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    Klip Lightening 16g

    This hybrid package of natural gut and a multi synthetic has slightly thinner guage for the synthetic crosses: Gauge: 16g. (1.30mm) natural gut mains with 16g. (1.29mm) multifilament synthetic gut crosses Length: Mains: 21 feet / Crosses 20 feet In stringing this, would you need to...
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    2 piece tie off

    I'm not the most experienced stringer on this board. Quite the contrary. I've only strung maybe 4 or 5 of my own racquets and I've only done two piece stringing, but it has been my experience that the stringing instructions/patterns for racquets are different for one piece and two piece...
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    Laserfibre and Stringway

    Are the Laserfibre and Stringway products the same? Especially are the Laserfibre floating clamps the same as Stringway floating clamps? Anybody know?
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    Laserfibre Floating Clamps Vs Sp Clamps

    Laserfibre clamps same as Swingway clamps? Since, I've heard so much good about these clamps, I called this number to order two of them. I got no answer but left a voice mail early in the week. So far, no one has called me back. Out of frustration I went to the Stringway web site, and...
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    Ag 607 Electronic Table Model (607)

    Anybody know anything about this machine, or the AG machines in general? I've seen this one - AG 607 ELECTRONIC TABLE MODEL (607) for sale for $799.
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    Cheap Stringers

    I just strung my fourth or fifth racquet on my Gamma x-2. This after a couple of trial runs on an old racquet with some cheap string. Once I ruined an expensive string because I missed a wrong hole and couldn't recoup the string job. But that was my fault due to my learning curve, not the...
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    McEnroe on Gilbert...

    It's not only endorsement money that swamps tournament prize money for player/celebs like Mac, but its also the guaranteed appearance fees paid to player/celebs like him. Money paid just for showing up on the court at a tournament - win or lose. From what I have read, just about all the...
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    NXT vs NXT max vs TNT fat core

    I think you are right. The fat core is playing better now that I have more playing time on it. Must have needed a break in period. I've been hitting some wicked service returns and some nice backhand and forehand dippers just over the net. Tough for an opponent to volley those back.
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    what to buy

    I have a Gamma x-2 drop weight - cost, about $135. Once I got the hang of it, it is very easy to string a racquet with it, and I found it is accurate, with the resulting string job at least as good as the best ones that I have paid for at a good pro shop. Of course, stringing with a drop...
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    Tennis Stringing Lever

    This should be a candidate for the great post of the year. This makes me appreciate even more my simple Gamma x-2 drop weight.
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    NXT vs NXT max vs TNT fat core

    Update OK, I've continued to use these two Prostaff Surge racquets, one strung with the TNT fat core and the one strung with the NXT max. After my experience with the close loss to the pusher I inspected both racquets. Nothing obvisously wrong with the string jobs. The bad experience with...
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    NXT vs NXT max vs TNT fat core

    Yeah, I think the NXT max in 17 g might be a very good one to use. 18 g may be just too thin. Does anyone know the difference between the NXT and NXT max, besides the price I mean? Like what is the physical difference? More fibres in the max? A coating on it? Or are they just completely...
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    NXT vs NXT max vs TNT fat core

    Thanks for the imput. I played last night against a pusher. He was incredibly fit, did not hit with much pace, but got to almost everything I threw at him. After losing the first set 5-7 using the racquet with the TNT fat core I noticed that the strings did not feel quite right. They seemed...
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    NXT vs NXT max vs TNT fat core

    I've been playing with Gamma TNT fat core that I got free with my Gamma X-2 stringer. It works well enough, but playing against a heavy hitter the other night, my wrist began to feel the strain. I switched to my other racquet (identical to the one I was using - a Prostaff Surge mid) strung...
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    ATS Super Stringer II on e Bay

    I got 6 packages of TNT fat core 16g with my Gamma x-3. I've used two packages so far. Pretty good string. Think they retail for $13 a package via internet or telephone order. I admit the other packages of "free" string I got weren't worth much. But they were fine for "practicing" my first...
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    Buy A Personal Stringing Machine!!!!!!

    I bought my stringer because I wanted to learn how to string just because I considered it as part of tennis, a game that I love. The hour or so it takes me to string a racquet does not make economic sense when valued at what I make per hour in my job, but I do it in front of the TV during down...
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    I Need A Machine Upgrade!

    I have a Gamma x-2. I'm new to stringing and have only strung a few racquets for myself so far, and I only intend to use if for stringing my own racquets. Now that I have the hang of it, the x-2 seems fine for this purpose. The clamps, which may be a bit bulky compared to some others I've...
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    Want to string faster....

    Is fast good? All this emphasis on speed makes me wonder about how good the string jobs are. I can see the advantage of stringing fast when one is doing it for profit, but isn't there a trade off between speed and quality of the string job? I am now stringing my own racquets on a Gamma x-2...
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    Buying My First Stringer....

    I've had my Gamma x-2 for at least six months. Took a while before I strung a racquet without a misweave or a missed hole, but I strung my Wilson Prostaff Surge with Gamma TNT fat core last night and it came out perfect. Did take me two hours. This included setting up my machine on a table...
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    Any reason i shouldnt buy the gamma x-2

    just strung my 4th racquet on one I bought my Gamma x-2 a few months ago. I just strung my 4th racquet on it last night. A month or more went by since my 3rd attempt and the one I did last night. Last nights job came out perfect and I can't wait to get some time to go hit with the racquet to...
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    Billie Jean King - Portrait of a Pioneer

    Wrong!Wrong!Wrong! BJK knows dam well what her victory over Bobby Riggs was - a victory over a man that was much further past his prime than she herself was - but that it was a victory that gave a very large boost to the cause of women's tennis and to women in all sports. Her support of...
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    Tennis newspaper coverage pathetic

    The world's numbers 1 and 2 men play each other in the finals of a Master's Series event in one of the most beautiful tennis sites. One of the players plays beautiful classic style tennis - almost ballatetic out there, the other plays an exciting, emotional brand of tennis with top spin shots...
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    1924 article Amateruism/Tilden

    Can post full article if interest noticed that the link only gives a couple of paragraphs. I can post the full article if there is enough interest. However, it is long. Anyway of posting attached files to these posts?
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    1924 article Amateruism/Tilden

    For you tennis history buffs here is a link to an interesting 1924 article on ameteurism and the attempt to remove Bill Tilden from amateur status because he made money writing on tennis. http://www.theatlantic.com/doc/192410/amateur-sports
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    how can anyone stand to watch federers boring matches ?

    Yeah, I was hoping for a competitive match when Fed played Haas in Miami, but no dice. So lacking the drama, I concentrated on watching Federer's movement around the court and the footwork. Incredibly balanced. A true ballet virtuosos out there. That was enough to keep me watching - and to...
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    Dubai kind of an odd tournament

    I should have known this. Now I do.
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    Dubai kind of an odd tournament

    The goat or winnying sound I believe was the bad audio coming off my tennis channel connection. I watched the Nadal - Federer match twice and the audio was off both times. Yes, I admit it, I know next to nothing about Dubai except that it is the capital of the United Arab Emirates and is...
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    Dubai kind of an odd tournament

    Does anyone else think the Dubai tournament is kind of odd? I mean, a pro tennis tournament where the prize money is around $1m, and apearance fees must be in the stratosphere, but where the fan base must be tiny. I bet Bjorn Borg even got an appearance fee to sit in the stands. I mean, how...
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    Why don't we just get rid of the tie-break?

    All of you against tie breaks have got to be kidding. The innovation of the tie break is what brought tennis to (or at least close to) a mainstream sport. Before Van Allen's innovation, tennis matches could go on forever (theoretically, they still can, since you must win the tie break by two)...
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    Bjorn's loss is your gain!....bid now.....

    Right. Forgot about that til you reminded me. Though I do seem to remember reading stories about Joe living close to hermit like in NYC and one story where he was hauntlingly hanging around the San Francisco bar/restaurant where he married Marilyn and where he sent roses to every day in honor...
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