Gamma Progression ST II

Discussion in 'Stringing Techniques / Stringing Machines' started by Cup8489, Sep 9, 2008.

  1. Cup8489

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    I have the opportunity to get a slightly used model of this string machine for 4-500 bucks, and i did a search but had no luck finding the info i want on it.

    first question, are the fixed clamps spring assisted? i can't tell by looking, and while this isnt terribly important, i'd still prefer spring assisted.

    also, do these clamps slip, or are they good and sturdy.

    a second question: does it have a turntable lock (assuming it does) and if so, which variation? i have to string o3 tours, and while i'm ok with using the 50-50 pattern, i wouldnt mind a good turntable lock

    lastly, what are your overall opinions on this machine? is it a good buy for 200 less than the listing price for a new one? it's been used to string about 60 racquets, but the clamps and gripper are all clean, and the hardware looks good as new.

    thanks in advance :)
     
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  2. zidane339

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    Hey I have the ST I, but I also have seen in person the ST II in use.

    I'm not sure about the clamps, I know they have swivel bases.

    The turntable lock is a screw lock, so its take a little effort to lock the turnatable.

    For that price I'd get it. Its a sturdy and reliable machine.
     
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  3. Cup8489

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    is the turntable lock sturdy enough to string an o3? i like my tensions pretty high (usually over 60 lbs, sometimes closer to 70) would this be a problem?
     
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  4. zidane339

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    Its sturdy enough but you have to turn the screw tightly
     
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  5. b0oMeR

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    I think you should get the machine. However the clamps are not spring assisted but I have used a revo 4000 and this machine and find that there isnt that big of a difference.
     
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