Gamma X-2

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  1. rballer786

    rballer786 New User

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    hey can someone tell me if the gamma x-2 is a good machine and if it is easy to assemble.
     
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  2. Bud

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    Yes and yes :)

    I've strung hundreds of frames on mine... no complaints and no problems :-D
     
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  3. Irvin

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    Hummm? Yes to both questions

    Irvin
     
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  4. rballer786

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    to BUD ... does it come assembled
     
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  5. Bud

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    No, but it's very easy to assemble. If you have any issues, I can send pics of mine.
     
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  7. schenkelini

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    I like mine too. It is simple but gets the job done.
     
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  8. rballer786

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    To BUD........ i don hav the machine yet but im getting it in a month or so ..........thts y i was just wondering n can u send some pics of urs
     
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  9. Bud

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    Take a peek at the manual, first. If you still have issues after receiving yours, I'll send you pics.
     
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  10. JavierLW

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    Did you buy any extra parts for it like better clamps or anything?
     
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  11. rballer786

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    its cool i don think ill have problems
     
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  12. Bud

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    Naw... the stock clamps work great. I did buy a SP clamp to try it out and I still prefer the Gamma clamps.
     
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  13. JavierLW

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    Good to know.

    How long does it take you to string gut? Have you ever done gut and Isospeed Classic?

    (the guy that does my stringing says he hates that but I still make him do it! :) )
     
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  14. rballer786

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    ive strung gut before in about 15-18 mins on my first try when i first bought my crappy machine ......which i no longer hav.
     
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  15. TheRed

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    I've strung hundreds of racquets on mine as well but I prefer the Alpha clamps. I sold the original clamps and got the alpha ones. Didn't lose more than $5 in the process but find the alpha clamps much more durable and easier to clamp. Less maintenance too. the downside is that the clamping space is not too wide so crosses that are far apart are a bit of a pain. I've strung iso classic w/o a problem. Gut takes a little longer but no issues either. I seriously doubt anyone can string gut (without ruining it) in 15-18 min on their first try with a "crappy machine" before moving on the X2
     
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  16. coyfish

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    I have a klippermate but I strung my racquet on my friends new X-2. Both are fine but the clamps on the gamma were harder to use. But the clutch tensioning system was handy.

    On the klipper the clamps are better and easier to use but there is no clutch.

    Those are the pro's and con's.


    15-18 minutes on their 1st try stringing lol . . . thats a load of BS.
     
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  17. jim e

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    Let me get this straight,when you just got your first machine, and as you say a "crappy machine", and you completed a nat. gut job in 15-18 min with your first try? Getting a little deep here! Try and keep the comments truthful.
     
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  18. rballer786

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    to clear you up it was not my first time stringing, it was just my first job on tht machine
     
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  19. rballer786

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    to clear you up , i was not talking about nat gut i was talkin abou syn gut , i think that will clear up all the confusion and that was jus my first string job on tht crappy machine which i no longer have.
     
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  20. slow_duster

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    If you have not bought yet, be sure to check craigslist, there is one for sale in Atlanta right now, I think $125, and this includes some string ( I think one set of VS gut ). Good luck, I think you will like the X2, or the klipper ..
     
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  21. rballer786

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    i think id rather jus pay a litle more and get a brand new one
     
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  22. coyfish

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    You lie lol. Not even stringers with top of the line machines that string as a job do it that fast.

    Not to mention on a cheap machine (assuming dropweight ???).


    You can get a klipper that has a "defection" for 130 bucks. MAchine is guaranteed to work perfectly. My defect is a small dent on the base that doesn't affect anything.
     
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  23. rballer786

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    actually my coach can string rackets in 15 mins n he strings a racket almost everyday n btw i don lie i did string syn gut in 15-18mins
     
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  24. coyfish

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    So you strung full synthetic gut in 15-18 mins on a dropweight (assumed because you said "crappy" machine). That would be fun to see.

    On an electric machine with fixed clamps I can see doing it in 20 minutes if youre experienced.

    Takes me 5 min just to unravel the string / mount the racket.
     
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  25. rballer786

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    actually it was on a crank machine from eagnas n i already had the string prepared
     
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    man the lies are just rolling off here.......
    hey coyfish just leave him alone to talk to himself...
     
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  27. rballer786

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    yal can think watever you guys want .............
     
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  28. tennisman917

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    hey i think we all know this guy is load of crap so if he responds nobody comment
     
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