Frequently Asked Questions

Why should I string my rackets myself?2020-09-15T17:54:40+00:00

It’s faster than having to bring and pickup your frame from your local stringer. It is cheaper as you save the labor costs. Most importantly: it allows you to experiment with different strings and tensions and find the best combination for you depending on court surface, time of the year (temperature) and how well you hit the ball (most hits in the sweet spot or lots of off-center hits).

Is stringing a frame difficult?2020-09-05T22:07:07+00:00

No, it’s not! Watch the short instruction videos on our YouTube channel and see how easy it is!

How long does it take to string a frame?2020-09-05T22:07:17+00:00

With some experience you will easily be able to restring your frame within 30 minutes! The first few frames will take more or less double that time.

What comes with the machine?2020-09-05T22:04:29+00:00

An overview of accessories that come with MiStringer, is listed on the product page.

Can I buy additional tools, do you sell tools separately?2020-09-05T22:04:18+00:00

The tools and parts that are mostly requested by our clients, are listed in our online shop. If you require any other part, send us an email.

Where can I buy MiStringer?2020-09-05T22:07:39+00:00

You can buy online from this site and from some specific country sites (which are listed at the bottom of this page).

To which countries do you ship?2020-09-05T22:07:50+00:00

We ship to ALL countries in the world!

Where do you ship from?2020-09-05T22:03:56+00:00

We ship from either our warehouse in the USA or our warehouse in Europe.

How long does it take before my MiStringer arrives?2020-09-05T22:08:12+00:00

Typically it takes anywhere from 2 to 5 days, no matter in which country you are located.

What are the shipping costs?2020-09-05T22:08:35+00:00

Shipping of a MiStringer machine is free. To any country of the world!

Can MiStringer string badminton racquets?2020-09-05T22:06:54+00:00

No, it cannot. MiStringer has been designed specifically for stringing tennis rackets.

Can MiStringer string racquetball racquets?2020-09-05T22:06:44+00:00

No, it cannot. MiStringer has been designed specifically for stringing tennis rackets.

Can MiStringer string racquets with fan patterns?2020-09-05T22:06:26+00:00

It cannot with the Lock Clamps. You could use traditional flying clamps to do the job.

What is the smallest and largest racket head size the mounting frame supports?2020-11-02T19:04:25+00:00

Although MiStringer was mainly intended for tournament players who seldom use very big rackets, the machine supports a wide range of frames. The inner string length between 12 and 6 o’clock should be 32cm to 36cm or 12.5 inch to 14.2 inch, the distance between the top and bottom cross string should be less than 29cm or 11.5 inch. For frames with inner length between 12.5 and 13.0 inch, the ‘trick’ is to remove one of the 2 main (V-shaped) mounting points, put the frame on the plate (with the remaining main mounting point in the right position), then put back the main mounting point and finally install the 4 side mounting points.

What is the range for stringing tension?2020-09-05T22:05:57+00:00

The range is 35 to 75 lbs or 15 to 35 kg.

Is the tensioner constant pull or like a lock-out machine?2020-09-05T22:05:46+00:00

The MiStringer tensioner is a lockout type with a built in 10% pre-stretch, which reduces the initial loosening of the string.

How accurate is the EZ Pull tensioner? Does it need calibration?2020-09-05T22:05:31+00:00

In a crank type stringer (Neos, Gamma 5003/6004, Pro’s Pro Comet/Pioneer) the spring that determines the tension, remains pre-compressed the entire string job and gets compressed even more when the string is pulled. In addition, most stringers do not set back the tension knob to the minimum while not using the machine. The result: the spring is under tension the entire time, becomes inaccurate over time and therefore needs to be calibrated or replaced regularly.
The EZ Pull Tensioner in MiStringer also uses a spring. However, rather than compressing the spring to set the tension, the spring is moved along the lever, which alters the tension without the need for compression.
The only time the spring in MiStringer gets compressed is when the string is being pulled. Even then, the compression is only about 10 to 20 percent, which has no impact on the durability of the spring at all. For this reason, the spring in MiStringer does not need calibration or replacement.

Why don’t you use round knobs in stead of allen screws to make mounting and unmounting of the frame faster?2020-09-05T22:05:16+00:00

Replacing the allen screws with knobs is not recommended as it would be impossible to put enough pressure on the knobs for sufficient tightening, especially the 12 and 6 o’clock mounts.

Does the machine have a turntable lock system for racquets like the Prince O3 with the ports?2020-09-05T22:04:49+00:00

Stringing the Prince O racquets with MiStringer is NO PROBLEM as there is a simple way to string these types of rackets without the need for a brake on the mounting table: starting the crosses in the middle! This way the strings always stay on the correct side of the big hole. It also has added advantage of putting less stress on the frame. Stringing this way requires 2 piece stringing and also requires the clamps to be able to work on both sides of the racquet, which most machines cannot do – but the MiStringer can!