Discussion in 'Stringing Techniques / Stringing Machines' started by Kal-El 34, Dec 22, 2008.
Serena Williams XoXo
Yes I am a Pro Tour Stringer!
Who has the oddest string choice?
Thanks. Looks like they do match, so I'll give them a call and see if I can assume the remainder of the warranty.
I am so sorry, but I can't share insider stories and preferences!
booger-thank you! its my favorite machine to string on. i normally use a gamma 5800, which is good. but i get to use the star 5 too, and it makes the gamma look like a toy. you have no idea how good you have it haha! my fingers are falling off lol
we are open all weekend. 11 is nothing. try 42. thats my record lol
Why.. The Sensor's head is great as is and much faster.
Sensor, gotta be the best machine out there.. better than Wilsons B.. whatever.
Use a tiny bit of Sewing machine oil on top of the table, where the clamps slide. Just a tiny bit and it will be very very smooth and the clamps just glide so easily.
I was using Break Free CLP on the table and it makes the clamps glide exceptionally well but it also collects dust like a vacuum cleaner. I would just clean the table with alcohol. It glides well enough that way and stays much cleaner. You're also lubricating parting that are not meant for slipping and that is not a good idea. I know many people do it but I would not.
it depends what you are used to
Here's mine! Her clamps can be moody at times but she's still plenty accurate.
Then you might be interested to know that I gave up the Sensor in favor of the Prince 6000, and I don't regret my decision one bit. I believe the Prince 6000 is better than the Sensor is EVERY WAY.
post a updated pic of your string room!
I"m not sure I understand what you mean.
Did you use to work at Olympic sports.. I think thats it's name?
The clamp bases are not meant to slide on the turntable and but using CLP on the top of the turntable you're lubricating half of one side of you clamp bases. Now you have half the holding power of the clamp base. I know it is not the same but that is similar to lubricating one side of you brake disc.
EDIT I should have said parts not parting.
I suspected you meant parts, not parting, I thought maybe parting was a new term I was unfamiliar with.
I thought of that and I have taken these apart, these Sensor clamps and as I recall, when you clamp down, it pulls the disc under the table up and thats what is braking the clamps. There is no pressure on the clamps on top of the table per se, only the 3 discs below 1 attached and 2 floating discs that attach to the stationary disk.. when you clamp it presses these two floating discs onto this stationary disk, locking the clamp in place.
I considered what you were saying before I did this and was pretty sure the mechanics of it wouldn't be effected. I'm going to double check again today, but I wouldn't have done it, if I knew it would effect the braking of the clamps.
I know this isn't very clear.. blame it on me and mediocre schooling.
I had to take my Star5 bases apart to replace a screw. On the Star5 there are two 3.5" round disks one on rack side of the turntable. When you lock the clamp base the lower disk is lifted but the top disk is used to pretty much lift it. The two disks together work to hold the turntable.
Pretty much the same thing on my 6004 only much smaller areas were dealing with. The bottom portion of the base is lifted up against the bottom of the table. But both the top and bottom of the turntable comes in contact with the clamp bases.
EDIT: The portion of the clamp base on top is what pulls the bottom up so it much be using the turntable to do that.
When I get it all done, I will. I'm in the middle of a move right now.
no rush look forward to it. hope your move goes well
This needs more love. Welcome to the stringing forum Andrea. Please post more! XoXo!
Psyched to post link to pics of the new setup, courtesy of our own Irvin. Upgrading from Alpha Revo 4000. Irvin was kind enough to make my setup custom
First time posting link to Dropbox photos, so let me know if it doesn't work. And yes, my man cave / tennis area has been overtaken by my 14 month-old daughter.
Anyone looking for a used Alpha Revo 4000 knows where they can look :wink:
Updated with pics from tinypic. And removed dropbox link.
Very nice. Congratulations! One thing to keep in mind - not a good idea to have stringer on carpet. Not very stable surface.
Thanks for the tip, but that floor is probably one of the most stable in the house. It is in the finished basement with concrete underneath which is nice and flat. The rest of the ~100 yr-old row home has hard wood which is uneven in various spots. Even have stairs with a noticeable sideways slant!
Also that stringer would not know how to react out of a basement and off the carpet. LOL Never been any place else.
Moppet52--leave now, calmly but immediately, a stringer on carpet is a virtual Vesuvius--deceptivly beign but ready to kill all within proximity without advance warning. . . little known fact: more people killed by stringing machines on carpet than by the use of lead tape to modify racquets. Thankfully, you have been warned (hopefully) in time--if not, thanks for the example and hopefully your demise will not be in vain.
Note to Irvin: Thanks for helping out a fellow TT'er--really promotes the fellowship this board is really about (as opposed to my snarky retort above).
You pick that up or have it shipped?
Consider me duly warned. On a completely unrelated (but somehow appropriate note), did you know that over 110,000 people go to the ER each year as a result of trampoline accidents?! I know the number pales in comparison to stringing machines on carpets... but what the heck?! Why are we letting evil trampoline manufacturers get away with this?
Well, I actually do all of my stringing on a trampoline. But, I do wear eye protection.
No more drop weight for me! Bought the crank machine from craigslist and purchased the 2086. I almost had a sweeter deal if I planned this a week earlier. I could have probably picked up the famous Irvin's 2086 up locally, but I'm still very happy! =) I wasn't expecting it until Monday, so this mad this rainy day in GA better!
looks nice but let me give you a word of advice. DO NOT USE THE BREAK METHOD WHEN STRINGING THAT PRINCE RACKET WITH A WISE.
Thank you! Is the break method worse on a wise than when using it on a drop weight?
The gripper on the Wise rides on a threaded rod below the gripper. You can see it if you look down from the top. That rod connect to the motor with a nylon bushing on the end of the threaded rod. Pull tension on it sideways and you could bop the bushing off. Open the Wise to look and you void your warranty.
very nice! i love your rack for holding rackets too
It cost me about 10 dollars from Home depot.
1 inch pvc tubing, cut and fitted, yeah it works really well.
thats awesome. retail ones are like 39
And a matching usb to ps2 adapter. The perfect stringing setup! Seriously though, I wish I had that in my basement.
Thanks, it's work in progress.. todo finish reel holder.
Put up the slat wall for string packs and accessories and basically that will be it.
We, several members here got great sweetheart deals on these sensors several years ago and they have more than paid for themselves since.
I was bored today and decided to put slat walls up.
purchased 4 2x4 pieces of used slat wall.. hung em up ..
Pretty darn boring, so I painted them..
They came in that gray and I didn't feel like painting the lines white, gray will have to do.
so it stands at abour 4 feet by 5 feet.
I have a ton of strings and accessories I hadn't known what to do with or where to put that was convenient.
of course I'll have pics tomorrow after the paint dries.
I found these slat walls on craigs list for very very cheap.
Just curious, does any one else use them?
I purchased extra and am going to put it in the garage for hangup things.
Populated, though, still not enough wall space for everything..
I have a wise and a prince with holes, so what method for stringing it do you re commend?
Either the 50/50 or any method using a spacer to hold the strings apart where you can pull straight with the Wise.
wow good stuff. you got a lot of string!
Thanks, it's about a quarter of it, I bought out a tennis store.
oh very cool! is that where you got the sensor too?
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