Any drawback to the Gamma Progression 200?

Discussion in 'Stringing Techniques / Stringing Machines' started by danno123, Dec 1, 2010.

  1. danno123

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    I'm just getting back into tennis. My wife wants to buy me something for Christmas. (Actually, she wants me to buy myself something and wrap it up for her to give to me). I was looking at rackets and realized that I was looking for a racket that had the same specs as my current racket, so what was the point?

    So I'm thinking of getting the Gamma Progression 200 at TW so I can string my rackets myself. I know it's a drop weight and will probably take an hour or so per racket but I'm only planning on stringing my own rackets, so I figure I'll only string about 8-10 times per year.

    So will the Progression 200 work well as a personal stringer? I notice that it comes with 5 sets of strings. It costs me $30 to get my racket restrung with cheap synthetic gut, so I figure the machine will pay for itself in a very short time if it works.
     
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  2. coachrick

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    Any *drawback* to the Gamma Progression 200

    Careful mentioning 'drawback' to this group :) ...unless you're ready for a lively discussion :) .
     
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  3. Maui19

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    I hope not, because mine is arriving today. :wink:
     
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  4. Parker512

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    danno123 andMaui19. Hawaii five-0 get it danno maui yes i know it takes place in Honnou;ul.
     
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  5. Maui19

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    Well mine got here today, and I am pleasantly surprised at how substantial it is. This thing is perfect for my needs, which is to string my racquets as I break strings and to try new combination.

    Overall, the machine is solid, looks nice, is well thought out, and comes with some nice tools and strings. The stringing guide is excellent--comprehensive and clear.

    Tomorrow morning, I'm going to take a stab at stringing my first racquet. That should be interesting. ;-)
     
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  6. danno123

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    Well, I ordered it tonight with a reel of cheap nylon string. I figure I might as well practice with the cheap stuff to get the hang of it before I use the string sets that come with it.
     
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  7. rich s

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    Great plan...... after you string it each time with the cheaper string, go hit with it for 10-15 minutes to see what effect the changes you make with each re-stringing have on playability.
     
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