New clamp base?

#1
Friend of mine showed me this video, clamp base seems pretty smooth and convenient.
I think pressing down to lock is making more sense , rather than ordinary twist one.
Wondering had anyone tried it, yet?
Where can I get a pair of this in the States?

 
#4
Seems like a clever concept. Would certainly speed up my stringing time a bit and be a lot easier for my hands.

I would like to see the bottom surface of the clamp base. I would also like to know what turntable rails would be compatible with these clamp bases. (I hope these clamp bases are compatible with the Pro's Pro V2 ones)

And of course, what is the recommended retail price of the clamp base.
 
#6
Seems like a clever concept. Would certainly speed up my stringing time a bit and be a lot easier for my hands.

I would like to see the bottom surface of the clamp base. I would also like to know what turntable rails would be compatible with these clamp bases. (I hope these clamp bases are compatible with the Pro's Pro V2 ones)

And of course, what is the recommended retail price of the clamp base.
You need very good machine for these auto release bases to work properly. It is suggested that when clamping string first you clamp the string then the base, that keeps the base below the clamp so the string is not twisted and stays straight. When releasing the clamps it is generally accepted the base is released first then the clamp, if you release the clamp first and the base is pulled off center for any reason then the string will slip in the clamp. when the string slips on a diamond coated surface you are going to have problems. If you have a machine that does not have enough overpull (overpull is not necessarily bad) you will not pull the clamp back to its original tensioned position when stringing crosses. The overpull all the machine to overcome the drawback that pulled the clamp back in the first place. If the clamp returns to its original position then it is ok to release the clamp first. If you have different tensions on each side of the clamp when you release the clamp first the string will equalize and before the base is released the string is damaged. If you release the base first then the string tension equalizes and the clamp moves with the string. Then when the clamp is released there is no damage.
 
#7
@Irvin, why did you present your post as a reply to mine.

My observation was mainly to do with the clamping action. If it works, I would find it preferable to the twisting action required with traditional base clamp locking mechanisms.

I would much rather push down on a lever to lock a clamp base and pull up on a lever to release it rather than turn a lever to perform both actions.

I've never used spring loaded clamps and never intend to do so for the reasons that you mention in your post.
 
#8
@Karma Tennis no particular reason other than notification but if you’re going to speed the stringing process you will need to eliminate some action like having auto release bases to release the base without actually having to actually doing a separate motion. If you use the auto function you still have to release the base they grab the base to move it so I doubt the auto release really saves a lot of time. The auto release or gravity release, and spring action bases are two totally different type of bases.
 

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#9
As @1HBHfanatic mentioned, it looks like the Sensor clamp base locking mechanism.
Looking at Tourna's Cube machine and fixed clamp options, I suspect that Xpider is the OEM they have making the Cube for them.
 
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