[tennisbiz] Re: Tennis stringer
I've been a professional racquet stringer for 25 years and have evaluated
numerous machines. The old adage "You get what you pay for" applies here.
The mounting, clamping and tensioning systems are of paramount importance.
Your budget should be in the $750-$1000 range in order to acquire a
reasonably good quality machine. Look for a machine with at least a 6 point
mounting system, a 360 degree clamping system, and a constant pull
tensioning system. Each of these features will help you achieve a consistent
finished product, protecting the customer's equipment in the process.
I have found excellent stringing machines from LaseFibre. They are made by
Stringway of the Netherlands. You can view the machines at www.stringway.com
You can contact LaserFibre at laserfibre_at_aol.com or call 1-888-294-6177.
Also be careful of so called "stringer associations" who want about $100 for
information you can now obtain on the web for free. The learning curve for
stringing racquets can be long. Be sure you understand the responsibilities
you accept when you decide to string. Racquet stringing is not rocket
science, but it does require patience and skill. Good Luck.
Jim Augis, Owner
Received on Tue Apr 03 2001 - 08:25:59 CDT