6 pount "Suspension" mounting

Discussion in 'Stringing Techniques / Stringing Machines' started by Dimethyl Sulfoxide, Aug 25, 2005.

  1. Dimethyl Sulfoxide

    Dimethyl Sulfoxide Rookie

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    What exactly is the air suspension mounting systems on the Gamma 6004 and the Alpha models. It doesn't seem like theres any difference compared to lower models like the progression ST II? Look as though on both systems holes can still be blocked by the shoulder holders.
     
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  2. Mike Cottrill

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    A suspension system will give you more room under the frame to work. The Alpha Apex has the V shaped mount shoulders that do not block any holes (They give you more room than the K mounts). The Gamma 6003 has the K type. The extra room is nice, but the Blu and 5003 mounts work fine (K mounts). The clamps on the Blu have spring assisted release which is nice. Gamma Tech can give you a good run down on the Gamma’s.

    The suspension mount hold the frame up with the frame only touching the mounts. Where the other mounts you mention have the frame resting on the platform. This restricts you room some, but not bad and still is a good system.
    Mike
     
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  3. Rumjungle

    Rumjungle Semi-Pro

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    Is this the only advantage to this type of mount? Accessibility? Or do they also do a better job of holding the frame?
     
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  4. Gaines Hillix

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    It's a little easier/quicker to mount the racquet on a machine with a full suspension mount like on the Alpha Apex and Babolat machines. Both of the shoulder support arms on each end are controlled by one knob. You can also mount most racquets without having to move the upright frame support stands.
     
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