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Discussion in 'Badminton Stringing Techniques & Tools' started by kwun, Mar 29, 2012.
I just file it flat
Here's the machine I'm using/learning on at the moment - my Grandad's (at his house). Don't know what make it is, think he said he bought it in around 1977....
Tension checked the other day, 25 on the dial is 24. Strung these new rackets at an indicated 26 which is the most I dared to do without side supports and approx 24lbs after tension loss seems to suit me best anyway. (BG80 Power string for anyone wondering)
Eagnas Flex-740 and DIY stand
I made this DIY stand with a office chair base and wood.
It does not look good, but it's rigid and very useful,
with tool trays, the whole machine is turnable,
the height is adjustable and very ease to move with wheels installed.
Well here's mine, bought it from Watdon, the instruction manuals were cryptic as hell, took me 2 hours to set up the machine and mount the Wise
Decided to share some pics of my stringing machine. Here are some features:
Premium Stringer 3600
Base was cut to move tension head closer to mounts to allow pre weaving.
W&D Dual Clamps
Gamma Quick Action Base Clamps
W&D Load Spreaders
Becuase I was able to move the tension head closer, i had to drill holes in the machine to mount the tension head
Pro's Pro Universal Floor Stand
that's some pretty hardcore modding to your machine. thanks for sharing.
with the tensioner so close, are you able to put on the diablo?
Sure can, the picture make it look close than it is. The difficult part of this mod was cutting the base of the turn style. Good thing was that they constructed the base out of aluminum so i was able to use a chop saw with a sepcial aluminum cutting blade. The original mounts that came with the Premium 3600 were not good at all for badminton, the racquet kept moving so, I did some research and order these custom mounts which was the best investment for this machine. The Gamma fix clamp base didnt not install easy either. I needed to go to the local hardware store and buy some extra washers as the nut and bots were to close. This caused to much friction making the Gamma bases move very stiff; the washers solved that issue. I used the old Wise 2086 tension head before but this new model I have on this machine is an improved model. The string gripper is designed a bit different but seems to grip the string at lower position and that seems to aid in gripping. The other change was that the new Wise model can tension as low as 15lbs but I dont see that i will go that low. I love the fact that I decided to go with the table top model as I have taken this to tournaments around Southern California and used it in many occasions, string racquets for my friends.
Got myself a new Yonex Protech 8 - makes stringing a breeze!
Right - I found all Eagnas quality is very "sandy" as well. Paint job is shotty too. Had a base clamp break on me before. Keep in mind that you pay for what you get
My new expensive toy
Hi, this is my new stringing machine - Spinfire Flame with Wise 2086 tension head from TennisWarehouse (they had a special on Spinfire 20% off). I have tested it and the tension is looking good, but a little noisy (compared to my drop-weight machine). It has the new diablo - no getting loose now. Cannot string anything yet as my badminton clamps were left out of the shipment. I also need load spreaders that I will order from MBS. I don't have 360 rotation - will look at that in future - probably just raise the turntable a little.
Regarding the height. You are right. You need to raise a turntable.
The idea below
Michal, yes, thanks for this. I had already had this idea and also had seen what others had been doing. My problem is the four bolts are tightened so much, that I cannot loosen them with a 6mm hex right-angle screwdriver. The ones on the bottom are similar. Also I see that this machine has an AEF serial number, so I guess AEF makes them. I will see if I can find a larger 6mm allen key.
I've uploaded videos and pictures which can be found here:
I rly love ur Pics here!
Some of u are talking about:
Watdon's badminton fixed clamps
(similar to this?: http://www.ebay.de/itm/Automatik-Haltezange-Bespannungsmaschine-Besaitungsmaschine-Bespannmaschine-/370631875982?pt=DE_Sport_Schl%C3%A4gersportarten_Zubeh%C3%B6r&hash=item564b619d8e)
and Michael ...'s Special Side supports (i got V-Mount-Badmintonsupport of Gamma)
Can u tell me where i can get those "Upgrades" (im from Germany)?
Now im using Gamma FC602 Dropweight + Badminton Support and Yonex Flying Clamps. But id like 2 have some nice Central Clamps.
After stringing a few racquets, and having the handle keep hitting the Wise, I decided it was time to raise the turntable. The bolts were so tight, I had to use a rubber mallet to bash the allen key to loosen them. Also when the turntable was turning, it wasn't smooth, so it was a chance to look at the bearings. After removing it all, I found a broken bearing race on the bottom bearing. I made a spacer out of 12mm thick aluminium that I happened to have sitting around. I bored out the center so that it would fit the head of the bolt. Incidentally this entire design leaves much to be desired. The reason why the turning is so tight is because everything turns around a 10mm diameter bolt. To prevent slop, the bolt has to be tightened up against the bearing so that it is almost unable to be turned by hand, but then it does work when the turntable is mounted, due to the weight. This quite likely will also lead to premature failure of the bearings. Anyway, I had to also fit a few extra washers to get clearance for the racquet handle. Ideally I should raise it by 15mm or a little more. I will look at a redesign of this area in the near future to make it much more robust.
waiting Wise 2086 for my EXThree EX2600 ---> expectations face hihihi
Here is mine.victor c-7032, arrival at 20131120，i'm eager for the 1st string break...
The club I string at ordered Alpha Ghost. Was pretty fun to use!!