Starting Clamp, Is it needed with Flying Clamps?

Discussion in 'Stringing Techniques / Stringing Machines' started by ccelis, Jan 9, 2007.

  1. ccelis

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    Just wonder if a starting clamp is beneficial tool to have, for back-up when tensioning the mains when using Flying Clamps. Is this a tool I should just get to have in case of emergency or are there alot of cases that I might use it?

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  2. Nuke

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    I don't think a starting clamp is ever an absolute necessity, but it's a nice-to-have for some situations, like when you come up short pulling that last cross string. I get by OK without one, and I'll bet a lot of other home stringers do, too.
     
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  3. predrag

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    Actually, you can string without it even when you have flying clamps.
    However, there are few situations when starting clamp is useful.

    Regards, Predrag
     
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  4. ccelis

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    Thanks for the feedback, I just wasn't sure if was necessary to backup the flying clamps when tensioning the first few mains , like on a fixed clamp machine or when starting the crosses.
     
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  5. eunjam

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    starting clamp can easily be likened to a 6 point mount, and fixed clamps.

    it's absolutely unnecessary to string a racket.....but it's sooooooo damn nice to have.
     
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