Clamps for a Gamma 600FC

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    Brendan Pontow New Member

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    I have just inherited a gamma 600FC stringing machine with tennis clamps. However, I want to be able to use it to string my badminton rackets. These seem to be the only clamps that will fit the machine. I am relatively new to stringing and haven't had my own machine before. Thanks

    http://www.atssports.com/tennis.cfm?product=3025

    The badminton clamps that they sell say they do not fit the 600FC model. Does anyone else have any information about these clamps or a cheaper suggestion? 140 dollars a clamp is quite expensive. Thank you!
     
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    s_mair Regular Member

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    Could you please post a picture of the machine and especially the clamps and bases? Quick google-research for Gamma 600FC showed me this result:
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    And if yours is the same, then I feel like there will be some issues getting decent badminton clamps at all.
     
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    That is the exact machine I have. If there are no good options, would the universal ones I posted previously work as badminton clamps?
     
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    I use gamma universal clamps. For the most part they're fine. The only problem is on racquets with heads that are smaller than a full ISO (z speed, z force, oval racquets, etc.). For those racquets I have to use flying clamps on the crosses because the universal clamps are too large.

    Edit: @s_mair has a point. The universal clamps would work for badminton, but I don't think they would work on your machine.

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    Hmm. At least I don't see a way to mount the Gamma universal clamps (or in fact any other state of the art clamp with a "pillar mount") on your machine. Just look at how the clamps are attached to the rods that act as bases. Therefore I've run out of options and maybe there are others in here who might help you out.
     
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    Get a couple of Yonex flying clamps if you want to use that machine for badminton. It's probably the only solution.
     
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    Oh... yeah.... that's the easiest and by far cheapest option.
     
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    I guess it only depends on the rail diameter. Would be worth writing an e-mail to the shop asking for some details.

    Yonex flying clamps (this one: http://www.mybadmintonstore.com/shop/product_info.php?cPath=25_62_153&products_id=521#.WIbx3X0lh40) holds 25 lbs. with ease. I would say that even 30 lbs. are not an issue.
     
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    Those rails clamps is pretty much standard in term of diameter. I have ektelon machine which I have eagnas badminton clamp, Tennis prince clamp and a old ektelon clamp they all fit perfectly. Just put on clamp and use it. Pretty much sure it will fit your machine. I even seen people using winn clamp on ektelon machine. It seems all the manufacturer agreed on the diameter of the rails. It seems to me that eagnas is a little bit cheaper than 50$.

    http://www.eagnasinc.com/maxline/tools.html#glidebar, 39$

    But the cheapest road to go is with Yonex flying clamp. only 15 gbp each at stringerworld. too bad you are not in montreal canada, otherwise we can buy together and save on shipping. Flying clamp is just slower to start but afterwards it's a lot faster. People say it doesn't hold tension as well.
     
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    Thank you everyone for being so helpful. I think I will try flying clamps for now. If I don't like them, I will try the glide bar clamps from eagnasinc or the badmintonshoponline. Thanks again :D
     

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