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    I totally agree with Fishmilk and LB regarding the disadvantage of using Hi-Qua Fly Clamps on the crosses. This was evident when i strung AT-800 and even worse Babolat rackets (with satelite pattern 20 main and 21 crosses). Their gaps are large enough in the top and bottom few crosses that it SHOULD warrant using fixed clamps... I am now using a yonex fly clamp in combination with HQ clamps when stringing the crosses. I only have 1 yonex fly clamp and would like to purchase one more.

    Fishmilk...good suggestion in using the LF fly clamp for the wider gaps...i'll give that a try in the crosses the next time i get an 800 or babolat racket. It's too bad that LF only sent me ONE fly clamp...and it would be too much of a pain to ask them to send me one more fly clamp.....=(

    I have not had any issue with using HQ clamps in the mains though.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DinkAlot
    Caveat: too stiff a spring may not be a good thing as it could hurt/cut into the string. Please check on this.
    How much wider are the HiQua than the Yonex, because a stronger spring across a wider head could mean the same pressure on the string, but along more of the strings length.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Neil Nicholls
    How much wider are the HiQua than the Yonex, because a stronger spring across a wider head could mean the same pressure on the string, but along more of the strings length.
    I'll post a photo of both my HQ and YY clamp side by side when i get home from work to give you a better idea the difference in width.

    (Because the YYs are smaller i find that they are better for clamping the smaller areas (top crosses especially in oval head rackets)

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    Quote Originally Posted by DarthHowie
    (Because the YYs are smaller i find that they are better for clamping the smaller areas (top crosses especially in oval head rackets)
    When I get to the last string prior to each tie-off, I always use my fixed clamps.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DinkAlot
    When I get to the last string prior to each tie-off, I always use my fixed clamps.
    I was thinking of doing this too since the fixed badminton clamp is smaller, so it may not be too big of an issue... though seeing how the other Master's have been using the yy clamp size to an advantage on the crosses... i'm thinking i might pick one or two up just to try out

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kelvin
    I was thinking of doing this too since the fixed badminton clamp is smaller, so it may not be too big of an issue... though seeing how the other Master's have been using the yy clamp size to an advantage on the crosses... i'm thinking i might pick one or two up just to try out
    The focus is not smaller, the focus is a fixed clamp will hold significantly better than a floating clamp.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DinkAlot
    The focus is not smaller, the focus is a fixed clamp will hold significantly better than a floating clamp.
    and in my case where i do not have fixed clamps and must exclusively use fly clamps, smaller (not as wide) fly clamps are necessary for those top/bottom crosses...(ie. i've seen PeteLSD use the Gamma clamp (has 3 teeth) and a yy fly clamps in combination for the top cross)

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    Quote Originally Posted by DarthHowie
    and in my case where i do not have fixed clamps and must exclusively use fly clamps, smaller (not as wide) fly clamps are necessary for those top/bottom crosses...(ie. i've seen PeteLSD use the Gamma clamp (has 3 teeth) and a yy fly clamps in combination for the top cross)
    Ahhhh yes, I knew I forgot to mention something.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DinkAlot
    The focus is not smaller, the focus is a fixed clamp will hold significantly better than a floating clamp.
    oops, yes yes, you're right, that's what i was meaning to say

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    As promised...here are pics of the HQ and YY clamps:
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    Hey Howie,

    I am still waiting for your report .

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    Quote Originally Posted by DarthHowie
    As promised...here are pics of the HQ and YY clamps:

    Wow, ok, now i understand the fuss... i didn't realize there was that big a size difference in the two.

    edit: grammar

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    where's a good place to buy the Hi-Qua clamps?
    I've only found www.mybadmintonstore.com so far

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    Quote Originally Posted by Neil Nicholls
    where's a good place to buy the Hi-Qua clamps?
    I've only found www.mybadmintonstore.com so far
    Oh poop, i could have saved $4usd by buying from that shop, instead of hiqua's own website lol.

    Oh well.

    I only know of 2 places (now) to buy the HQ clamps from, as mentioned I ended up buying directly from Hiqua's homepage.

    http://hiquasports.com/badminton/clamp-fly.htm

    Perhaps the others will have more info...

    edit: spelling & added link.
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    Hey howie can we get a picture of the YY's spring? Thanks.

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    Quote Originally Posted by fishmilk
    Hey howie can we get a picture of the YY's spring? Thanks.
    Will do... But you all have to wait till late tonight or tomorrow cause I'll be at the Raptors game against Denver.

    IMHO i find the grip of the YY clamp that i have is a lot better then the hi-qua. When i eventually get my second YY clamp i'll see if the spring is just as consistent as my current YY Clamp (purchased at Tad's in vancouver)

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    hi all, sorry 4 hijacking this tread but Im wondering if I buy Laserfibre MS200 ECO would 2 of the mentioned YY and HiQua clamps be all I need to start stringing rackets?

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