Post Your Most Recent Stringing Time

bfroxen

New User
Total Time: 32:12
Racquet Strung: Yonex DR98
# of Mains/Crosses: 16/19
Pattern Used (1 or 2 piece, ATW): 2 piece
String(s) Used: Tecnifibre Multifeel 16
Pre-stretch?: N
Tension: 56/54
Machine Strung On (CP, LO, DW): DW (Gamma 602FC)
Other Factors/Misc Info: Includes everything; cutting out strings to straightening
 

Steve775

New User
Total Time: 23:37
Racquet Strung: Wilson nCode nPro Surge
# of Mains/Crosses: 16/19
Pattern Used (1 or 2 piece, ATW): 2 piece
String(s) Used: Tourna Syn Gut Armor 17g
Pre-stretch?: N
Tension: 55/55
Machine Strung On (CP, LO, DW): CP Babolat Star 5
Other Factors/Misc Info: Strings cutout day before. Mains 8:36, crosses 15:01. Yeah, the weave needs more practice. :)
 

Steve775

New User
Total Time: 1 hour 14 minutes (1st - 39:29, 2nd - 34:25)
Racquet Strung: Yonex DR98 x2
# of Mains/Crosses: 16/19
Pattern Used (1 or 2 piece, ATW): 2 piece
String(s) Used: VS Touch 16 / Kirschbaum MPR 1.20
Pre-stretch?: N
Tension: 56/51, 54/49
Machine Strung On (CP, LO, DW): CP Babolat Star 5
Other Factors/Misc Info: I was overly cautious while weaving the MPR crosses. Wasn't sure how the rough texture would affect the gut. It took me longer to complete crosses than the total for my last full stringing. Ha
 
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SavvyStringer

Professional
Total Time: 29:12 (15:10, 14:02)
Racquet Strung: Yonex VCore Pro 97 X2
# of Mains/Crosses:16x19
Pattern Used (1 or 2 piece, ATW): 1 piece
String(s) Used: Yonex PTP Yellow 1.25
Pre-stretch? No
Tension:47
Machine Strung On (CP, LO, DW): Baiardo
Other Factors/Misc Info: Includes cut out, mount, measure off reel, straighten, dismount. I cut both sets of string first and removed them prior to each frame. I think that’s where the extra min came from on the first.
 

Rabbit

G.O.A.T.
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.
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.
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.
But...

Irvin said:
You ever hate putting in those vibration dampeners with the soft rubber circles on each side in the strings. With my arthritis I find it hard to get those little loops between the tight strings. Well not any more I used a string puller to make those little suckers slide in there slicker than snot on a glass door knob.
Irvin said:
I have no idea. I have bad arthritis in my thumb and can't play. Stringing is getting hard too. May have to go under the knife and don't want that either. Damned if you do and damned if you don't. But my grandson loves it. I think it is more the way it looks than the way it plays though if the truth be known.
Irvin said:
Trust me on this it hurts to just open my hand because of arthritis and you're just taking the word of somebody else. The faster I move my hand or the more resistance there is the more it hurts. Just keeping my fingers loose and shaking my hand hurts. The doctor said, "Don't do that." I've taken medications for about 10 years now and nothing really helps? I can tell you from my experience the more I use my hands to do something like stringing the better it seems to be.

I would suggest you be very careful making claims as to what your tool will or will not do. Good luck with your invention.
Irvin said:
But I think it's easier on the string to weave fan tension as you're fanning the string through the mains under the high and over the low mains. Speed of stringing is the least of my concerns.

Wow! Considering your arthritis, and "the least of your concerns", that is amazing. Kudos!
 
Total Time: Circa 12 minutes
Racquet Strung: Head Graphene XT Speed Rev Pro
# of Mains/Crosses: 16x16
Pattern Used (1 or 2 piece, ATW): 1 piece
String(s) Used: Luxilon Big Banger Alu Power 1.25
Pre-stretch? No
Tension: 50.0 LBS / 50.0 LBS
Machine Strung On (CP, LO, DW): CP - Prince 6000
Other Factors/Misc Info: Time includes mounting, measuring off reel, dismounting and measuring dynamic tension with ERT300
 

MattCrosby

Professional
Total Time: 19:10
Racquet Strung: HEAD YouTek Radical Lite
# of Mains/Crosses: 16/19
Pattern Used (1 or 2 piece, ATW): 2 piece
String(s) Used: head Lynx 17
Pre-stretch?:
Tension: 56/56
Machine Strung On (CP, LO, DW): Wise 2086 CP
Other Factors/Misc Info:
 

letplaytennis

Semi-Pro
Total Time: 35:30
Racquet Strung: Angell TC97
# of Mains/Crosses: 16/19
Pattern Used (1 or 2 piece, ATW): 2 piece
String(s) Used: Pro's Pro Cyclone
Pre-stretch?: No
Tension: 57/54
Machine Strung On (CP, LO, DW): Alpha Axis Pro
Other Factors/Misc Info: This includes mounting, cutting out old strings, to when the racket comes off the stringer.
 

MattCrosby

Professional
Total Time: 19:59
Racquet Strung Wilson Burn 95 CV Camo
# of Mains/Crosses 16/20
Pattern Used (1 or 2 piece, ATW) 2pc
String(s) Used Solinco Hyper G 17
Pre-stretch? n
Tension 54lbs
Machine Strung On (CP, LO, DW) WISE 2086
Other Factors/Misc Info: I was watching the Mixed doubles at the french open so I was slightly slower than normal on one of these frames. Plus it was brand new so the tie off grommets were abit right haha
 

MattCrosby

Professional
otal Time: 19:33
Racquet Strung Babolat Pure Aero Tour
# of Mains/Crosses 16/19
Pattern Used (1 or 2 piece, ATW) 2pc
String(s) Used RPM Blast 16
Pre-stretch? n
Tension 27kg
Machine Strung On (CP, LO, DW) WISE 2086
Other Factors/Misc Info: client is off to Hong Kong for ITF tournaments. Came here last minute to get a fresh bat
 

Irvin

Talk Tennis Guru
Total Time: 2 hrs, 37 minutes for 7 rackets
Racquet Strung: 2 Babolat AeroPro Lite, 2 Babolat PureDrive Lite, Tecnifibre 315 XTC, Tecnifibre 300 XTC, Tecnifibre 305 XTC, and Wilson Triad Three,
# of Mains/Crosses: MOSTLY 16 main and 1 18 main, all 19 crosses (I think)
Pattern Used (1 or 2 piece, ATW): All ATW pattern
String(s) Used: Tecnifibre TGV 17, Wilson NXT 16, Tecnifibre HDX 16, Tecnifibre NRG 17, and Babolat ALU Power Ruff
Pre-stretch?: No
Tension: varies from 52 to 58
Machine Strung On (CP, LO, DW): Babolat Star 5
Other Factors/Misc Info: Includes everything from cutting string out (except 2 rackets with no strings,) inspections, measuring string, mounting, unmounting, straightening string, labeling, and record update.
 

Steve775

New User
Total Time: 27:10
Racquet Strung: Yonex DR98
# of Mains/Crosses: 16/19
Pattern Used (1 or 2 piece, ATW): 2 piece
String(s) Used: VS Touch 16 / Revolve 17g
Pre-stretch?: N
Tension: 54/49
Machine Strung On (CP, LO, DW): CP Babolat Star 5
Other Factors/Misc Info: Time includes cutting out old string, mounting/unmounting racquet, measuring string & RacquetTune measurement.
 

MattCrosby

Professional
Total Time: 20:32
Racquet Strung Wilson ProStaff 97
# of Mains/Crosses 16x19
Pattern Used (1 or 2 piece, ATW) 2pc
String(s) Used Hyper G 17
Pre-stretch? n
Tension 55lbs
Machine Strung On (CP, LO, DW) WISE 2086
Other Factors/Misc Info:
 

norcal

Hall of Fame
Thanks that’s exactly where it hurts. My other 4 fingers on each hand are fine so the only real trouble I have is pinching the string and or when I have to use my thumb.
You really should get this then. I was diagnosed with arthritis in my thumb when being checked for a wrist/hand injury. Went through physical therapy for the wrist and thumb. The PT recommended this (no cheaper knockoffs). I can now play tennis without it but for stringing (or any thumb detail oriented task) it is a must. I'm sure your arthritis is worse than mine (since mine was discovered early and isn't too bad yet) and my thumb joint is very uncomfortable if I try and string without it. Just consider it a $100 stringing tool that can be used for tons of other stuff. Well worth it. I wear mine at least part of everyday - it prevents the joint from getting worse.
 

cluckcluck

Hall of Fame
Thanks that’s exactly where it hurts. My other 4 fingers on each hand are fine so the only real trouble I have is pinching the string and or when I have to use my thumb.
You really should get this then. I was diagnosed with arthritis in my thumb when being checked for a wrist/hand injury. Went through physical therapy for the wrist and thumb. The PT recommended this (no cheaper knockoffs). I can now play tennis without it but for stringing (or any thumb detail oriented task) it is a must. I'm sure your arthritis is worse than mine (since mine was discovered early and isn't too bad yet) and my thumb joint is very uncomfortable if I try and string without it. Just consider it a $100 stringing tool that can be used for tons of other stuff. Well worth it. I wear mine at least part of everyday - it prevents the joint from getting worse.
I sometimes get tennis elbow when I string a lot. :(
 

Znak

Semi-Pro
Total Time: 45:09
Racquet Strung: DR 98
# of Mains/Crosses :16/19
Pattern Used (1 or 2 piece, ATW): 2 piece
String(s) Used: Gosen AK Pro CX / Head Lynx
Pre-stretch?: No
Tension: 57/52
Machine Strung On (CP, LO, DW): LO/ Pro's Pro Comet
Other Factors/Misc Info: time includes cutting, mounting, measuring off reel, dismounting. I'm just slow haha.
 
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Total Time: 17min 26sec
Racquet Strung: Ultra 100 CV
# of Mains/Crosses :16/19
Pattern Used (1 or 2 piece, ATW): 2 piece
String(s) Used: NXT 17
Pre-stretch?: No
Tension: 55
Machine Strung On (CP, LO, DW): Baiardo
Other Factors/Misc Info: Brand new frame, no strings to cut out
 

darklore009

Hall of Fame
Total Time: 25min
Racquet Strung : Wilson K Tour
# of Mains/Crosses: 16x20
Pattern Used (1 or 2 piece, ATW): 2 Piece
String(s) Used: Wilson Synthetic Power 17g/ Pros Pro Eruption
Pre-stretch?: No
Tension: 57 ibs/55ibs
Machine Strung On (CP, LO, DW): CP
Other Factors/Misc Info: Too busy admiring how good condition the racket is when my co worker bought it from a user for $40.

 

Wonie88

New User
Total Time: 11:15
Racquet Strung : Babolat Aero 112
# of Mains/Crosses: 16x19
Pattern Used (1 or 2 piece, ATW): 2 Piece
String(s) Used: Head Velocity 17(natural)
Pre-stretch?: No
Tension: 57 ibs
Machine Strung On (CP, LO, DW): Gamma CP 7900
Other Factors/Misc Info: Just stringing. All prep work wasn’t timed.

Gotta love that big head-size for weave times!
 

MattCrosby

Professional
Total Time: 38:42
Racquet Strung 2x HEAD Extreme MPA
# of Mains/Crosses 16x16
Pattern 2 pc
String(s) RPM Blast Rough 17
Pre-stretch? No
Tension 56/56
Machine Strung On (CP, LO, DW) Wise 2086
Other Factors/Misc Info: This included cutting out both rackets, pulling string from a reel for mains & crosses and then stringing


P.S. How can I embed my instagram posts?
 
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Total Time: 56:12 minutes
Racquet Strung: 3xHead Graphene Radical Pro
# of Mains/Crosses: 16x19
Pattern Used (1 or 2 piece, ATW): 1 piece
String(s) Used: MSV Focus Hex 1,24mm
Pre-stretch? No
Tension: 24 kg / 23 kg
Machine Strung On (CP, LO, DW): CP – Head TE-3300
Other Factors/Misc Info: Time includes cleaning frames, cut out, mounting, measuring off reel, dismounting, straighten and measuring dynamic tension with Babolat RDC. (73RA –or calculated 41,4 DT).
 

1HBHfanatic

Hall of Fame
Total Time: 32:34 [16:52, 15:41]
Racquet Strung : 2x babolat aero pro drive
# of Mains/Crosses: 16x19
Pattern Used (1 or 2 piece, ATW): 2 Piece
String(s) Used: 17g lux.alu.power
Pre-stretch?: No
Tension: 58lbs
Machine Strung On (CP, LO, DW): prince 5000
Other Factors/Misc Info: all strings precut from packs; minor string tubbing need on first racquet o_O
 
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1HBHfanatic

Hall of Fame
Total Time: 16:38
Racquet Strung : Wilson.clash.100
# of Mains/Crosses: 16x19
Pattern Used (1 or 2 piece, ATW): 1 Piece *box pattern
String(s) Used: 16g lux.smart
Pre-stretch?: No
Tension: 54lbs
Machine Strung On (CP, LO, DW): prince 6000
Other Factors/Misc Info:
 

Irvin

Talk Tennis Guru
Total Time: 57:38
Racquet Strung: Babolat Pure Drive 107
# of Mains/Crosses: 16/19
Pattern Used (1 or 2 piece, ATW): 2 piece
String(s) Used: Tecnifibre HDX Tour 17
Pre-stretch?: N
Tension: 53
Machine Strung On (CP, LO, DW): Babolat Star 5
Other Factors/Misc Info: Includes replacing grommets (from hell) through straightening string.
 

jim e

Legend
Nice @Irvin .Great time with grommets included!
I quit replacing grommet sets on Babolat racquets, as it typically is a struggle, and not worth my time and all that effort.
 

Irvin

Talk Tennis Guru
Nice @Irvin .Great time with grommets included!
I quit replacing grommet sets on Babolat racquets, as it typically is a struggle, and not worth my time and all that effort.
This was the first PD107 grommets I did. There are 9 separate pieces. The lower side strips are the same the two crystal side grommets look the same but aren’t. That one got me I started with one on the wrong side. There are two side strips that connect the crystal strips on the side to the one at 12 o’clock and all five strips connect into the bumper guard. I’m glad I did one the next one will be much easier I’m sure.
 

Wonie88

New User
This was the first PD107 grommets I did. There are 9 separate pieces. The lower side strips are the same the two crystal side grommets look the same but aren’t. That one got me I started with one on the wrong side. There are two side strips that connect the crystal strips on the side to the one at 12 o’clock and all five strips connect into the bumper guard. I’m glad I did one the next one will be much easier I’m sure.
Bab grommets are the devils puzzle.

They need to take a look at prestige caps...
 
http://instagr.am/p/ByYNUZhAuN_/ Total Time: 1:00:20 [14:49, 15:48, 15:12, 14:30]
Racquet Strung : 4x yonex dr 98
# of Mains/Crosses: 16x19
Pattern Used (1 or 2 piece, ATW): 2 Piece
String(s) Used: 17g yptp. / 16g w.nxt.max
Pre-stretch?: No
Tension: 49/52 lbs
Machine Strung On (CP, LO, DW): prince 6000
Other Factors/Misc Info: all strings precut from reel prior to start
Not gonna lie, I got a little misty eyed looking at that consistency... Beautiful! :cry:(y)
 

1HBHfanatic

Hall of Fame
Not gonna lie, I got a little misty eyed looking at that consistency... Beautiful! :cry:(y)
def have to focus on these
when just doing 1 racquet, its easy, no matter if I go over or under as long as i don't cross over
with #series racquets, i have pay more attention to do the same to all of them
I check often as i string to make sure I go over or under like the first racquet..
 

1HBHfanatic

Hall of Fame
Nice @Irvin .Great time with grommets included!
I quit replacing grommet sets on Babolat racquets, as it typically is a struggle, and not worth my time and all that effort.
respectfully disagree mr. @jim e :)
nothing more enjoyable for a stringer than to give a "beat up", frame some TLC!!
-light water scrubbing
-new fresh grommet kit!
-new fresh strings!
-new fresh o-grip!
 

Irvin

Talk Tennis Guru
respectfully disagree mr. @jim e :)
nothing more enjoyable for a stringer than to give a "beat up", frame some TLC!!
-light water scrubbing
-new fresh grommet kit!
-new fresh strings!
-new fresh o-grip!
When my customer came to pick up her racket (new grommets, strings, and overwrap) she thought I gave her the wrong racket. LOL I thought she acted pleasantly surprised.

EDIT: Here is what the old grommet looked like.
 
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norcal

Hall of Fame
When my customer came to pick up her racket (new grommets, strings, and overwrap) she thought I gave her the wrong racket. LOL I thought she acted pleasantly surprised.

EDIT: Here is what the old grommet looked like.
Nice toe polish Irvin!
 

norcal

Hall of Fame
Total Time: 59:00 (includes everything)
Racquet Strung: Yonex Ezone Xi
# of Mains/Crosses: 16/18
Pattern Used (1 or 2 piece, ATW): 2 piece
String(s) Used: Kirsch PLII 18/OGSM 17
Pre-stretch?: No (stretched while stringing though)
Tension: 64
Machine Strung On (CP, LO, DW): Klipper DW
Other Factors/Misc Info: I strung this while watching Fed/Nadal. I only strung during breaks, lots of constant pull because I often wouldn't clamp till a point was over. String job came out 3# tighter because of this. Thought it would take longer but there was lots of time to string in Nad's service games lol.
 
Total Time: 16 min 22 sec
Racquet Strung: Wilson Ultra 100 CV
# of Mains/Crosses 16x19
Pattern Used (1 or 2 piece, ATW) ATW
String(s) Used NXT 16
Pre-stretch? N
Tension 57
Machine Strung On (CP, LO, DW) Baiardo
Other Factors/Misc Info: Strings were already cut out. Came off the machine beautifully! No crowded grommets, perfectly clean!

http://instagr.am/p/Byie_4YgVBL/
 
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jmc3367

Rookie
Total Time: 23:00 plus or minus a few seconds
Racquet Strung Prince Textreme tour 95
# of Mains/Crosses16X19
Pattern Used (1 or 2 piece, ATW) 2
String(s) Used Poly
Pre-stretch? no
Tension 50
Machine Strung On (CP, LO, DW) LO
Other Factors/Misc Info: It's my racket and I string them a lot. I could probably do it in 12 or so if I didn't really care how it turned out
 
Total Time: 40 mins (Not counting string removal, string measuring, mounting racket, etc)
Constant Pull machine is so fun!

This would take me 1-2 hours on a DW machine.
 

mxvb

Rookie
Total Time: 14:02 (mains 4:12 , crosses 9:50)
Racquet Strung: Babolat Pure Aero
# of Mains/Crosses: 16x19
Pattern Used (1 or 2 piece, ATW): 2 piece
String(s) Used: Luxilon Alu Power Silver 1.25
Pre-stretch? No
Tension: 23 KG
Machine Strung On (CP, LO, DW): Babolat Sensor Dual
 
Total Time: 1 hour 40 minutes
Racket: 7x Wilson Pro Staff 97 for Grigor Dimitrov
String Pattern: 18x17
Main String: Wilson Natural Gut 1.25 @ 25.5 KGS
Cross String: Luxilon 4G 1.25 @ 24.5 KGS
Machine Strung On: Babolat Racket Station (Mono Screen)
Other Information:
Strings were measured and pre-cut beforehand
10% prestretch for the mains
3 power pads in throat
Dynamic tension measured immediately with ERT300 after each racket
Picture before:

Picture after:
 

am1899

Hall of Fame
Total Time: 2 hours, 14 min
Racquet Strung: Yonex SV100, Yonex SV100, Head Speed Mp, Wilson Blade, Babolat Pure Drive
# of Mains/Crosses: All 16x19
Pattern Used (1 or 2 piece, ATW): All 2pc
String(s) Used: Tour Bite 16, Tour Bite 16, Tour Bite 16, Unknown 17g poly (customer provided), Xcel 16 (m) / RPM Blast (c)
Pre-stretch?: N
Tension: 52, 52, 53, 52, 48
Machine Strung On (CP, LO, DW): Baiardo
Other Factors/Misc Info: Includes cutting out and removing old strings, measuring new string, mounting, stringing, straightening, affixing labels, filling out work orders for payroll, and a couple minutes to go get a Coca Cola :)
 
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