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EastAngels2014 12-25-2012 08:14 AM

Gamma Progression II VS Gamma X-ST
 
I am looking in to buying a stinger and was wondering what the difference was between these two and if they are good beginner stringers? Thank You

Andyroo10567 12-25-2012 11:09 AM

Just get a drop weight. I don't think a beginner should go off and buy a $729 machine without knowing what there doing. Get a dropweight, string for friends and local peeps, make money, buy a new one, sell the dropweight to someone.

Lakers4Life 12-25-2012 11:17 AM

Buy a used machine. More bang for the buck.

EastAngels2014 12-25-2012 11:19 AM

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Originally Posted by Lakers4Life (Post 7078791)
Buy a used machine. More bang for the buck.

Would u agree with Andy and go drop wieght?

Andyroo10567 12-25-2012 11:28 AM

Used machines are easier to make the money back off of. Like my Winn Pro i got, i already paid it off in 2 weeks.

EastAngels2014 12-25-2012 11:36 AM

i am going to try and find a used one, just cause of my financial situation of being a teenage and not having a ton of money.

Andyroo10567 12-25-2012 11:38 AM

Craigslist would be easiest IMO.You would be able to look at it hands on.

EastAngels2014 12-25-2012 02:22 PM

nobody is selling anything in the Denver area :(

Andyroo10567 12-25-2012 03:01 PM

Hmm, i looked over the website and your right. In every area theres nothing. Try posting a wanted post for a stringer. Eventually someone should show up. Or put a wanted post in the classifieds here and ask for locals only?

EastAngels2014 12-25-2012 03:23 PM

i dont mind paying for shipping but that was my next step. Thank you

EastAngels2014 12-25-2012 05:22 PM

Hey Andy do you still suggest going drop weight for my first one?

Lakers4Life 12-25-2012 06:46 PM

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Originally Posted by EastAngels2014 (Post 7078796)
Would u agree with Andy and go drop wieght?

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Originally Posted by EastAngels2014 (Post 7078970)
nobody is selling anything in the Denver area :(

It took me 6 months of looking before finding a machine and I live in So Cal where machines pop up at least once a month. Denver may be a problem, but you may want to expand your search to the rest of the State.

I almost settled for a drop weight or even a glide bar machine, and had set my limit to $300. Eventually I found one, a Eagnas Flex 940 for $275, with a bunch of string.

EastAngels2014 12-25-2012 06:50 PM

what did you settle on?

MikeHitsHard93 12-25-2012 07:00 PM

Get a klippermate. They're under $200 and work perfectly. I just did my first job today and it went very well!

EastAngels2014 12-25-2012 07:06 PM

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Originally Posted by MikeHitsHard93 (Post 7079338)
Get a klippermate. They're under $200 and work perfectly. I just did my first job today and it went very well!

I saw your thread. is it hard? and accurate tension?

MikeHitsHard93 12-25-2012 07:09 PM

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Originally Posted by EastAngels2014 (Post 7079343)
I saw your thread. is it hard? and accurate tension?

I only messed up once on the mains but not very far into the process. I took my time and they give you step by step instructions. It was easy once I got the hang of it, which wasn't long. I could probably do it again without the directions :) ill get back to you on tension

EastAngels2014 12-25-2012 07:12 PM

ok awsome that would save me money. instead of one of these 600 or 700 dollar cranks. getting a 200 dollar one that works just fine

MikeHitsHard93 12-25-2012 07:12 PM

Ok just used racketune and I set the weight at 57. Ended up at 55 but I didn't increase tension when doing knots, so that's why it dropped I'm sure. Still definitely playable!!!

EastAngels2014 12-25-2012 07:14 PM

ok cool, so your supposed to increase the tension when doing the knots?

MikeHitsHard93 12-25-2012 07:17 PM

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Originally Posted by EastAngels2014 (Post 7079358)
ok cool, so your supposed to increase the tension when doing the knots?

Yes. When tying the knots the string will want to go back to its previous state until the knots tighten up. It dropped a couple pounds but that's not much at all. Seriously many people on this board will tell you this is the best machine for your buck and I can vouch for that so far. Perfect for a starter or moderate stringer on a budget!


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