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Discussion in 'Market Place' started by lindanfan, Apr 6, 2006.
Gamma Progression II, drop-weight, 6 point support
does anyone have a website for this?
and it's the Progression II 602
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.
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
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.
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
1st shot for only 90 min is pretty fast. I remember my 1st run was like 3-4 hrs on my drop weight machine. 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.
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.
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".
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.
That's one of the most common mistakes for 1st time users.
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 ).
Ok, I was not too bad back then, heheheheh...
i did tennis, squash and badminton. squash took just over 45mins and tennis about the same. badminton was 1hr 30mins and then 1hr
Wow, amazing... Ok, I am too old to start...
Ooppsss Didn't check it out but it does look like an Eagnas.
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?
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.
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!