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Want to start stringing. What machine to buy?

Discussion in 'Badminton Stringing Techniques & Tools' started by Tommii, Feb 28, 2012.

  1. Tommii

    Tommii Regular Member

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    What is a good stringing machine to buy? I want to get into stringing my own racquets. Any suggestions for a beginner's stringing machine?
     
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    what is your budget?
     
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    200-300 USD. Looking for a 6 point so I don't have the frame bending and such
     
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    your choices are EXTREMEMLY limited at that price point.

    and most of the machines won't even come close to being "good"
     
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    What would you suggest? I wouldn't want my z force to snap when i recieve it
     
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    at the minimum, something like an Alpha Shuttle Express (do a search).

    and to be frank, if you have never strung a racket before, i would absolutely suggest you do not test out stringing in a brand new racket. it is not unheard of that breaking a racket being part of the stringing learning curve.
     
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    Where can I purchase this at?
     
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    i think nowadays that machine goes for around $400.

    newtechtennis.com used to have it, but might be out of stock.

    contact mark@alphatennis.com and see if he can help you.
     
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    1) you get what you pay for for stringing machine.
    2) do not get eagnas machine as i will post my finding and reason later this week. i just got so fed up with the eagnas machine and it is not even funny anymore.
    3) do you have a good stringing person in your area? i am going to tell you the truth and the truth hurt. Don't be a cheap @$$. you are going to spend >$220 for a racquet and you are going to skimp on a $20 string job and think you can do better than people charge $20 and doing this for living or doing this for fun and strung more than 1000 racquets already?
    4) since you are going to learn stringing with a vt-zf, my advice is DON'T.
     

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