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Netgame
01-10-2007, 05:03 PM
Where is the best place to by an Alpha stringing machines? I'm thinking of either the Revo 4000 or the Axis Pro. I live in Delaware, and I'd prefer to pick it up instead of paying shipping, if possible.

Also, one post said something about the Alpha models not having "constant pull" or something like that (crank technology). Is this a concern?

dancraig
01-10-2007, 05:22 PM
http://www.alphatennis.com/

Netgame
01-10-2007, 08:25 PM
Thanks, but I don't see a place in this site to purchase an Alpha.
Someone said the Gamma Progression ST II is better than the Alpha Revo 4000. At least I can find the Gamma's on sale somewhere. Does anyone thing the Alpha Reve/Axis is BETTER than the Gamma mentioned above? The ads make them sound very similar, but it would be nice to hear from someone who knows. Thanks.

Court_Jester
01-10-2007, 08:44 PM
http://www.alphatennis.com/
That's their old website. Go to this website instead:

http://www.newtechtennis.com/store/index.php?main_page=index

Someone said the Gamma Progression ST II is better than the Alpha Revo 4000. At least I can find the Gamma's on sale somewhere. Does anyone thing the Alpha Reve/Axis is BETTER than the Gamma mentioned above? The ads make them sound very similar, but it would be nice to hear from someone who knows. Thanks.
Both Gamma and Alpha make exceptional machines, although I think Alpha is a better buy.

Netgame
01-10-2007, 09:02 PM
The Revo 4000 appears to be the same as the Apex Pro, except there is no stand. If I get the Revo (no stand), can I just set it on my workbench or something, or do I need to buy a Alpha stand for it?

dancraig
01-10-2007, 09:18 PM
You will need to first decide if you want a table top machine or a machine with a full "stand up" stand.

I think the Axis Pro has a thinner turntable than the Revo. Looks like the machine in the link below is more like a Revo on a stand. But it's not listed on the new site. Must not be available anymore.
http://www.alphatennis.com/bludc.html

dancraig
01-10-2007, 09:35 PM
Also, one post said something about the Alpha models not having "constant pull" or something like that (crank technology). Is this a concern?

Lack of constant pull is not just an Alpha issue. Crank machines, of all brands, do not have it. It refers to the fact that high end electronic and drop weight machines "constantly pull" on the tensionsed string to maintain the desired tension through the clamping process.

Netgame
01-12-2007, 06:11 AM
Lack of constant pull is not just an Alpha issue. Crank machines, of all brands, do not have it. It refers to the fact that high end electronic and drop weight machines "constantly pull" on the tensionsed string to maintain the desired tension through the clamping process.
Spoke with Mark at Alpha about this and he said that it's not really an issue if the stringer has the a good technique and puts on the clamp in a reasonable amount of time. I Hope I stated this correctly.