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Discussion in 'Badminton Stringing Techniques & Tools' started by kwun, Apr 4, 2009.

  1. Pete LSD

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    The Eagnas ST-200 and Easy-3 tensioner is okay quality. The only thing I like is the chromed spring.

     
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    I am sure you will go ballistic with your stringing machine. People will flock to your patented stringing process :p. Just don't fry cross strings ;).

     
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    i timed my job today. 27lbs. 40mins. :crying:
     
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    Thats not bad bro. Plus Weaving?
     
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    yeah. start to finish.
     
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    That's pretty fast. Don't go ballistic with pulling the cross strings with the string mover.

     
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    Maybe Kwun wants to be come a "pro" ;) stringer and start his own shop. You'll need to triple the speed though. Turn off the smoke detectors first.

    IMHO, 40 minutes from start to finish is a fast but good time for person stringing. Any faster might get into shortcuts.
     
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    If you want to get yonex clamps, you can order it from Watdon, UK. They are selling the Yonex clamps at reasonable price.
     
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    how much is reasonable? badmintonalley is selling them for $25.
     
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    maybe cheaper but shipping likely more
     
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    I got a pair from them 6-8 months ago. I remember I paid 9 pounds each plus 2 to 3 pounds for shipping. It took less than a week to ship from UK to Vancouver, BC. As exchange rate of pound and USD had changed a lot, you can ask them to give you a quote. They are very friendly people to deal with. I'm not related to them in any way but a satified customer.

    Hope it helps.


    KK
     
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    Sorry to hi-jack this thread, but does anyone know if Watdon ships stringing machines to Canada?
     
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    should be possible, but if you find a good price is Canada then why bother to buy from UK ?
    I bought my Wise 2086 from watdon (UK), but when I inquired for the Pro's Pro stringing machine they told me that it would be not cheap overall ..... :D
    so if you in Canada, you can find many website or place which sell stringing machine .....
    or maybe can contact Pete_LSD who try to sell his stringing machine with very good price ......
     
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    I got some yy fly clamps that arrived in cali, usa last week. I ordered them from w/d for about 38usd shipped. Which is a steal cause i think thats what I paid for my other fly clamps. Overall they hold crosses like a ROCK.
     
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    Good to see someone else using this type of stringing machine. I have a Hi-Qua stringing machine which is essentially the same as the ASE but has plastic side supports instead of steel. Still trying to work out a maximum safe tension. The highest I have gone is 26 X 28 pounds. I string the crosses top to bottom and feel with the last couple of crosses that the bottom of the frame is not so well supported. Maybe I am worrying about nothing, will have to try another pound or two next time. Any recommendations?
     
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    Laowai, the side support on my machine is rock solid even at 34/36lbs. perhaps you didn't have it positioned in the optimal location in the frame? you can adjust whether the V is supporting closer to 3 o'clock or closer to 6 o'clock by either moving the end blocks, or moving the racket up and down by adjusting the 6/12 o'clock support. personally i think the support should sit around hole 10/11 to be most secure.
     
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    Perhaps, you can share with us photos of mounting the frame, as well as photos of the last couple of crosses. We will be able to tell how the frame looks. Thanks!

     
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    I cannot really understand how to change the position of the side mounts. To me they look like they are fixed in one particular position. I will have a look at that tonight. Here is a photo of a racquet mounted on the machine. This was the first racquet I strung as a test. It is a cheap racquet and probably has a larger head than most other racquets. It does look like the bottom side supports may need to be a little closer to the throat. Is that a problem? Thanks for the help.

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