Recent content by DanF1961

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    New Machine: Alpha 4000 or Gamma Progression ST

    IMO: The Revo has better built clamps, but the Gamma has a better brake/lock system. If you string a lot of Prince O Port frames, I would go with the Gamma, but I don't so my personal choice would be the Alpha. Also, New Tech Tennis (Alpha) has great customer support, Mark & Greg are top...
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    Gamma X-2 Stringer Question (or any dropweight stringer)

    Start from the bottom and lift up just a little past parallel. Then adjust it by no more than one or two "clicks" with the ratcheting system. You'll get the hang of it.
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    Is hyper g best poly

    @g4driver Do you pre-stretch (manually and/or prestretch function) the VCT 1.3 you string? And, have you ever tried the Red 1.3? Thanks in advance.
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    Head Velocity

    New to this thread. I bought a couple packs of Velocity (16 gauge Natural). My friend who's having wrist issues , now ikes Velocity a lot for comfort, decent spin and control. I string his rackets on my Gamma DW. Velocity is slippery/oily so I clean my Stringway floating camps and tensioner...
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    Difference between Alpha Axis Pro vs. Alpha Blue DC Plus

    I found my old e-mail response from New Tech. I asked them to explain the differences with their three crank models: Revo 4000; Axis Pro & Blu-DC Plus, other than Revo is a table top and the other two have stands. Here's the reply:"All 3 machines have the same mounting and clamping design as...
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    1st Stringing Machine - tabletop, $1K budget

    If you go with the Alpha Revo, I would get it from the Alpha dealers, New Tech Tennis. Mark is great, and you'll get free shipping in the lower 48 states, and they have Alpha parts (clamps, springs etc.)
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    Yonex VCORE Pro 100 - how does it stack up vs other 100 sq in options?

    At the time the PK was about $169 or $179 and the Yonex was $219. The PK was a tad more powerful and had more comfort. Also, I have a liking for 16x20 string patterns which the PK has. The Yonex had a recent update to the VCORE 100, so it would be interesting to try. I tried the last model.
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    Thinking of learning how to string my rackets

    I would get a machine with fixed clamps. I have floating clamps and I'll now upgrade, wishing I had purchased a fixed clamp machine originally. Learn 2 piece and you can string any racket, and you have to do 2 piece if you hybrid. Keep it simple and good luck.
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    Using a starting pin with Stringway clamps

    OK - So my scrap piece of poly is held by a starting clamp, placed on the outside of the frame, and my floating clamp now has two strings to hold, thus it becomes the anchor clamp (like a fixed clamp) and I won't have to tension two strings to start my mains. Does this look right? Thanks, Irvin...
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    Using a starting pin with Stringway clamps

    @esgee48 Can you explain how to use a thick piece of poly and a starting knot to replace a starting pin?
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    A Multi observation

    Multis can get expensive, but both Sensation and PPC are reasonably priced. Are they both using 16 gauge for both strings or something different?
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    Used machine = decreased longevity?

    I was strongly considering getting a brand new Alpha Revo 4000, $739 shipped free from NTT. Now I'm wondering if I should pay a little more for the refurbished Neos 1000, $899 also shipped free from TM. Both seem like solid choices, and I do have an adjustalbe work bench if I bought the Revo...
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    Is Gamma Progression II 200 anything to have?

    I agree with pmat814. Flying clamps do suck. I have the Progression II 200, and I bought some Stringway flying clamps, and it works better, but it still sucks, just less. I would spend a little more and get something with fixed clamps, and don't make the mistake I made and spend more money to...
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    Looking for Advice: Stringer <$1000

    @AZJ1973 How's the Refurbished Neos 1000 working for you? I'm strongly considering one myself. Thanks.
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    ProKennex Appreciation Thread

    I bought the last version. The TW specs were 7 pts HL balance. Mine came in at 8.5 to 9 pts HL strung with Silverstring 17. I added a TW Tungsten tape to 3 & 9 until it balanced out to 7 pts HL. It's a nice frame: 21.5mm beam is not to thick or thin; the 100 inch frame is forgiving and the...