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Yonex ST-3000 Stringing Machine

Discussion in 'Badminton Stringing Techniques & Tools' started by kwun, Dec 25, 2011.

  1. kwun

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    seems to be a new one that is smaller and by the ST designation it will be badminton only. not much info at the moment but will certainly dig more out.

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    It looks so grim and heartlessly functional. Where has the "love" gone in industrial design? :eek:
     
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    Just put some heart stickers on it if you're that bothered:p.

    This is a NEW machine? It looks so old-skool (and the turntable looks like something I'd knock up in the shed...).
     
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    looks like same as technifibre machine....no suprise
     
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    was told it is an old model. doh.
     
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    Herra Old!!! I think OCBC had same machine when they opened =)
     
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    Soirry Kwun to get your hopes up, found it on ebay cheap, 20 lbs off on badminton right now, trying to learn how to calibrate, no luck yet. Machine in bad shape. Owner told me only 3 in the states, and 1 was at Yonex. I think they brought in a few more, because OCBC had one and he didnt mention their name. Just wanted it as a collecter had too drive to So Cal to pick it up and paid under $1000 for it (Under $500 if you really want to know, or I can be more precise if you REALLY want to know =P)
    right now it is basicly a 2 point machine the other 4 points are messed up, thread to lock is gone =(
    Its a cool little toy, Right now Synergy has 4 stringing machines, looking into a dropweight for sh*ts and giggles, just want to try, never worked on one. one of 2 machines I want to use to complete my stringing career. Oh well now gotta submit some stuff to Olympics to try and get a credintial!! Hope to see you in London!!! =)
     
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    The clamping mechanism is actually sound. Assuming the tolerance is tight, there shouldn't be much draw back when the string is released from the tensioner.
     
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    The experience will be short on giggles, I assure you. Try and get one with a clutch, if you absolutely must, but to get one without swivel clamps would smack of masochism. I didn't exactly dislike it, but "why am I bothering?" occurred to me every time a let that bar down:).

    I assume the other machine type to which you refer is a pedal-weight. Never tried one of those, but if we descend into the dark ages again, I suppose it'd good to know:p.
     
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    That is what I am looking for!!! I want to experience stringing rackets when there was an American playing badminton on the cover of Sports Illustrated, or maybe 20 years before. =)
     
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    I wonder when you will see AK on Antique Road show...
    Humm, this is an early Yonex stringing machine value at $???
     
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    TWO Dollars!!! Yo my mom watches that show!! I watch sometimes when I chill with her!!!
     
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    a) There was an American playing badminton on the cover of Sports Illustrated?
    b) There was an American playing badminton?:D

    If you really want to turn the clock back, use a Klippermate. Or, better, this.
     
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    That is awesome!!! I have seen a metal rod that you put in the middle of the frame to strech it out and you pull string by hand. I want to try that too!!! =)

     
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    Sorry to push this thread even FURTHER off topic, but that photo folded me in half - how intensive could badminton have been back then if they could play in woolly jumpers?!? I play in UA tanktops, and those have to be chiselled off afterwards!

    I think the metal bar Alan's referring to has surfaced on here before, but it seemed to be an ad hoc solution to 3/9 collapse on 2-point machines. Wish I could find that picture...
     

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