Former Stringer - Needs Advice On Drop Weights

Discussion in 'Stringing Techniques / Stringing Machines' started by WilsonPlayer101, Oct 31, 2010.

  1. WilsonPlayer101

    WilsonPlayer101 Professional

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    I used to string my own racquet and sometimes other people's. I never owned a machine but my friend did. He owned a professional stringing machine. It was not electronic, this was the late '80s and early '90s. I learned how to string on this machine but he moved in the early '90s and I have not strung since. I am thinking now that maybe I should buy one of those drop weight stringers like the Gamma. They are reasonably priced.

    I forgot how to string it's been a long time but I do have my experience with it. Do you think someone like me who once strung on a professional stringing machine can catch on again? Can someone who strung on a pro machine string on a drop weight? These look so different.


    Thanks,


    James
     
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  2. jmverdugo

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    Of course.
     
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  3. coachrick

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    Piece o' cake! In the early '90s, I had an original Star machine and Alpha Pioneer III dropweight. Many times I chose the Alpha since it was easy to get good results, just like the Star. At that point, I had strung on at least a dozen different machines, so it was pretty easy going from one to the other.

    Just make sure you understand the mounting system and can adjust the clamps and you're golden.

    BTW, I owned a Major/Tecnifibre machine for a number of years and switched to the LF MS 200tt most recently...I'm very happy with my dropweight.

    Welcome back! :)
     
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  4. coyfish

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    It is easy and they come with instructions. Doesn't really matter what machine you use . . . its is the same thing. Mounts with a tension mechanism. Either crank, weight, or electric.
     
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  5. Technatic

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    The main differences between pro machines and cheap machines are in the convenience and in the quality of the clamps.
    You may get annoyed when this difference is too big.

    So my adivise is: Do not goo too cheap choose good quality.
     
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  6. WilsonPlayer101

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    Thank you everyone for the info and the help. I won't get a stringing machine just yet but down the road I will most likely. I think like you all have said I can catch on again and pickup stringing again. Much appreciated your input, thank you.
     
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