Poly really that hard to use with rotational gripper?

Discussion in 'Stringing Techniques / Stringing Machines' started by AT92292, Aug 10, 2008.

  1. AT92292

    AT92292 Semi-Pro

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    Is poly really as hard as I think it is to use with a rotational gripper? Because I really want to get an electric machine but Ive been hearing poly is hard to use with a rotational. But some linear grippers are just too expensive and I dont want to get a Wise because I dont want to worry about two different orders. So if rotational grippers arent that hard to use with rotational grippers I will just get that otherwise I will have to do some impressive convincing to get probobly an Silent Partner Aria versus a DG
     
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  2. Zach

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    It should be fine. I've strung all sorts of polys on rotational gripping machines and it's turned out fine.
     
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  3. Il Mostro

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    I replied to your other thread re: Aria/DG. I really don't know about poly since I string exclusively with multi (natty gut soon). However, if poly is really harder to deal with on a rotational gripper, I wonder if the linear/rotational on the Aria will make that much of a difference. Again, I suggest you talk to Steve at SP before pulling the trigger -- he is straight and will give you the definitive answer. You could always go up to the Opus or use a crank -- I think the SP Maestro is the best deal going.

    P.S. Zach seems to be a really credible guy based on my experience here. So I would take his advice at face value.
     
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  4. davidahenry

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    There is another guy on these boards you have probably heard of... Nick B. He knows a great deal about poly strings - plays with them and strings with them. I checked out his site the other day and noticed he uses a machine with a "traditional" rotational gripper (not like the modified rotational gripper on the Aria). I know he strings poly all the time for himself and his customers, and I have never read of any instances where his machine has caused problems.

    If you want to reach out to him directly, check out his site - www.nickbondtennis.com.

    Take care.
     
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  6. davidahenry

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    My bad. Thanks!
     
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  7. diredesire

    diredesire Super Moderator

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    It's not that hard. It can be a little springy just from being stiff, but for me that's never translated into an issue.
     
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