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abenguyen
11-12-2006, 07:32 PM
what is the cheapest stringing machine and how much?

DRtenniS1112
11-12-2006, 07:35 PM
I think the Eagnas Hawk 10 is like 90 bux, or at least when I was searching for a cheapie a while ago.

Redflea
11-12-2006, 08:01 PM
I'd stay away from Eagnas from what I've read/heard.

The Klippermate is $145 from Klipper, and is one that appears to be used by a lot of people looking for a less expensive stringer...

http://www.klipperusa.com/klippermatedetail2.php

There's also the Silent Partner Swing at $199:

http://www.sptennis.com/stringer.asp#Swing

And the Gamma X-2 is about $145:

http://www.gammasports.com/Gamma.cfm?ProdID=272&secondary=254568

Nuke
11-13-2006, 05:08 AM
Also, the Alpha String Pal at $130

Redflea
11-13-2006, 09:12 AM
Funny, the string pal isn't listed on the alphatennis site, but it is listed on their retail site (newtechtennis):

http://www.newtechtennis.com/store/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=3_12&products_id=33

Alpha also has the Pioneer FL, but it has 6-pt mounting, so I expect it may be more than $200....

http://www.alphatennis.com/pioneerfl.html

That's listed on the alphatennis site, but not on newtechtennis site! Odd...

LttlElvis
11-13-2006, 09:31 AM
Abe,

You can buy a much more expensive machine and it will pay for itself within a few weeks. Just something to think about.

If you are a high school player and you can string 3 racquets/week at a $10 profit. That is $120 in one month. I know any high school tennis player can find at least 3 customers/week very very easily.

My opinion is to borrow $600 from your parents, and pay them back in 6 months with interest. Buy an Alpha Revo ($550 w/o tax and shipping). I think it is a great machine to start and keep for the future. No buyers remorse with this machine.

Redflea
11-13-2006, 09:46 AM
Oops...appears though the Alpha Pioneer FL is still listed on the Alpha site, it's been discontinued.

I agree w/LittlElvis...if you are going to be stringing for more than just yourself, getting a better, faster machine makes financial and stringing sense. If this is a "borrow from the parents situation," and you can't get your parents to go up to the $550 price tag of the Revo, the Alpa Pioneer DC Plus at $399 has some very nice features (same fixed clamps, turntable, and mounts of the Revo, and a linear string gripper).

Then there is also the option to look for a used stringer if you are patient.