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    just wondering, do any of you think that the machine will come with a calibrator or will already be properly calibrated? i don't mind paying an extra 25 for a calibrator.

    thanks in advance.

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    I doubt it. But, I suppose you can ask the vendor if the machine comes with one.

    BTW, if you get a crank machine, IMHO it's imperative that you get a calibrator regardless whether or not the machine's been accurately calibrated from the factory. Because it'll eventually need to be recalibrated.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Quasimodo
    I doubt it. But, I suppose you can ask the vendor if the machine comes with one.

    BTW, if you get a crank machine, IMHO it's imperative that you get a calibrator regardless whether or not the machine's been accurately calibrated from the factory. Because it'll eventually need to be recalibrated.
    i was always going to be purchasing a calibrator anyway if the machine didn't come with one. i just wanted to know if i would need to buy it straight away or at a later date.

    thanks for your help.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pete LSD
    Yeah, Neil has a Eagnas stringing machine.
    Gamma Progression II, drop-weight, 6 point support

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    does anyone have a website for this?

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    www.atssports.com

    and it's the Progression II 602

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    Quote Originally Posted by Neil Nicholls
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    and it's the Progression II 602
    whats your average stringing time with that machine?

    when i was learning to string on a course i used basically the same machine that is pictured ealier in this thread. my first badminton racket took about 1hr 30mins and my second one took 1hr. i was just wondering how much longer a drop-weight takes compared to a crank.

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    Quote Originally Posted by lindanfan
    whats your average stringing time with that machine?
    about 40 minutes.
    that's for 2-piece, no pre-stringing, tensioning every string (not 2 at once)
    without trying to go fast.

    it doesn't include:
    taking the old string out of the racquet
    taking the string off the reel and measuring it
    pre-stretching the string

    I think 29 minutes is the fastest I've done for a 1-piece

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    Quote Originally Posted by Neil Nicholls
    about 40 minutes.
    that's for 2-piece, no pre-stringing, tensioning every string (not 2 at once)
    without trying to go fast.

    it doesn't include:
    taking the old string out of the racquet
    taking the string off the reel and measuring it
    pre-stretching the string

    I think 29 minutes is the fastest I've done for a 1-piece
    whoa!! i'm guessing your very expierenced, are you a certified racket stringer or master racket technician? i'm thinking of taking the certified stringers course when i have a few months more expierence.

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    I don't think of myself as particularly experienced.
    I've been stringing for a bit less than 2 years.
    I've done less than 120 stringing jobs
    not certified or anything.
    learnt how to string from the manual, internet, and, of course, here

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    Quote Originally Posted by lindanfan
    whats your average stringing time with that machine?

    when i was learning to string on a course i used basically the same machine that is pictured ealier in this thread. my first badminton racket took about 1hr 30mins and my second one took 1hr. i was just wondering how much longer a drop-weight takes compared to a crank.
    1st shot for only 90 min is pretty fast. I remember my 1st run was like 3-4 hrs on my drop weight machine. Now days, if I want to speed up and concentrate, I can do a racket in 50 min, including take out the old string, unpack string bag, un-reel string, take measurement / cut, and using 2 pieces (4 knots) method. However, I usually try to relax, string while listen to radio / watching tv, so, it takes about 60-70 min for a decent job.

    I assume cranking machine should save some time in "tensioning" process, which I assume if I use a cranking machine, the time should be shorten by 10-15 min.

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    Quote Originally Posted by LazyBuddy
    1st shot for only 90 min is pretty fast. I remember my 1st run was like 3-4 hrs on my drop weight machine. Now days, if I want to speed up and concentrate, I can do a racket in 50 min, including take out the old string, unpack string bag, un-reel string, take measurement / cut, and using 2 pieces (4 knots) method. However, I usually try to relax, string while listen to radio / watching tv, so, it takes about 60-70 min for a decent job.
    i suppose i was cheating a bit though because i had someone telling me what to do, i didn't just try stringing from scratch.

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    Quote Originally Posted by lindanfan
    i suppose i was cheating a bit though because i had someone telling me what to do, i didn't just try stringing from scratch.
    Well, as long as you remember what to do and take good practice later on, that's all what really count. However, I do believe if you start from scratch, and hit several bumps, it will help you to remember the "lessons".

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    Quote Originally Posted by LazyBuddy
    Well, as long as you remember what to do and take good practice later on, that's all what really count. However, I do believe if you start from scratch, and hit several bumps, it will help you to remember the "lessons".
    the most annoying thing was when i strung a tennis racket on the course, when i was tensioning the mains i forgot to clamp one so lots of tension was lost.

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    Quote Originally Posted by lindanfan
    the most annoying thing was when i strung a tennis racket on the course, when i was tensioning the mains i forgot to clamp one so lots of tension was lost.
    That's one of the most common mistakes for 1st time users.

    Oh, so you practiced with tennis rackets? I believe there are significantly less # of mains and crosses you need to worry. So, it's reasonable that your speed is faster than most of 1st timers (not to take your own credits away, though ).

    Ok, I was not too bad back then, heheheheh...

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    Quote Originally Posted by LazyBuddy
    That's one of the most common mistakes for 1st time users.

    Oh, so you practiced with tennis rackets? I believe there are significantly less # of mains and crosses you need to worry. So, it's reasonable that your speed is faster than most of 1st timers (not to take your own credits away, though ).

    Ok, I was not too bad back then, heheheheh...
    i did tennis, squash and badminton. squash took just over 45mins and tennis about the same. badminton was 1hr 30mins and then 1hr

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    Quote Originally Posted by lindanfan
    i did tennis, squash and badminton. squash took just over 45mins and tennis about the same. badminton was 1hr 30mins and then 1hr

    Wow, amazing... Ok, I am too old to start...

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