Question for Gaines and others who can help me...

Discussion in 'Stringing Techniques / Stringing Machines' started by andinico, Jul 16, 2004.

  1. andinico

    andinico New User

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    I'm in the market for buying a stringing machine (my first one), and after reading a lot of the threads here have limited my search to two stringers: ATS SS II and the Silent Partner Swing.

    I hope to be stringing 3-4 racquets per month, and mostly I tend to use soft multifilament strings for my racquets and string them at around 65lbs (currently using a Head LM Prestige Mid).

    I would really appreciate it if you could give me some advice on how to make a decision between these two stringers. I realize the Swing is a little more expensive, but it also has metal clamps, 6-pt mounting, and isn't a dropweight machine (? - not sure about this one though). Are these differences worth the extra money, and is the Swing as good of a quality machine as the ATS SS II seems to be?

    Thanks in advance for your time!
     
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  2. Marc C.

    Marc C. Rookie

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    I don't know about the ATS SS II, but I have a SP e. Stringer and would not recommend these clamps for soft multifilaments. I cringe when somebody gives me wilson nxt or gamma live wire because if you want to keep the tension in the string the clamps need to be fairly tight. When they are tight and you are clamping a soft multi you can just see it being crushed by the clamps resulting in discoloration and possibly premature breakage.
     
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  3. David Pavlich

    David Pavlich Professional

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    Marc: "Ghosting" is a natural phenomenon with strings like NXT or Babolat Xcell. Just because you see discoloration doesn't mean you're damaging the string. My machine has good clamps that require little pressure but still ghost Xcell and Live Wire. Just make sure your clamps are clean and you won't have to crush the strings to hold it in place.

    David
     
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  4. christian

    christian Rookie

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    Go for the swing with a 6pt mounting. I wish I would have got this machine instead of an ats ss2 just for the fact of the 6 pt mounting for an extra 50 or somethin like that. The clamps might also be a lil better on the sp
     
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  5. Gaines Hillix

    Gaines Hillix Hall of Fame

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    If the extra money isn't an issue, go with the SP Swing. I agree that the frame mount and clamps are a step up from the ATS SS II.
    Both machines use a drop weight tensioner.
     
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  6. andinico

    andinico New User

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    Thanks to everyone for the replies. Looks like I'm leaning towards the SP Swing! I'll probably be back to let you know how my first string job goes : ).
     
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