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Thread: Buying Stringing Machine in USA
10-22-2013, 12:36 AM #18
Alternatively, I could invest in the pro's pro shuttle express (which is pretty much the same as the one kwun reviewed - his was the alpha shuttle express) which is a crank for around about the same price. Although the one thing putting me off is having flying clamps as opposed to fixed.
This has probably come up somewhere before, but fixed clamps will be better for retaining tension (since it is fixed in pretty much one spot) compared to flying clamps which rely on holding the tension between 2 parallel strings? unless you can get high quality flying clamps that are equally comparable to fixed clamps?
and CRANK vs DROP WEIGHT.. does it really matter which one? speed isn't soo much of an issue for me so im happy to go with drop weight. what im most concerned about is the stringing to a particular tension accurately (around 28-30lbs) for me. im a bit confused with this part - accuracy in stringing is more heavily reliant on the type of clamps you use or the type of tensioning system you use (drop weight or crank) or the equal combination of both? of course practice and experience makes perfect :P
10-22-2013, 02:10 AM #19
Drop is perfectly accurate with constant pull, but since there is no prestretch function, tension hold might not be as good, however it does the job. I have the gamma progression 602FC and I bought a single yonex flying clamp JUST FOR THE CROSS because of the tennis fixed clamps(which i only use for mains which work well). I string 30/32
10-22-2013, 02:56 AM #20
From experience I find the consistency of the tensioning to be more important for the (overall) resulting tension.
I currently have a Stringway MS100 and using Yonex&Gamma badminton clamps with an initial clamp myself. Previously used a Tremont T-145 with the Tremont clamps for about 12yrs.
Last edited by hew128; 10-22-2013 at 03:02 AM.
10-22-2013, 03:48 AM #21
thanks for your input guys i really appreciate it !
10-22-2013, 10:17 AM #22
Fixed clamps are better than flying clamps. However, while there is a difference in playability (not negatively or positively), using flying clamps is still acceptable imo.
If speed is not an issue, go for drop weight for more accurate/better results.
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10-22-2013, 10:41 AM #23
thanks for the heads up yan
10-24-2013, 01:06 PM #24
10-24-2013, 04:47 PM #25
Yes, they are much better.