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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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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.

    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.

    Stringing @ Del Ray

    Thanks for the replies! :)

    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?

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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.

    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...

    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...

    New Pro Kennex for Andreas Seppi

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

    Head Instinct MP instability

    As stated above the Pro Kennex rackets are pretty sweet and might actually be a middle of the ground between the Instinct and the Prestige. Preferred the Qi5x myself when I used ProKennex. Following a shoulder injury (unrelated to tennis) I have not been able to get my self healthy long enough...

    Tennis PLAYERS ONLY -- NOT Stringers !!

    I string for a few of the locals around here but none of them like the string I use for personal use. I use a hybrid and keep a single reel of each on hand. I order in advance of running out, sometimes pretty accurately and other times way too early. :) Not a chronic string breaker so its...

    Raven Klaasen real racket?

    Watching the mens doubles from Miami today and noticed Raven Klaasen playing with an Head XT Instinct MP paint job. Did not see any lead in the hoop so I am assuming this is a paint job. Anyone know what racket he is actually playing with? Strings and tension as well?

    FS: 2 Head Graphene Radical Midplus

    Both are SOLD. Thanks :)

    FS: 2 Head Graphene Radical Midplus

    Racquets for sale Item Description (Brand/Model/Year): Head Graphene Radical Midplus Grip Size: 4 3/8 (L3) Quantity: 2 Head Size: 98 Condition (x out of 10): 9 out of 10 *Specific Time Used (must give specific time, must be over 30 minutes): 10-12 Hours each *General Description...

    HEAD Penn Official

    Hello @HEAD Penn Official I emailed customer server @Head but did not really get anywhere and thought perhaps you could assist. I was playing with the Graphene Instinct XT MP. Very nice stick but really on the top side of my comfort level for stiffness. My best friend and I have played the...

    String straightening tool

    Pete Sampras used to use a tool between points in matches that resembles what you describe. I thought it was called a String A Ling or something like that but I cannot find any info on anything on it on the internet. Perhaps someone here remembers better?

    Head Graphene Instinct MP - 1 piece stringing?

    Thanks everyone for the replies. I attempted it once before posting and ended up having to cut it all out. I was able to use Irvin's first recommendation and that worked out quite well and easy. Other methods in this thread will work as well and I will experiment with them as I go. It's my...

    Head Graphene Instinct MP - 1 piece stringing?

    Thanks Irvin. So 7 mains would end the short side mains at the top. For the Long Side would I run all the mains (ending at the bottom), run the bottom cross, then the last main on the short side, then the rest of the crosses top to bottom? Thanks again for the advice.

    Head Graphene Instinct MP - 1 piece stringing?

    Just wondering if the Head Graphene Instinct MP could be completed with 1 piece stringing? This racket has shared holes (never owned a racket before with shared holes) and was wondering if there are some alternative methods out there that might allow 1 piece stringing? The standard ATW will...

    FS: (1) Babolat AeroPro Drive Plus (2013), 4 3/8, 9/10

    Babolat AeroPro Drive Plus (2013) Grip 4 3/8 1 available Head size 100 sq inches Condition 9 out of 10 6-9 hours use, purchased new on 5/19/2015 Racket is in nearly new condition couple very minor blemishes on the bumper guard. See pictures attached. More available upon...

    2 Head LM Radical MP + extra grommets

    SOLD - thanks!

    2 Head LM Radical MP + extra grommets

    Two Head Liquid Metal Radical Mid Plus Condition 9/10 Grip Size 4 3/8 Additional Grommets: 4 sets standard grommets 3 sets Capped Grommets (Microgel Prestige grommets) Rackets were extremely comfortable and I liked the feel but I found I needed a little more power. Both rackets...

    Prince 5000 volume

    I have a Prince 5000 machine that I bought very gently used. Awesome machine - love it. Have one question - when it reaches the proper tension it emits a beep. Anyone have any knowledge on how to adjust the volume of the beep? Seems I would need to get into a programming menu, system...