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Great value stringing machine

Discussion in 'Market Place' started by lindanfan, Apr 6, 2006.

  1. Neil Nicholls

    Neil Nicholls Regular Member

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    Gamma Progression II, drop-weight, 6 point support
     
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    does anyone have a website for this?
     
  3. Neil Nicholls

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    whats your average stringing time with that machine?

    when i was learning to string on a course i used basically the same machine that is pictured ealier in this thread. my first badminton racket took about 1hr 30mins and my second one took 1hr. i was just wondering how much longer a drop-weight takes compared to a crank.
     
  5. Neil Nicholls

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    about 40 minutes.
    that's for 2-piece, no pre-stringing, tensioning every string (not 2 at once)
    without trying to go fast.

    it doesn't include:
    taking the old string out of the racquet
    taking the string off the reel and measuring it
    pre-stretching the string

    I think 29 minutes is the fastest I've done for a 1-piece
     
  6. lindanfan

    lindanfan Regular Member

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    whoa!! i'm guessing your very expierenced, are you a certified racket stringer or master racket technician? i'm thinking of taking the certified stringers course when i have a few months more expierence.
     
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    I don't think of myself as particularly experienced.
    I've been stringing for a bit less than 2 years.
    I've done less than 120 stringing jobs
    not certified or anything.
    learnt how to string from the manual, internet, and, of course, here
     
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    1st shot for only 90 min is pretty fast. I remember my 1st run was like 3-4 hrs on my drop weight machine. :cool: Now days, if I want to speed up and concentrate, I can do a racket in 50 min, including take out the old string, unpack string bag, un-reel string, take measurement / cut, and using 2 pieces (4 knots) method. However, I usually try to relax, string while listen to radio / watching tv, so, it takes about 60-70 min for a decent job.

    I assume cranking machine should save some time in "tensioning" process, which I assume if I use a cranking machine, the time should be shorten by 10-15 min. :rolleyes:
     
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    i suppose i was cheating a bit though because i had someone telling me what to do, i didn't just try stringing from scratch.
     
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    Well, as long as you remember what to do and take good practice later on, that's all what really count. However, I do believe if you start from scratch, and hit several bumps, it will help you to remember the "lessons". :p
     
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    the most annoying thing was when i strung a tennis racket on the course, when i was tensioning the mains i forgot to clamp one so lots of tension was lost.
     
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    That's one of the most common mistakes for 1st time users. :p

    Oh, so you practiced with tennis rackets? I believe there are significantly less # of mains and crosses you need to worry. So, it's reasonable that your speed is faster than most of 1st timers (not to take your own credits away, though :p ).

    Ok, I was not too bad back then, heheheheh... :D
     
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    i did tennis, squash and badminton. squash took just over 45mins and tennis about the same. badminton was 1hr 30mins and then 1hr
     
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    Wow, amazing... :eek: Ok, I am too old to start... :eek:
     
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    Ooppsss :p :eek: Didn't check it out :D but it does look like an Eagnas.

     
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    lindanfan

    have you had the machine? give us a review if possible?

    i am planning to buy a machine very soon, how did you find dealing with WandD strings?

    cheers!
     
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    so far W&D strings have been very helpful, i havn't yet recieved the machine but i am due to get it within a week or so. (the delivery was delayed because of a problem at the port). i will post a review when i get it.
     
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    thanks for the reply, looking forward to reading your review.
    goto get me a machine soon, am getting fed up of driving 50 odd miles and waiting weeks to get my restrings done!
     

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