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Custom-Made Stringing Machine Parts

Discussion in 'Badminton Stringing Techniques & Tools' started by Pete LSD, Dec 24, 2009.

  1. adonis

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    Oh sounds good. However, the reason why I always looking for a badminton specific fixed clamp is so that it'll be easier to use at the edge of the rackets, near the frames. If it is a universal clamp, wouldn't it be about the same as the fixed clamps that came with my machine?
     
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    The universal clamps have no issues that I can see regarding frame clearance. Indeed, when clamping my last main to tie off I can get the clamp so close to the frame that there's no loose string at all. I'll take a picture later today to show you what I mean:D.
     
  3. adonis

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    Really? Thats fantastic. I'm excited already. And yes, pictures would be great. Thanks Mark!
     
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    are the one at Ebay similar to WA3342 : http://www.watdon.co.uk/wd-strings/Machine_Spares.htm
     
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    This shows the clamps as they would be holding main 10 while tying off. Can't really get much closer to the frame:D.
     

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    Hi Mark,

    Thanks, that's very close, very good.
    Could take the picture so we can see the whole racket frame from top also what kind of side-support did you use ? thanks
     
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    No worries - 3 mins work. My machine has been modded out of all recognition, so be forewarned:D.
     
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    Here's a pic - lighting is cack because it's tungsten, but you get the general idea:p:
     

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    From your pictures, it seems that it's because your side supports is the factor that provides you with better clearance, not the clamp itself?
     
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    I don't think badminton fixed clamps really make a big difference when you're clamping the side of the racquet. You may end up pushing the strings around more with a tennis fixed clamp but it'll work. For me the biggest difference would be when you're starting the mains, they'd get in each other's way less.
     
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    Actually the side support bases protrude quite far into the frame, so much so that I can only clamp the outermost main at about the halfway point; I get no clearance issues apart from this. (It isn't really an issue, to be honest - as long as I can get the clamps close to the frame when tying off no slack will be lost.)

    I have my side supports spaced so that they touch the frame past, but as close as possible to, the outermost shared holes of the racket.
     
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    That's true. The reason why I was looking for a badminton specific clamp in the first place was the intention to get better clearance at the sides. Though I do not doubt your recommendations that this clamp is better than the badminton specific one, it doesn't really help in what I'm looking for? It's about the same size and shape as my current one and I'm supposing the side supports will stop it from getting close to the frame anyway (My outermost main can only be clamped midway, my second outermost can be clamped maybe just a little nearer).

    Care to expand why these clamps are so fantastic?

    Maybe I should just wait for your custom made side supports :p
     
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    I suppose you're right - they're pretty much the same size with respect to "depth". I went for them over the badminton specific and tennis specific clamps is that I didn't have to keep swapping out (and I sold the badminton and tennis clamps for MORE than I paid for the universals;)).

    If you're looking for something ultra thin, see if you can find these - any thinner and the Heisenburg Uncertainty Principle would prevent them from being photographed...
     
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    thanks for the pictures.
     
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    Thanks Mark.

    Now back to the topic! When are these custom supports coming out!
    :p
     
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    Yeah I'd be interested in a set.
     
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    You're not the only one ;)
     
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    Me too, as long as they work with my machine.
     
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    I have emailed the machinists and asked if they can do three sets of prototypes, one of which I will test myself; the others I intend to send to Dink. I'll let you know what their reply is.

    I designed the supports to fit the standard Eagnas Combo/Pro's Pro et al fitment which, IME, is by far the most common.
     

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