Okay since I found out that ********* no longer does tennis, now I'm forced to get my rackets strung at another place which is kind of far, not to mention not great on the price. Then there's option B, which is to buy a stringer and learn how to string my own rackets. It's always something I've wanted to learn how to do, but after hearing some stories, I'm a little nervous about trying it. Obviously if I do get my own machine, I'll start with something basic. I was thinking of the Gamma X-2 as a nice first stringing machine. My question though, is that for those who got into stringing, how hard was it to learn how to string a racket? If you have any pointers for me that would be great. And would you recommend any tools I should get? I know some people have complained that with some stringing models, the tools you get aren't so great. But yeah, just looking for any insight and input from you stringers out there. Thanks!