Klippermate and Gamma X-2

Discussion in 'Stringing Techniques / Stringing Machines' started by iHabNoTeef, Aug 5, 2008.

  1. iHabNoTeef

    iHabNoTeef New User

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    I have heard good things about the Klipeprmate and Gamma X-2 and both of these stringing machines fit my budget. I plan on purchasing one of these machines but before I do, I would like to know the differences between the two and which one TW users would prefer to use :)
     
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  2. Venetian

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    I've used both, but own the X-2. They're pretty much the same, I just went with the X-2 because I bought it from another online retailer that didn't sell Klippermates, along with some other stuff. I think the quality is the same with both of them.
     
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  3. Jonny S&V

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    Essentially the same, besides the gripper, where the Klipper has a linear gripper (better in my opinion, but I own the X-2 for the reason in my next sentence...) and the X-2 has a "roller" gripper (can't remember the correct term.). I got the X-2 because where I bought it from (All Things Sports) I got 15-20 packs of string (can't remember exactly how many, but it was enought to last a LONG time) along with various other grips, accessories (sp?)...
     
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  4. iHabNoTeef

    iHabNoTeef New User

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    Wow, that deal has me interested :shock: What kind of string did you get?
     
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  5. max

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    Do a search: there have been dozens and dozens of threads offering comparative views. Get your information faster this way.
     
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    Hundreds even!
     
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    Thousands even
     
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    millions!

    maybe not millions...
     
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  9. TheShaun

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    i have the x2 and it's a great starter machine. i've had it for a few months and right from the get go i could see the benefit of a better machine. especially when it comes to the mounting system. if you can hold out and save for a better machine, it will be worth it. if not, then go with the x2, i don't regret it, but i'll be looking to upgrade soon.
     
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  10. nadalfan!

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    Look into the eagnas flex 940! Mine is on the way... Should be here Friday.... :cry:
     
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    Check out the thread "I made my Decision" to get some feedback from a guy who has just bought a Klippermate and is stringing his first couple of sticks.
     
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  12. iHabNoTeef

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    So after some research, I think I am going to get a klippermate. I have one last question though, compared to the X-2 and the SP Swing, is the klippermate mounting system equally secure? I've read that a few people have had their racquet heads shortening and I do not want that to happen to me. Is that problem just because they did not use their stringer's mounting system correctly, or is it a problem with the stringer?
     
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  13. Mansewerz

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    There are links to several threads in my guide to buying stringing machines. See, i took the trouble out of the search function!
     
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  14. max

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    I've never had my racquet head "shorten" on my K-mate. I've strung on it about 100 times.

    I DID have a frame get sidecrunched when I let a friend string it on his new cheap electric pull: he did what that other guy did---did not mount the frame securely in the first place. IF you don't mount the frame, this happens. Pretty dumb mistake.
     
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  15. aussie

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    max reminds me yet again of the oft repeated maxim: mount the racquet very firmly with a 2 point mounting system, and it will be fine. Mount it so firmly that the stick will not move when you grab the handle and try to move it around.
     
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  16. ag200boy

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    i have had a racquet head shorten on me with my klippermate machine, but it was entirely my fault, it was my first string job, and i didnt even tighten the mounts but it was fine everyu other time ( i have strung10-15 racquets)
     
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