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kinsella
01-22-2005, 12:20 PM
John Kinsella
St. Louis, MO

Power Game
01-22-2005, 12:42 PM
I think you will have a hard time finding one of these. Perhaps you can contact Herb Wise and see if he has some used ones.

Steve Huff
01-22-2005, 01:36 PM
John, seriously, I think I'd buy a new one this time. The earliest models had some longevity problems. The problem was fixed apparently a few years back. You really don't want to get hold of one of the earlier ones, and I think Wise's warranty makes it a good idea to put out the $600 for the new one. I have one, and really like it. It takes a few dozen string jobs to get used to if you don't already have an electronic machine, but it does speed up the stringing a bit after a few rackets.

moosryan
01-22-2005, 02:23 PM
i believe theyre down to 495

Power Game
01-22-2005, 03:02 PM
i believe theyre down to 495

Yes they are..

kinsella
01-24-2005, 04:29 PM
Thanks for the thoughtful feedback. I guess I am wondering how I justify $500 on my 65-70 string jobs a year. I do like toys and my favorites are electronic and sports related, which the 2086 is both.

Gaines Hillix
01-26-2005, 05:12 AM
Thanks for the thoughtful feedback. I guess I am wondering how I justify $500 on my 65-70 string jobs a year. I do like toys and my favorites are electronic and sports related, which the 2086 is both.

John, I know what you mean...but, you are still saving at least $10 per racquet and the Wise head makes stringing easier and more enjoyable and it's hard to put a value on that :-) .

Steve Huff
01-31-2005, 09:41 PM
Plus, your buddies may see this and think "wow, and electric stringer". Your stringing business may double or triple

Power Game
02-01-2005, 07:50 AM
Plus, your buddies may see this and think "wow, and electric stringer". Your stringing business may double or triple

That's one of the reasons I got it. People are impressed with an electric stringer.

hummer23
02-01-2005, 03:25 PM
is it actually accurate?

matchpoints
02-01-2005, 08:50 PM
there's one on **** right now....

kinsella
02-02-2005, 04:21 PM
The LAST thing I want is more stringing business. I string for personal satisfaction and the convenience it brings. I string friends racquets so my friends get better service and string/tension advice than they usually get at shops.

I charge $10 over the string so that I don't take the bread out of the mouth of people trying to make a living doing this. I would hate for the commercial stringers to go out of business.

My interest in the 2086 is based on it being FUN to have a fancy tool.

Power Game
02-02-2005, 05:53 PM
My interest in the 2086 is based on it being FUN to have a fancy tool.

That's a good reason, maybe you should consider bidding on the one on **** (i'm not affiliated at with it..).