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  1. buckeye_man18

    Does anyone have a red or gray boomerang tool they don't need?

    Thanks. I came across what is possibly your Youtube video, and I ended up trying the 50/50 method on a Head IGS racquetball racquet, and it worked, but those Head IGS racquets are even more of a PITA to string than the Ektelon O3 racquets. In hindsight, I wish I had purchased a stringer with a...
  2. buckeye_man18

    Does anyone have a red or gray boomerang tool they don't need?

    I have a couple of Ektelon EXO3 racquets I need to string, and I don't have a table brake on my Gamma drop weight machine. I have the white and orange boomerang tools, but they don't fit properly in the EXO3 racquets, so I need the red and/or gray tools. I will pay for these if necessary. Thank you.
  3. buckeye_man18

    How to mount Wilson K-Blade racquetball racquet at the throat area?

    Pic of racquet here: https://imgur.com/a/wsCyfDJ How to mount Wilson K-Blade racquetball racquet at the bottom/throat area? I have a 6-point Gamma X-6FC stringer. I've successfully strung E-Force and Ektelon o-port racquets, but this is a new challenge. Seems to be no rhyme or reason to...
  4. buckeye_man18

    Absolute 1st time stringer... what do I need to know?

    I just quickly run my finger along the length of the string to feel the "bump" of every other weave.
  5. buckeye_man18

    GSS vs. Gamma Starting Clamp

    I'm having a hard time finding the GSS clamp online for some reason. Can someone point me in the right direction?
  6. buckeye_man18

    Does your club charge you for being the stringer?

    Do you string AT the club? Is it your machine? If you have your own machine, do it at home and give the members your business card. There is no basis for the club to charge you "rent" in that situation. Depending on the amount of the rent, I would simply stop stringing for them.
  7. buckeye_man18

    What kind of strings are best for a racquetball racquet? Any advantage to diff string for Xs and Ms?

    First racquet I ever strung was an Ektelon racquetball racquet with O-ports, no table brake, and no boomerang tool. Let that sink in... At least now I'm pretty confident I can string anything.
  8. buckeye_man18

    What kind of strings are best for a racquetball racquet? Any advantage to diff string for Xs and Ms?

    I use to play a fair amount of tennis, but nowadays I mostly play racquetball (*braces for insults*). I have a Gamma X-6FC and string racquets for myself and some friends. In terms of string technology, however, I'm not very knowledgeable. What strings are typically best for racquetball...
  9. buckeye_man18

    I read in an old post that you modified your X-2 so it has a table brake. Could you provide any...

    I read in an old post that you modified your X-2 so it has a table brake. Could you provide any info on how you did that? I have an X-6FC with no table brake, and I have to string a lot of Ektelon and Head racquetball racquets. Thanks.
  10. buckeye_man18

    Absolute 1st time stringer... what do I need to know?

    Sounds like you might've been better off just buying a new, lower-level dropweight, rather than buying used. I know different people have different budgets, but as a noob, I recently sprung for the Gamma X-6FC which has 6 point mounting and fixed clamps. No regrets whatsoever about the extra...
  11. buckeye_man18

    My little tip for dropweight machines: line level

    Relative noob, here. Can you elaborate on the "ramp"? Thanks. Edit: Just saw your edit, but I'm still a little unclear. You are correct, though, the string stretches some between first leveling and getting ready to clamp (even if I pre-stretch). I usually give it a few more seconds until it's...
  12. buckeye_man18

    My little tip for dropweight machines: line level

    Let me be clear: I understand the line level is not a perfect solution. It gives me some sense of consistency when I string, so that's why I feel "inclined" to use it. Others may like the idea too. If not, that's fine. Happy stringing.
  13. buckeye_man18

    My little tip for dropweight machines: line level

    I assumed the weight of the level would be negligible and therefore overtensioning as a result of increased weight of the level would not be an issue?
  14. buckeye_man18

    My little tip for dropweight machines: line level

    I have a Gamma X-6FC dropweight stringer. I'm particular, so I was frustrated with "eyeballing" the dropweight bar to determine if it was level and thus at the desired tension. My solution was to buy a cheap line level and zip-tie it to the dropweight bar. It may seem unnecessary to some, but I...
  15. buckeye_man18

    Cover for Gamma dropweight stringer?

    A few questions: Has anyone found a cover which fights a dropweight stringer properly, either Gamma or other brand? Which if any of the Gamma covers fit the Gamma X-6FC? I've been told it's the MPMC, but I couldn't figure out how to get it to actually "cover" the stringer given the tension bar...
  16. buckeye_man18

    Does anyone have a Prince boomerang tool they don't use anymore?

    The clothespin method has worked for me before, but only after lots of wasted time and much gnashing of teeth. The string tends to still migrate close together by the time it passes the clothes pin and reaches the O port, if that makes sense. Can you elaborate on the "S hook method"? Thanks.
  17. buckeye_man18

    Does anyone have a Prince boomerang tool they don't use anymore?

    I will try the 50/50 technique next time. I've tried the dowel/clothes pin, without much success. Thanks for the ideas.
  18. buckeye_man18

    Does anyone have a Prince boomerang tool they don't use anymore?

    I tried and they said they no longer carry them. Thanks, though.
  19. buckeye_man18

    Does anyone have a Prince boomerang tool they don't use anymore?

    I have a Gamma X-6FC dropweight stringer, which does not have a table brake (in hindsight, I should've bought one with). I string Ektelon O3 racquetball racquets, which are very difficult to do with no table brake. Prince used to have "boomerang" tools in gray, black, red, and orange for tennis...
  20. buckeye_man18

    How to store Gamma X-6FC with cover?

    Great. Thanks for the help - that explains things.
  21. buckeye_man18

    Whats the fastest/best dropweight?

    Second this. First stringer purchase for me was the Gamma X-6FC. Great value, in my opinion. Took me a couple stringings to get the hang of it, and I'm still not "fast", but if you're stringing racquets for yourself or your friends and don't do it except for once every couple of weeks or months...
  22. buckeye_man18

    How to store Gamma X-6FC with cover?

    By "up over" do you mean the bar is positioned vertically upwards, or horizontally outwards? Thanks again.
  23. buckeye_man18

    How to store Gamma X-6FC with cover?

    Thanks for the response. The cover was ordered from *******, whose website notes: MGEMC: This cover fits the following machines: 8800 ELS, 8500 ELS, 7500 ELS, 6900 ELS, 6500 ELS, 5800 ELS MGSMC: This cover fits the following machines: 700Es, 6004, 6002Es, 6002, 5003, 5002, Progression ELS, ST &...
  24. buckeye_man18

    How to store Gamma X-6FC with cover?

    I have a Gamma X-6FC dropweight stringer with the Gamma MPMC cover. Based on my review of the cover description, I understood that the MPMC cover would fit this stringer; however, the cover does not currently fit when the dropweight bar is resting in either the upright position or in the flat...
  25. buckeye_man18

    Post Pictures of you Stringers

    Just got this Gamma X-6FC drop weight stringer so I can string my own racquetball racquets. Note the plastic line level on the drop weight rod. I found that it actually helps my consistency. Bought it for $2-3 at Home Depot, for those who are interested. Stringer works well on top of my Keter...
  26. buckeye_man18

    Do you have any suggestions on what to do with the Gamma X-6FC in a situation where a table...

    Do you have any suggestions on what to do with the Gamma X-6FC in a situation where a table brake is needed or preferred (such as dealing with O-ports). I have tried wedging my body against the racquet but that did not work well. Thank you!
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