Originally Posted by mikeler
No problem on pricing. I thought that was all controlled by the manufacturer MAP policy.
As for prestretching, I was talking to another stringer about the recommended stringing method and his comment was "I'll just prestretch the hell out of it" rather than wait 15 seconds per pull. This guy strings for multiple folks to make money. He does not want to add an extra 10 minutes to his stringing time. Guess I'll just have to try it...
Yes. We know a lot of professional stringers where time per racquet is an important factor. An aggressive pre-stretch may provide a similar effect. It is hard to say. Pre-stretching is far from an exact science.
The reason behind the 15 second pulls is to give the best chance for a consistent bed because the string takes time to fully elongate. If the string is well stretched before stringing it makes sense that the variability in elongation between short stretches would be diminished.
Let me know how it works for you.