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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  3. TimeToPlaySets

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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
    13 guage poly at 67 lbs
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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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  25. 1HBHfanatic

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    @cluckcluck

    Soo i recently timed myself stringing again,
    not bragging, just decided to do this after reading your post..

    Just as a way to see for myself where I am now (my first raket took me 3.5hrs, 10years ago),
    came across a 16/15pattern, I finishied in 10.45 I think, wrote it down somewhere,,
    anyway, easy client raket, so it had to be error free, multis I think,, w.nxt if I recall
    then I timed myself with a 16/19 pattern(yonex dr98), and averaged 13.something,, multis, tec.nrg (4 rakets, 53min),
    On 18/20 patterns, its 14.something..

    I think its important to time yourself from time to time, to measure your progress, BUT you still need to maintain good technique
     
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    Did you try the Yusuki method to start?
     
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    @cluckcluck
    yes, ever since I got a starting clamp, ive used this method

    Ive been favoring also 4 knots for the past 10years
    but recently been working/experimenting with box patterns on modern rakets,,
    yulittle was a big influence while I learned to string, lots of great video content,, irvin also, early on..

    the one thing I need to change/modify, is my starting knot technique, or maybe just when using nat.gut (had a knot break/fail), clients raket; restrung, no biggie,,
    so I think ill do the parnell on it instead, as a finishing knot ofcourse,,
    guess there truly is a better knot for every type of string,,
     
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  28. cluckcluck

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    For sure a Parnell knot on the starting cross. Don’t have to pull it too tight (snug yes) and it is big enough to fill any grommet that is stretched out.
    My technique on the PK has improved, so performing it now only takes a few seconds.
     
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  29. 1HBHfanatic

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    In the case im descriving, I would provably tie of on 3rd cross, with parnell knot, either right away or after im done with the crosses; to avoid starting knot all together, when dealing with nat.gut..
    the parnell knot is not the best starting knot ( from experience),
    ive had it get pulled into the grommet before, thats when I started using the starting knot..
    I forgot who, in this tt.tw board got published for using the third cross method, or rather avoid starting knot..
    ive been kinda stubborn about changing..
     
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