Originally Posted by themitchmann
Generally, the company does not employ knowledgable (or properly train) stringers. Of course, there are exceptions to this.
I've seen a number of botched jobs out of SA/Dicks.
No doubt that this is true; but in Atlanta in the '90s, SA had some of the best stringers around. Our guys were paid by the racket; so time was of the essence. However, it fell into 'tournament' mode for most of the guys...quality had to be maintained while stringing with great efficiency. 'Back then', SA stringing could provide a decent income, especially on rainy days when there was no lesson money to be made. There were plenty of days that our contract stringer made more money before lunch than I made as the manager of the 'team sports' dept. for the day.