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A Clamping Revolution: “CLAWS” Add Precision & Passion to Your Stringing Arsenal.

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Attention Stringers and Tennis Enthusiasts…
May we have your attention please?

image1 (1)A brand new, highly innovative product has hit the tennis marketplace.  We believe this product offers the potential to change the way you go about stringing; making it easier, more pleasurable and more precise than ever before. Introducing the Pro Stringer Claws!

Nowadays, it is a rare occurrence when new stringing tools are made available to the tennis community.  With the advent of the Pro Stringer Claws, players and stringers will have access to an innovative and arguably superior clamping system.  In terms of flying clamps, the Pro Stringer Claws are changing the game and in a very good way.

Clearly Pro Stringer customers were the intended audience when the Claws were being developed.  The original clamping system was a weak spot in the Pro Stringer ecosphere. In fact, many Pro Stringer users, including myself, opted to invest in and use Stringway flying clamps instead of the clamps included with the original Pro Stringer Platinum package.  Now, with the introduction of Pro Stringer Claws, the clamping system is suddenly on par or superior to any in the stringing world…including fixed clamp systems.  Hold that thought.

So, if you are currently using flying clamps with your stringing system, you may want to take a closer look and consider upgrading from traditional flying clamps to Pro Stringer Claws.  The benefits are many including superior build quality, smooth operation and here is the biggie… “Biangular Precision Technology.”

This patent pending technology is a large part of what makes the Claws special.  As you can see from the image below the center portion of the claw, (PS Claw on right), that touches the strings is angled, and this is wherein the genius lies.  Traditional flying clamps have a fixed width, (see clamp on left), and when the string spacing exceeds this width the flying clamp pinches the two strings together to fit into the predefined spacing.  The net result is a stringbed that has multiple strings out of alignment at the end of the stringing process.  With the Pro Stringer Claws, this spacing is variable and the Claw essentially nestles itself into this string gap and gently caresses the strings while holding them steady without altering their alignment.  It’s incredibly efficient and results in a stringbed that needs very little if any adjusting when the racquet comes off the machine.

Earlier we alluded to the fact that the Pro Stringer Claws produce results as precise or better than any clamping system, including fixed clamps.  This is not a type-o nor the outpouring of a deranged mind.  It is a FACT.  We have tested the Claws vs. the fixed clamping system on our Baiardo and our Babolat Star 5; two high-end professional stringing machines.  The results, as measured by a Babolat Racquet Diagnostic Center (RDC) and a Stringmeter, consistently show stringing with the Claws produce results nearly identical to the fixed clamps.  While RDC stringbed stiffness results off the machine are identical, there is a slight variance when measured at 24 hours off the machine.  Here’s the interesting part…the fixed clamps often show a steeper drop in stringbed stiffness after 24 hours than the Claws.  Also the Stringmeter reveals greater tension consistency across the stringbed in the mains when measuring racquets strung with the Pro Stringer Claws vs. fixed clamps.  These results deserve their own blog entry and we plan to create one in the near future.  We will explain in greater detail why these results are occurring and why Pro Stringer Claws are creating results that are at the upper echelon of consistency.

Sneak preview:  It’s not sorcery, rather the impressive results are baked into the overall experience of using the Pro Stringer Claws.  Hold that thought.

We have long been advocates of stringing with flying clamps.  It is not uncommon for us to go through periods where we remove the fixed clamps from our Baiardo in favor of using flying clamps. We eventually decide to go back, mostly due to not being fans of the disheveled string alignment issue. In time we return to fliers for a bit and then switch back again to fixed clamps.  With the advent of the Pro Stringer Claws, this back and forth dance has ceased.  Once we started testing the Claws, well over 1000 frames ago, we realized there was simply no going back. Our fixed clamps have effectively been banished to a dungeon where they only emerge when a rare OS fan-pattern frame ventures into our shoppe.

The Pro Stringer Claws are constructed of a premium aluminum based alloy.  The weight is approximately 3 oz heavier than traditional plastic flying clamps and 4 oz lighter than other heavy-duty flying clamps.  This makes them easy to use, sturdy, efficient, reliable and able to stand the test of time.

P_20200416_111240_1 The Claws are indeed perhaps the most gorgeous clamps to ever grace the tennis stringing world.  They are also brilliantly constructed.  Polished and refined materials coupled with superior ergonomics lead to an unparalleled user experience. The handle is ultra smooth and contoured to the point you will swear it was custom made to perfectly cradle your thumb. When you clamp off, the click is smooth and nicely dampened.  Users simply tilt and slide the claws into place and then they experience the joy of activating them into locking position. It is a smooth, luxurious and completely unique feel.

Getting back to THAT thought.  In short, the Pro Stringer Claws are the SEXIEST clamps ever made.  Sexy clamps defined as having soul, a tremendous fun factor and enormous versatility.  Most stringing equipment, especially clamps, are utilitarian in nature.  They are efficient, mechanical (soulless) and get the job done.  However, the Claws bring artistry and passion back into the stringing process.  Suddenly stringing becomes an art form as the stringer is more engaged, passionate and connected to the entire experience.  The rote and monotonous motions are replaced with creative flare.  The claws help the stringer transition back in time to an era when tasks were performed by craftspeople with feeling and passion.  Suddenly the stringer is stringing with increased amounts of heart and soul.  It is an exhilarating change leading to results that can not be surpassed.  Best of all, it brings new levels of fun and joy into the stringing process.

We have found the optimal setup consists of 3 clamps.  Yes, 2 can be used, but ideally 2 medium and 1 large will allow stringers to easily handle virtually all possible stringing scenarios. We have thoroughly enjoyed stringing over 1000 frames using this combination and it is the ideal setup we are strongly recommending.

The Pro Stringer Claws are stunning – from design to functionality and way they invigorate and inspire the person lucky enough to be using them.  Are they perfect?  Almost.  We would like to see a more elegant way to adjust the Claws for different gauge strings, but that is a small nuisance.  It just takes a moment with a screwdriver, but we hope one day they will feature a method where they can be adjusted by hand rather than requiring a tool.

Are you ready to add precision, passion and soul into your stringing?  If so, Pro Stringer Claws are available from our web site, click here.  They are also available directly from Pro Stringer.

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