Broke 12 minutes!

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  1. cluckcluck

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    finally, after dozens of attempts to get to sub 12 minutes; I hustled and got a personal best of 11:27!!
    Granted, I was stringing a ProStaff 95S (16x15) but rather quick nonetheless.
    I could have shaved off a few seconds but I was getting a little jittery on a few holes.
     
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    Drop weight?

    Does the time include Removing old strings, and
    Mounting the racket?
     
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    Constant pull electronic.
    Empty racquet, mounted and strung.
     
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    2 or 4 knots? String?
     
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    4 knots.
     
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    I think my fastest was a wilson.steam 105..
    cant recall how fast,, but I started to like the spin effect rakets more and more since then,, haaa
    not for me to play with, but def. Fun/fast to string..
     
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    Just WOW! Congratulations! This is so awesome!
     
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    Head Pro Tour 630 full caps grommet
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    Shaquille O’Neal stringing for the first time.

    11:26

    (11 hrs 26 min)
     
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    For a moment, I thought you meant 11 months and 26 days rounded off. :) Do CAP grommets even accept 13 Ga? I don't think so.
     
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    Congratulations!!!
     
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    So when are you gonna go back and do the crosses :)
     
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    Now thats funny.. :D
     
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    Maybe tomorrow. It’s still on the machine. Dreading it really.
     
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    There is only one racquet that ever took me more than an hour. Actually, I think it ended up being more than two hours.

    Wilson T2000

    Took forever to figure out how to string it.
     
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    So by comparison, I just strung up a blade 98 18x20 with Head Sonic Pro.
    This is what I got:

    Mains 4:31
    Crosses 9:57
    Total 14:28
     
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    @cluckcluck,
    What method are you using when starting your mains?
    Yusuki method?
    Starting clamp, outside the frame, on opposite center main from the one you pull first?
    Starting clamp, inside the frame, on the neighboring main (i.e. 2ML or 2MR) to the center main your pulling first?
    Just hand pull both center mains, set an anchor clamp & off to the races?
    Just curious.
     
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    I use the yusuki method to start the mains. On crosses, I string the first 3 without tension and put a starting clamp and I’m off the weaving.
     
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    Your fingers are really dancing! :)
     
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    @cluckcluck,
    Exactly the same here.
    Do you get those first 3 crosses in before finishing up your outer mains (to completely avoid all blocked holes near the head), or do finish all your mains & then just deal with the blocked holes accordingly?
     
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    I finish the mains first.
     
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    Not a bad idea,, I might need to consider this next time,,
     
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    It might, and tie off outside.
     
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