Buy a nice crank, then let your friend use it, maybe even park it at his place. The catch is he strings your racquets when necessary; all you supply is the string. I mean, if it's about time for you that seems like a reasonable arrangement. Your friend gets to use a nicer, less labor intensive machine at his convenience, and you get your racquets done without an investment of time - win/win. Well, I guess the downside for your friend would be he probably wouldn't want to go back to his Klippermate after using a nice crank.
Edit: On second thought, if you're into this game as much as you seem to be, invest in a nice upright, electronic machine so that your stringing experience is enjoyable and do them yourself.
Need help finding lost dog: walks with a limp, recently castrated, can only see out of one eye - answers to the name, "Lucky".
Last edited by COPEY; 12-05-2012 at 03:26 AM.