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Lakers4Life 07-18-2010 05:39 AM

Worlds Fastest Stringer???
 
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?

alcheng 07-18-2010 10:54 PM

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....

alcheng 07-18-2010 10:56 PM

BTW, check this one out, I think he weave the cross with his eyes closed!!!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xRLYkAkWzeo&NR=1

Lakers4Life 07-18-2010 11:19 PM

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.

theace21 07-20-2010 08:18 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Lakers4Life (Post 4876725)
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?

Ektelon Model D - I had mine for many years!!!

mad dog1 07-20-2010 08:26 PM

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Originally Posted by alcheng (Post 4878363)
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....

sure looks like it's done by 2 people. either way, that's awfully fast.

Ash_Smith 07-20-2010 11:20 PM

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

Hankenstein 07-21-2010 04:08 AM

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.

javiql 07-24-2010 08:24 PM

The fastest i saw live was of 13 m but it wasnt a record or anything of that type :)

tennisman917 07-24-2010 09:23 PM

the quickest ive ever done was 15 mins 28 secs .....lol

genius24 07-25-2010 12:52 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Lakers4Life (Post 4876725)
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?

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?

dak95_00 07-25-2010 03:59 AM

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.

TW Staff 07-26-2010 02:54 PM

Fastest racquet time at TW:

07:07- Prince Original Graphite w/Wilson Stamina

jmverdugo 07-26-2010 03:02 PM

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.

rodrigoamaral 07-26-2010 03:08 PM

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Originally Posted by TW Staff (Post 4898151)
Fastest racquet time at TW:

07:07- Prince Original Graphite w/Wilson Stamina

that's impressive....

tennisman917 07-26-2010 03:14 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by TW Staff (Post 4898151)
Fastest racquet time at TW:

07:07- Prince Original Graphite w/Wilson Stamina

I doubt that this stringing time will be beaten for years to come ..... thts quick

TW Staff 08-02-2010 02:38 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by jmverdugo (Post 4898163)
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.

Yes, it was a one piece, mid version (14x18.) He's working on trying to get it under 7:00.

onehandbh 08-02-2010 04:03 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by TW Staff (Post 4914795)
Yes, it was a one piece, mid version (14x18.) He's working on trying to get it under 7:00.

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? :)

Head Youtek 08-02-2010 04:54 PM

on average it takes 17 minutes at the USO.

TW Staff 08-03-2010 10:36 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by onehandbh (Post 4914937)
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? :)

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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