Gamma X-2 scratches inside of racquet?

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  1. Xfimpg

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    Hi Folks

    Has anyone using a Gamma X-2 stringer noticed that the two support pins (that keep the racquet in place) will scratch the inside of the racquet?

    My temporary solution is to cut a piece of rubber and tape it to the inside of the racquet, but I'm looking for a permanent solution so I don't have to do this to every racquet.
     
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  2. 1HandedBackhand

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    There are plastic black spacers that go over the post that are kind of moon-shaped that protect the racket. You should never have racket in direct contact with the metal post.
     
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  3. Xfimpg

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    Hi IHBH
    I use the thicker ones on the bottom with the thicker side outwards; is that not correct?
     
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  5. Irvin

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    You should use the thickest one unless the spacer touches the grommets. The rackets is supportd by the spacer not the post.
     
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  6. Irvin

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    Are you string a racket with an angled frame that rides up over the spacer?
     
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  7. Xfimpg

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    Thanks Irvin for all the good info.
    I think i'm stringing normal racquets, like PS 85, POG, Head Prestige.
     
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    OK, they should not be a problem with those. Just make sure the racket rest firmly against the spacers and not the posts.
     
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    Yes the spacers go to the inside of the frame not the top and bottom....hope you understand.
     
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  10. Xfimpg

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    I think so... the thicker side of the spacer goes inside the frame (so to speak) and under the frame as well.
     
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  11. Irvin

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    That spacer does not go under the frame the frame and the spacer touch the pad the post is on.
     
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  12. Xfimpg

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    Got it.
    Thanks guys. :)
     
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  13. tsongaali

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    Will those two spacers provided really be fine for every modern racquet? Or is it better in the long run to make your own with some softer material like belt leather?
     
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  14. dono4100

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    The spacers are hard plastic (two sets come with it if i recall correctly) and go against the frame just under the grommets when mounted correctly. I used the best fitting set the first time i strung with it, and have never changed them. I honestly can't see a reason to.

    A softer mat'l like belt leather would definitely not work. The frame would shift under tension
     
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  15. tsongaali

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    It's fine if it's JUST touching though right? As long as its not really pressing against and pushing the grommets right?
     
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  16. loosegroove

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    They should be flush against the frame so there is no movement. And they should not be putting pressure on the grommets. If they are, make sure you are using the correct spacers and the appropriate sides. The X-2 includes two different sized spacers, and each side of the spacer is also different in thickness. So essentially you have 4 options to choose from as far as the fitting of the spacers. Use the thickest setup possible without putting pressure on or blocking the grommets.
     
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  17. AsianArnold1

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    got my first gamma x-2 last month, and i also have a head prestige. i used the smaller spacer turned so closest top of grommet but not blocking it. Seemed to work.
     
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