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    It seems the problem with Laserfibre's service originated from Stringway. The drama on the Tennis Forum reveals production issues at Stringway.

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    I already placed an order for Stringway badminton fixed clamps and flying clamp.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pete LSD View Post
    I already placed an order for Stringway badminton fixed clamps and flying clamp.
    wooo... you placed that order with Mark from Alpha? Just curious...this would be something i'd consider ordering for my machine... Why do u need another flying clamp? is it for tennis?

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    No, it is to keep his fly closed...

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    Master SH, you are so good!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pete LSD View Post
    I already placed an order for Stringway badminton fixed clamps and flying clamp.
    I never knew they had badminton flying clamps.

    How about the fixed clamps? I thought you have an Alpha turntable now, so you already have Alpha fixed clamps. Are the not sufficient? Do the Stringway fixed clamps even fit or are you planning to do more modifications for your ultimate hybrid machine?

    Their tennis flying clamps were top notch though. They were comparable to fixed clamps in every way other than the need for a second string.

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    No, Stringway doesn't have badminton flying clamps.

    Quote Originally Posted by fishmilk View Post
    I never knew they had badminton flying clamps.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pete LSD View Post
    I already placed an order for Stringway badminton fixed clamps and flying clamp.
    I'm sorry, I don't follow then.

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    Badminton fixed clamps (three teeth) and tennis flying clamp

    Quote Originally Posted by fishmilk View Post
    I'm sorry, I don't follow then.

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    Here are the initial photos. More photos to come later.
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    Impressive Pete. This was not how i imagined you describing your modification to me. I thought you replaced the whole turntable stringway turntable with that of the alpha. THe possibility of just mounting the supports never crossed my mind. Kudos to you ingenuity and creativity. This setup seems to be a lot better for your 30+ lbs string jobs.

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    wow, you still keep those orange clamps and the ruler??? I thought they'd retired long time ago.

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    I wish I can retire the orange clamps . The ruler is a must. It's very difficult to mark the bar.

    Quote Originally Posted by LazyBuddy View Post
    wow, you still keep those orange clamps and the ruler??? I thought they'd retired long time ago.

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    Thanks for your support. It's just so much easier on my fingers now. No more skins come off and sore finger joints.

    Quote Originally Posted by DarthHowie View Post
    Impressive Pete. This was not how i imagined you describing your modification to me. I thought you replaced the whole turntable stringway turntable with that of the alpha. THe possibility of just mounting the supports never crossed my mind. Kudos to you ingenuity and creativity. This setup seems to be a lot better for your 30+ lbs string jobs.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pete LSD View Post
    It's very difficult to mark the bar.
    Not even permenant marker?

    If the surface is too slippery, you can attach a piece of tape, and print/mark on the tape instead. Just once a while, to re-measure to confirm.

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    That's really cool stuff Pete, but for the price you paid for both machines, you could've obtained a nice electronic. What swayed your decision for this design. (BTW just as DarthHowie mentioned, I also thought you'd try to modify a way to put the whole Alpha turntable on. Sometimes the simplest ideas in life are the most effective in this case?)

    Anyway, so after string a couple or racquets on my friend's PDCP, this is my little review.

    Well we all know Alpha's turntable and clamps are of high quality. No complaints there. Being a dropweight, you don't have 360 rotation anymore like the Revo. Not a huge thing but definitely a little inconvenient. Also for those who like to prestring, it's impossible without a starting clamp and you end up having to use it almost the whole way through. That's because to get to the linear gripper, you need an enormous length of string. I really wasn't very impressed with the ratchet system. It may work well for tennis, but for badminton, I think the conventional dropweights are the way to go. I prefer being able to release the string just by pulling the tension arm up instead of having to manually release the linear gripper (which takes a fair bit of strength). The tray is also a little small and too shallow. For example, if you put the Hi-qua/Alpha flying clamps in there and you turn the turntable, it will bump into it.

    I know I was being a little nitpicky but otherwise it's quality stuff from Alpha once again.

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    Master FM,

    Nothing beats gravity! Drop weight just pulls true.

    You are correct that I need a starting clamp in order to utilize the benefits of pre-stringing the racquet.

    I also find the Alpha tensioner quite a pain to use compared to the LF/SW.

    Quote Originally Posted by fishmilk View Post
    That's really cool stuff Pete, but for the price you paid for both machines, you could've obtained a nice electronic. What swayed your decision for this design. (BTW just as DarthHowie mentioned, I also thought you'd try to modify a way to put the whole Alpha turntable on. Sometimes the simplest ideas in life are the most effective in this case?)

    Anyway, so after string a couple or racquets on my friend's PDCP, this is my little review.

    Well we all know Alpha's turntable and clamps are of high quality. No complaints there. Being a dropweight, you don't have 360 rotation anymore like the Revo. Not a huge thing but definitely a little inconvenient. Also for those who like to prestring, it's impossible without a starting clamp and you end up having to use it almost the whole way through. That's because to get to the linear gripper, you need an enormous length of string. I really wasn't very impressed with the ratchet system. It may work well for tennis, but for badminton, I think the conventional dropweights are the way to go. I prefer being able to release the string just by pulling the tension arm up instead of having to manually release the linear gripper (which takes a fair bit of strength). The tray is also a little small and too shallow. For example, if you put the Hi-qua/Alpha flying clamps in there and you turn the turntable, it will bump into it.

    I know I was being a little nitpicky but otherwise it's quality stuff from Alpha once again.

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