Post Pictures of you Stringers

Discussion in 'Stringing Techniques / Stringing Machines' started by Kal-El 34, Dec 22, 2008.

  1. Irvin

    Irvin G.O.A.T.

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    You're welcome. when I said stringer I was referring to the person not the machine, Just a joke. LOL But you can look at it this way when you're stringing a 16x19 there are about 25% more crosses than mains, and because the crosses must be fanned through the mains it will generally take a little longer (let's say 25%) to pull the crosses through than it does the mains. So you crosses should take you about 50% longer to string a racket than the mains do plus the time it take you to weave the crosses. So it it takes you 8 minutes to string the mains it will take about 12 minutes to string the crosses plus the time it takes you to weave the crosses assuming you don't tave too much of a problem with kinks, blocked holes, etc... Do the math for yourself and you will get an idea of what your time could be. Then you have your knots which also adds time.
     
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  2. Ft.S

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    Yes, certainly true. My first two took 2.5 hours each :) I have a long way to go before I can even mention 'minutes'. I used Lux 4G Soft during my second stringing, and oh boy, is that a hard string to work with, sheesh. Thank you again.
     
  3. chrisingrassia

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    I meant the machine, not the man ;)
     
  4. djNEiGht

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    I started out learning to string with syn gut. cheap string that if I made a mistake it wasn't on a $10+ string. Granted, SG can also be good to play with :) keep up the practice and have fun.
     
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  5. Ft.S

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    First string job was unusable as I mentioned previously. Tried a second time, still made several mistakes, but I got the knots right this time. Third time is the charm; I strung one of my main racquets with VS Touch 16 in the mains and Lux 4G Soft in the crosses. It looked like I got everything right, tension felt good to ear and hand, so I went to play my USTA League match with it. It was such a joy to play with it, I had great spin, power and enough control, won the match. Now I am ear to ear grinning. :D

    Cheers and thank you to all of you for sharing valuable information.
     
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    i will take it....
     
  7. Geoff

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    Per the urging of @BounceHitBounceHit I would like to share pictures of my new stringing and customization room
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  8. Irvin

    Irvin G.O.A.T.

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    Very nice
     
  9. Ft.S

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    @Geoff. That room is too neat to get any work done. :)
     
  11. Geoff

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    I wish I could say it will always stay that way. @BounceHitBounceHit has seen the old room in some scary states. My wife usually has less than endearing terms for my old room when it is not organized. The plan was to make sure there is enough storage in the new room. The old room stores the Federer racquet, bag and shoe collection.
     
  12. BounceHitBounceHit

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    And that collection needs some space!!!
     
  13. BounceHitBounceHit

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    @Geoff's workspace may not always be clean, but his actual work is 100% tidy!
     
  14. chrisingrassia

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    With a pickleball court on the floor?!? Awesome.
     
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  15. Geoff

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    Pickleball? I thought I had an indoor tennis court!
     
  16. cmendez79

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    Here is my little place...[​IMG]
     
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  17. yan.v

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    Very nice! Where did you get that carpet !? :O
     
  18. Geoff

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    Wayfair.com. It comes in 3 sizes.
     
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  19. Bluefan75

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    Geoff, what is that oven-like apparatus against the wall? That looks like it would be useful in many ways....
     
  20. djNEiGht

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    I would think it's a work bench disguised as an oven/bbq grill. Tennis...it is what's for dinner
     
  21. Herb

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    stuck in the corner of my living room. I have another machine set up in a spare room that I use as overflow for tournaments.
     
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  23. LHM

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    Here is my setup. Got the Gamma floor stand delivered today. Its a very solid and sturdy piece of kit.

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    Just got this Gamma X-6FC drop weight stringer so I can string my own racquetball racquets. Note the plastic line level on the drop weight rod. I found that it actually helps my consistency. Bought it for $2-3 at Home Depot, for those who are interested. Stringer works well on top of my Keter work table, which has extendable legs.
     
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  25. Tordne

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    My Spinfire Blaze with WISE 2086 tensioner arrived today. Will be doing all my own rackets from now on and hopefully pick up some business from friends and local clubs.

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  26. Kingair001

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    Here you go

    My LaserFibre ML100 just arrived on Friday

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  27. CATennis

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    This is my new machine. A paint and body shop painted the shell GM white for $70 and I painted the knobs and base with a rubber gray paint as they were a little "chewed up". The shell looks brand new although the table now looks more like an off-white :) A graphics store was able to re-create the Babolat stickers for $15. Probably will re-paint the base at some point. One of the legs was missing a cap but I found one on the Bay that was a pretty good fit and painted over all the caps. Has about 3k string jobs but I only string 1 or 2 racquets a month so I'm not too worried about durability. Strung my first racquet the other day and it is by far my favorite machine I've strung on so far. I went from a Gamma 6004 w/ wise to this machine (both overkill for what I need). Basically no movement from the clamps when tightening. I bought it from a Sports Authority for $1500 a few months ago.



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  28. Kingair001

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    Congrats !

    But would love to see the pics . . . don't show up . . . or at last not on my screen . . .
     
  29. CATennis

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    It's showing up on my computer? Not sure what's up with that...
     
  30. Kingair001

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    It just gives a square box with a question mark on mine - so indicating missing picture . . .
     
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    The little corner of a great guy !
     
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