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Old 2011-06-14, 17:04   #1
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Default Cheap Stringing Machine = Damaged Racquets???


I don't know much about stringing but I am seriously thinking of buying a stringing machine. First, I wanted to buy a cheap model such as the Klippermate or the Gamma Progression 200. I was told by my stringer that cheap machines offer poor support and cause damage to racquets... Is there any truth to this? Will a more expansive machine such as the Gamma Progression II 602 have the same issues?

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Old 2011-06-22, 00:34   #2
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I've strung with both a klippermate and a 6 point mount Eagnas Combo 910.

The Klipper being a 2 point provides good support and hole access at the expense of mounting speed (imho). The 6 point mount provides better support but you do lose some ability to easily access string holes (not that holes are blocked completely but you'll have to work around the mounts at times to make pulls). I prefer the security of a 6 point mount but YMMV.
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Old 2011-06-22, 22:18   #3
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Preperation is key, If you take the time to make sure the side supports don't block the grommet holes, you won't have that problem. Though it's much easier with centering side supports like on a Gamma or Babolat, but that's one of the reasons they cost so much more.

I don't want to get into the 2 point vs 6 point debate (I own both), but all I can say is they both work fine.
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Old 2018-06-24, 03:57   #4
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Default Klipper works for me

I've strung over 30 rackets with the Klippermate. It works great; it's just not as quick to string as the more expensive string machines.
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Old 2018-06-24, 10:32   #5
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While I haven't used either of these machines, I do know that both manufacturers produce decent stringers.
What your stringer may be referring to when talking about cheap stringers is companies like Pro's Pro. Again - I didn't use one - but heard a lot of people complain about the quality and handling.
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Old 2018-07-02, 20:24   #6
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Originally Posted by Yeagtennis View Post
I've strung over 30 rackets with the Klippermate. It works great; it's just not as quick to string as the more expensive string machines.
Agreed. I'm using the Gamma X2, works like a charm.
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