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What makes you Choose your stringer???

Im just wondering what people would say

 

what makes you choose who you take you rackets to get them done

 

is it price ?

 

convience/location?

 

person

 

workmanship

 

etc,

 

 

and if you were to change what would be the case ????

 

 

any input would be great to hear !

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Comment by Kyle McCain on April 13, 2012 at 4:18am

I think it has to do with the machine, as well as the workmanship. A buddy of mine use to string on a 3500 dollar stringer and my feel was amazing. Now, he uses a 800 dollar machine and I feel some times the quality of the feel isn't the same.  He is an amazing stringer, I think the machine at times does no justice.  If I had the money I would get him a 3500 machine, because I think it's worth it.

Comment by Javier Djeu on October 13, 2011 at 11:58am
yup and you can get 24 hour turn around at some shops. but thats because they rush it to pay bills. i mean i can get a stick done is 20 mins if i want to if not faster. and the job isnt "TOO" bad, but id rather take the time around 45 mins or so and make sure its done well, you wont get that any where but from the guy who strings from his home and does it on the side from Teaching or something else.
Comment by Mark / The Mayor on October 13, 2011 at 10:42am

I like to provide my own strings and pay $12 to $15 for labor.  A friend of mine was doing my string jobs for years for $10 per, but he became... let's just say busy.  :-)

Dan makes a great point about turn-around time.  This is key; I love 24 hour turn-around.

Comment by Javier Djeu on October 12, 2011 at 5:15pm
Great stuff Dan
Comment by Javier Djeu on October 12, 2011 at 11:54am
I talked to a few players last night and told them how everyone should go to stringers who string at home . the guy at sport chalet, still gets paid min. wage to do your racket and has a stack of 30 that needs to be done in 8 hours, and the shops have overhead that they have to charge you, the guy who strings at home has 5 or 6 maybe at the most one night , pops in a movie and spends around a hour on your racket. go to someone who is goning to take the time to string !
Comment by Mark / The Mayor on October 12, 2011 at 7:55am
Great post!  For me it is mostly price.  Convenience is the second factor.  Keep your prices low and you got me hooked.  I just wish there were more stringers to choose from in ABQ.
Comment by patrick m on July 14, 2011 at 1:38am
Well since I am a player and a stringer, I will try to give my perspective from the player side.  consistency and feel.  The feel you get from having a professional string job on a computerized machine by a competent stringer is second to none.  When I first started out in tennis and took my rackets to others, seeing that certified stringer label and a professional looking machine sure helped.  But again my opinion is a bit biased :)
Comment by Javier Djeu on July 8, 2011 at 2:38am
great joe
Comment by Joe B. (BP, CA) on July 7, 2011 at 3:45pm
I go to my stringer (mostly, but I have used others too) because of the workmanship, and attention to detail.  The strings are straight, tension is pretty spot on, and he uses the right holes to tie the strings.  Others usually end up with wavy crosses, or strings that are crossed on the side of the racquet, or whatever.  Minor stuff, but I'm willing to pay a dollar more for the kind of attention to detail my stringer gives me.

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