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    Default SuperStringer High End Universal Clamp

    I stumbled over a pair of universal clamps that look similar to the high end gamma ones but around half the price. They look good but am not sure if they are fit for badminton.
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    http://www.tennisman.de/stringing-ma...artperpage=100

    Anyone had any experience using these clamps they are willing to share?

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    These look like the ones they sell at Tennis Warehouse in Australia:
    http://www.tenniswarehouse.com.au/sp...clamp-v50.html

    I have the ones from Tennis Warehouse. They are pretty good.
    But maybe slightly bulky for badminton stringing.

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    Seriously??? That is still ~$100 a piece! my goodness!

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    Quote Originally Posted by iAmVDII View Post
    Seriously??? That is still ~$100 a piece! my goodness!
    That's nothing - the Yonex (Toyo-zouki) clamps cost a lot more.

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    Yes they are exactly the same as the Spinfire ones that are available from Tennis Warehouse Australia for AUD115 each...... seems like a bit of rebranding going on there.....

    But if anyone is interested, this is really where they come from at half the price delivered....

    http://www.aliexpress.com/store/prod...194384239.html

    12.2mm column that fits perfectly with the Spinfire Automatic Base Clamp also from Tennis Warehouse. Its a hybrid that will work for both badminton and tennis..... pretty good unit

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    Quote Originally Posted by Stealthking View Post
    Yes they are exactly the same as the Spinfire ones that are available from Tennis Warehouse Australia for AUD115 each...... seems like a bit of rebranding going on there.....

    But if anyone is interested, this is really where they come from at half the price delivered....

    http://www.aliexpress.com/store/prod...194384239.html

    12.2mm column that fits perfectly with the Spinfire Automatic Base Clamp also from Tennis Warehouse. Its a hybrid that will work for both badminton and tennis..... pretty good unit
    I doubt this is where they came from. 90% of things on alibaba/express are fake, just gross reproduction of successful products. I'd go as far as saying 100% of badminton things on that site is fake.

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    Quote Originally Posted by yan.v View Post
    I doubt this is where they came from. 90% of things on alibaba/express are fake, just gross reproduction of successful products. I'd go as far as saying 100% of badminton things on that site is fake.
    it is interesting. the store sells mostly AEF products. which is produced in China. enough of it that i don't think one would considered it fake.

    and then i saw this one...

    http://www.aliexpress.com/store/prod...238919545.html

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    Quote Originally Posted by kwun View Post
    it is interesting. the store sells mostly AEF products. which is produced in China. enough of it that i don't think one would considered it fake.

    and then i saw this one...

    http://www.aliexpress.com/store/prod...238919545.html
    Yes, I saw that a couple weeks ago and I was rather insulted to see that. Michal deserves every bt of money he can get from those and I find it unfair that anyone in China can come and copy someone else's design and make cheaper stuff to sell it cheaper. It upsets me, a lot.

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    Quote Originally Posted by yan.v View Post
    Yes, I saw that a couple weeks ago and I was rather insulted to see that. Michal deserves every bt of money he can get from those and I find it unfair that anyone in China can come and copy someone else's design and make cheaper stuff to sell it cheaper. It upsets me, a lot.
    well, they aren't exactly selling it cheaper!

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    Quote Originally Posted by kwun View Post
    well, they aren't exactly selling it cheaper!
    Yeah at least!

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    Quote Originally Posted by yan.v View Post
    I doubt this is where they came from. 90% of things on alibaba/express are fake, just gross reproduction of successful products. I'd go as far as saying 100% of badminton things on that site is fake.
    He, he, he,....... agree that almost 99.9% of stuff on Aliexpress are fake, but as Kwun said, its AEF product and I actually have a pair of the Spinfire from Tennis Warehouse as well as the one on said fake site.... stripped them both down and there are no differences...... much better than the Pro's Pro unit from racket depot that I bought a year ago and had too many sharp edges on them that kept cutting into string when doing high tension above 27lbs. I tried sanding it down with a file and totally screwed it up such that the string was slipping...LOL.

    Funnily enough, I also saw the side supports on the site which was a real insult after all the work that Michal has put into its development. I am actually in the midst of purchasing a set of the side supports from Michal as would prefer to support the man who developed it from scratch rather than some cheap Chinese copies....

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    Oh, before I forget... if anyone is wondering why I have a pair of the Spinfire's from Tennis Warehouse and then decided to buy another identical pair from Aliexpress........

    I cant resist a bargain......LOL

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    The images look very similar between the tennisman, tennis warehouse and aliexpress that I can't tell what the difference is.

    I don't have high end fixed clamps, just ordinary pros pro. But what is that rough dark-greyish surface I can see deep in the clamp teeth? Finely crushed crystals?

    Does it make a difference whether you clamp the string near the top, middle, or deep in the teeth?
    The rough-grey surfact doesn't cover the whole of the teeth...

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    I have both aliexpress and tennis warehouse version... exactly the same.

    Pro's Pro version is actually a textured surface when they cast it (I think?) whereas these ones are finely crushed metal filling/sand...?? Not sure exact composition of material but it is a smooth rough surface if it makes sense... almost like very fine sand paper and done very well.

    The only slight complaint I have is exactly as you have described, the sand paper surface does not cover the entire surface of the teeth to the tip of the five teeth, so generally I would clamp around mid point which is not a problem as you can see it clearly from the top when stringing. I don't normally clamp on the tip of the teeth anyway, so not really a problem at all for me.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Stealthking View Post
    Not sure exact composition of material but it is a smooth rough surface if it makes sense... almost like very fine sand paper and done very well.
    Isn't it diamond dusting?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gollum View Post
    Isn't it diamond dusting?
    Yes - the mark of top-endedness.

    Paul and I were cleaning our (non-dusted) clamps every four of five rackets last week... they really get gunked up if you don't stay on top of it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mark A View Post
    Yes - the mark of top-endedness.

    Paul and I were cleaning our (non-dusted) clamps every four of five rackets last week... they really get gunked up if you don't stay on top of it.
    Yikes, that's a lot of cleaning. How long does it take you to clean the two clamps on a machine?

    (I've no experience here because I don't have any fixed clamps yet.)

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