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i need a new string mover

Discussion in 'Badminton Stringing Techniques & Tools' started by kwun, Apr 4, 2012.

  1. kwun

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    anyone got recommendation for a good string mover? i gave away my old one when i sold the ASE. now i am looking for another one. the options seems to be limited.

    either the Eagnas one, or the MBS one which i think is from AEF?

    are there any other ones in the market?
     
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    Try to get one with a U/V-shaped hook (like both of the above), rather than a "question mark" shaped one; the latter needs more wrist work.

    (I noticed you using your awl in your video - I used to do that as well;).)
     
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    the Eagnas one then.

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    it also seems a bit more pointy than the other one.

    the MBS one looks exactly like the one i got from the ASE:

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    i am ok with it, the Eagnas one just look slightly better.
     
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    The link you quoted is an Amazon link, no ? :p

    This is the exact name TEKTON 6943 Precision Pick and Hook Set, 4-Piece
     
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    did you managed to trick me? last time i clicked it it was just an image! :mad: ;)
     
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    Hahah I edited it as soon as I posted, looks like this forum engine is good enough to pick up edits on quotes that you post :p
     
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    i wonder if there is an existing tool suitable for moving the string blocking a non-shared hole...
     
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    Dental floss :p

    I sometimes use my awl to lift the blocking string, but the technique is not so neat and it is easy to damage the string if you're not careful.
     
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    I have the second one (and want the top one:)).
     
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    I agree, Eagnas' string mover works well and seems more practical than MBS's. However the tip breaks really easily so you might have to buy another one every couple months/years.
     
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    you broke one before?:eek:
     
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    Lift Main String at Non-shared Grommets

    Dental floss actually work very well. Alternatively, use a short piece of useless ZM62.
     
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    Yeah, I don't remember how though, but it wasn't anything exceptional. Maybe I dropped it, and it weakened it or something but I didn't throw it on a wall or anything crazy :p
     
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    i will have to try dental floss. for some of the racket, it is impossible to fit anything through, even zm62 is too thick.
     
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    ok. i ordered the hook/pick set. if it doesn't work at least it will be a good tool to threaten the kids.
     
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    I agree with the dental floss idea.
    But I also have a little etching set from a local hardware store. It looks like a set of those picks dentists use to remove plaque. There are curved, bent and straight ends to them. They come in handy for clearing grommets, acting as a string mover and (occasionally) loosing a poorly-started knot.
     
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    That's very good idea Master Fidget. Please be careful not to prick the main string that is blocking the non-shared grommet.
     

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