String Thing String Straightening Device

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  1. hyperion99

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  2. GlenK

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    Yes, I use it to put the finishing touches on a string job. Have not used it on the court while playing but it works great to finish a job.
     
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  3. Irvin

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    If you use fixed clamps and keep the strings straight as you go there is no need.
     
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  4. PBODY99

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    Use the open pattern works ok. I won't buy the closed model.
     
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    It only works okay. I use to straighten strings after a string job. I straighten as I go and it still falls short on the satisfactory gauge.
     
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    Open pattern did not work for me. User error perhaps.
     
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    My favorite thing about the string thing is that Philippoussis keeps it in his pocket while playing.
     
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  8. AtTheNet

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    I use it during a match, when I feel like my strings have gotten misaligned. It works great for me, you just have to buy the one that is appropriate to your racquet--the open pattern vs. the closed pattern.

    It is a pretty slick little device, straightens the strings back out in no time.
     
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  9. drakulie

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    I at times use it when stringing natural gut. Works fairly well, although in the grand scheme of things, unecessary.

    Flipper gave all of us (stringers) at the Delray ATP a string thing. Here is a vid of him demonstrating it to us.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uCmmMMC1GQQ

    BTW, Really cool guy.
     
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  10. Dags

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    From a stringing perspective, I found that it works ok, but not quite well enough. If your strings are all over the place, it does a decent job of realigning them. If they need a slight adjustment (such as if you've just done a string job, and a few aren't quite as straight as they could be), it's not so useful.
     
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  11. Faithfulfather

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    I agree 100%. You nailed it on the head.
     
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    Why and have you never tried the closed?
     
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  13. AtTheNet

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    When I first saw a String Thing at the pro shop, I thought it was some kind of bogus gimmick, but after a while decided "what the heck, it's only 20 bucks". Turned out that it works great, and everyone that sees mine wants to borrow it and give it a try. They have all thought it is pretty slick.
     
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  14. hyperion99

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    Thanks everybody for all the comments:)
     
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