Okay so here goes. Today I received my Silent Partner Swing in the mail I was very excited and I opened it up rather quickly. So after opening it, I crack open the manual and start assembly. Pretty straight forward and helpful. I was done with the set up in like 15-20 minutes. Then I get my Wilson Graphite Supreme Stretch (28" length) to string. I don't really use this racquet, but I might now, and for practice, why not, right? I start mounting and here is where I got stuck for a bit. I didn't bother to read the mounting instructions, and winging it didn't help. I then fiddled with it and nothing great happened. I consulted the manual, and presto, it helped. There is some further fiddling that may be needed with the D supports. Probably the fact that this racquet is not very conventional. In the end, I got it to fit pretty well, except questionable at one point. Not too major, just a little bit off empty space where it should fit more snugly. Whole thing took like 15 minutes. On to the stringing. I go upstairs and get the stringing info. Here's where all hell broke loose (not really, but it sounds dramatic). I realize that my racquet is allowed to be strung bottom up. Hell no am I doing that, It's old already and I don't wanna risk it. So I review the general ATW w/o the starting clamp (thanks YULitle!) and it should work. I go flare a grommet a little to hold two strings and it works. However, at this point, my Mom asks me if I want lunch. Okay, good idea to do it now so that I can just string it later w/o going hungry. *Time skip* I get to my stringer at about 2:10 PM. The racquet is already mounted. I bust out the other tools, get my marker to check for slippage and my other sharpie for measuring. The machine has a ruler on it. I measure out the string, do it twice to be sure, and proceed. I double pulled the mains like it says to do. So I did. Then I mess up and forget to double pull the other starting main, so I start over. I realize that indents are being made on the strings, so I loosen the clamps. I proceed and at this point, it's rolling again. I must say that these clamps were superior to the ATS SS/Gamma x-2 clamps in a few ways. In some, they weren't. I find some tricks for going faster and I put the dropweight down after every pulling to get my full 360 degree rotation (yea, I love it!). Will talk more about dropweight later. Before I know it, i'm done with my mains, but I'm following the General ATW. It's about 3:00PM now. Yes, that's a while for mains, but on a new machine and after messing up, I'm content. Now I start the crosses. Here's where I'm in a pickle. I get to about the 6th cross. Hmm, my weaving has gotten better if I do say so myself. I then realize that on a ATW there are cross skips!!! ( the last main that you didn't do must have its grommet skipped) I realize this by seeing that the crosses were slanted. So I undo the crosses to the first two crosses, and start again. Everything's going well now. It's about 4:00PM when I reach the 18th cross. Then I realize that the pattern on the Silent Partner website was WRONG! The Wilson Graphite Supreme stretch is a 16 x 19, not a 16 x 20. So now my last cross ends up on the wrong side, and I can't complete the string job. UGH!!!! So i go back, undo the crosses, have a little clamping trouble, and finally finish the job at about 5:00PM. So for my first string job, from delivery to finishing of the string job, it took from about 12:30 to 5:05PM!!! Oh well. Now to the machine itself. Clamps These clamps were awesome. I loved that they were much more compact than the ATS ones and they held well. Only problem is adjusting is a little annoying to prevent indentations on the string. Also, they don't open as wide, so I had to move some strings while doing the crosses because the clamps couldn't reach. Sometimes I would put the clamp on the crosses before tensioning the string, but I wouldn't close the clamp, just leave it open as like a tunnel or path for the string to follow. Also, make sure that after every tensioning and clamping, you put the tension bar down because the clamps go on top of the stringbed during the crosses. Clutch The clutch was so smooth and easy to use. No problems whatsoever. It just felt like a slight bit more effort to get the string in the jaws. Nothing major, you get accustomed to it in a jiffy. Also, I had no trouble holding the clutch, and it felt even easier than the ATS although it had no grooves. However, this was at 55 lbs and the other was at 60 lbs, so the tension could have caused it. Also, no ratchet sounds and you can just lift it as much as needed for the clutch to kick in, you don't need to go by ratchet clicks. Though, both are fine. Don't believe what is written on the Eagnas site. There are no sharp edges and holding the clutch is fine. Turntable and Brake The table is shorter lengthwise than other stringers, or so it seems, but it held a 28" frame fine. The table is also shorter heightwise, but I've heard that this is to prevent frame flex. The only time it's annoying is the first few mains. However, the brake is not very good, I tightented it, and I doubt it should be used for 03 racquets. Then again, it's a screw brake on a $199 machine, so you get what you pay for. Can help on knots though! Mounting You've already read my troubles with mounting. It's not hard once you read the manual, and the W adapter fit my first racquet fine. I liked the mounting, it felt more secure. You just need to mess with it a bit. Silent Partner service Silent partner has been great so far. They don't send out order confirmations, but you can check your orders on their website. Also, you can request a tracking code for your shipment that they will e-mail to you. The only thing is the pattern that was wrong on their website. Should I e-mail Silent Partner about their pattern for this specific racquet, or could my racquet be a rare one of it's kind with one less cross? Also, any suggestions for the clamp problem I had about the width of the clamps? Overall, it was a great machine, works smoothly. Also, I love the silver black design with the red. Silver and black is like my favorite combo! I can post pics later if you guys want me to. Great buy so far.