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brayman9
12-29-2006, 05:47 AM
Hi Guys,

I think I want to get this Eagnas crank stringer. http://www.eagnas.com/beta.html

I am a first timer and wanted a crank because of price and having the most knowledge of how to use. I just want to know if it is a good choice and if not any cranks that have a full stand.

brayman9
01-01-2007, 06:07 AM
someone must have a little background on this stringer.

barry
01-01-2007, 07:21 AM
1 review at http://www.stringforum.net/mforum.php

and http://www.eagnas.com/maxcmt/cbeta.html

me is bored
01-01-2007, 06:47 PM
it looks not really "solid", but it looks stable enough... id go with and alpha cuz theyre around the same price, but much better quality and customer service...im gettin a revo4000 on the 6th of January from the alpha HQ in Austin

damasta55
01-01-2007, 07:04 PM
the eagnas 350 machine also looks solid. If you've never strung before or used a stringing machine, i would recommend staying away from eagnas.

meh
01-01-2007, 08:40 PM
Stick with Eagnas' more popular options. If you're going to do Eagnas cranks, stick with the EAG 300 or the Flex 940. The Beta's mounting system doesn't look very good.

LttlElvis
01-02-2007, 08:20 AM
Stick with Eagnas' more popular options. If you're going to do Eagnas cranks, stick with the EAG 300 or the Flex 940. The Beta's mounting system doesn't look very good.

I have never seen the Eagnas Beta in person but my Eagnas stringer's mounting system is similar to it. The Beta is very similar to the EAG 300, except it has 4 shoulder supports, and the EAG 300 is 2 point mounting with some added internal support. The Flex 940 has 6 pt. suspension mounting.

I would not say the Beta's mounting is not solid or not very good. I think in fact it is very solid. Probably moreso than the machines with the suspension mountings. Mounting on suspension mountings is very quick. The Beta is screwdown on the head and throat, and then screw adjusted on the 4 shoulder supports. To me that is very very stable. The drawback is that it takes forever, relatively speaking, to mount. This may or may not be discouraging, depending on how many racquets you string a day.

Kevo
01-02-2007, 01:32 PM
I thought about getting the beta. It looks decent. However, I also thought about the 300 since it would be faster, and I am mainly interested in an upgrade for speed reasons. I currently use an Eagnas Challenger 1 drop weight which I am quite happy with, but I've found myself doing more stringing and would like to get something quicker. That leaves cranks or electronic and I don't want to spend the dough for a nice electronic.

Tour 90
01-03-2007, 03:28 PM
I've heard mixed reports about Eagnas, why not just go with an Alpha in the same price range?

LttlElvis
01-03-2007, 03:49 PM
I've heard mixed reports about Eagnas, why not just go with an Alpha in the same price range?

$100 difference between these 2 models. Alpha quality and reputation may or may not be worth it for some:


http://www.eagnas.com/com810.html

http://www.newtechtennis.com/store/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=3_11&products_id=31



or these 2 models


http://www.eagnas.com/chaln1.html

http://www.newtechtennis.com/store/index.php?main_page=product_info&products_id=32


$250 difference and eagnas has a thicker table:

http://www.eagnas.com/com910.html

http://www.newtechtennis.com/store/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=3_11&products_id=30