ATS Super Stringer vs. Klippermate

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  1. LanEvo

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    whcih one do u guys think is better? i have about $150 saved up because i just sold off a few of my racquets and have a bit of cash tos pend, which one would u guys reccomend me getting? its down to these two because they both have lifetime warranties, and the klipper is very reliable, while the ats has the rachting system, both of these have their ups and downs , but whihc one would u reccomend
     
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  2. Mansewerz

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    This is almost exactly the same as the x-2 v.s. klipper topic.
     
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  3. zidane339

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    I think the klippermate is more durable in the long run. The super stringer's material makeup is cheap and not durable
     
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  4. Booyah

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    i think you should get neither. The X-2 is way better, more sturdier i think.
     
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  5. wksoh

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    I had problems with Nylon clamps on my Gamma progression 100 after the first reel. Tried cleaning but didn't really help.

    Again,.. I've never experience metal clamps before... are Eagnas metal clamps anygood?

    I'm looking to try a different brand since I had the Gamma for many years... contemplating Eagnas..
     
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  6. Mansewerz

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    Yea, don't get the ATS SS.
     
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    This invariably leads to the unwinnable debate between machines. Rest assured, they will both give you a decent, replicable albeit slow string job. They will both give you a great introduction to the world of stringing where you can experiment with different strings, gauges, tensions etc at a fraction of the cost you used to pay. And if you feel that it is not for you, you can sell or trade up for very little loss.
    Two things to keep in mind - one is that Klipper guarantee the machine and all tools for life, and the other is, don't keep delaying your decision to buy either machine because you just don't realise how much addictive fun as well as the cost benefits you are missing out on! Good luck!!!
     
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  8. tennisfreak15347

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    get the Gamma x-2. if not that, a higher priced DW would be the Silent Partner swing, it's very good. however, for a cheap dropweight, the X-2 is the best for it's value. also u need to consider all the things they give you.
     
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  9. XhotXEX1290

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    I got the ATS Super stringer. Here is a pic. I chose it over the x2 because at the time it was cheaper, at $135. Seems pretty durable too me except for the tray table, it is plastic... [​IMG][​IMG]
     
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    I have a Klippermate and have strung on an X-2 and they both have strengths and weaknesses. Klippermate is made in USA, has a lifetime warranty and IMO has better flying clamps than the X-2. The X-2 is also a solid machine which has a ratcheting drop weight arm but also has perhaps the worst user manual I've ever seen for any stringing machine ever. I'd call their mounting systems a draw.

    If I was in the market for a machine, I personally wouldn't buy either one, or the Super Stringer, but would save up to around $300 and get a better drop weight without flying clamps or even an Eagnas crank like the EAG-300.
     
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  11. zidane339

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    On the ATS SS I that I had, the post screws would leave permanent indents in the rotating bar if you tightened them securely. Is that problem adressed in the SS II?
     
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  12. XhotXEX1290

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    Nope, i get the indentions too. I think the only change b/w the I and II is the tray table, and the support for the gripper.
     
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  13. LanEvo

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    hey, wanted to know does the racheting system change much between the X-2 and Klipper? does it make it easier to string with?
     
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    one of the world's oldest, constantly repeated threads.
     
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    The Klippermate does not have a racheting system but if you string with the same string repeatedly you soon get the hang of where to set the bar before gripping that string so that having to regrip is pretty rare.

    The X-2 has a decent racheting system and is certainly better than the Klippermate's as at least it has one.

    Like I said, if I am stringing with a string I've used before, I won't lose much time using the Klippermate as opposed to the X-2 since I wouldn't be wasting time regripping the string. For string I hadn't used before, I think the X-2 would be faster.

    This topic gets beaten to death so search for some other views if you care to. Just take with a grain of salt those posts where someone writes something like "X-2 is awesome and Klippermate is crap" because imo those people often haven't even used both machines.
     
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