After much debate between Klipper and X-2 and more hours of weighing the pros and cons (more than I probably should have spent ), I finally got the X-2! I've already strung two racquets with it. Both were basically cheap, test racquets as I was very concerned about deforming a good frame. The first one took over two hours but the next one only took about an hour and 15 mins. As I plan to string maybe two or three times a week, I feel very good about the time progress. I tested both racquets out today as well. Good, clean comfortable hits. I really don't have anything bad to say about this machine. However, I do have a few concerns that I would like tips about. The two racquets that I strung were pretty cheap, Wal-Mart racquets there were $15 apiece. The frames did "round out" a little bit on the first racquet, but I suspect that is mostly because it was such a cheap racquet. I do not, however, want to risk something like that happening on a better frame (i.e. eventually my K6.1 Tour lol). Does anyone have any pointers on using the 2-point mount? Especially I noticed on some strings I had trouble deciding between going over the frame or under, so if anyone could help point out on what plate to use when mounting on the X-2 that would be great. The second challenge I'm having is tying off the knots. I think it's probably just a matter of practice and I have some string left over from those stringjobs to practice knots on. Any pointers though on what knots I should use for tying off and a starting knot for the crosses? Lastly, what method is preferable on the X-2 for starting the mains? I followed the method that Almerickso's Tube videos utilized where you clamp the two center mains and then pull one to tension then the next. I also tried to double-pull as demonstrated on YULitle's videos. Maybe I just didn't get the concept right, but is double-pulling on a drop-weight not as efficient as on an electronic one? EDIT: One more question: Is it easier to string a thinner gauge (17) than it is a thicker one? The two strings I used were both 15L since I figured I'd just use those up since I never play with higher than 16L gauge. Thanks for the help with the decision to those that commented on my previous posts in this forum, and thanks for any answers to this thread!