Are fixed clamps faster than flying?

Discussion in 'Stringing Techniques / Stringing Machines' started by christian, Jul 3, 2004.

  1. christian

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    I have got to be fairly proficient with my ATS SS2 stringing raquets between low 20's to 25 minutes. How much time if any could I shave off with fixed clamps like a prog. 602 FC?
     
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  2. Power Game

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    I just strung a racquet in about an hour using one fixed clamp and flying clamps because one fixed isn't working. The fixed are alot easier I bet you could knock off 5 min
     
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  3. Gaines Hillix

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    Stringing a frame that fast on a SS II is very good. If you are that quick with the flying clamps, you might not be as fast with dual action fixed clamps because you have to lock the clamp head and the base. Flying clamps operate much like single action fixed clamps. You might pick up a couple of minutes on a machine like a NEOS 1000 with a crank tension head and single action clamps.
     
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  4. David Pavlich

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    I don't know if it's just me or the fact that I've strung so many racquets with double action swiveling fixed clamps, but I find the single action clamps on the Neos and my Gamma crank machine to be cumbersome due to the way you have to manipulate them to get them into the strings.

    My clamps ride abut 3/8" from the stringbed which make it real easy to put them up into the strings. I guess it's all in what you get used to.

    David
     
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