affordable electric machines? (linear pull)

Discussion in 'Stringing Techniques / Stringing Machines' started by Matt H., Apr 28, 2004.

  1. Matt H.

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    am i asking for too much here? lol


    Ok, my good friend is the stringer for the school's team at FSU, and he used to string my racquet for 5 bucks. Unfortunately, he's graduating this weekend and i have 1 more year left. It's gonna cost me over 20 bucks a racquet and the place i will have to go to is a good 6-7 miles away.......

    so, he taught me how to string, and i think i'm going to just take the plunge and buy a machine. Figured it would pay itself off, as well as allowing me to string a few on the side for money.


    He uses and taught me on a Prince NEOS 2000. I really like the linear (straight-pull) style. Do any companies make an affordable electric straight-pull machine? Or any other suggestions?

    Thanks,
    Matt
     
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  2. Cruzer

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    A linear pull electric stringer that is affordable for a college student? The answer is no unless you find a used one somewhere. There were/are a couple of Babolat stringers on ****, a Star II and a Star III. The Star II was around $500 last I saw. The guy selling the Star III wanted at least $1800 which seemed rather steep considering the condition of the machine as he described it.
     
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  3. Gaines Hillix

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    IMO, the best deal is to find a good used crank machine and put a Wise 2086 electronic tension head on it. The tension head is around $495.
     
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  4. Rick Streeter

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    I agree with Gaines. The Wise Tension Head on a lock out machine would be the way to go on a college students budget.
     
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  5. Rick Streeter

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    oops, hit the wrong button.
     
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  6. Rick Streeter

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    I agree with Gaines. The Wise Tension Head on a lock out machine would be the way to go on a college students budget. If you found a good lockout machine, possibly used, you could get a really good electronic machine for under $1000, BUT do not fall into the temptation to buy from Eagnas to save some money because it will cost you in the long run.

    Rick
     
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  7. Matt H.

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    wow, forgot to check this thread...


    i looked up that Wise tensioner head, and that thing looks sweet.

    I think that's the best idea to date. It also allows me to just get the stringing machine now, and then when money permits, to upgrade and get the wise head.
     
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