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rafazx10 10-10-2012 05:52 PM

Just bought a stringer
 
Just bought a stringer.
I was about to buy a Gamma X2 or something similar, but decided to wait a little more and keep searching the auction site and craigslist.

Well yesterday i found it, and today i picked it up.

It is a Gamma 4000
It is in great condtion, the old owner had been stringing for 35 years, and decided to retire, so he gave me all the tools, strings, grips and odds he had.

In my opinion it was a pretty good deal, now i dont have to bother my friend to use his stringer.

Here is couple pics of it and the stuff it came with.






rafazx10 10-10-2012 05:52 PM


zapvor 10-10-2012 06:08 PM

very nice!

more important though how many cc s is that bike

rafazx10 10-10-2012 06:22 PM

Thanks, pretty excited about it, comparing to the other option i was going to get.

Well about the bikes, yes there are more than one in the background but i dont think you can see the other haha, they are both 1000cc, both 2011 Kawasakis ZX10R.

COPEY 10-10-2012 08:07 PM

Congrats on the find - looks like you're all set!

Squidward 10-11-2012 12:25 AM

Very Nice, Congrats! The Alpha is very similar to my Toalson Model D.

I put a 6 point mounting system on mine which was a nice upgrade (should you be thinking about it).

Welcome to the club!

bugeyed 10-11-2012 04:00 AM

Congrats! Nice find.

BTW I think that racquet is mounted backwards.

Cheers,
kev

themitchmann 10-11-2012 04:53 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by bugeyed (Post 6947574)
BTW I think that racquet is mounted backwards.

I think so too.

rafazx10 10-11-2012 05:02 AM

Thanks guys.

Yeah, when i did the search on the Gamma 4000 i found a thread about a guy who put a 6pt mouting system, i might do it eventually.


And why do you guys think it is mounted upside down?

I dont think i can fit the big clamp that not is up top, through the throat of the racket, but then again, i didnt try so im not sure.

darklore009 10-11-2012 05:32 AM

Ooo, Nice machine!! The owner sure know to add some extras besides the machine.

bugeyed 10-11-2012 05:33 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by rafazx10 (Post 6947687)
Thanks guys.

Yeah, when i did the search on the Gamma 4000 i found a thread about a guy who put a 6pt mouting system, i might do it eventually.


And why do you guys think it is mounted upside down?

I dont think i can fit the big clamp that not is up top, through the throat of the racket, but then again, i didnt try so im not sure.


One thing, the extra support (the wider section with pads) should offer better support for the head of the racquet. The head is the weaker end of the racquet hoop. Don't see why you would have a problem getting the C-clamp into the throat area.

Cheers,
kev

bbulla 10-11-2012 06:46 AM

The racquet is definitely mounted backwards. You have the head where the throat goes, and vice versa. On all stringers I have ever used the part of the stringer that adjusts for the length of the racquet goes at the throat.

Irvin 10-11-2012 06:54 AM

I thought it was mounted backwards when I first looked. Now that I look closer it looks as though you have a four point mounting system and the three points are at the throat. Clearly upside down.

The top clamp looks like the old Prince clamps. Is there a P on the knob? Also your fixed clamp is backwards but if it stood straight up you could clamp the string. It could be you have several parts from several stringers.

Appears to be a good stringer to start with.

rafazx10 10-11-2012 08:07 AM

Cool, thanks for all the input.

Good thing i posted the picture with the racket mounted, now i know better.

strcmp 11-12-2012 02:49 PM

Nice.. how much did you pay for all of it?

dak95_00 11-12-2012 03:44 PM

Backwards...Yes.

I have an older Prince machine w/ a similar clamp and occasionally string wooden or badminton racquets w/o open throats. When that happens, I just put the C-clamp on the inside of the frame pointing outward instead of the normal way you have it which is on the outside pointing inward. You might think it would get in the way of the last cross but I've never had a problem.

As Irvin asked and I'll ask too....Does that C-clamp have a P on it?

PBODY99 11-12-2012 05:00 PM

About the C_clamp
 
It looks like it is the upgrade to handle the Thunderstick type frames as the original C clamp could not handle 32 mm tips.

ChadW 11-13-2012 07:48 AM

Looks similar to the Ektelon DE I picked up off the list by craig. About the same age too I'd suspect. I wonder if the H Model upgrade would work on yours as it looks so similar.

Enjoy!

struggle 11-13-2012 03:09 PM

still one sitting at my "club". used daily.


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