Post Your Most Recent Stringing Time

So it seems like there has been a fair amount of discussion on here recently (perpetually) about how long it takes to string a racquet start to finish. It might be fun, and maybe informative to put ourselves on the clock and reference how long it takes us to complete a job from start to finish. The total time, not just the amount of time the frame is on the machine. Clock should start from the time you pull the frame off the wall/pile, cut out the strings, measure the string, and go all the way through when you clip the final knot, and you're done straightening the strings. We're all on the honor system here, so we just have to trust what everyone is reporting. When you post include the following...

Total Time:
Racquet Strung
# of Mains/Crosses
Pattern Used (1 or 2 piece, ATW)
String(s) Used
Pre-stretch?
Tension
Machine Strung On (CP, LO, DW)
Other Factors/Misc Info:
 
Total Time: 22 min. 7 sec.
Racquet: Wilson Blade CV
Mains/Crosses: 18x20
Pattern: 2 pc
String: Wilson NXT 16
Pre-Stretch: No
Tension: 55 lbs
Machine: Wilson Baiardo (CP)

I did not rush through this one at all. I wanted to really get a feel of what my time would be if I wasn't pressed for time. Slow day at the club, only one other racquet to string, and no lessons for the next 4 hours.
 

Herb

Semi-Pro
Total Time: 18 and change
Racquet Strung pure drive
# of Mains/Crosses 16x19
Pattern Used (1 or 2 piece, ATW) 2 piece
String(s) Used sensation
Pre-stretch? N
Tension 57
Machine Strung On (CP, LO, DW) Baiardo
Other Factors/Misc Info: I did not count the time that I printed labels, invoice, and added job to my data base. That would put me around 20-21. I have an old slow computer that freezes alot.

Poly takes me about another minute.
 

10shoe

Semi-Pro
Total Time: 41 minutes
Racquet Strung: Apacs Nano 900 Power
# of Mains/Crosses: 22 x 21
Pattern Used (1 or 2 piece, ATW): 2pc
String(s) : Yonex Nanogy 95
Pre-stretch? no
Tension: 28 lbs
Machine Strung On: CP (Toyo Zouki String System)
Other Factors/Misc Info: Time does not include cutting strings out or grommet inspection. Did that yesterday.
 

darklore009

Hall of Fame
Total Time: 18min 20seconds
Racquet Strung: Angel TC95
# of Mains/Crosses: 16x19
Pattern Used: 2PC
String(s) Used: Forten Sweet 17g/Pros Pro Blackout 17g
Pre-stretch: Yes: Forten Sweet Pre Stretch @ 10%
Tension: 58ibs/56ibs
Machine Strung On (CP, LO, DW): CP (Alpha Pioneer DC Plus w/ Wise Tension Head)
Other Factors/Misc Info: 3 Power Pads included.
 

Ft.S

Semi-Pro
Total Time: 38 mins.
Racquet Strung: Wilson RF97A
# of Mains/Crosses: 16/19
Pattern Used (1 or 2 piece, ATW): 2Pc
String(s) Used: RPM Blast
Pre-stretch? No
Tension: Proportional 56
Machine Strung On (CP, LO, DW): Gamma 7900ELS
Other Factors/Misc Info:
 

Chadalina

Hall of Fame
Total Time: 2hours
Racquet Strung - blx blade
# of Mains/Crosses - 18*20
Pattern Used (1 or 2 piece, ATW) 1pc
String(s) Used - perfect spin
Pre-stretch? - drop weight does it for me
Tension - 47
Machine Strung On (CP, LO, DW) - converted table top
Other Factors/Misc Info: Machine is in living room, i do other stuff when i get bored stringing (watch game, play video games etc)
 

1HBHfanatic

Hall of Fame
strung date: 3/9/2019
Total Time: 28:11 (1st-14:00; 2nd-14:11)
Racquet Strung: 2x Wilson ps. 97
# of Mains/Crosses: 16/19
Pattern Used (1 or 2 piece, ATW): 2pc
String(s) Used: lux.rough/wil,nxt
Pre-stretch: no
Tension: forgot
Machine Strung On (CP, LO, DW): CP (prince 6000)
Other Factors/Misc Info: strings were precut ready to go, no labels, but time includes straitening strings (imo racquet is not done until strings are straight),,
 
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loosegroove

Hall of Fame
Total Time: Maybe 32 mins?
Racquet Strung: Prince Tour 100 310
# of Mains/Crosses: 16x18
Pattern Used: 2 Piece
String Used: MSV Focus Hex Soft 17
Pre-stretch: No
Tension: 43 lbs
Machine Strung On: Neos 1500 with Wise
Other Factors/Misc Info: Includes cutting out and measuring string, mounting racket, and some general putzing around.
 
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am1899

Hall of Fame
Total Time: 15 min
Racquet Strung Wilson Ultra XP 100S
# of Mains/Crosses 16x15
Pattern Used (1 or 2 piece, ATW) 2 piece
String(s) Used Revolve Spin 16 / Sensation 16
Pre-stretch? No
Tension 57
Machine Strung On (CP, LO, DW) Baiardo
Other Factors/Misc Info: Doesn’t include cutting out old string
 
Total Time: 18 min 16 sec
Racquet Strung Wilson Ultra 100 CV
# of Mains/Crosses 16 x 19
Pattern Used (1 or 2 piece, ATW) 2 piece
String(s) Used NXT 16 (black)
Pre-stretch? N
Tension 55
Machine Strung On (CP, LO, DW) Baiardo
Other Factors/Misc Info: I feel like NXT black is a little easier to string than the natural color. IT feels slicker and slides across the mains faster while weaving
 
Total Time: 27 min 17 sec
Racquet Strung Dunlop Biomimetic F3.0 Tour
# of Mains/Crosses 18 x 20
Pattern Used (1 or 2 piece, ATW) 2 piece
String(s) Used NXT 16/Wilson Poly
Pre-stretch? N
Tension 53/50
Machine Strung On (CP, LO, DW) Baiardo
Other Factors/Misc Info: Shop was busy, phone kept ringing, couldn't get in a real rhythm...
 

Irvin

Talk Tennis Guru
Total Time: 17 min 43 sec
Racquet Strung: Wilson (K) Zen
# of Mains/Crosses; 16x19
Pattern Used (1 or 2 piece, ATW) 1 piece
String(s) Used: Pros Pro Nano Cyber Power
Pre-stretch? No
Tension: 53
Machine Strung On (CP, LO, DW) Babolat Star 5
Other Factors/Misc Info:[/QUOTE:] Strings were pre cut and time does not include removing old string, checking frame, mounting, unmounting, or straightening string. Tennis Yonex Loop used on short side.
 
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Irvin

Talk Tennis Guru
Total Time: 15 min 16 sec
Racquet Strung: Wilson PS 95
# of Mains/Crosses; 16x19
Pattern Used (1 or 2 piece, ATW) 2 piece
String(s) Used: Forten nylon 15L mains / Gamma IO poly 17 cross
Pre-stretch? No
Tension: 25 Kg / 23.5 Kg
Machine Strung On (CP, LO, DW) Babolat Star 5
Other Factors/Misc Info:[/QUOTE:] Strings were pre cut and time does not include removing old string, checking frame, mounting, unmounting, or straightening string. Tennis Yonex Loop used on mains because mains tie at 6T and grommet 7T blocked by 2 strings no matter what. Power pads used in throat.
 

Irvin

Talk Tennis Guru
Total Time: 14 min 21 sec
Racquet Strung: Wilson Burn 100S
# of Mains/Crosses; 18x16
Pattern Used (1 or 2 piece, ATW) ATW
String(s) Used: Gamma SG w/Wearguard
Pre-stretch? No
Tension: 56
Machine Strung On (CP, LO, DW) Babolat Star 5
Other Factors/Misc Info:[/QUOTE:] Strings were pre cut and time does not include removing old string, checking frame, mounting, unmounting, or straightening string. Tennis Yonex Loop used on short side.
 

cluckcluck

Hall of Fame
Total Time: 12min 32sec
Racquet Strung: Wilson Blade 98 CV
# of Mains/Crosses 16/19
Pattern Used (1 or 2 piece, ATW) ATW
String(s) Used: Solinco Hyper G 16L
Pre-stretch? No
Tension 54
Machine Strung On (CP, LO, DW) CP
Other Factors/Misc Info: Time is from frame mounted already. Time includes pre-weave mains but does not include straightening of string.
 

Irvin

Talk Tennis Guru
Total Time: 19 min 56 sec
Racquet Strung: Wilson RF97A
# of Mains/Crosses; 16x19
Pattern Used (1 or 2 piece, ATW) 2 piece
String(s) Used: VS Touch 16 mains / Luxilon ALU Rough 125 crosses
Pre-stretch? mains yes / crosses no
Tension: 25 Kg / 23.5 Kg
Machine Strung On (CP, LO, DW) Babolat Star 5
Other Factors/Misc Info:[/QUOTE:] Strings were pre cut and time does not include removing old string, checking frame, mounting, unmounting, or straightening string. Power pads in throat
 

Irvin

Talk Tennis Guru
Total Time: 20 min 06 sec
Racquet Strung: Wilson RF97A
# of Mains/Crosses; 16x19
Pattern Used (1 or 2 piece, ATW) 2 piece
String(s) Used: VS Touch 16 mains / Solinco Hyper-G 16 crosses
Pre-stretch? mains yes / crosses no
Tension: 25 Kg / 23.5 Kg
Machine Strung On (CP, LO, DW) Babolat Star 5
Other Factors/Misc Info:[/QUOTE:] Strings were pre cut and time does not include removing old string, checking frame, mounting, unmounting, or straightening string. Power pads in throat
 
Total Time: About 1.5 hours.
Pre-stretch? I didn't count pre-stretch
Machine Strung On (CP, LO, DW) DW
Other Factors/Misc Info: I include string removal, string unraveling, measuring & cutting, frame mounting in my time
 
Total Time: 25 min 31 sec
Racquet Strung Yonex V Core 100
# of Mains/Crosses 16 x 19
Pattern Used (1 or 2 piece, ATW) 2pc
String(s) Used Head Lynx
Pre-stretch? No
Tension 52 lbs
Machine Strung On (CP, LO, DW) Gamma 6004 (LO)
Other Factors/Misc Info:
 

MattCrosby

Professional
Total Time: 13 min 10 sec
Racquet Strung HEAD Extreme MPA
# of Mains/Crosses 16 x 16
Pattern Used (1 or 2 piece, ATW) 2 Piece
String(s) Used RPM Blast Rough 17G
Pre-stretch? No
Tension 54
Machine Strung On (CP, LO, DW) CP wise
Other Factors/Misc Info: this didn't include mounting, unmounting, stencil or straightening.
 
Total Time: 19 min 20 sec
Racquet Strung Wilson Ultra 100 CV
# of Mains/Crosses 16 x 19
Pattern Used (1 or 2 piece, ATW) ATW
String(s) Used Wilson Revolve 16
Pre-stretch? No
Tension 55
Machine Strung On (CP, LO, DW) Baiardo
Other Factors/Misc Info: Client had already cut out the strings, so I started timer before applying a new overgrip. I hadn't timed myself doing an ATW pattern in a while, so I thought why not?!
 

mixtape

Rookie
Total Time: 1 Hour 7 min
Racquet Strung Prince Phantom Pro 100P
# of Mains/Crosses 16/18
Pattern Used (1 or 2 piece, ATW) 2 piece
String(s) Used PSGD 16 Main/ Gosen Micro Sheep 17
Pre-stretch? Just my arms and fingers lol
Tension 53lbs
Machine Strung On (CP, LO, DW) Klippermate (DW)
Other Factors/Misc Info I could have shaved 5 minutes, but my wife screamed for me to kill a spider.
 

cluckcluck

Hall of Fame
Total Time: 14min 38sec
Racquet Strung: Blade 98
# of Mains/Crosses 18/20
Pattern Used (1 or 2 piece, ATW) ATW
String(s) Used Solinco Hyper G 16
Pre-stretch? No
Tension 54
Machine Strung On (CP, LO, DW) CP
Other Factors/Misc Info: Time includes preweave
 
Total Time: 20 min 44 sec
Racquet Strung Head Graphene 360 Radical Pro
# of Mains/Crosses 16 x 19
Pattern Used (1 or 2 piece, ATW) 2 pc
String(s) Used Head Lynx 16
Pre-stretch? No
Tension 55
Machine Strung On (CP, LO, DW) Gamma 6004 (LO)
Other Factors/Misc Info: Brand new racquet, just mount and go!
 

cluckcluck

Hall of Fame
Alright fellas, I put myself to the test (again) but in a series of 3 racquets. Time includes: mounting, measuring string, preweave, stringing, and straightening.

Total Time: 59 min 03 sec
Racquets Strung: Wilson Blade 98
# of Mains/Crosses: 18x20 X3
Pattern Used (1 or 2 piece, ATW) ATW
String(s) Used: Luxilon ALU Power Rough 1.25
Pre-stretch? No
Tension: 50lbs
Machine Strung On (CP, LO, DW) CP
Other Factors/Misc Info: see above
 
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Total Time: 26 min 28 sec
Racquet Strung Babolat Pure Aero
# of Mains/Crosses 16 x 19
Pattern Used (1 or 2 piece, ATW) 2 pc
String(s) Used Solinco Hyperlast
Pre-stretch? No
Tension 58
Machine Strung On (CP, LO, DW) Gamma 6004 (LO)
Other Factors/Misc Info:
 

1HBHfanatic

Hall of Fame
this is my most memorable work,, had to take pictures after, haaa
http://instagr.am/p/BtomDygArpR/ date: 7/21/2018
7x racquets
Total Time: 1:37:20 (times per racquet :13.09, 13.20, 14.39, 13.41, 14.49, 14.24, 13.14)
Racquet Strung: 7x yonex.dr.98
# of Mains/Crosses: 16/19
Pattern Used (1 or 2 piece, ATW), 2pc
String(s) Used: tecnifibre nrg 16g
Pre-stretch? : no
Tension: 49lbs
Machine Strung On (CP, LO, DW): cp prince 6000
Other Factors/Misc Info: precut strings, 14min times is when people came by to ask me questions, rrrggggg
 

cluckcluck

Hall of Fame
this is my most memorable work,, had to take pictures after, haaa
http://instagr.am/p/BtomDygArpR/ date: 7/21/2018
7x racquets
Total Time: 1:37:20 (times per racquet :13.09, 13.20, 14.39, 13.41, 14.49, 14.24, 13.14)
Racquet Strung: 7x yonex.dr.98
# of Mains/Crosses: 16/19
Pattern Used (1 or 2 piece, ATW), 2pc
String(s) Used: tecnifibre nrg 16g
Pre-stretch? : no
Tension: 49lbs
Machine Strung On (CP, LO, DW): cp prince 6000
Other Factors/Misc Info: precut strings, 14min times is when people came by to ask me questions, rrrggggg
Gotta love those soft strings. I wish more people played with multi...so nice to string. Nice work.
 
Total Time: 21 min 9 sec
Racquet Strung Blade 104 CV
# of Mains/Crosses 18 x 19
Pattern Used (1 or 2 piece, ATW) 2 pc
String(s) Used NXT 16 Blk
Pre-stretch? No
Tension 58
Machine Strung On (CP, LO, DW) Baiardo
Other Factors/Misc Info: Includes installation of one of those stupid rubber band dampeners
 

CosmosMpower

Hall of Fame
Total Time: 25 mins
Racquet Strung - 1 Yonex Ezone 98
# of Mains/Crosses - 16x19
Pattern Used (1 or 2 piece, ATW) - 2 piece
String(s) Used - hyper G 1.15
Pre-stretch? - No
Tension - 55 lbs
Machine Strung On (CP, LO, DW) - LO Neos 1000
Other Factors/Misc Info: Wilson Pro Knots, pretty normal casual pace. Can do this frame in as low as 21 mins if I rush.
 

norcal

Hall of Fame
Some of you guys are fast!

Total Time: 41 minutes
Racquet Strung - 1 Yonex Ezone Xi 100
# of Mains/Crosses - 16x18
Pattern Used (1 or 2 piece, ATW) - 2 piece
String(s) Used - Kirsch PLII 18L/OGSM 17
Pre-stretch? - No
Tension - 63 lbs
Machine Strung On (CP, LO, DW) - Klipper DW
Other Factors/Misc Info: I take too long to cut out strings and nothing is set up so it takes me a while - when I was younger and stringing more I could do 25 minutes on an easy frame.
 

pyk64

New User
Total Time: 1 hr & 19 minutes
Racquet Strung - 1 Wilson Clash (Prototype)
# of Mains/Crosses - 16x19
Pattern Used (1 or 2 piece, ATW) - 2 piece
String(s) Used - Ashaway Monogut ZX 58 / Cyberflash 54
Pre-stretch? - No
Tension - 58 / 54 lbs
Machine Strung On (CP, LO, DW) - Alpha Axis - Frankenstein
Other Factors/Misc Info: 3 weeks out after shoulder surgery including a bicep tendon repair (rotator cuff pretty much intact!). Scared the crap out of me to try to tighten the knots.
 

MattCrosby

Professional
Total Time: 20:48
Racquet Strung - HEAD GrapheneTouch Prestige Pro
# of Mains/Crosses 16x19
Pattern Used (1 or 2 piece, ATW) 2p
String(s) Used Hawk Rough 17
Pre-stretch? No
Tension 56lbs
Machine Strung On (CP, LO, DW) CP
Other Factors/Misc Info:
 

MattCrosby

Professional
Total Time: 15:25
Racquet Strung Babolat Pure Aero Lite
# of Mains/Crosses 16x19
Pattern Used (1 or 2 piece, ATW) 2p
String(s) Used YTEX ProTour
Pre-stretch? No
Tension 56lbs
Machine Strung On (CP, LO, DW) CP
Other Factors/Misc Info:
 

JackStraw225

New User
Total Time: 1 hr & 20 minutes
Racquet Strung - Head MXG3
# of Mains/Crosses - 16x18
Pattern Used (1 or 2 piece, ATW) - 2 piece
String(s) Used - Gamma Ocho 16G
Pre-stretch? - No
Tension - 57 lbs.
Machine Strung On (CP, LO, DW) - Gamma X-ST (LO)
Other Factors/Misc Info: I believe this is the fifth stringjob I've ever done. The mains I can now do very quickly, but the crosses take a long time.
 

1HBHfanatic

Hall of Fame
@JackStraw225 congrats on stringing, times come down the more you string
btw, when I got into stringing, I decided to keep a log of my string jobs, the ones at home anyway
its a bit tedious at times, but im glad I did,
from time to time ill go over the logs and its like going back in time for me,
a very nostalgic feeling,, when you can review your past work, "when it all started"!
ohh, also, run a quick search on the string-board and post your reviews of the gamma.ocho, interesting string,,
good luck
 

JackStraw225

New User
@JackStraw225 congrats on stringing, times come down the more you string
btw, when I got into stringing, I decided to keep a log of my string jobs, the ones at home anyway
its a bit tedious at times, but im glad I did,
from time to time ill go over the logs and its like going back in time for me,
a very nostalgic feeling,, when you can review your past work, "when it all started"!
ohh, also, run a quick search on the string-board and post your reviews of the gamma.ocho, interesting string,,
good luck
Thanks! The log is a great idea, I just started one.

As for the Ocho, I can't comment as I strung it in my friend's racquet. I saw him at the tennis club last night and he appears to really like the string.
 
Total Time: 1 hr 17 min (4 racquets)
Racquet Strung: dunlop Precision 98 Tour, Head Radical MP, Head Radical S, Wilson Ultra 105S
# of Mains/Crosses: 18x20, 16x19, 16x19, 16x15
Pattern Used: (1 or 2 piece, ATW) 2 pc (all 4)
String(s) Used: Head Lynx, Head Lynx, Head Velocity, Gamma Revelation
Pre-stretch? No
Tension: 55, 62, 50, 55
Machine Strung On (CP, LO, DW): Gamma 6004 (LO)
Other Factors/Misc Info: Late night stringing before heading out of town.
 

Tennis_dude101

Semi-Pro
Total Time: 50 min
Racquet Strung: Wilson Steam 105
# of Mains/Crosses: 16 x 19
Pattern Used (1 or 2 piece, ATW): 2 pc
String(s) Used: Solinco Barb Wire main's, Solinco Outlast crosses
Pre-stretch?: No
Tension: 45
Machine Strung On (CP, LO, DW): Pro Stringer
Other Factors/Misc Info: I'm pretty slow, pretty sure it me and not my machine! ;)
 

darklore009

Hall of Fame
Total Time: 21 minutes
Racquet Strung: Head Graphene Touch Prestige Tour
# of Mains/Crosses: 18 x 19
Pattern Used (1 or 2 piece, ATW): 2 piece
String(s) Used: Yonex Poly Tour Pro
Pre-stretch?: No
Tension: 54 ibs
Machine Strung On (CP, LO, DW): CP
Other Factors/Misc Info: Bloody CAP grommets gets in the way of going through the first cross and last cross.
 

SOY78

Professional
Total Time: 20 minutes
Racquet Strung: Yonex Ezone Ai98
# of Mains/Crosses: 16 x 19
Pattern Used (1 or 2 piece, ATW): 2 piece
String(s) Used: Kelist Silver Rough 1.25 mains and Polyfibre Poly Hightec 1.1
Pre-stretch?: No
Tension: 55 ibs mains and 50 lbs crosses
Machine Strung On (CP, LO, DW): CP
Other Factors/Misc Info: The Polyfibre Poly Hightec strung up like a synthetic gut, very easy to weave.
 

SeeItHitIt

Semi-Pro
Total Time: 30 minutes
Racquet Strung ps97
# of Mains/Crosses 16-19
Pattern 2 pc
String(s) VStouch/Hawk silver 1.25
Pre-stretch? Yes, mains 5%
Tension 61/55
Machine Strung On (CP, LO, DW) cp
Other Factors/Misc Info:

‘About’ 30 minutes (10 for the mains and 20 for the crosses). I could probably cut 7-8 minutes off of the time but I’m pokey and double check crosses as I’ve been known to skip when going too fast. Prince 5000.
 
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10shoe

Semi-Pro
Total Time: 2hrs 15 min
Racquet Strung: Babolat Pure Drive ATCF (4 of them)
# of Mains/Crosses: 16/19
Pattern Used: 2pc
String: RPM 17
Pre-stretch?No
Tension: 52
Machine Strung On: CP
Other Factors/Misc Info: Includes recording incoming DT, outgoing DT, weight, balance, swingweight, printing labels and invoice.
 

SavvyStringer

Professional
Total Time: 21:22: 50 sec cut out, 8:50 mains, 11:43 crosses
Racquet Strung: Radical MP
# of Mains/Crosses:16x19
Pattern Used (1 or 2 piece, ATW) : 2 piece
String(s) Used: Klip Legend 17/ Solinco TB 17
Pre-stretch? 10% mains
Tension:52/50
Machine Strung On (CP, LO, DW): Baiardo
Other Factors/Misc Info: Time is for all facets, cutting out/ clearing, mounting, finding mid-point of gut, cutting half set of TB, straightening strings, dismount. For reference in a full bed of Tourbite 17 in this racket I average 12:20 stringing only and can do 4 an hour start to finish no problem. I think the combination of measuring, machine pre-stretch, and handling of gut in general added significant time.
 
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