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mhstennis100
11-23-2006, 06:58 AM
I have a basic Gamma dropweight stringer (I think its called the X-Stringer). I got the string into my racket with the appropriate lengths for mains and crosses. I wound the string around this circle sort of thing on the side (sorry if this is not making much sense). What the circle thing is is you wrap the string around and there is a trench sort of thing on the side that you put the rest of the string through. You drop the weight then and it tensions the string. Up to this point it was fine, but I can't get the string out of the circle thing without raising the dropweight and losing all my tension. How do I keep the string tensioned and get the rest of the string out? Also, when do I raise the dropweight bar after I have gotten tension in the string?

If this was not clear (and I doubt it was clear at all), just ask what you need clarified and I will do my best to get it cleared up.

dancraig
11-23-2006, 03:06 PM
You must clamp the string after you lower the arm, then lift the bar and remove the string from the tensioner. The clamp holds the tension, in the racquet, while you string the next run and do it all over again. After you tension another string, remove the clamp and move it to the newly pulled string and clamp it.
Since you don't have "fixed clamps", you must clamp two strings at a time. You must clamp your newly tensioned string to the tensioned one next to it. That's how the tension is held.

Sounds like you might benifit from some basic information about stringing. Here are some videos and instructions.
http://www.sptennis.com/stringer.asp#Ready

Richie Rich
11-23-2006, 04:44 PM
your machine should have come with clamps - likely floating clamps because they are not attached to the stringing machine.

as dancriag wrote you need to clamp the string to hold the tension. if you don't have clamps you have to order some. i can take a pic of my clamps and send it to you if you think it will help.

mhstennis100
11-23-2006, 05:06 PM
Thank you both. I have 2 clamps that just dangle from the strings when I clamp it on. If you have pictures that will help you can email them to me at sethrjohn@yahoo.com

dancraig
11-23-2006, 05:31 PM
You can download the x2 manual here.

http://www.gammasports.com/manuals.cfm

dancraig
11-23-2006, 05:40 PM
Some people think the SP Swing manual is actually better to learn from. You can download it here.
http://www.sptennis.com/stringer.asp#Swing