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jagmeister 05-09-2011 01:13 PM

So I was watching the Klippermate commercial on Tennis Channel...
 
You know the one with the kid stringing at the table. I was wondering if anyone strings racquets while sitting. I've never tried it even when I owned a tabletop stringer. But I do get tired sometimes and wish there was a way to rest my legs while stringing.

jhick 05-09-2011 01:19 PM

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Originally Posted by jagmeister (Post 5632989)
You know the one with the kid stringing at the table. I was wondering if anyone strings racquets while sitting. I've never tried it even when I owned a tabletop stringer. But I do get tired sometimes and wish there was a way to rest my legs while stringing.

I own a Klippermate and I string while sitting all the time. Usually in front of the TV; I try to make as relaxing as possible, which is why it usually takes me over an hour to string a racquet, LOL.

coachrick 05-09-2011 02:51 PM

I would wreck my back if I tried to string while sitting :) .
I did have a colleague who had a 'gunner's' seat(or tractor seat) behind him so he could sit 'part-way' while stringing...alternating standing/sitting many times during a string job. Sort of like having a stool behind you...just to take some weight off your feet from time to time.

bcart1991 05-09-2011 04:10 PM

I usually sit, but sometimes I stand. Great avatar, too. Geaux Tigers.

RonSon 05-09-2011 04:18 PM

I actually stand while weaving and then sit while tensioning. I never saw the commercial. I think if my klipper was on a stand itnwould be different. I use my dining room table. Btw, my dad is a tiger fan/grad. I'm a ull fan/grad. Go Cajuns.

Maui19 05-09-2011 04:44 PM

I never thought about it. I string on an island in my kitchen, and sitting isn't an option there. Maybe I should try it on my coffee table.

SOY78 05-09-2011 05:23 PM

I used to sit but now that I have an island at home that is what I use, kinda faster standing up.

spacediver 05-09-2011 06:33 PM

I think I sit most of the time when stringing with my klipper. Find it more comfy. My tabletop is kinda low, so standing means i have to bend over.

jmnk 05-09-2011 08:51 PM

When seeing this commercial the only thing I can think of is the fact that he is using drop-weight on a glass table. There just must be fail in there somewhere...

GPB 05-10-2011 05:43 AM

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Originally Posted by jmnk (Post 5633944)
When seeing this commercial the only thing I can think of is the fact that he is using drop-weight on a glass table. There just must be fail in there somewhere...

lol...

I sit while stringing... I put my SP Swing on a coffee table and sit on the sofa and go for it. It's kinda slow (60 minutes is a good time) and I'm looking forward to the day I get a setup that allows me to stand up.

Sitting at that table, with the stringer as high as it is for that kid, though... would be nearly impossible to string, though! It's gotta be belly-button high.

GlenK 05-10-2011 05:58 AM

I bought a Gamma X-Els table top and got the floor stand to go with it.
Standing and the ability to move around the machine seemed to help my efficiency and time.

jagmeister 05-10-2011 07:53 AM

What I thought
 
I agree with the consensus that stringing while sitting definitely slows down the process. I find myself moving all around my stringer (during the crosses) to speed up the weave. Oh well, I was hoping there was some sort of special seat someone found that would work. Thanks.

RyanRF 05-10-2011 08:00 AM

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Originally Posted by jhick (Post 5633001)
I own a Klippermate and I string while sitting all the time. Usually in front of the TV; I try to make as relaxing as possible, which is why it usually takes me over an hour to string a racquet, LOL.

Same here. I put the Klippermate on my desk in front of my PC. It's a little cramped, but the hour goes by quickly if I'm watching something interesting.

Carolina Racquet 05-10-2011 09:55 AM

Come on, man... you gotta stand while you string!! Being able to move around makes stringing so much easier.

precision2b 05-10-2011 11:48 AM

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Originally Posted by Carolina Racquet (Post 5635054)
Come on, man... you gotta stand while you string!! Being able to move around makes stringing so much easier.

I agree. I can't set and string. I move around to much to sit...

RyanRF 05-11-2011 01:23 PM

My problem is that I don't really have a surface at the right height. If I stand, I feel like i have to bend down. If I sit, the stringer is uncomfortably high :(

Carolina Racquet 05-11-2011 01:47 PM

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Originally Posted by RyanRF (Post 5638896)
My problem is that I don't really have a surface at the right height. If I stand, I feel like i have to bend down. If I sit, the stringer is uncomfortably high :(

No kitchen counter space available? I do mine on there on a peninsula. Perfect height IMO.

v-verb 11-25-2012 08:32 AM

I'm thinking of getting a Klippermate to string poly at low tensions - 30-40lbs. Is siting while string workable at low tensions?

Ronaldo 11-25-2012 08:43 AM

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Originally Posted by jhick (Post 5633001)
I own a Klippermate and I string while sitting all the time. Usually in front of the TV; I try to make as relaxing as possible, which is why it usually takes me over an hour to string a racquet, LOL.

Wow, string in a garage, standing on concrete. No music, tv, or any distactions, please. Once drove 2 1/2 hrs and forgot to turn the radio on. Seems to scare my passengers though.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BGPcSd7DDLk

struggle 11-25-2012 12:32 PM

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Originally Posted by v-verb (Post 7031954)
I'm thinking of getting a Klippermate to string poly at low tensions - 30-40lbs. Is siting while string workable at low tensions?

no

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