Good Flying Clamp?

Crazy Finn

New User
My buddy has a drop weight stringing machine that we both use. A few days ago, he was stringing a friend's racquet and the string kept slipping though one of his flying clamps. It's a Gamma Composite one (sold on TW, for example).

Does anyone have any recommendations? Is this not that great a clamp? Are there better?
 

mad dog1

G.O.A.T.
My buddy has a drop weight stringing machine that we both use. A few days ago, he was stringing a friend's racquet and the string kept slipping though one of his flying clamps. It's a Gamma Composite one (sold on TW, for example).

Does anyone have any recommendations? Is this not that great a clamp? Are there better?
Yes, there are better quality flying clamps. The stringway flying clamps are higher quality.
 

jim e

Legend
Any clamp will slip if not kept clean. I would first clean clamps real well. I typically use 91% alcohol. I have metal fixed clamps, check to be sure you can use alcohol on your composite clamps.With clamps, I use white shoe laces soaked in the alcohol, clamp to where you can just pull through it, do that over and over, and check to be sure clean.
Even a high quality clamp will slip if not kept clean. If still slips after cleaning and adjusting, then replace.
It's been well reported on these boards over the years that Stringways flying clamps are superior quality, and they have double and triple flying clamps.
 
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NDStrings

New User
I would take the clamp apart and give it a good cleaning before spending money on a new one. Scrub it with rubbing alcohol and toothbrush for a bit.
 
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