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    In praise of Kevlar/ZX hybrid!!!

    Best advice in this entire thread. (y) Makes stringing kevlar mains as easy as any poly, even with tight grommets. Doesn't add any time if you pre-stretch, cut to rough length, and dip the kevlar first then let it dry while prepping the ZX string, cut out old strings, mount the racket, etc.
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    Wise 2086 power supply

    There are real modifications that can be done on most power supplies, like extra filter capacitors. I did that on a 12V supply for a security camera system that had a lot of noise in the images. The power supply circuit board had empty holes where extra capacitors could be added to increase...
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    Alpha DC PLUS mounting system, metal snapped in half.

    That broken piece looks like it's made of weak potmetal. I'm surprised more don't break.
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    The Official Angell Users Club

    In this post I told about my problems with a replacement grommet set being very brittle and having 11 damaged grommets after 20 hours play on the first string job. I replaced that set with my last replacement set, and although it felt softer when I installed it, after 3 hours of play there's...
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    The Official Angell Users Club

    I'm having a problem with extremely brittle grommets, which seems to be opposite of other reports of grommets being too soft. I'm a highly experienced stringer. I bought my TC97 18x20 new in 3/2017, along with 2 replacement grommet sets. I carefully restrung it 20 times with the original...
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    Dispute with pickleball guys - was I wrong

    Kill 2 birds with 1 stone... If soccer players say it's okay to use the court because they're playing "foot tennis", tell them foot tennis is played on a much smaller court. Then point them to the pickleball courts and say those are for foot tennis.
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    has anyone made their own prince neos glide bar rods? i need a pair of glide bars..

    If the attachment was named Inquiry.doc it was a VERY nasty virus. I got one in a reply to a 2 year old email.
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    Clamps moving a lot

    With all respect to John, I'm not sure those clamps will fit your rails. Your rails look really thick in the video. I have a set of those MQAC-11 base clamps (maybe for sale) from an older turntable and the rails were 8.5-9mm thick with a 14mm wide slot. What are those measurements for your...
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    Clamps moving a lot

    Here's a manual for an electronic version of your machine that looks like the same clamps: https://gammasports.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/01/Prog_600Es_LED.pdf Those base clamps are not adjustable, you crank the knob until it is as tight as possible. Let us know if John solves it.
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    Clamps moving a lot

    ... I was going to tell you how to cheaply rebuild a worn or damaged base clamp, but it sounds like you just need to read the manual and do a simple adjustment.
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    Should we build a wall around our courts?

    Good job, glad it worked out for you. We had the exact same problem last year: soccer players refused to leave, tennis players called police, ended up with a police supervisor coming out and talking with Parks & Rec director. Decided they couldn't "officially" kick them off because there is...
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    Gamma Support Post Protect Pads

    I bought them from ATS Sports before they closed (was really Gamma in disguise). Now the Gamma website is useless. Click on "Buy Now" and it just says to go buy from a retailer. So lame...SAD. https://gammasports.com/products/tennis/stringing-machines/parts/support-post-protect-pads/
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    The Official Angell Users Club

    I only use smooth round strings and restrung my TC97 8 times before getting my first split grommet. I will just replace that one bad grommet with a Fittex repair grommet. I've never had a repair grommet fail. I had way more problems with the newer Dunlop grommets than the Angell grommets...
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    Missing piece on Gamma Progression 602

    At any store (Lowes, etc) that sells wire shelving. A bag of end caps will have 2-3 different sizes and one of them will fit exactly. They'll be white instead of black, so replace both ends.
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    ATS Sports closed?

    Was checking on some Gamma parts and noticed the ATS website http://www.atssports.com/ is shutdown. I didn't see any mention of this here, so where can you buy Gamma stringing machine parts now?
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    Weaving with a bead...

    You'll know it's time to stop using the bead when you spend more time looking for it on the floor than actually weaving crosses...
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    The Official Angell Users Club

    The real April fool's joke is on their facebook page: TC Timber - custom wood racket includes chisel and glue
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    is there a smaller tie off knot than the Parnell

    Tried out this great idea today on a TC97 18x20. One of the shoulder supports was in the way and would have made tying the knot next to the frame difficult, but tying the knot loosely one space over and then pulling it back to the frame and tightening worked great!
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    The Official Angell Users Club

    Got my custom TC97 today so I'm in the A Club. 13 days from order to ship, DHL 1 day from UK to middle of US!
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    The Official Angell Users Club

    Don't use the machine to tighten the knot, only hand tighten. I prefer Fittex grommets over tubing because they are semi-permanent (haven't had one split yet) and nobody will notice them except a stringer.
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    is there a smaller tie off knot than the Parnell

    There's a very good closeup pic of this TC97 tieoff in an old "for sale" thread (looks like a Pro knot): https://tt.tennis-warehouse.com/index.php?threads/angell-tc97-310g-315mm-4-3-8-b.571819/ Babolat Pure Drive also has a tiny space for the last cross tieoff.
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    FYI on Tournaments...US only

    25k USTA Pro Circuit (Collegiate Series) http://www.itftennis.com/procircuit/tournaments/women%27s-tournament/info.aspx?tournamentid=1100038216 http://stillwaterprotennis.com/ I'm volunteering at this all week. Good mix of 17 yr old juniors, top Div 1 players, and some ranked pros. Lots of...
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    Mikeler's Polys

    Did you adjust your stringer clamps? I'm trying out Firewire 18g and noticed the string is squished everywhere the clamps touched it. I forgot to adjust my clamps so they were still set for 16g syngut I normally string. So far I've gotten 4 sets of doubles and a few hundred practice serves...
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    Looking to a select a reel of Synthetic Gut from this list. Any Suggestions?

    Keep in mind some strings are cheaper in sets than reels, like Head PPS. I recently compared Volkl Classic SG to Head PPS and Prince SGD (all 17 ga). The Volkl was the most elastic and comfortable, most pocketing, but least durable. The Prince didn't last much longer and broke with very...
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    Shoulder pain while serving

    One time I went to practice serves and on the first warmup serve (not even half speed) it felt like a large knife went into my shoulder. Excruciating stabbing/burning pain. The pain went away quickly, but my shoulder was stiff and sore for several weeks. I tried all the usual self remedies...
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    Best Doctor for Tennis Elbow?

    Best article link EVER posted on TT. Very technical but lots of good explanations of things I've personally experienced in the 6 months since I've resumed playing after a 6 month rest for TE. Like why TE pain from overuse takes 24-48 hours to be felt and why 1 or more rest days are necessary...
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    My Experience So Far with TE and FlexBar

    In the spirit of trying to help you, not pick on you, do more searching for posts by charliefedererer and Chas Tennis that show pictures of the tendon injury at the microscopic level, and charts of healing time for tendon injuries. Also, if you read all of the threads about TE from the last 5...
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    My Experience So Far with TE and FlexBar

    I don't recall any credible poster on this forum recommend any kind of stretch or strengthening (including flexbar) while TE pain is active. The near unanimous advice is to rest until pain free, then slowly start PT to regain strength, and STOP immediately if pain returns. My personal...
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    Listen to your arm

    I assume from your sig that you're over 40? If so, plan on 6 months minimum off the court, and up to 12 if needed. Those of us that have been there know you'll try to speed it up anyway. So here's some hard earned advice: after 2 months total rest, when you over do it you won't feel the...
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