Buying strings

Discussion in 'Strings' started by DFoo, Nov 3, 2005.

  1. DFoo

    DFoo New User

    Oct 1, 2005
    Do you guys buy strings from somewhere say t-w and bring it to the stringer, or do you just buy strings at the stringer? I was wondering because I wouldn't know if the stringers' price for strings is as cheap as on the net or if they offer a combo deal with stringing that may be even cheaper than buying the strings and bringing them to the stringer on your own. (What's bad is that I may not even get to string them at somewhere like racketdoctor as my rides don't like driving down to la in traffic)
    Also, can anyone explain to me grips and the like?
    Like say my Prince TT Warrior OS; it comes with Prince Duratac, so I'm guessing they threw in a free overgrip, right? Then underneath that should be the bare grip.
    Where can I get the popular leather grips such as **** or Fairway?
  2. DX_Psycho

    DX_Psycho Semi-Pro

    Feb 1, 2005
    google for **** and it'll be the 3rd choice

    google for fairway grip and it'll be the first choice

    i would recommend buying strings on TW. stringers always charge higher price for strings (if they're shop stringers)

    if they're private stringers, like me, i charge string price (from TW) + labor price only.

    but at sportsmart or other places they string for like 20 dollars for a synthetic gut that costs 4 bucks on TW so their labor charge is 16 dollars. And i bet i string better than them too.

    i recommend buying a stringing machine (even a cheap 135 dollar dropweight will do) for stringing your own racquets if you're serious about tennis.

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