Originally Posted by canny
is the gamma starting clip better than the composite clamps? or an essential tool? Should I just go ahead and buy two?
You only need the two composite clamps that come with the machine, the starting clamp is only useful if you're doing an around the world stringing pattern or manually hand pulling the strings into a knot. Don't worry about the starting clamp until you actually have strung enough racquets and want to try the all around stringing pattern.
Edit: Here are images of how you can string without a starting clamp