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    Entry level machine or go for Stringway (opinions needed)

    There is no easy answer to that. :) I am not familiar at all with the quality of Penta, but assuming its a decent brand, hands down the Penta. Ultimately it comes down to clamps, tensioning mechanism and mounting system (in that order for me). To me the fixed clamps are better on the...
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    Entry level machine or go for Stringway (opinions needed)

    Stringway has a following on here, but for the $ I would go Penta. Heck for the difference you could come close to the Penta with a Wise. I see some shops have options with the Penta fitted with a Wise right out of the gate. Would not be a terrible option to start. Generalizing here since I...
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    Machine advice

    I feel for you because $1000 is one of the worst budgets ever! lol. I say that because of the choices you have to make. IE if you could wait and go to 1500 you could get a Gamma Progression ELS (electronic fixed clamp table top model). Or you could end up paying 700 for a fixed clamp drop...
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    Machine advice

    I started with the Klippermate a long time ago (in a galaxy far far away) and it was a good machine for my experience level (IE very little experience). Doing that over again, I think I would be more where you are at with Fixed Clamps and racheting would be a must as well. What about the Gamma...
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    Is there any way to apply accurate tension on the first 2 mains with only starting clamps & flying clamps on a no clamp stringing machines?

    Yulitle has a video online: Yulitle Irvin also has a video: Irvin Starting pin from Klippermate also worked well but think starting clamp methods are better.
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    Tommy Robredo with a Wilson - US Open 2018

    They are both predominately black, but the biggest difference if the Blades have the green accent color on the sides of the hoop and the Ultra Tours have blue accent color.
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    Stringing @ Del Ray

    Thanks for the replies! :)
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    Stringing @ Del Ray

    I will be attending the ATP tournament at Del Ray during the day session on Friday. Never been before and looking forward to it. Does anyone know where the stringing room is at Del Ray? Wondered if anyone on here strings at that tourney? @drakulie maybe?
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    Sergetti Stringing - WOW!

    I used @Irvin spreadsheet (thanks @diredesire for hosting it) for the first time and have to say I liked the results. I restring about 1x a month and am not a string breaker. So for me strings are about initial comfort and then how they play in over the coarse of 4 weeks. Typically they feel...
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    Let's Discuss - Wilson Ultra XP 125

    Strung up one of these today! It really was not too bad. I had the stringing instructions from Wilson and the only issue was around a typo in the instructions. Jim E has the correct ones above, but I used the one from Wilson the customer brought me. Lesson learned! Listen to @jim e The...
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    Which change in the scoring system would you like to see?

    I appreciate how hard the slams are to win because of all the matches but I think it is just too long for TV. And Tennis needs TV money to survive. I would like to see all matches go to college rules to speed up play. Play the lets No Ad scoring TBs in all sets I would also like to see...
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    Help identifying a Wilson racket

    Pretty sure that is it. Thanks guys!! I have never seen that stick before. Always cool to see something new.
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    Help identifying a Wilson racket

    I played in a tournament this weekend and was watching some of the other matches and saw a very strong 4.5 player using a Wilson racket I had not seen before. Sorry no pics. But it was mostly silver, with some yellow at 3,9 and maybe same at the bridge. Don't recall ever seeing a racket...
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    Best Practice for rotating 4 rackets?

    I typically only have 2 rackets of the same Brand and model at one time. I am not a frequent string breaker and 2 rackets more than serve my purposes. Recently I went back to a racket I used in the past and after playing with it for a month I decided I REALLY like it. So I purchased 2 more...
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    New Pro Kennex for Andreas Seppi

    When are these going to be available on TW???
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