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Total Time: 19 min 55 sec
Racquet Strung: Wilson KTour 95
# of Mains/Crosses 16 x 20
Pattern Used (1 or 2 piece, ATW) 1pc ATW
String(s) Used RPM Team
Pre-stretch? N
Tension 55
Machine Strung On (CP, LO, DW) Baiardo
Other Factors/Misc Info:
 

am1899

Hall of Fame
Total Time: 17 min 32 sec
Racquet Strung: Pure Drive Team
# of Mains/Crosses 16 x 19
Pattern Used (1 or 2 piece, ATW) 1pc ATW
String(s) Used Head FXP 17
Pre-stretch? N
Tension 54
Machine Strung On (CP, LO, DW) Baiardo
Other Factors/Misc Info: Includes straightening
 

1HBHfanatic

Hall of Fame
http://instagr.am/p/Bzbo_t2ABtR/ Total Time: 41:48.90 (13:57.12, 14:38.87, 13:12.39)
Racquet Strung: 3x head instinct mp
# of Mains/Crosses 16 x 19
Pattern Used (1 or 2 piece, ATW) 2pc
String(s) Used h.sonic.pro.edge/h.velocity
Pre-stretch? N
Tension 53lbs
Machine Strung On (CP, LO, DW) CP prince 6000
Other Factors/Misc Info: precut string
 

insiderman

Semi-Pro
Be 'me' a turtle or a hare... I strung 39-frames today, plus fully customized another 4-frames, (silicone injected, added leather grips, wt./bal./swingweight, etc.) as well as managed all the regular "in & our" customer sales - guessing around 40-50 cash register transactions there... all during my 10.5 hour workday yesterday... basically that is a "normal day" for me~
 

LHM

Rookie
Total Time: 26:09
Racquet Strung: Wilson ProStaff 97
# of Mains/Crosses: 16x19
Pattern Used : 2 piece
String(s) Used: Pros Pro Strategem 8
Pre-stretch: No
Tension: 58LBS
Machine Strung On: Gamma Progression II with Tennis Head 2086
 

MattCrosby

Professional
Total Time: 39:24
Racquet Strung: HEAD Graphene Touch Extreme MP
# of Mains/Crosses; 16X19
Pattern Used (1 or 2 piece, ATW) : 2 piece
String(s) Used: HEAD Lynx 17
Pre-stretch? : No
Tension: 56Lbs
Machine Strung On (CP, LO, DW): Constant Pull Wise 2086
Other Factors/Misc Info: Not many. This included watching Wimbledon Women's final highlights and then flicking over to watch the Mens Dubs final
 

Tar Heel Tennis

Professional
As a new stringer (using say a 300-CS w/ Wise 2086 stringing 16x18 with Nat gut mains/multi cross) in your opinion, what is a reasonable time for my first 10 frames/ 25 frames /100 frames?
 
As a new stringer (using say a 300-CS w/ Wise 2086 stringing 16x18 with Nat gut mains/multi cross) in your opinion, what is a reasonable time for my first 10 frames/ 25 frames /100 frames?
Don't worry too much about times.
Most people lie about their times by not counting string removal, string measurement, pre-stretching, mounting the racket, etc.

If you want fast times, you should try to find someone to give you stringing lessons, if that is possible.
I know a guy who did it in 20 mins in his first few rackets, because he took lessons.
There are lots of time saving shortcuts you will never figure out on your own.
Otherwise, watch quality Youtube vids, Most are garbage, as with most things.

First 10 frames, you should aim for 2 hours.
You will make mistakes and not know any shortcuts and will need to look everything up repeatedly.

Best bet, find someone on campus to show you all his tricks in one session.
 

LOBALOT

Semi-Pro
Total Time: From "Black Dog" to 1/2 way through "When the Levee Breaks" (About 40 minutes)
Racquet Strung: Wilson Ultra 103s
# of Mains/Crosses: 16x15
Pattern Used (1 or 2 piece, ATW): 2 Piece
String(s) Used: Solinco Revolution Mains, Weiss Cannon Silver Crosses
Pre-stretch? No
Tension: 52 lbs
Machine Strung On (CP, LO, DW): CP (Alpha Ghost 2)
Other Factors/Misc Info: I might have had a beer when stringing the racquet
 

Rabbit

G.O.A.T.
Don't worry too much about times.
Most people lie about their times by not counting string removal, string measurement, pre-stretching, mounting the racket, etc.

If you want fast times, you should try to find someone to give you stringing lessons, if that is possible.
I know a guy who did it in 20 mins in his first few rackets, because he took lessons.
There are lots of time saving shortcuts you will never figure out on your own.
Otherwise, watch quality Youtube vids, Most are garbage, as with most things.

First 10 frames, you should aim for 2 hours.
You will make mistakes and not know any shortcuts and will need to look everything up repeatedly.

Best bet, find someone on campus to show you all his tricks in one session.
@Tar Heel Tennis , everything in the post above, do the exact opposite.
 

am1899

Hall of Fame
Don't worry too much about times.
Most people lie about their times by not counting string removal, string measurement, pre-stretching, mounting the racket, etc.
Most people? Like who? Seems like a rather offensive accusation to make without offering any corroborating evidence...
 

am1899

Hall of Fame
Total Time: 43 min
Racquet Strung: 2 x Head Radical S
# of Mains/Crosses; 16X19
Pattern Used (1 or 2 piece, ATW) : 2 piece
String(s) Used: HEAD Lynx 17
Pre-stretch? : No
Tension: 53 lbs
Machine Strung On (CP, LO, DW): Baiardo
Other Factors/Misc Info: Includes cutting out old string, mounting, measuring, stringing, straightening, affixing labels, etc.
 

Arvin_C

New User
Total Time: 21 mins, 14 secs
Racquet Strung: Prince Original Graphite OS
# of Mains/Crosses: 16x19
Pattern Used : 2 piece Kevlar Mains/Syn Gut Crosses
String(s) Used: Forten Thin Blend
Pre-stretch: No
Tension: 56 lbs Mains/62 lbs Crosses
Machine Strung On: Tourna 300-CS Lock-Out
Other Factors/Misc. Info: Whenever I time myself, I always include mounting and stop the clock once the racquet is removed from my machine

FWIW, back in the 90's, when I was stringing for H***bird, I once did this same racquet, 2-piece with Gamma Gut 3, in 16 mins, 41 secs on an Ektelon H lock-out...which remains my personal best time. In my experience, when it comes to sheer speed, lock-outs still rule...

Arvin C
 

Irvin

Talk Tennis Guru
First 10 frames, you should aim for 2 hours.
That’s 12 minutes a frame and awful fast for someone knew who does not no what there doing. Theirs 4 errors they’re (oops 5) going to have to due (6) over.

@Tar Heel Tennis concentrating on time is the worst thing you can do. Haste makes waste. Concentrate on understanding the pattern and how to string the racket and avoid issues, then all you have to do is start. The end just comes naturally whenever it comes.
 

Rabbit

G.O.A.T.
Well, let's see, there is quite a menu...

Don't worry too much about times.
Most people lie about their times by not counting string removal, string measurement, pre-stretching, mounting the racket, etc.
Here we actually agree. One member of the boards continually lies and once stated he could string a frame in 4 minutes.

Otherwise, watch quality Youtube vids, Most are garbage, as with most things.
Patently false. The vast majority of videos are first rate. You had issue with one video which you admittedly didn't bother listening to and spent a tremendous amount of time and bandwidth trashing the author -- the claims you made were universally refuted by other members of the boards.

And now you pretend to be an authority on all things stringing. I can pretty much refute that just by looking at your stringing thread topics. You should, IMO, do way more listening than opining. You did say one thing true, "you make more mistakes when you start out". You should listen to that and heed it instead of throwing rocks at everyone who tries to correct/provide constructive criticism/help.

There you go

P.S. - congratulations, you just made the short list that is my ignore list. :) That indicates that I don't think you're looking for help, it indicates that you are an "issue". It's my way to ban you from the boards.
 
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1HBHfanatic

Hall of Fame
Total Time: 01:08:39.54 (13:56.86, 15:47.27, 21:43.20, 17:12.21)
Racquet Strung: 2x babo.pure.aero.team and 2x head.speed.pro
# of Mains/Crosses: 2x 16/19, 2x 18/20
Pattern Used :2 piece stringing
String(s) Used: 2x 17g b.rpm, 2x lx.alu.pwr
Pre-stretch: No
Tension: 2x 59 lbs, 2x 52lbs
Machine Strung On: CP, prince 5000
Other Factors/Misc. Info: i cut out the strings on the first 2 rakets, and decided to start the clock on these 4 rakets!!, so this total time on rkt#3 includes the time it took to cut-out strings and precut new strings from last 2 rakets
on a side note: it took me 12+ years to get to this point where i have an average of 15min on most racquets!, a big leap from my first racquet that took me 3hrs;
i got to this point by learning on my own!!, watching the countless youtube videos and reading this tt.board and many others, for insight and/or better practices shared by many..
i took that info. and tried to understand the "underlying message", being presented!! (critical approach to online information),
i also took a humble approach to not presume to know more than the people who came into stringing before me, by years and/or decades in some cases..
 

Arvin_C

New User
As a new stringer (using say a 300-CS w/ Wise 2086 stringing 16x18 with Nat gut mains/multi cross) in your opinion, what is a reasonable time for my first 10 frames/ 25 frames /100 frames?
I wouldn’t worry about time per se as much as I would worry about learning good habits & getting comfortable with your machine. What you could keep track of is how much time you’re saving as you string more & more...you should see improvement as you get more comfortable.

To use a motor racing saying, “Smooth is fast”...when you are comfortable with your machine & sure of your techniques, you will find that muscle memory takes over. You’ll get a racquet done, look at the clock, see it only took you 20 mins to finish & you didn’t even notice it.

Good Luck!

Arvin C
 

am1899

Hall of Fame
@Tar Heel Tennis

If you focus on speed that could lead to the development of bad habits. Instead I would encourage you to focus on technique. Being smooth, as another board member mentioned, is also good advice.

What happened in my case was stringing my first racquet took well over an hour (maybe it was closer to 2). Within a handful of string jobs though, I cut that time in half. Within a couple months, I could string a racquet in about 30 minutes.

That’s where I hit a wall. It was much harder to get the time down from 30 min. Turned out it was the “little things” that got me down to where I am today - usually just shy of 20 min.

For example, when installing the crosses, it was pointed out to me that I would weave a cross, and somewhere in the process of tensioning and clamping...that I would let go of the string (only to have to find the end of the string again to start the next weave). Thar may not seem like a big deal. But when you think about it, when I repeated that move 19 or 20 times in the course of stringing a racquet, the time spent finding the string again before each weave really adds up (conservatively, that’s at least 2 min hunting for the end of the string). Once that flaw was pointed out to me, I changed my approach to avoid letting go of the string.

But that’s just one example. You’ll probably find a few other “tricks” along your journey to save you a little time, without cutting corners.

Best of luck.
 

Erlang

Rookie
Total Time: 18 minutes on stringer (+3 minutes cutting old strings, measuring and cutting string, final straightening)
Racquet Strung: Babolat Aeropro Drive
# of Mains/Crosses: 16x19
Pattern Used: 2pc
String(s) Used: Solinco Hyper-G 17
Pre-stretch: No
Tension: 50
Machine Strung On: Prince Neos (LO)
Other Factors/Misc Info:
 

Arvin_C

New User
Total Time: 2 Hours, 11 minutes (Includes halving of full sets, string prep and actual racquet stringing)
Racquets Strung: (2) Wilson Pro Staff 97L CV Camo Editions and (2) Wilson Ultra 100L Camo Editions
# of Mains/Crosses: 16x19
Pattern Used: 2 piece
Strings Used: Custom hybrid of Klip Legend Natural Gut 17 mains (58 lbs.) and Ashaway Monogut ZX Pro black crosses (54 lbs.) in the Pro Staffs; Ashaway Crossfire ZX Tour (50 lbs. poly mains/56 lbs. Zyex crosses) in the Ultras
Pre-Stretch: Yes on the Natural Gut and Zyex strings
Machine Strung On: Tourna 300-CS lock-out
Misc. Info: First racquets I've purchased new since 2004...

Wilsons_1 by Arvin Castro, on Flickr
Wilsons_2 by Arvin Castro, on Flickr
Wilsons_3 by Arvin Castro, on Flickr
Wilsons_4 by Arvin Castro, on Flickr

Edited for spelling...
 
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tennishabit

Hall of Fame
5-10 min on each watava rkt mainly babo pd, only replacing couple of broken or nearly broken 1s:love::love::love::love::love::love:............

so far almost all the broken 1s are mains in bed upper center or center top tip near the frame, rest area seems lasting 4ever:-D:-D:-D:-D:-D:-D:-D:-D......................
 
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Moppet52

Rookie
2 racquets - each 30 minutes including cutting string, opening new string, measuring halves, mounting, stringing, and string straightening.

Head size: 100sq
Pattern: 16x20
String: RPM Blast and RPM Blast Rough
Tension: 58lbs mains and crosses
Machine: Babolat Star 5

2-piece stringing on both with starting knot for crosses



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tennishabit

Hall of Fame
surely no fun at all to restring rkt n only fun to hit w/ rkt. if u don't break ur string every wk then no need to waste a few silly hrs to suffer/burden urself. u'v got to do it often like wkly at least to do it efficiently/professionally, so much better sell ur machine to use the $$$ getting the rkt done by the tennis shops who'r doing it everyday ofc they can do it very efficiently like w/in 20min:love::love::love::love::love::love::love:............................

i only do it bcs i found most of the bed still held tension well if only 1 or 2 strings'r broken. also i bought a used stringer not a big worse off. so my 5min 'doggy patch up' can usually last >10 hrs if no hard miss hit right on the bed top anyway even a brand new bed won't survive dat:-D:-D:-D:-D:-D:-D:-D:-D:-D.........................
 

Ft.S

Semi-Pro
Total Time: 27 mins
Racquet Strung: Wilson RF97A
# of Mains/Crosses: 16x19
Pattern Used (1 or 2 piece, ATW): 2-pc
String(s) Used: RPM Blast 17
Pre-stretch? No
Tension: 56, proportional
Machine Strung On (CP, LO, DW): CP
Other Factors/Misc Info: Cut out old strings, clean frame, cut new strings from reel, string, measure DT and RT, label.

This was the best time I had with this racquet thus far. I was not focused on time, just getting the job done without rushing; pleasantly surprised.

On the other hand, I had to string couple of new Wilson Clash racquets preparing them for a customer that had just come in from Wilson, and I have to admit that they each took more time than I was expecting, nearly 45 mins each. The cross tie-off are two holes beyond the last cross, and with new grommets, I had difficulty getting the darn string through. Compared to the RF, unnecessary complexity IMHO.
 

tennishabit

Hall of Fame
on any newly done string bed watava quoted tension will drop w/in a couple of hrs hitting, actually w/o hitting.........lololololol manohman. u'v got the machine, test it by urself: simply clam a pc of string then pull it to the advertised/quoted tension n let it stay on ur machine for a day then chk the tension again...........lololololol:-D:-D:-D:-D:-D:-D:-D:-D:-D:-D..................

dat's exactly why pros are changing a few rkts even w/in a 2sets match, ie tension dropped8-B8-B8-B8-B8-B8-B............

my 'doggy patched up' string bed always stay ~35lb n same feel all the time:love::love::love::love::love::love::love:..............
 
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MAX PLY

Hall of Fame
^^^I think the problem with continuously rolling on the floor laughing is that it also means repeated bumps on the head.

P.S.: If I read tennishabit's post correctly, I think it means that the mods will be deleting that somewhat distasteful post shortly.
 
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Rabbit

G.O.A.T.
@MAX PLY thank you so much. I thought I spoke mojonics, but I guess I don't. Likewise, I recognized the characters used in @tennishabit 's post, but their lack of synchronicity and grammatical adhesion threw me.
 

1HBHfanatic

Hall of Fame
http://instagr.am/p/B1zgGiOgYbR/
Total Time: 16:05.50 min
Racquet Strung: Wilson clash 100
# of Mains/Crosses; 16X19
Pattern Used (1 or 2 piece, ATW) : 1 piece *box pattern
String(s) Used: 17g Wilson nxt (black)
Pre-stretch? : No
Tension: 55 lbs
Machine Strung On (CP, LO, DW): prince 6000
Other Factors/Misc Info: not fastest time, took time to setup and turn the radio on, and also take pictures, maybe a minute less ??!!
 

1HBHfanatic

Hall of Fame
http://instagr.am/p/B1zgdWkAu09/ this one was a bit more fun

Total Time: 01:03:27.48 hour/min (18:17.79, 15:49.19, 15:06.97, 14:12.81)
Racquet Strung: YONEX ezone 98 4x
# of Mains/Crosses; 16X19
Pattern Used (1 or 2 piece, ATW) : 2 piece
String(s) Used: y.ptp/w.nxt.max
Pre-stretch? : No
Tension: 49/52 lbs
Machine Strung On (CP, LO, DW): prince 6000
Other Factors/Misc Info: got disrupted at times by calls and clients stopping by; I gotta try to do this at home where there are no/fewer distractions!!
 

Irvin

Talk Tennis Guru
http://instagr.am/p/B1zgdWkAu09/ this one was a bit more fun

Total Time: 01:03:27.48 hour/min (18:17.79, 15:49.19, 15:06.97, 14:12.81)
Racquet Strung: YONEX ezone 98 4x
# of Mains/Crosses; 16X19
Pattern Used (1 or 2 piece, ATW) : 2 piece
String(s) Used: y.ptp/w.nxt.max
Pre-stretch? : No
Tension: 49/52 lbs
Machine Strung On (CP, LO, DW): prince 6000
Other Factors/Misc Info: got disrupted at times by calls and clients stopping by; I gotta try to do this at home where there are no/fewer distractions!!
That one threw me off for a minute. Your lines are usually so good and those yellow mains looked like the outside strings for a minute. I though you had 4-5 strings on the outside of the frame with crossovers. LMAO
 
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