Help with new Gamma Progression II

Discussion in 'Stringing Techniques / Stringing Machines' started by Raquetkid121, Aug 6, 2008.

  1. Raquetkid121

    Raquetkid121 New User

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    Hi, I am a huge fan of this forum, and used it in selecting my new stringer. A Gamma Progression II. Once I completely built it though, I noticed something weird, one of the clubs near me has the same machine but its frame support posts were a darker metal and it had a little twist knob to move them back and forth like this one:
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    Mine looks more like the one found on the gamma website:
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    I ordered it from tennis warehouse though:

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    The only visible difference is the shape of the frame supports, on the dark metaled one, and the tennis warehouse one the posts curve in, on mine and the gamma site's one the posts curve out as if they were flipped over from the other ones. Also since my machine does not have the lever lock bolt i have to tighten and loosen the nuts in the machine, which works, but is inconvenient. In addition the manual that came it has the curving in poles, and the lever lock piece in the instructions. I built it using the: "NOTE:2 pcs. of M10 cap screws are provided ... in event that the lever lock bolts become inconvenient..."

    Any idea why there are two posts, and anything helpful about the lever locks would be much appreciated ! Thanks!
     
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  2. LttlElvis

    LttlElvis Professional

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    As far as the mounting posts that curve out, it looks like you have the newer generation than the one pictured on the TW site so I wouldn't worry about it. The mounting posts and table appear to be similar to the Gamma 5003.

    Not sure I understand you problem with the lever lock but you may want to call or e-mail Bret at Gamma and he can walk you through it.
     
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  3. Gamma Tech

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    The STII that you rec'd is the updated version of the 1st one you have pictured. The dark gray parts are injected aluminum. the new parts are extruded aluminum & diecast aluminum. the mounting bolt on top of the turntable is nicer because it doesn't catch strings.

    bret
     
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  4. Raquetkid121

    Raquetkid121 New User

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    Ok thanks so much, but shouldn't the machine still have the lever lock?
     
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  5. Gamma Tech

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    nope. the screws that are at the bottoms of the mounting post replace the locking levers. you need to use the 6mm allen wrench to get the posts close to where they need to be and then do the final adjusting with frame supports @ 6 & 12 o'clock.
    bret
     
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