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Taneepak: Thanks! 4 Fly Clamps vs. 2 Fly Clamps

Discussion in 'Badminton Stringing Techniques & Tools' started by DinkAlot, Oct 28, 2005.

  1. DinkAlot

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    (Tan)Eepak stated a few posts down that it was essential to use 4 fly clamps when stringing the mains with a stringing machine that had no fixed clamps.

    Well, I tried his suggestion on 4 rackets and though I feel it's not essential, it definitely is better and I will use Eepak's suggestion from now on. :D

    I don't believe there is a significant tension loss using two clamps instead of four because you "make it up" when you pull the next string but Eepak's 4 fly clamp method is definitely more better, minimal tension loss.

    The analogy I give is why do something at 90%-92% success when you can do it at 95+% success with minimal extra time spent?

    Thanks Eepak! :D
     
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    some people prefer 99+% success by using fixed clamps:p
     
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    Well if you have no fixed clamps, you have no choice but to use flying clamps which 4 flying clamps is sufficient.
     
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    Yeah, I'm not a ballar like you. :p
     
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    i have 3 fixed and 1 fly. Equivalent to 7 fly :confused: :p
     
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    3 fixed and you still do those screwy tie-knots on NS8000s?! ;) :p :D :D :D
     
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    screwy knots you say hey :confused: :D

    the uglier the knots, the tighter they will be :p
    it's a fact of life :D

    Since nobody notice it yet, that ns8000 was done hybrid stringing, and it ain't your regular hybrid either ;)
     
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    Not ugly knots, I don't care about that, it's where you tied them.

    Remember, 6 and 8 position.
     
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    i think u forgot, i don't follow anyone conventions :p
    didnt i said unconventional hybrid stringing (as compare to conventional hybrid) :rolleyes:

    Watch out for those 'positions' u r advocating :D
    The knots can get 'kinky'
     
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    My knots are definitely less "kinky" than yours. :eek:

    :p :D
     
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    it's ok 4 u coz u break the string before the knots come into play. :p
     
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    True. True. :eek: :p
     
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    thread revive.
    what do you mean 4 fly clamps? just 2 behidn each other when doign the mains?
    is it nessacery when stringing below 22lbs? (nobody on my club goes higher, only me and soem other bloke strign around 21-22lbs)



    what's wrong with kinky?:p
     
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    Hi Jerby,
    Depend on who you talk to and what brand of fly clamps you use. In general, Yonex and HiQua fly clamp can sting up to 25lb without any problem from many of the posts here. Also depend on which starting method, you can string with a starting pin (or LazzyBuddy made one with left over string tie to a key ring) or starting clamp with 2 fly clamps. I personally feel that if you string higher than 25lb, it is better to use fix clamps.

    And nothing wrong with kinky in bed (string bed)...:rolleyes:
     
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    Ha ha thats a good one .....
     
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    nothing wrong, i've already shown that my knots are kinkier than normal.
    your question should be directed to others than me :p
     
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    If with low tension and a consistent pulling machine (i.e. electrical, drop weight), then 2 flying clamps can get a decent job done. Of course, with 2 more, you can further minimize the risk.

    I use 3. ;)
     
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    Sorry but I couldn't find these instructions to 4 fly clamp stringing. Could someone direct me to it? Thanks!
     
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    For the 4 clamp method, it's just on the main strings, not the cross, the cross strings uses two.
     
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    Normally... as you move along one side of the mains, your clamp will be at the top, then the bottom, and back on top... instead. have one clamp on the top and one on the bottom for both sides... so 4 clamps. If you want, I can illustrate this for you... you know what... i'll just do it right now =)

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