What about things like #knots, pre stretch, stringing machine settings (speed of pull, cp, etc etc...)?I do it the old fashioned way. I write down in a log book. Players name and phone number, date racquet and serial number, string and tension, and what was received with racquet ( like damper, case etc. ). As well as fee for job.
This is great. Do you also keep track of the tie-off, skip, shared holes?I use an Excel spreadsheet. I have the columns:
String String Tension Tension User Mains Crosses Mains Crosses Strung Amount Paid Racquet Notes
I have summary columns above that have totals for Paid and A/R. The column Paid, if empty, signals that that amount charged needs to be added to the A/R total. That way, I can see if someone owes me money.
I like this better than a log book because if I need to anything about a player's stringing, I can easily subset the spreadsheet by User and get just his/her stringing history.
String length and RT - great ideas.I have basically the same but I break out mains from crosses with make, gauge, tension, and length so I know how much to cut off the reel next time.
I also have a field for material cost and charge so I can be consistent with my customer as to what I charge them.
I have a box where I indicate how I string it and a comment box for anything unique about how I string the racquet.
I also have a box for RT reading so I can check my consistency from one racquet to the next. I suppose I could just look in RT but I write down in the log as well.
Someone out here has an app and it looks pretty neat too. I can't remember where I saw it but have not checked it out.String length and RT - great ideas.
Anyone use google sheets to manage this so it’s in the “cloud”? Would be interesting to maybe even make a user interface (Form) to populate data. And make a search feature or something.
As @jim e said, I don't keep stringing specifics like skips and such. The notes column is for stuff like if I used a pre-stretch, replaced the grip, etc etc. One thing I do that folks seem to like is I replace their overgrip every time I restring. For this, I charge an extra $5. If they need a new one in between stringings, it's on me. They don't have to worry about anything on their racket.No reason to keep track of racquet patterns like skips etc. as if I get an unfamiliar pattern, I just look it up on the USRSA Digest as they have most patterns listed for each racquet
See that you are still a Volkl connoisseur - although there seem to be less fans of the brand than there used to be. Maybe because they are making stiff players racquets these days - demo’d the V-Feel 10 (320) and it played well, but was so harsh on my aging elbow. I’ve stuck with Babolat for 20 years moving from the Pure Control (I was a new convert to Babolat in 2000) to the AeroStorm Tour to the Pure Strike Tour (Gen 1 and 3).
Nice. I haven’t heard of that app before. Googled it - looks like only available for Android. Otherwise I might have asked you to share your setup - lol!Since I am a bit of a nerd, I created a database with the Memento app. So I have linked tables for people, brands, rackets, strings, etc. Then I have a master table String jobs which combines al the data.
Of course it takes more time to set up, but I actually enjoy that...yeah I know.
This setup allows me to store a lot of details without getting too much clutter. example; from Stringjob, I can tap the racket model field and go to the Rackets table where I have details about string pattern, required length, etc.
So it basically does the same as a big Excel sheet, but with a bit of a geek factor.