Gamma Progression 200 - New Stringer

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  1. arun_mrk

    arun_mrk New User

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    I bought "Gamma Progression 200" last week and did my 1st stringing (2-piece) yday with BLX JUICE 100.
    I'm going to hit with it today evening but I have question

    1. when I tighten the last main(10T) and clamp (came with the machine) it with 8T(SKIP 9T) I have trouble clamping as the string tends to bend because of huge gap between 8T & 10T.
    Is this how it should be?
    Also, i feel like i lost the tightness in the last mains due to this and a bit while tie-off.
    Can somebody explain how to handle this part of stringing?
     
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  2. Irvin

    Irvin G.O.A.T.

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    Welcome to flying clamp stringing. You could buy a triple clamp or a starting clamp to get around the problem do you have either?
     
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  3. arun_mrk

    arun_mrk New User

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    Thanks Irvin for the reply. I have tools that came with the machines only. Unfortunately, it didn't come either starting clamp or triple clamp.

    but will buy this if it can take care of the problem (Oh boy didn't think it would cost $40)

    http://www.tennis-warehouse.com/descpage-GCLAMP.html

    Once i have this starting clamp, should I do something like this

    Pull the last main (10T) and use the starting clamp to clamp INSIDE the frame and tie-off?
     
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  4. Irvin

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    Are you stringing one stringing one piece or two piece
     
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  5. arun_mrk

    arun_mrk New User

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    Two piece String, I used GAMMA ZO PRO hybrid that came with the machine
     
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  6. Irvin

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    OK this won't be as good as the triple clamp but better than what you're doing I think. When your string the 7th main on one side hold it on the outside the frame with a starting clamp. This frees up the flying clamp on that side. When you finish the mains on the other side instead of just using one clamp to hold the outside main use both as near together as you can get them. Less twisting that way. After tying off one side repeat on the other.
     
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  7. arun_mrk

    arun_mrk New User

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    Thank you Irvin, I will try your suggestion next time.
    BTW, I played 2 sets with the stringing that I did and looks good.
     
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