View Full Version : Flying clamps, how much poundage will the hold?

02-06-2012, 04:37 PM
I've always been suspect about flying clamps, but while stringing a racquet today, I really needed one.

Like the title asks, is there a maximum amount of poundage they can handle?

Gamma Tech
02-07-2012, 07:06 AM
They should be able to take up to 90 pounds. But that time the string will most likely be crushed. However a well used clamp may be suspect since there may be excessive wear on the cam, or off-set, built into the clamp lever that provides the clamp torque. Over time and usage the cam surface will wear down and it may slip and not grip.

02-07-2012, 07:23 AM
Why would flying clamps be less capable than fixed?

02-07-2012, 08:59 AM
^I suspect fixed clamps have the entire weight of the stringing machine as leverage, whereas flying clamps only utilize the leverage of the opposing string. At ninety pounds, most soft strings would get crushed in either, I suspect.

02-07-2012, 12:51 PM
More than you need.