Do you string 16 or 17 times or else with a 200m reel?

#1
Each typical string job is 12m, so as I think. I do not string myself, though always want to buy a machine.
12*16 = 192, 8m leftover. So wasteful.
12*17 = 204, just not enough.
200m/17 = 11.76m
Many China online shops sell cutouts from a 200m reel. They claim each piece is 11.7m.
First, many claims on that online platform are unreliable.
Second, is it very difficult to tie the final knot with 11.7m?
Let's say the racquet is 98 sq. inch, 16x19.
 

Irvin

Talk Tennis Guru
#2
With a 16x19 mid plus rackets depending on the string stretch you should easily be able to 17 or 18 rackets and it does not matter if you string your rackets with 1 piece or 2 piece. If your stringer is using 40’ or more per racket he is using too much string. But it is better BY FAR to have too much string than be short.

Most shops are not going to try to save 2 or 3 feet of string every racket to save you money. And if you’re buying string in China my guess is you’re not talking about much money.

EDIT: If you want to buy reels and take it to your stringer to get your racket strung just take what you get. Don’t cut off what you think your stringer should need and expect him to know how to make it work.
 
#3
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EDIT: If you want to buy reels and take it to your stringer to get your racket strung just take what you get. Don’t cut off what you think your stringer should need and expect him to know how to make it work.
agree here
just write your name on the reel, for easy identification!
the stringer will use whats needed, saving you string on the long run..
 
#4
Well, if you really are that concerned about it you might want to string your own sticks. A cheap drop weight stringer works fine and will save you money in the long run. On my Rossignols I get 20 stringings out of a reel. I spend less than $5 per stringing on a string that typically sells for $10-$12 a set.

So for my particular case, I can pay for a cheap dropweight in less than 20 stringings.
 
#5
Depends on frame and string. I generally pull 37' of poly for 16x19 100 in^2 frames. That's 17 complete string jobs. The left over will go into a 2 piece. SG normally takes 35' for the same size frame which is 18 complete string jobs. Left over is again used in a 2 piece. If I'm lucky, some one with a 95 in^2 frame will be part of the mix and then I will be able to do 18 and 19 complete jobs per reel. This is what I do with my reels and strings I store for others. If I have to pull from your reel [stored by you], I will just note what was pulled when I return the frame(s) and reel. If there is any shortage leading to an incomplete job, I will not complete the job. Won't even cut the strings off the frame or the reel. Easier to measure if you have enough string than to cut the old strings out and then find yourself short. BTW, I prefer to cut string myself rather than have you cut it and hand it over. I will measure that string and if I think it is short, string job will not be done.
 
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