)
Racquet - Microgel Extreme Pro
Stringer - Gamma X-2 drop weight
String:
Poly Main, Syn Gut crosses - 20-25 minutes
Full Poly - 30 mins
Nat Gut Crosses - 30 mins
Full Gut - 35 mins
PSGD 16ga - 25 mins
PSGD 17ga - 20 mins (weaves much easier)
Multi - ~20-25

Thats really quick on a drop weight.

ODYSSEY Mk.4 08-23-2009 09:17 AM

30 on my drop
15-18 on the star 5

star 5 15 08-23-2009 09:22 AM

Thining back I think the fastest racquet I did on my star 5 was about 11 minutes with a graphite mid if I remember correctly. I'm a little quicker on a star 4 though once I get used to the clamps the tension head. That's what I used before the star 5.

Zach 08-23-2009 10:27 AM

How do you like the Star 5 base clamps compared to the Star 4 base clamps? To me, the Star 4 bases are just so much quicker with the spring assist, whereas you have to turn that knob on the Star 5. . . BTW my fastest time is roughly 15 minutes on my Revo with a Speedport White with OG Sheep Micro 18g. strung at 63lbs.

skyzoo 08-23-2009 10:33 AM

25 minutes on a gamma x2 while watching tv. Single pull on a two peice hybrid. 20 minutes focused on a two peice hybrid.


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