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Old 07-06-2010, 02:34 AM   #1
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So I just got my tennis racquet restrunged, for $30. I had told him that I wanted more control. (My tennis racquet is a Prince O3 Speedport 116 fyi.) The next day I pick up my racquet, I used it to play and it was pretty good. I was pretty bored and looked at my strings, and in small words on one of the strings it had said "Head Synthetic Gut pps 16." I searched that up on the internet, and it is only $3.99. So is the labor of restringing that much, or is it that I got ripped off? Well, another thing is that this was taken place in a tennis club, and I was not a club member. So basically in that $30, a service fee of $10 had been charged.
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Old 07-06-2010, 06:25 PM   #2
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it doesnt sound like the fairest of prices. obviously the stringer is going to make a profit on the string and then charge labor, but what you have been charged seems rather steep. for a similar string i charge £15, which is about $22.50
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15 euros (20$) for a string like that normally here.
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So I just got my tennis racquet restrunged, for $30. I had told him that I wanted more control. (My tennis racquet is a Prince O3 Speedport 116 fyi.) The next day I pick up my racquet, I used it to play and it was pretty good. I was pretty bored and looked at my strings, and in small words on one of the strings it had said "Head Synthetic Gut pps 16." I searched that up on the internet, and it is only $3.99. So is the labor of restringing that much, or is it that I got ripped off? Well, another thing is that this was taken place in a tennis club, and I was not a club member. So basically in that $30, a service fee of $10 had been charged.
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String is very expensive and $30 realistically isn't a terrible price, but I havent heard of anyone charging that much. You can find much better deals
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Old 08-07-2010, 09:14 PM   #5
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with racket restringing it is always best to try and find someone who locally does it as a side venture. you tend to find they do the best deals then.

or do as i do and have a stringer as a best friend and get it done for free or £5
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Default Re: Did I just get ripped off from restringing?

The o3 speedports require some extra labour. You need to either use a "boomerang-tool" or to lock the machine turning disc every time you pull the crosses.

A speedport frame takes around 30 % longer to restring than a normal frame
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