No experienced stringer who has used a variety of machines with different tensioning systems agrees with you. Do you know why? Because you are wrong and you have no idea what you are talking about.$200 Drop Weight & Floating Clamps = Honda Civic.
$500 Drop Weight & Fixed clamps = Acura Whatever
$800 Crank Machine = BMW 3-series
$1300 Electronic Machine = Porsche Cayman 718
$3000 Babolat Star 5 = Lamborghini Aventador
Right now I have an X2 and a Star 5 and enjoy stringing on both of them. I have owned a couple of different LO machines, an electronic machine, a Prince MP100 pneumatic machine, and a crank spring tension machine. I must say every one of those machines had their advantages and disadvantages but all in all I liked them all and enjoyed using them. I have also owned an MG Midget, a Jaguar XKE, a BSA 650 Super Rocket, Triumph 650, an L88 Vette, a Camaro and a Chevelle SS396, 2 Pontiac GTOs, and several other cars before my I got my present F-150. I have probably driven well over 1,000,000 and enjoyed them all. After all that I can honestly say none of that matters as long as I'm happy with the machines I'm using now.No experienced stringer who has used a variety of machines with different tensioning systems agrees with you. Do you know why? Because you are wrong and you have no idea what you are talking about.
Most people who don’t have a clue learn from their mistakes and gain wisdom from their experiences. Your inability or resistance to learn from your mistakes is what sets you apart as a truly rare breed.
You know what ? that's more or less saying that getting the latest and greatest racket is much better then say... a PS85 or a POGNo, basic reality explains my posts.
Anyone who tries to argue that a DW is superior is a clueless troll
No, it's not.You know what ? that's more or less saying that getting the latest and greatest racket is much better then say... a PS85 or a POG
Maybe try to resist the impulse of taking offense. A grain of salt sprinkled over any opinion here can really help to steer clear of the UGH!! factor.You know what ? that's more or less saying that getting the latest and greatest racket is much better then say... a PS85 or a POG
I mean, I am absolutely sure that an experienced stringer can do a much much better and faster job with a DW than me with the damm best machine out there !
now is a electronic more convenient ? you're damm right! but better ? that depends on who works with it
Nice list of cars ! Bet u wish u held on to the L88 vett !!! C8 looks interestingRight now I have an X2 and a Star 5 and enjoy stringing on both of them. I have owned a couple of different LO machines, an electronic machine, a Prince MP100 pneumatic machine, and a crank spring tension machine. I must say every one of those machines had their advantages and disadvantages but all in all I liked them all and enjoyed using them. I have also owned an MG Midget, a Jaguar XKE, a BSA 650 Super Rocket, Triumph 650, an L88 Vette, a Camaro and a Chevelle SS396, 2 Pontiac GTOs, and several other cars before my I got my present F-150. I have probably driven well over 1,000,000 and enjoyed them all. After all that I can honestly say none of that matters as long as I'm happy with the machines I'm using now.
Yes. A tool that works for you is a great investment.It's not about times. It's about the sheer delight of not putzing around with that god awful ratchet wheel garbage.
Get the electronic machine. DW machines are low grade trash
Just how is normal trash different from low grade trash? I typically thought trash is trash. I really never heard of low grade trash. Is that trash that is rated? Maybe you spend time grading trash in different levels? What would high grade trash be different than low grade?DW machines are low grade trash
I just knew you were a trash talkerGreat question.
High grade trash would be a NEOS 1000 with a broken clamp.
It is broken, therefore trash, but inherently a high quality item.
Low grade trash would be a DW stringer
It is not even broken, but is trash, since its inherently a low quality item.
I think there was a post where he sold his X2 to help pay for his used electronic to make the cost work even better for b/c ratio.Doesn’t the Pro Stringer come with it own little trash bag? May as well throw it in the trash like TTPS (allegedly) did with his X2. But not sure, if TTPS said he was going to do something but really did or didn’t is that considered allegedly or not? @Tennis_dude101 if you can’t find it in your heart to throw it in the trash send it to me and I’ll allegedly throw it away for you, but I’m not going to pay shipping for doing you a favor.
I can definitely appreciate the time and effort savings of going to something like an electronic tensioner vs a DW. But I'm a bit hung up on this post. Going from 1-2hrs to 40min? So going from 1hr, well, maybe if you are not proficient with using a DW. But from 2hrs is just hyperbole or you are doing something very wrong. That does speak to the thought of the DW being "trash" because it is not intuitive how to use it and there are really no one video tutorial available that shows you proper technique. You have to watch about 3-4 videos and piece the right methods together. But this is more a testament to your lack of patience rather than the machine. So I think you have to own some of the "trashiness".I got my used electronic stringer for much less than that.
But I scored a deal, if you don't have the time, just buy it from TTW
Sold the X2 to drop my cost basis to almost nothing.
Just used my CP Gamma machine.
Had to restring before playing.
Would have cancelled if I still was on DW.
Took me 40 mins instead of 1-2 hours.
I am starting to enjoy the fixed clamps also.
What a joy.
I feel sad for those who don't know what they're missing.
Have this exact drop weight stringer (without the fancy electronics).
Words can't even express what a quantum leap this is.
This is the best tool upgrade I have done in years.
If you're regularly stringing with a drop weight
you have no idea what you are missing.
Treat yourself before you die and leave your money to offspring who will fly 1st class.
What is that?
I am an idiot who has no idea what he's doing ?
Macho syndrome? I don't need a fancy pants yuppie machine.
I feel sorry for people who have gotten by with a drop weight their entire lives.
Tension with a press of a button. It is utterly insane.
I am so glad I ditched the garbage drop weight after only a year.
Stringing elastic ZX or Gut takes 2-3 adjustments of the ratchet wheel.
The ratchet wheel snags the string and chews it up.
If stringing high 50s, you need to turn that ratchet wheel one last time until a vein in your neck explodes.
At some point, old people don't even have that kind of grip strength.
Not convinced? I'm just an idiot on the internet? Fine.
Go to your local stringer and at least ask him to let you try stringing a few mains.
Tell me you don't smile like you've just had an orgasm. Yes, it's that much better.
$1400. Your money or your life.
It is the most joyful money you will ever spend in your life.
And you'll get back 50-75% of it when you retire from tennis.
Can't afford $1400?
If you find a used one, drop everything and go buy it.
Leave work early, and drive directly to the seller's house.
If you've been on the fence, or are just used to living the slogging life of a DW guy
Go withdraw $800 right now, and prepare yourself for stringing nirvana.
No, you don't get to control what other people want to discuss.I vote for closing this thread.
Ah, middle schoolers, I forget! I’m afraid your one dimensional thinking took me too literally. My point was really an indictment of your “trash talk” about others’ machines. The rest of my post speaks for itself. Look, I guess I’m happy you were able to earn the money (or get it from your mom) to buy a serviceable electronic machine. But I find using your good fortune to ridicule others’ machines appalling (by the way, I’m pretty sure there’s not a “rest of us”—just a pathetic wannabe). What makes it doubly so, is that as far as I can tell, you have no learned basis for your “trash talk” as you seem to have only strung on two machines and have strung fewer racquets in your life than most of the serious posters on this section of the board strung last weekend.No, you don't get to control what other people want to discuss.
If no one wants to discuss this topic, the thread will die on its own
That's how the internet works.
The rest of us can continue to discuss how much better CP is over junk DW toys.
How about you just unsubscribe? Don't open this thread. Problems solved.
You string your own rackets? I have the stringer pick up and drop off my kids rackets weekly. 8 frames a week. I think he uses the Biardo machine. It's very nice. And I don't have to spend my own time to string rackets.Hey, I am the one with the fancy $1300 stringer, unlimited private coaching, and natural gut
Clearly, I'm doing something right, LOL
You have no idea what you are missing.I love my Klippermate. It has saved me a lot of money and its reliable. Spending upwards of $1,000 on a machine and doing labor yourself is the worst of both worlds.
Has it occurred to you that perhaps you are the only person who struggles so mightily with a drop weight and that is the reason why no other drop weight owner agrees with you???You have no idea what you are missing.
And your logic is poor.
$1000 gets you 20 string jobs.
That's like 2 years?
Instead you choose to toil over the terrible DW for decades.
Penny wise, pound foolish