Thanks for visiting us!

Badminton Central is a free community for fans of badminton! If you find anything useful here please consider registering to see more content and get involved with our great community users, it takes less than 15 seconds! Everybody is welcome here.

Click here for a FREE account!

Suggestions for A Stringing Machine and guides

Discussion in 'Badminton Stringing Techniques & Tools' started by alan06, May 18, 2007.

  1. alan06

    alan06 Regular Member

    Joined:
    Aug 13, 2006
    Messages:
    63
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    San Diego, CA
    Hello everybody:

    I'm a beginner with no prior knowledge of stringing machine or techniques. I'm looking for a decent stringing machine primarily for badminton racquet. So, I'm asking if any of you guys would suggest a machine for me, where to get it online, and any other information of how to string a badminton racket. I have an armortec 700 and a nanospeed 9ks. Thanks in advance. Also, the only machine that I have heard is Eagnas ST-250 and it costs $319.
     
  2. Pete LSD

    Pete LSD Regular Member

    Joined:
    Apr 25, 2002
    Messages:
    6,304
    Likes Received:
    11
    Occupation:
    Soul Searching
    Location:
    Canada
    Don't get the ST-250. Horrible fit and finish! Eagnas might even send you a used ST-250!!!

     
  3. alan06

    alan06 Regular Member

    Joined:
    Aug 13, 2006
    Messages:
    63
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    San Diego, CA
    THanks Pete LSD for the head-up. What machine would you suggest then? I'm open to every suggestion and in desperate need to get one. Thanks!
     
  4. Pete LSD

    Pete LSD Regular Member

    Joined:
    Apr 25, 2002
    Messages:
    6,304
    Likes Received:
    11
    Occupation:
    Soul Searching
    Location:
    Canada
    Alpha's Shuttle Express and Watdon's Shuttle Express.

     
  5. alan06

    alan06 Regular Member

    Joined:
    Aug 13, 2006
    Messages:
    63
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    San Diego, CA
    Do you know which website sells them?
     
  6. Pete LSD

    Pete LSD Regular Member

    Joined:
    Apr 25, 2002
    Messages:
    6,304
    Likes Received:
    11
    Occupation:
    Soul Searching
    Location:
    Canada
  7. Pete LSD

    Pete LSD Regular Member

    Joined:
    Apr 25, 2002
    Messages:
    6,304
    Likes Received:
    11
    Occupation:
    Soul Searching
    Location:
    Canada
  8. LazyBuddy

    LazyBuddy Regular Member

    Joined:
    May 20, 2002
    Messages:
    10,243
    Likes Received:
    13
    Occupation:
    Engineer
    Location:
    New York, US
    If strictly for personal usage (e.g. average less than 3 rackets per day), and you mainly work no more than 25lbs range, Klipper M140 could be a good alternate. It's a well made 2 point support drop weight machine. It's good enough for personal usage. ;)

    The cost should be less than US$180 (shipping included).
     
  9. alan06

    alan06 Regular Member

    Joined:
    Aug 13, 2006
    Messages:
    63
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    San Diego, CA
    Thanks for your suggestion. This seems like a really good saving. But how long would a drop weight machine take to string a normal racket compared to a manual crank. In addition, I'm afraid the 2 point support might damage the racket. I do like to string my racket normally at 24x24 or less. Thanks and waiting for your response.
     
  10. utopia_imminent

    utopia_imminent Regular Member

    Joined:
    Mar 14, 2006
    Messages:
    328
    Likes Received:
    0
    Occupation:
    Student
    Location:
    Singapore
    the diff between dropweight and crank or electronic is not the time saved. There is time saved but not much. it is the accuracy and maintenance. and not to forget constant-pull or not.
     
  11. LazyBuddy

    LazyBuddy Regular Member

    Joined:
    May 20, 2002
    Messages:
    10,243
    Likes Received:
    13
    Occupation:
    Engineer
    Location:
    New York, US
    More like the other way around.

    A well made drop weight machine is consistant pulling, and never needs calibration, as long as the gravity remains the same. Therefore, accuracy is not an issue, if the stringer knows what s/he is doing. Crank machine needs calibration to maintain the accuracy, and is not consistant pulling.

    Average speaking, it might take about 10-15 more minutes (20-25%) to use a drop weight machine when compare to a crank machine. Therefore, it's hardly a factor for personal usage. If you open a store and doing 20+ a day, that could be critical.
     
  12. LazyBuddy

    LazyBuddy Regular Member

    Joined:
    May 20, 2002
    Messages:
    10,243
    Likes Received:
    13
    Occupation:
    Engineer
    Location:
    New York, US
    For personal usage, the difference in time is un-significant. A well made string machine should handle 24lbs or less without any problem, if the stringer does things correctly, and the racket in acceptable condition. ;)
     
  13. Pete LSD

    Pete LSD Regular Member

    Joined:
    Apr 25, 2002
    Messages:
    6,304
    Likes Received:
    11
    Occupation:
    Soul Searching
    Location:
    Canada
    alan06,

    Don't worry. Just get a six-point drop weight machine :D.
     
  14. alan06

    alan06 Regular Member

    Joined:
    Aug 13, 2006
    Messages:
    63
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    San Diego, CA
    Thanks Pete, but what drop weight machine has six-point support system? Suggestion? Right now, I'm in between Klippermate M140 or Eagnas Easy 3. The Easy 3 is double the price, so I really want it to be worth it.

     
  15. nano-nano

    nano-nano Regular Member

    Joined:
    May 1, 2006
    Messages:
    32
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    australia, gippsland
    Alan06-
    Do not get Eagnas. If you search this forum, you will find so much complaints about Eagnas ranging from poor quality of product to poor customer service. It is definately worth the little extra for a 6 point machine. I currently use a SAM G2 6 point support drop weight machine. It comes with both separate badminton and tennis clamps. The fixed clamps are single operation and the whole machine is well made.
    A good thing is to shortlist your choice and then do a search on this forum.
    Goodluck:)
     
  16. Pete LSD

    Pete LSD Regular Member

    Joined:
    Apr 25, 2002
    Messages:
    6,304
    Likes Received:
    11
    Occupation:
    Soul Searching
    Location:
    Canada
    SAM, Mutual Power, Alpha and Gamma are great choices. Why don't you save enought money before making a purchase. And stay away from Eagnas.
     
  17. Neil Nicholls

    Neil Nicholls Regular Member

    Joined:
    Aug 21, 2002
    Messages:
    2,908
    Likes Received:
    7
    Location:
    Cannock, UK
  18. alan06

    alan06 Regular Member

    Joined:
    Aug 13, 2006
    Messages:
    63
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    San Diego, CA
    Wow, thanks for the responses and I'm amazed with many resentments with Eagnas.
     
  19. silentheart

    silentheart Regular Member

    Joined:
    Oct 31, 2004
    Messages:
    4,366
    Likes Received:
    18
    Location:
    USA
    Make sure you get 2 Yonex or HiQua flying clamp if you go with any of the lower price stringing machine. M140 is OK for personal use. I did string up to 27 lb for a friend and depend on badminton racquet, I tested 1 and it hold at 32 lb (Do not try this at home). Alpha machine has best quality of all entry level. Klipper machine is best bang for the buck (as long as you don't use the cheap flying clamp).
     
  20. alan06

    alan06 Regular Member

    Joined:
    Aug 13, 2006
    Messages:
    63
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    San Diego, CA
    What about the flying clamps that come with the machine? I just ordered the machine and anxiously waiting to venture to the world of stringing.
     

Share This Page