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Fly Clamp Shoot-Out: Hi-Qua vs. Gamma

Discussion in 'Badminton Stringing Techniques & Tools' started by DinkAlot, Oct 19, 2005.

  1. DinkAlot

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    Hideeehooooo BCers! I just picked up a Gamma Composite Fly Clamp. I'll compare it with my Hi-Qua Fly Clamps tonight. Stay tuned. :D

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    Hi-Qua rules. Gamma drools.
     
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    LOL! :D But I have no clue what the latter part means. :p

    Yes, the Hi-Qua is better, better than the Yonex Fly Clamp according to one stringer who tested both. He said the Yonex Fly Clamp gets loose fast.
     
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    I have one Gamma and four Yonex flying clamps. Yonex holds tighter than the Gamma.
     
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    Oh dang, that doesn't look good for the Gamma. :(
     
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    I only use the flying clamps for holding the cross strings. The Gamma flying clamp does come in handy when there is not enough space to fit three Yonex clamps in the same row :D . Yes, I fit as many flying clamps into the same row as space allows.

     
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    Worried about string tension loss? :p
     
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    :D I am a fanatic!

     
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    Using one flying clamp on the crosses will not be as good as using a fixed clamp despite the help from the tensioned main strings in providing more anchors. However, using two flying clamps on three tensioned strings, with the middle tensioned string clamped by the two flying clamps, is as good as a very good fixed clamp. Using two flying clamps on the same two tensioned clamps produces poor results. You can test this on two vs three tensioned strings.
     
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    Yep, that's how I do it. :) Figured it out myself from trial and error. :D
     
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    I'm sorry. I am try to picture where those two flying clamps to three tensioned strings.
     
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    S4MadMan,

    Do you also have a Yonex flying clamps?
     
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    Nope, don't have a Yonex one. Don't plan to buy one either. I'm happy with my Hi-Quas, unless someone with both thinks the Yonex is superior. :D
     
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    how much is Hi-Quas one? How many we really need to have? 3 - 4???
     
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    You can get it from www.hiquasports.com as well. Just pay several $ more for shipping. ;)
     
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    Thanks for the info :)
     
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    You are kidding! Each flying clamp can only hold on to two tensioned strings. Now if two flying clamps are to clamp on three tensioned strings, then the middle string (string #2) must be shared by both clamps, with the first and third strings being clamped by the first clamp and second clamp, respectively. A word picture : clamp 1 on string #1 and #2, clamp 2 on string #2 and #3.
     
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    I got it. Thanks alot.
     

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