Cheapest 6-point Stringer?

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  1. hoodjem

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    A tennis friend and I are planning to go together and buy an entry-level, inexpensive stringer to do some experimenting with. We want to try out lots of poly hybrids, etc.

    One point that seems to come up a lot is that 2-point stringers aren't very good, and one should really use a 6-point stringer.

    Do all 6-point stringers start at $375-$400?

    Are all the 2-point stringers just junk, which we will quickly find frustrating?
     
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  2. Hankenstein

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    I know atleast one 2 point stringer that is not junk .. Neos 1000,, the GOAT of all manual string machines!
     
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  3. goran_ace

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    Check the stringing machines section. You can get a Gamma Progression II for $339 (floating clamps - add $130 for the FC fixed clamp version). If that's still too pricey for you ask around and look for a used machine.
     
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  4. Mansewerz

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    Have you read this thread?

    http://tt.tennis-warehouse.com/showthread.php?t=213946

    But I believe that in the lower range, a 6 point is the way to go. High quality 2 pt mounts are still good, but they're just that: High quality. It's also more expensive (i.e. Prince Neos 1000).
     
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  5. Nuke

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    Instead of buying a $400 machine you share, you should both buy a $200 Silent Partner Swing, and then you won't have problems "sharing." It's not a real 6-point mount, but it's a little more secure mounting than the other bottom-of-the-line dropweights.
     
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  6. The_Question

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    Talking about cheap in prices...try E-a-g-n-a-s...
     
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  7. ryangoring

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    do a search on that first...eagnas...
    some bad and some good.

    go on craigs and find one cheap.
    go to allofcraigs.com and you can search all of craigslist at one time, i bought one on there for cheap plus shipping. check 'em out
     
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    FWIW, I found a very nice and barely-used Prince Neos 1000 for $500 on craigslist.

    That allofcraigs.com site is pretty nifty, thanks.
     
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  9. Irvin

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    Not all 2 point stringers are cheap and some are actually very good machines. The Prince NEOS come to mind as a very good one.

    Not all 6 point stringers are good stringers either. I think you get what you pay for most of the time.

    Irvin
     
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    Thanks. I found it by luck and have been using it since just to buy a stringer.
    Hey Hoodjem, I just bought one on there, a czech ms 700. a six point with single action fixed clamps for 105 including shipping. not problems with it and it works great.
    just try it out and will be amazed at what people are selling on there.
     
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    Klippermates have been used to string hundreds of thousands of racquets, if not millions, throughout the years. Do you have any idea just how long Klippermate's basic drop weight has remained, for the most part, virtually unchanged and why even with today's frames it continues to be virtually unchanged? Designs that work don't need to be revised much. One can talk about "theory" on whether two point mounting is sufficient or not but many racquets coming out safely through that "system" make any points against it moot. In other words, the proof is in the pudding. The pudding is frames that don't break. I'm sure the same can be said for Gamma X-2 and most other two point mount drop weight systems.
     
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    All I can say is WOW! This is most helpful.

    Thank you very much,
    Hoodjem
     
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  13. Mansewerz

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    No problem :D

    By the way, i am now a AG100 convert :D
     
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