Discussion in 'Strings' started by iowaviking11, Aug 23, 2009.
How can you learn to string if you dont know anybody, and whats a cheap good machine?
Youtube is your best friend. I dunno about machines though, I just use a Gamma X-stringer. It's pretty nice, but cheaper machines take more time than electrics.
It's pretty easy, I recommend going with the 1 string method...unless of course your going with a hybrid string...biggest thing to remember is not to pull the cross strings straight across...use your awl to move the string up and down to prevent sawing grooves when you pull the cross strings....
Learn to tie good knots and remember not to kink the string....Practice, practice, and more practice is the key..
cheapest stringer is klippermate. It's durable, and really good practice and strings well.
Here is a website to learn stringing.
I think it's pretty good.
Good and cheap???? A better question may be what is the best machine for under $xxx?
Cheap is not always good. You are going to get what you pay for.
When you get your stringer it should come with instructions. Buy some cheap string like a reel of 16 gauge Gosen OG Micro (IMHO this is the best cheap string around) and before you know it you will be an X-spert. Of course you know an expert is a has been drip under pressure. If you break strings a lot, buy a reel of Gosen Polylon while you are at it and sting your racket with Polylon in the mains and OG Micro in the crosses.
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