2 clamps on crosses?

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  1. kfactor/all/the/WAY!

    kfactor/all/the/WAY! Semi-Pro

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    on this vid, the stringer is using two clamps for the crosses. Don't u only need one clamp or is this just for prince 03 holed racquets?

    here is the vid

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tmE4qF7vggQ

    other than that, that vid has helped me alot. Plus YUlittle's vids were a major help.
     
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  2. topspinalex

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    I'm pretty sure, you only need one, he probably just left the second one there out of laziness. But really, you dont need to remove it, until you move it down
     
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  3. crazy8tiger

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    I believe that you can use two just in case one slips or something and you have a backup.
     
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  4. topspinalex

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    idk, but i just noticed those are flying clamps, so there may be some rule with those
     
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  5. 1012007

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    You can use one or two. I think just using 1 is better as you have a more consistant string bed but if the clamp slips your fuc*ed
    Two clamps is safer as you have a back up clamp, but if the last cross is quite seperated from the previous, you will need a big clamp. However if your big clamp is on the previous cross, you would have to only just use one clamp for the last few crosses
     
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  6. iplaybetter

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    with swivle clamps you must have two, except for a few special mono clamp machines
     
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  7. aussie

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    On the Silent Partner Swing stringing video, the stringer uses 2 floating clamps which is unnecessary. You only need to use one, which is what Klippermate recommends. I have used 2, but it is just more fiddling about. Make sure your floating clamp is adjusted correctly, and just use the one.
     
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  8. almerickso

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    its there as a back up.

    i dont see much downside leaving it there also.
     
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  9. ARNICOLINI

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    I am a rec stringer and only string for myself. Speed is no issue for me (I am not speedy nor do I try all that hard to be) so I am more concerned about quality/consistency than speed.

    2 clamps really does not take all that much more time and I feel safer having that backup there. Can't say I have ever needed it, so its more of a comfort thing than anything.
     
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