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Praprad 01-01-2013 07:56 PM

Klippermate On Prince Exo3 Tour 16X18
 
Hey guys, I'm planning on buying the Klippermate as to it has had high praise and I do not want to pay the fee for stringing labor any longer. Is there any thing I should know for stringing Prince racquets with O-ports like the racquet I use? And would Klippermate be a good starter as I am willing to spend a little more if it is worth it.

Lakers4Life 01-01-2013 08:19 PM

You'll need a boomerang or the like to string a side O-port racket, since the Klippermate has no brake.

Andyroo10567 01-01-2013 08:48 PM

Somebody mentioned using a pen cap as a substitute. It may have been Irvin. Either way, it looks like it works.

COPEY 01-01-2013 09:03 PM

Yep, a felt pen cap works on the Ozone racquets - not sure about the EXOs since their ports may be too small. The problem with the felt pen cap, like the boomerang...probably even more so...it has a tendency to pop out. You can either use the 50/50 method or an s-hook, as demonstrated in this video.

loosegroove 01-01-2013 10:06 PM

Do the 50/50 method, get the boomerang, or find an S-hook. Personally I use the boomerang for my Exo3 Tour. I just called prince and they sent me a few boomerangs.

Praprad 01-02-2013 08:55 AM

Is a boomerang all you need? Also do i need any extra clamps or anything of that sort?

Praprad 01-02-2013 09:10 AM

For example this guy http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fFgRAePLzVE says you need a flying clamp, is it needed and what else is needed?

mikeler 01-02-2013 09:57 AM

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Originally Posted by COPEY (Post 7091770)
Yep, a felt pen cap works on the Ozone racquets - not sure about the EXOs since their ports may be too small. The problem with the felt pen cap, like the boomerang...probably even more so...it has a tendency to pop out. You can either use the 50/50 method or an s-hook, as demonstrated in this video.

The pen cap does not work in the Exos. The ports are just too small. I like the 50/50 method and will continue to use it.

cknobman 01-02-2013 11:25 AM

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Originally Posted by Lakers4Life (Post 7091703)
You'll need a boomerang or the like to string a side O-port racket, since the Klippermate has no brake.

This is partially wrong. I have a klippermate (got it last year) and it came with a lock pin. I had no trouble stringing the exact racquet OP is asking about.

Irvin 01-02-2013 03:00 PM

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Originally Posted by mikeler (Post 7092625)
The pen cap does not work in the Exos. The ports are just too small. I like the 50/50 method and will continue to use it.

The pen cap will work any spacer will work it goes between the string you are tensioning and the last tensioned string.not in the port.

Faithfulfather 01-02-2013 05:06 PM

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Originally Posted by cknobman (Post 7092835)
This is partially wrong. I have a klippermate (got it last year) and it came with a lock pin. I had no trouble stringing the exact racquet OP is asking about.

I also use to have a Klippermate and it does have a pin to lock the turn table. A Sharpie cap works well for the EXO racquets.

Topspin101 01-02-2013 05:25 PM

Call Prince and ask for a set of boomerang tools. You will get them in a few days. End of dilemma. A word of caution from "Irvin" recently posted; wear safety glasses as the tools may pop off racquet under pressure. It happens...

Praprad 01-02-2013 05:46 PM

Will do. And do i need to buy flying clamps or starting clamps or anything else?

mikeler 01-03-2013 05:38 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Irvin (Post 7093274)
The pen cap will work any spacer will work it goes between the string you are tensioning and the last tensioned string.not in the port.

I refuse to string my rackets with a pen cap. :)

struggle 01-03-2013 08:40 AM

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Originally Posted by Praprad (Post 7093618)
Will do. And do i need to buy flying clamps or starting clamps or anything else?


Machine should have all you need with it, but i'd get a starting clamp also.
I use two sometimes. One would be enough, None works too, but i don't like starting knots....just seems and feels like a bad idea to me.

Praprad 01-03-2013 05:51 PM

do you know whether the klippermate stringer come with any starting or flying clamps?

MikeHitsHard93 01-03-2013 06:05 PM

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Originally Posted by Praprad (Post 7095973)
do you know whether the klippermate stringer come with any starting or flying clamps?

Comes with two clamps, an awl, pliers, and another tool I can't remember. Klipperusa.com has all the info you need

Praprad 01-03-2013 08:20 PM

where can you buy flying clamps and starting clamps?

Lakers4Life 01-03-2013 09:11 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Praprad (Post 7096237)
where can you buy flying clamps and starting clamps?

http://www.tennis-warehouse.com/descpage-GCLAMP.html

^^^Probably the weakest Starting clamp made.

http://www.tennis-warehouse.com/descpage-GFCLAMP.html

^^^Though Stringway flying clamps are said to be better.

cknobman 01-04-2013 07:22 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Praprad (Post 7095973)
do you know whether the klippermate stringer come with any starting or flying clamps?

The Klippermate comes with two very high quality all metal flying clamps.

It also comes with any other tool needed to string a racquet (including Prince O port racquets).

If you buy a Klippermate stringer you will have everything needed to string racquets. The Klippermate also comes with an excellent guide on how to string racquets for both single and two piece methods.

The only suggestion I have if you buy the Kippermate is to get the stand with it. I absolutely love my stand and could not imagine having to string without it.


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