Quick question about stringing machines

Discussion in 'Stringing Techniques / Stringing Machines' started by xhimurakenshinx, Jan 17, 2007.

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  2. barry

    barry Hall of Fame

    Mar 7, 2004
    Some basic properties of stringing machines are at


    Basically a stringing machine functions as follows:

    1. Pull tension to the desired level (drop-weight, crank, electric)
    2. Hold the tension level (fixed, floating, glide bar clamps)
    3. Move to the next string

    Any machine operating properly will string a racket. After reading the article at http://www.racquetsportsindustry.com/issues/200609/200609stringselector.html I think it is far more important the type of string used rather than the machine you are using. You could have the most accurate stringer in the world, but tension loss after the first ball is struck on the string is the bottom line.
    In my opinion, if we setup a blind test between a crank (any), drop weight (klipper), and electronic (star) machine with experienced stringers using their on type machine, it is very doubtful any player on this board could tell which racket was strung on what stringer.

    Speed and ease of stringing is an entirely different issue.
    Last edited: Jan 18, 2007

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