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Discussion in 'Stringing Techniques / Stringing Machines' started by Kal-El 34, Dec 22, 2008.

  1. sstchur

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    Thanks, this is helpful information.

    I have been mostly using the CLP Break Free to lubricate the rails on my Gamma (baby) 8800. More recently, I've found that the stuff isn't working as well as I used to remember it working.

    But last night, I took a second look at the directions on the bottle and noted that it said "shake well before use." I hadn't been doing this. It also recommend for best results to let it cure 24 hours.

    So I shook it well and applied liberally last night, and will see this evening if, after wiping off the excess, things are moving as smoothly as I remember in my head.
     
  2. Lakers4Life

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    You have to shake the bottle. The Teflon tends to settle on the bottom. Kinda like Italian Salad dressing.
     
  3. sstchur

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    Hmm, I wonder how Italian Salad dressing would work! :)

    Yes, I'm hopeful that finally having spent 20 extra seconds to re-read the directions will pay off!

    Thanks.
     
  4. Irvin

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    When all else fails read the directions.
     
  5. Tamiya

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    I thought gunlube usually stays slightly oily

    For real drylube I go to a bicycle specialist for White Lightning
     
  6. SwankPeRFection

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    It's really quite simple. You pull the string through the tensioning head and give it to the cat. The cat then pulls on it until it's at the desired tension... then you clamp. :p
     
  7. cluckcluck

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    CLP Break Free is about $8 for 4 oz bottle. 4 times the amount of Glide Slide which is 1 oz.

    I put CLP Break Free in a 1.5 oz eye dropper bottle for easier application.
     
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  10. Irvin

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    I got a 4 oz spray can at WalMart for $3.97 and just yesterday they had plenty more for the same price. It is located in the gun section of sporting good department.
     
  11. BlxTennis

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    Ok, you twisted my arms :)

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  12. evantsung

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    Lol good one! She does SPRING into action when I string.

    Most excellent! What a great idea putting casters on the machine. Where did you get them? I've made mods to the 4 hold down arms. I bought these so I don't have to turn the knobs

    http://www.smallparts.com.au/store/partslist/nutsquickrelease/locknuts/wide/1/.
     
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  13. cluckcluck

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    ^^^Nice cross-stringing tool. :)
     
  14. BlxTennis

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    With Fred's help, I did a search for M10 casters and closet masters shows up and that's where I bought them. The casters are M10 with 20mm long on the stem. It makes moving around easy.
     
  15. BlxTennis

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    Well, I am convinced that I am not a fast weaver and this tool saves my fingers too so what the heck :)
     
  16. cluckcluck

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    I have both the open and dense pattern tools, I still prefer my fingers...it gives me more feel.
     
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    Someone tell me that LaserFibre machine doesn't cost a lot because it doesn't look super duper to me. But hey, that's just me.
     
  20. cluckcluck

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    LaserFibre is no longer in business, but Stringway is the same machine and specs (I believe). Those machines can cost you over a grand...but it's well worth the high price. Extremely accurate, consistent, low maintenance, and superior customer service.
     
  21. zapvor

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    laserfibre is awesome. i believe Yulite used to string on one
     
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    I don't know if Mike ever said that, but he did use a TechniFibre TF7000 in his early videos.
     
  23. mikeler

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    Here is the skinny on the caster wheels I bought for the Gamma X-ST:

    Shipping Method: UPS Ground
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    Product ID: TWUN-75N-M20-BK
    Product Name: Great Lakes Caster - Un-Hooded Twin Wheel - 75mm Black Twin Wheel Un-Hooded Caster with 8mm x 12mm T
    Quantity: 4
    Unit Price: 1.64
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    Order Total : 6.56
    Shipping : 7.75
    Handling : 3.49
    Grand Total : 17.80
     
  24. Irvin

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    You bought caster wheels for a table top stringer?
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    Please tell me you have a stand.
     
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  25. BlxTennis

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    Mike, the $151 price was referring to the mod that Evansung made to the 4 hold down arms for mounting the racquet. The casters I paid is a bit more than the $17.80 for yours. I paid about $58 including shipping. They are M10 with 20mm stem length.
     
  26. Arthuro

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    My new Prince 6000 Stringer

    Here it is:

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  27. mikeler

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    Yes and yes.
     
  28. Arthuro

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    My new Prince Stringing Station

    My PTC and Prince 6000 and tons of string

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  29. zapvor

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    wow awesome stuff. did you order direct from prince?
     
  30. zapvor

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    ohhh im mistaken
     
  31. Arthuro

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    Yes I did. TW said they didn't have the 150 reels of string.
     
  32. zapvor

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    you got 150 reels with the machine????
     
  33. Arthuro

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    150 packages of string, yes.
     
  34. Kot_Bigemot

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    That is more like it :)
    150 packages is about 10 reels. SO, sounds like a good deal.
    Prince makes good machines and good strings.
     
  35. zapvor

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    ok yea you threw me off there.......150 sets makes more sense.
     
  36. Arthuro

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    TW said they didn't offer this, so it made it easy.
     
  37. brage tennis

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    my new baby!

    Here is my new Tecnifibre tf- 6000 stringer. It has strung about 75 frames and is in exelent condition! Strung my first 4 rackets on it today and it exceeded my expectations :) Ill post a full review in a new thread next week.

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  38. Lakers4Life

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    Cool table! Did that come with the machine? Can you show the front of the string dispensers?
     
  39. brage tennis

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    The table came with the machine :) It was so enormous that when my dad went to pick up the machine+table, he could'nt fit the table in the car:shock: so he'll drop by the seller this week ( with a trailer) to get it. When i get the freakin sweet table I'll take the pic man! :)
    Cheers!
     
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  40. kadishack

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    Babolat Star 3

    Here is my Babolat Star 3 that I picked up not long ago.

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    Ektelon Model C Before and After Upgrade Kit

    Here is my Ektelon Model C Stringer that I had before the Babolat Star 3. I didn't know I was going to get the Star 3 so I went for the upgrade kit...but I'm glad I did as it works very well.

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  42. zapvor

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    very nice!!!!!!!! love your 500s and instincts too:)

    i strung on the star 3 for about 2 yrs. definitely an awesome machine
     
  43. kadishack

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    Thanks! I love my Instinct Tour XLs(my main stick) and my 500 Tours! Awesome sticks!

    Yeah The Star 3 is a breeze to string on. I do prefer the 2 pt mounting of the Ektelon though.
     
  44. HIGHER_PRIMATE

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    Are your tour XLs a part of the Czech production run? I know head moved a few racket productions to china in the LM line. Prestige was not affected by this. But the Instinct had it moved almost immediately after the racket came out I believe. I love my LM instinct. I use it as my main stick, and it plays similar to the extreme as well.
     
  45. kadishack

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    Mine are Czech production :) They are great sticks!
     
  46. zapvor

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    i think i would be slower on the star 3 now
     
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    Not the expensive machines some of you have, but here is my little stringing corner. Stringway ML100 & a used Toalson Machine that I picked up, cleaned up and will use from time to time.

    Had purchased the stand for the Stringway, bought the rolling cart shown to store my supplies. One day realized that it was a better height than the stand, now the stand is boxed up and sitting.

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  48. zapvor

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    i like how you put thought into the tennis wall! thanks for sharing
     
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    Nice setup. Is the tennis ball hanging from the ceiling part of a light fixture?
     
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    Are you willing to part with your stand? If so, I'd be interested.
     

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