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

buckeye_man18

New User
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.
 

Irvin

Talk Tennis Guru
Mount the racket so the center of the racket is as low as it can go and use a 2 piece 50/50 method for stringing. Tension 2 crosses above the turntable pivot point and 2 below. Then back to 2 above and 2 below. Continue until you tie off at the top then finish the bottom.

EDIT: Move the standard where you mount the throat of the racket at far out as you can go. This keeps the center of the racket low.
 

jim e

Legend
Find a spacer like a sharpie pen, or something similar in diameter that is appropriate size of space between cross strings, some have used a clothspin, others used a ratchet extension, and place that between the string you are tensioning and previous cross string to keep string near proper port side for the ports. Place on inside of frame between those strings, and clamp next to the spacer. It will get the job done for you.
 

buckeye_man18

New User
Mount the racket so the center of the racket is as low as it can go and use a 2 piece 50/50 method for stringing. Tension 2 crosses above the turntable pivot point and 2 below. Then back to 2 above and 2 below. Continue until you tie off at the top then finish the bottom.

EDIT: Move the standard where you mount the throat of the racket at far out as you can go. This keeps the center of the racket low.
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 table brake. That would have resolved most of my issues.
 

1HBHfanatic

Legend
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 table brake. That would have resolved most of my issues.
my basic klippermate stringer had a table brake of sorts,, but I opted for the "sharpie pen" trick instead,, faster, easier in everyway!
ive also tried the 50/50, and again, last time i used my old stringer, i still chose to use the "sharpie pen" trick
btw, for steps on how to use a sharpie while stringing, run a search on this site, lots of info on it and also the clothespin equivalent like !! I recall seeing a video from @Irvin on this..
 

2nd Serve Ace

Hall of Fame
Does anybody else just hold the handle? Always worked for me.

Also, the sharpie pen doesn't fit on the newer ports. (they have a more rectangle shape)
 
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Hww

Rookie
Couple years back, I emailed Prince. They sent me a whole set of stringing tools for all O port rackets. Not sure if they still have any but try their customer support.


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