Wilson fast string contest/Tennis Channel Open

Discussion in 'Strings' started by vsgut1954, Jul 16, 2006.

  1. vsgut1954

    vsgut1954 Guest

    What was the time of the fast string contest in L.V.? Was it a quality string job, something you would hand to a pro to play a match with?

    What kind of string and racquet did they use? I would like to see the winner acheive the same time with Luxilon Alu Rough or Kirschbaum Spikey in a Wilson Rok or a Prestige with a C.A.P. system
  2. Masamusou

    Masamusou Semi-Pro

    Apr 4, 2004
    Orlando, FL
    According to what was in RSI magazine, the fastest time was 11 minutes 14 seconds. The time takes into account mounting, opening the string package, uncoiling, measuring, and stringing. After the frames were done they apparently underwent some sort of quality-control check. The contest used the n6.1 95 (I would imagine the 16x18 ) strung with Wilson Reaction.
  3. TennisProPaul

    TennisProPaul Banned

    Jun 18, 2006
    it was like 11 min, and the guy won like 10k in products, and a usopen stringing try out.

    they used the wilson federer frame i think.

    the whole idea of the contest is speed and not the best quality job. as long as they did not miss a string, they were ok

    im sure that guy can string any set up fast as he was a beast
  4. dancraig

    dancraig Hall of Fame

    May 24, 2005
    What brand were those red stringing machines, Wilson?
  5. Greg Raven

    Greg Raven Semi-Pro

    Feb 25, 2004
    Apple Valley, CA
    The winner, Scott Schneider of Las Vegas, definitely considered the trade-off between speed and quality in putting together a winning approach to this contest. My hat is off to him. For example, he used single half hitches on his knots. As a comparison, tournament stringer John Li of Racquets Rackets in Southern California did the racquet as he would for one of his customers, and finished in about fourteen minutes.

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