Tools for Gamma X-2

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  1. DownTheLine

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    I am going to buy the Gamma X-2 stringing machine and I was just wondering what were some good tools I should get extra for it.

    I am already going to buy practice string. Thinking about buying around 6 sets because the machine comes with string, but i don't want to use the "good" string for practice.
    http://www.tennis-warehouse.com/descpageACGOSEN-PFTUFFWH.html

    I was thinking about buying a calibrator, but someone said i shouldn't because drop weights only need to be calibrated once. How would I know the tension accuracy though?



    http://doitsportsusa.com/Gamma-X2-Stringing-Machine/M/B0002TQ0XK.htm#wbaCustomersReviewsWidget

    That's the website I am buying it from 2 reviews say the stuff they got with the machine but don't mention the tools but 1 review mentions that he got the basic stringing tools to complete a string job... Should i just think that the other reviewers just thought the tools were part of the machine or just forgot to mention them?

    Any other tools i should look into getting??

    BTW this is my first stringing machine.
    Thank you for you help in advance!
     
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  2. DownTheLine

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    Also I play with Full Pro Hurricane Tour and i have two packets of luxilon in my tennis bag, but i was just wondering is Luxilon Big Banger ALU power rough or ALU power just like PHT?
     
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  3. YULitle

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    Why are you choosing to pay $20 more at this web site than buying direct from Gamma?
     
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  4. DownTheLine

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    NVM Gamma doesn't sell directly to customers. So would there be anything else I would need to get?

    Also can you answer the stringing Question for me? I know you know alot about strings and everything so I would probably trust what you would have to say.
     
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  5. DownTheLine

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    Please help guys..
     
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  6. The_Steak

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    Just use the dam string, cut it if you don't like it.

    Don't double post and whine.
     
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  7. DownTheLine

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    I was actually just trying to bump the thread...
     
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  8. The_Steak

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    Well look, I just gave you an answer. You don't need to double post for people to see your thread.


    Good luck.
     
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  9. DownTheLine

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    Do you think I should get a calibrator?
     
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  10. The_Steak

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    For dropweights you only need to calibrate it once.

    Or so I heard.
     
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    I wouldn't buy a calibrator for a new dropweight. It is rare and unusual for one to be set up wrong so that it pulls the wrong tension. You could use a fish scale or borrow someone's calibrator, in the future, if you wanted to check it out.
     
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  12. DownTheLine

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    Do tools come with all stringing machines usually?
     
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  13. tennisnoob2

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    ^^i second that. its not gamma direct, its AxTxS sp0rts w/o the x.

    Save yourself a dollar or two and use prince nylon its like 1.30

    And im not sure but at that price level, only the gamma comes with tools. The klipper might
     
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  14. dancraig

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    ...Yes....
     
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  15. p0w3r

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    also i wanna say that the Gamma X-2 is out of stock in all the stores that i checked. They are gonna get more in Aug. And when i say all the stores, i meant all the stores that dont charge you a ridiculous amount for shipping (a few sites have free shipping).

    I just went with the ATS Super Stringer 2, which is supposed to be the same exact thing as the X-2 from ats website. Should come in tomorrow :D
     
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  16. tennisnoob2

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    ^^are you serious?

    ats is out? i was planning on ordering next week
     
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  17. DownTheLine

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    That is very true I ordered one last night of the I posted above and the shipping was $75 I should have just got the progression602 but it's all good.
     
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    yup...ats is out...but i just got their ATS super stringer 2 and its almost exactly the same. Only differences are color and the base of the stringer...everything else seems to be exactly the same.
     
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    Usually, it depends on the brand. Eagnas always includes tools, some of the other brands don't, but the dealers usually throw in a starter set with the free string. The plyers and cutters are cheap. The Awl and string mover (bent awl) are very handy. I use an Xcelite cutter and plyers. YULitle recomends Xircon (sp?), but they are basically electronic tech tools.
     
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  20. tennisnoob2

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    do they have the same warranty/back up of the product?
     
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  21. DownTheLine

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    The gamma X-2 will probably come with tools then?
     
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  22. Gamma Tech

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    Yes. it has the same limited lifetime warranty.

    yes the X-2 comes with enough tools to string. the SSII comes with the same ones. where ever you buy an X-2 it will come with the same tools.
    bret
     
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    Thank you for your help Gamma Tech! How many sets of strings come with the machines usually?
     
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  24. tennisnoob2

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    Gamma tech,

    I looked at the ATS super stringer and it did not have a bullet of flying clamps nor were they in the picture. Yet, the x-2 did.

    the super stringer comes with clamps..right?
     
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  25. p0w3r

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    yes it comes with the same clamps as the x-2
     
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  26. Gamma Tech

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    yes the SS comes with the floating clamps. they are the same but red & black.
    bret
     
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