Post Your Most Recent Stringing Time

1HBHfanatic

Hall of Fame
@1HBHfanatic those are terrific times. How many frames have you strung (roughly)?
tnx,,
at home ive kept a log since the beginning, im in the 1800 now (logged, almost 1900), 1000 of those in my klippermate-DW machine! (I think I got down to like 25 minutes on it), last 3, 4 years in my new2me prince-5000!! I picked it up as "sports-authority" was closing their store near me
at work its provably another 1000-2000 by now, I don't know there,, total guess..
the electronic machine helps, but proper technique fanning/weaving/tying knots, etc etc helped me most...
 

1HBHfanatic

Hall of Fame
@1HBHfanatic those are terrific times. How many frames have you strung (roughly)?
btw
I never strung/string for speed!,, I always focused on consistency (these are clients rakets after all),,,
I focused on being smooth/efficient/kink-free,
i like doing series of rakets!!, the more I do, the faster my time gets..

I started keeping time when this THREAD showed up!! :)
I still tell client It will take 30 minutes per frame, and like seeing their faces when I get it back to them in half that time,,, haaa, (little trick I picked up from "star-trek", scotty!)
 

MattCrosby

Professional
Total Time: 57 mins wish
Racquet Strung: 3 x Tecnifibre 320 Dynacore
# of Mains/Crosses 18x19
Pattern Used (1 or 2 piece, ATW) 2 piece
String(s) Used Ice Code 18
Pre-stretch? N
Tension 1 58 2 56
Machine Strung On (CP, LO, DW) Wise 2086
Other Factors/Misc Info: Includes mounting and dismounting frames
 

Herb

Semi-Pro
Total Time: 4 hours 33 minutes
Racquet Strung: 15 various (Pure Strikes, Clash, Ultras, Pure Drives, Vcore, Pure Aeros)
# of Mains/Crosses 3 18x20, 12 16x19
Pattern Used (1 or 2 piece, ATW) 2 piece
String(s) Used Tour bite, Hyper G, RPM Blast, ALU Power
Pre-stretch? N
Tension 52 through 56
Machine Strung On (CP, LO, DW) Baiardo
Other Factors/Misc Info: Includes removing string, mounting and dismounting, printing labels, bagging
 

Znak

Semi-Pro
Total Time: 42 minutes (11 / 31)
Racquet Strung: RF 97 Autograph
# of Mains/Crosses: 16x19
Pattern Used (1 or 2 piece, ATW): 2 piece
String(s) Used: Signum Pro Micronite / Wilson Revolve
Pre-stretch? N
Tension: 57/52
Machine Strung On (CP, LO, DW): LO Pro's Pro Comet
Other Factors/Misc Info: Timing does not include mounting or cutting

Total Time: 37 minutes (13 / 24)
Racquet Strung: Yonex DR 98
# of Mains/Crosses: 16x19
Pattern Used (1 or 2 piece, ATW): 2 piece
String(s) Used: AK Pro CX / Head Lynx
Pre-stretch? N
Tension: 57/52
Machine Strung On (CP, LO, DW): LO Pro's Pro Comet
Other Factors/Misc Info: Timing does not include mounting or cutting

I was fighting with daylight on the second racquet since I was stringing outside, but happy I broke the 40-minute mark. I have no idea how you guys do this in 15 minutes, I don't know if I'll ever get there...
 

1HBHfanatic

Hall of Fame
Total Time: 4 hours 33 minutes
Racquet Strung: 15 various (Pure Strikes, Clash, Ultras, Pure Drives, Vcore, Pure Aeros)
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Other Factors/Misc Info: Includes removing string, mounting and dismounting, printing labels, bagging
question
after doing a 4hr stint or what ever,, are you able to hit after, singles/doubles???

it almost seems like im not doing much to my knees while stringing, but I simply cannot do much after
 

Herb

Semi-Pro
question
after doing a 4hr stint or what ever,, are you able to hit after, singles/doubles???

it almost seems like im not doing much to my knees while stringing, but I simply cannot do much after
Short answer, no. I cannot play at all right now. I am in the prep stages for knee replacement now. I am on anti inflammatories, and second round of injections. Trying to put it off until next summer.
 
Total Time: 30 minutes
Racquet Strung: Yonex VCore97
# of Mains/Crosses: 16x19
Pattern Used (1 or 2 piece, ATW): 2 piece
String(s) Used: Luxilon Natural gut on the main/Luxilon on the cross
Pre-stretch? Y, directly on the machine because the Ghost has the pre-stretch function, 5%, 10% or 15%
Tension: 60/48
Machine Strung On: Aplpha Ghost II
Other Factors/Misc Info: Timing does not include mounting or cutting

Most of the times, I have the stringer come over to my house and string my kids and my racquets for a fee, $15 string fee per racquet, on my machine. However, every couple months, I do it myself on one racquet to confirm that I still know how to do it but that's about it. I leave the stringing to the professionals.
 

Irvin

Talk Tennis Guru
Total Time: 8 minutes 42 seconds
Racquet Strung: Wilsdon 105S
# of Mains/Crosses: 16x15
Pattern Used (1 or 2 piece, ATW) ATW
String(s) Used: V-One 17
Pre-stretch? No
Tension: 57
Machine Strung On (CP, LO, DW) Star 5
Other Factors/Misc Info: Did not start timer until after running in all the mains on the long side and 2 mains on the short side.
 

shoesandko

New User
Total Time: 13 minutes 22 seconds
Racquet Strung: Pure Drive 2012
# of Mains/Crosses: 16x19
Pattern Used : 2 piece
String(s) Used: Rpm rough 1.25
Pre-stretch? N
Tension: 58
Machine Strung On (CP,): Star 5
Other Factors/Misc Info: String was cut, frame was not mounted, no pre-weave of mains
 

darklore009

Hall of Fame
Total Time: 20min
Racquet Strung: Angell TC95
# of Mains/Crosses: 16x19
Pattern Used (1 or 2 piece, ATW): 2 piece method
String(s) Used: Luxilon Natural Gut (String printed as Wilson Natural Gut)/ Pros Pro Blackout
Pre-stretch?: Mains only @ 10%
Tension: 60/58
Machine Strung On (CP, LO, DW): CP
Other Factors/Misc Info: Took my time as I dont want to damage the Natural gut string. Ends up paying off for being the best thing I used, but wont do it often due to cost.
 

Rabbit

G.O.A.T.
Total Time: 8 minutes 42 seconds
Racquet Strung: Wilsdon 105S
# of Mains/Crosses: 16x15
Pattern Used (1 or 2 piece, ATW) ATW
String(s) Used: V-One 17
Pre-stretch? No
Tension: 57
Machine Strung On (CP, LO, DW) Star 5
Other Factors/Misc Info: Did not start timer until after running in all the mains on the long side and 2 mains on the short side.
That is just amazing, with your arthritis and all. And even more so considering you have no interest in speed stringing:

Ran across this quite by accident today some of you may be interested. I was stringing my wife Juice frames and they have very small pin hole grommets on the side of the frame. I have my lighting in front of me so I not casting shadows over the racket. I am a push weaver for the most part so it can be difficult to get the string in those small grommets with the lighting behind it.

Weave your crosses one ahead and instead of routing the tag end through the grommet leave about 18" just hanging over the frame. Tension your cross and then after turning the racket put the string through the grommet and pull the string through the mains fanning as you go. With the end of the string still in your hand weave the next cross.

Im not a speed stringer but I can see where this may cut off just a tad bit of time for those of you who are. The down side from this is you're then pulling the cross through a hard weave on the mains. I prefer to pull the cross string through the mains on a soft weave leaving a lopp only long enough to reach the tensioner. That still means I have to pull a short section of string through the hard mains and after I find the end of string on the floor. But like I said I prefer not to speed string.

Enjoy!
You have been the single most prolific contributer to a topic which you insisted holds no sway over you. Curious.

Still, it doesn't come close to your 4 minute string job.
 
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am1899

Hall of Fame
Total Time: 8 minutes 42 seconds
Racquet Strung: Wilsdon 105S
# of Mains/Crosses: 16x15
Pattern Used (1 or 2 piece, ATW) ATW
String(s) Used: V-One 17
Pre-stretch? No
Tension: 57
Machine Strung On (CP, LO, DW) Star 5
Other Factors/Misc Info: Did not start timer until after running in all the mains on the long side and 2 mains on the short side.
Wait till TTPS see this. He will call you a liar. Lol! (Make no mistake, I don’t question the time).
 

Irvin

Talk Tennis Guru
Wait till TTPS see this. He will call you a liar. Lol! (Make no mistake, I don’t question the time).
Keep in mind racket was mounted and all the mains but 6 on the short side were ran in. All I had to do is tension the string and it was a 16x15 pattern
 

1HBHfanatic

Hall of Fame
That is just amazing, with your arthritis and all. And even more so considering you have no interest in speed stringing:

You have been the single most prolific contributer to a topic which you insisted holds no sway over you. Curious.

Still, it doesn't come close to your 4 minute string job.
I think its important to test yourself from time to time, just to see where you are,,
im not a big proponent of speed stringing either, but I feel I need to know where I am "time wise", to better allocate time for me and clients

several times while stringing, ill test my time against the radio playing in the background,
my goel is to string the mains and/or crosses before the song finishes on the radio,,
as you can provably imagine, I love the songs with the long guitar solos, haaaa
 

1HBHfanatic

Hall of Fame
Keep in mind racket was mounted and all the mains but 6 on the short side were ran in. All I had to do is tension the string and it was a 16x15 pattern
in comperason, how much longer is it to string and time from start to finish?? vs what you did with the preweaved mains??
 

NDStrings

New User
Total Time: 4 hours 33 minutes
Racquet Strung: 15 various (Pure Strikes, Clash, Ultras, Pure Drives, Vcore, Pure Aeros)
That's an incredible pace. I can do a few at that pace, but my concentration is gone and fingers don't like to work that much after 3-4 frames. Impressive endurance. My average now is about 23 minutes to remove string, measure string, mount, string, tag, and bag. Even at that pace I'm done after 6-7 frames. I will never be confused for a high volume tournament stringer.
 

Rabbit

G.O.A.T.
I think its important to test yourself from time to time, just to see where you are,,
im not a big proponent of speed stringing either, but I feel I need to know where I am "time wise", to better allocate time for me and clients

several times while stringing, ill test my time against the radio playing in the background,
my goel is to string the mains and/or crosses before the song finishes on the radio,,
as you can provably imagine, I love the songs with the long guitar solos, haaaa
I disagree. To be honest, my best time ever (I did time it) was 14 minutes on a Prince Graphite and that was using the Neos and Wise. I could probably do better on the Mighty Sensor. But.....I think it's most important to deliver quality. When I string for folks, I make sure everything is copacetic: time be damned. And in all honesty, I'm clicking along at around 20 minutes a frame.

Pink Floyd Echoes is the best :cool:
I agree. Meddle is in the top two of my Pink Floyd best albums.
 

mmk

Hall of Fame
I disagree. To be honest, my best time ever (I did time it) was 14 minutes on a Prince Graphite and that was using the Neos and Wise. I could probably do better on the Mighty Sensor. But.....I think it's most important to deliver quality. When I string for folks, I make sure everything is copacetic: time be damned. And in all honesty, I'm clicking along at around 20 minutes a frame.



I agree. Meddle is in the top two of my Pink Floyd best albums.
When you have a racquet that needs to be strung do you look at the old stringbed and say One Of These Days I'm Going To Cut You Into Little Pieces?
 

Herb

Semi-Pro
I know I will be called a liar for this but, during our ITF this weekend I did one on court racquet. I saw the volunteer running with the racquet so I got the stopwatch on my watch ready. I hit start when she handed it to me, cut and removed string, pulled new strings, mounted, strung, straightened, bagged, back on court 16:48. Yonex ezone 98, Yonex Poly Tour Pro 54lbs. Last year I did one quicker, but had a runner to take it to court. That said, my typical pace is about 20 a racquet, unless I have to rush, or have several to get through.
Last year I did 205 for the week, this week I did 93 for the week. Difference between a 25k and a 15k.
 

Rabbit

G.O.A.T.
Can't disagree. Not sure I can pick my top two faves....I love Childhood's End, but don't have Obscured in my top two...I really like all of their stuff, less so the very early psychedelic era.
My "career" with Pink Floyd pretty much ended with the departure of Roger Waters. Taken on his own, he's pretty much an egomaniac but with the other 3, he was really, really good. I think Richard Wright may have been the glue that held them together past the time they should have separated. In any event, my favorite PF album is Animals followed by Meddle, Dark Side, Wish You Were Here and Live at Pompeii.
 

Irvin

Talk Tennis Guru
in comperason, how much longer is it to string and time from start to finish?? vs what you did with the preweaved mains??
Depends on what tasks you include. Stringing the racket using measured X-One string with an ATW pattern in a 16x15 racket usually takes me about 12 or 13 minutes.
 

Rabbit

G.O.A.T.
Depends on what tasks you include. Stringing the racket using measured X-One string with an ATW pattern in a 16x15 racket usually takes me about 12 or 13 minutes.
Well if that ain’t reason for a video nothing is. No video it didn’t/doesn’t happen.


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fuzz nation

G.O.A.T.
I disagree. To be honest, my best time ever (I did time it) was 14 minutes on a Prince Graphite and that was using the Neos and Wise. I could probably do better on the Mighty Sensor. But.....I think it's most important to deliver quality. When I string for folks, I make sure everything is copacetic: time be damned. And in all honesty, I'm clicking along at around 20 minutes a frame.
Same sentiment here - if I rush, I'm going to run a substantially higher risk of messing something up. So instead of saving all of 5-7 minutes, I need to backtrack and start over... and chew up way more time than the typical 25-30 minutes when I'm cruising along with my favorite tunes playing.

Even if I rush and do it right, my work won't be as consistent as when I'm on cruise control and including that extra attention to detail.

I guess it's fun to occasionally see how fast I can go, but if I do that in the future I'll probably limit those lightning rounds to when I'm stringing my own gear.
 

struggle

Legend
My "career" with Pink Floyd pretty much ended with the departure of Roger Waters. Taken on his own, he's pretty much an egomaniac but with the other 3, he was really, really good. I think Richard Wright may have been the glue that held them together past the time they should have separated. In any event, my favorite PF album is Animals followed by Meddle, Dark Side, Wish You Were Here and Live at Pompeii.
Just saw David Crosby at Red Rocks tuesday night (opening for Jason Isbell). Interestingly, his drummer (who was very good of course) is David Gilmour's tour drummer. Dude is very good, as were all musicians on stage that night. 8th row made it all the sweeter. Bucket list just got another check mark.
 

JSeba11

New User
Wanted to revive this thread; I find it pretty interesting to see how fast Talk Tennis members string.

Total time: 55 min
Racquet: Dunlop Force 100 Tour
String Pattern: 16 x 19
String: Solinco Hyper-G 16G, 2 pieces
Machine: Klippermate

Time includes mounting racquet, cutting string from reel, and removing racquet from the machine. Still working on bringing my stringing time down with a drop weight.
 

JSeba11

New User
Wanted to revive this thread; I find it pretty interesting to see how fast Talk Tennis members string.

Total time: 55 min
Racquet: Dunlop Force 100 Tour
String Pattern: 16 x 19
String: Solinco Hyper-G 16G, 2 pieces
Machine: Klippermate

Time includes mounting racquet, cutting string from reel, and removing racquet from the machine. Still working on bringing my stringing time down with a drop weight.
Tension was 48 lbs
 

graycrait

Hall of Fame
I don't know how long it took but I can tell you stringing a 93" 22x30 PK Micro Mid with Ashaway Kevlar in the mains and Ashaway Zyex in the crosses took a lot longer than stringing anything else I have strung lately. Those last few crosses required grabbing the end with a pliers to pull slack up through the those mains. I probably wouldn't have had to clamp them after pulling tension.
 

Irvin

Talk Tennis Guru
Wanted to revive this thread; I find it pretty interesting to see how fast Talk Tennis members string.

Total time: 55 min
Racquet: Dunlop Force 100 Tour
String Pattern: 16 x 19
String: Solinco Hyper-G 16G, 2 pieces
Machine: Klippermate

Time includes mounting racquet, cutting string from reel, and removing racquet from the machine. Still working on bringing my stringing time down with a drop weight.
Try stringing the racket with an ATW pattern if you’re looking to shorten stringing time.
I don't know how long it took but I can tell you stringing a 93" 22x30 PK Micro Mid with Ashaway Kevlar in the mains and Ashaway Zyex in the crosses took a lot longer than stringing anything else I have strung lately. Those last few crosses required grabbing the end with a pliers to pull slack up through the those mains. I probably wouldn't have had to clamp them after pulling tension.
When I first started stringing I used paraffin on the mains sometimes to reduce the main to cross friction. I wonder if you put paraffin on the mains if it help. Kevlar has got to have the highest string to string friction of any tennis string.
 
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