Hi all, I bought a Selay dropweight stringing machine second hand in January (see picture below), I have strung about 30 rackets now, so I am still a novice to stringing and have been using this forum for tips and advice. I would also like to thanks Kwun and Mark A for some very helpful youtube videos and posts here, they have proved to be very informative in my learning process. I however have some questions regarding my technique and also how to use the machine to the max (as it didn't come with a manual). From the picture above: 1) To use this support to the potential should this be placed... a) near the top of the frame across 10-2 o'clock position? b) near the bottom 8-4 o'clock position? c) at the middle so at the 9-3 o'clock position? d) taken off as a 2 point support should suffice for tensioning up to 26lbs. 2) I believe the weight it came with is for tennis/squash rackets, it weighs 2.2kg when taken off. I bought a calibrator and calibrated so using the same weight for badminton rackets but made my own scale as I use the weight further down. a) is this safe to do? b) what weight would a badminton weight be and how could I make one myself if I need to use it instead? 3) Using this machine, I have currently been using the 2 knot method and apart from one racket cracking (a cheap racket I was testing on, it being my 4th attempt or so at the time) I have had no problems stringing. Should I be using 2 knots or 4 knot method? 4) It is taking me 1 hour 20 mins to string a racket. I am not fast and am trying to do things concisely so not to damage the racket. I currently free string the mains and then tension them all. After this I pre-weave 3 crosses and tension one, then keep soft weaving one ahead (as Kwun explained). Is there anything I can do to speed up the process? 5) I use double hitch knots to finish stringing, is this okay or should I be using another knot? All help appreciated. Kindest regards, -Ajay- Quote of the Day Always live in the ugliest house on the street - then you don't have to look at it.