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hyperion99 01-23-2013 06:24 PM

String Thing String Straightening Device
 
Has anybody ever used the String Thing String Straightening Device as a tool for straightening the strings on a racket while stringing.
http://www.tennis-warehouse.com/desc...RINGTHING.html

Let me know your thoughts.

GlenK 01-24-2013 04:21 AM

Yes, I use it to put the finishing touches on a string job. Have not used it on the court while playing but it works great to finish a job.

Irvin 01-24-2013 04:35 AM

If you use fixed clamps and keep the strings straight as you go there is no need.

PBODY99 01-24-2013 05:38 PM

Use the open pattern works ok. I won't buy the closed model.

Faithfulfather 01-24-2013 05:42 PM

It only works okay. I use to straighten strings after a string job. I straighten as I go and it still falls short on the satisfactory gauge.

mikeler 01-24-2013 05:43 PM

Open pattern did not work for me. User error perhaps.

tennisnut123 01-25-2013 12:33 PM

My favorite thing about the string thing is that Philippoussis keeps it in his pocket while playing.

AtTheNet 01-25-2013 06:46 PM

I use it during a match, when I feel like my strings have gotten misaligned. It works great for me, you just have to buy the one that is appropriate to your racquet--the open pattern vs. the closed pattern.

It is a pretty slick little device, straightens the strings back out in no time.

drakulie 01-25-2013 07:43 PM

I at times use it when stringing natural gut. Works fairly well, although in the grand scheme of things, unecessary.

Flipper gave all of us (stringers) at the Delray ATP a string thing. Here is a vid of him demonstrating it to us.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uCmmMMC1GQQ

BTW, Really cool guy.

Dags 01-26-2013 07:16 AM

From a stringing perspective, I found that it works ok, but not quite well enough. If your strings are all over the place, it does a decent job of realigning them. If they need a slight adjustment (such as if you've just done a string job, and a few aren't quite as straight as they could be), it's not so useful.

Faithfulfather 01-26-2013 09:05 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Dags (Post 7166997)
From a stringing perspective, I found that it works ok, but not quite well enough. If your strings are all over the place, it does a decent job of realigning them. If they need a slight adjustment (such as if you've just done a string job, and a few aren't quite as straight as they could be), it's not so useful.

I agree 100%. You nailed it on the head.

corbind 01-27-2013 12:24 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by PBODY99 (Post 7159560)
Use the open pattern works ok. I won't buy the closed model.

Why and have you never tried the closed?

AtTheNet 01-27-2013 12:01 PM

When I first saw a String Thing at the pro shop, I thought it was some kind of bogus gimmick, but after a while decided "what the heck, it's only 20 bucks". Turned out that it works great, and everyone that sees mine wants to borrow it and give it a try. They have all thought it is pretty slick.

hyperion99 01-27-2013 02:00 PM

Thanks everybody for all the comments:)


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