View Full Version : Quick question about stringing machines

01-17-2007, 10:07 PM
i accidentally posted this in the stringing section so just click here to read and comment, thanks:


01-18-2007, 03:57 AM
Some basic properties of stringing machines are at


Basically a stringing machine functions as follows:

1. Pull tension to the desired level (drop-weight, crank, electric)
2. Hold the tension level (fixed, floating, glide bar clamps)
3. Move to the next string

Any machine operating properly will string a racket. After reading the article at http://www.racquetsportsindustry.com/issues/200609/200609stringselector.html I think it is far more important the type of string used rather than the machine you are using. You could have the most accurate stringer in the world, but tension loss after the first ball is struck on the string is the bottom line.
In my opinion, if we setup a blind test between a crank (any), drop weight (klipper), and electronic (star) machine with experienced stringers using their on type machine, it is very doubtful any player on this board could tell which racket was strung on what stringer.

Speed and ease of stringing is an entirely different issue.