Babolat Star 5 :)

Discussion in 'Stringing Techniques / Stringing Machines' started by stefbelgium, Feb 20, 2008.

  1. bagung

    bagung Hall of Fame

    Joined:
    Dec 30, 2005
    Messages:
    2,397
    yes...eventhough it is only 4 month old..
    i am still looking arround for star 5... is the star 5 available in singapore..? as it is more easier for me if it is available in singapore
     
  2. almerickso

    almerickso Rookie

    Joined:
    Aug 7, 2007
    Messages:
    368
    Location:
    Singapore/Philippines
    the official distributor here is Royal Sporting House. I have emailed them before about it but I did not get any reply. You can give it a try.

    Where did u purchase your Toalson? from singapore?
     
  3. bagung

    bagung Hall of Fame

    Joined:
    Dec 30, 2005
    Messages:
    2,397
    i bought it in jakarta, from the gamma agent...
     
  4. Tim W

    Tim W Rookie

    Joined:
    Feb 10, 2008
    Messages:
    304
    Any chance someone could tell me the Babolat dealer in Australia?
     
  5. jonvdw

    jonvdw New User

    Joined:
    May 1, 2008
    Messages:
    77
    If I were you, I would contact Dieter Calle from Tecnifibre Belgium. The top-end Tecnifibre machines are at least equal to the Babolat Star 5, so why spend all that money on shipping a machine from the USA to Europe. Je kan Dieter bereiken op het nummer 0475652044. Hij heeft ook meestal top tweedehands machines in de aanbieding, en als je problemen hebt, is hij altijd bereid om je te depanneren.
     
  6. jonvdw

    jonvdw New User

    Joined:
    May 1, 2008
    Messages:
    77
    Crack is more available than the Star 5. But seriously, I don't get the big deal. I personally know Dieter Calle, the main Tecnifibre guy in Belgium, and he can deliver any of the top end TF's (5500, 6000, 7000 and 8000) and some great second hand machines pretty much immediately. I have never strung on a Babolat, but I have had the fortune to string on a Tecnifibre SP60, and I can't imagine any other machine to be better (and even if the Star 5 is better, it can't be that much better to justify all this BS about shipping from the USA to Belgium). Hell, people are acting as if rackets turn to diamond after stringing them on a star 5.
     
  7. YULitle

    YULitle Hall of Fame

    Joined:
    May 23, 2005
    Messages:
    4,133
    Location:
    Guymon, OK
    I've strung on both the TF7000 and the Star 5, and quite frankly, while the TF is great, it doesn't compare to the Star 5.
     
  8. chrisplchs

    chrisplchs Professional

    Joined:
    Dec 6, 2004
    Messages:
    879
    I have strung on most of the Star lineup and the Sensors as well as a couple of the TF line (pro cord, 6000 and the 8000). The Star 5 is nice but doesn't impress me all that much because I am not a huge fan of the clamp locks. They are nice and function extremely well but it takes two motions to clamp and lock or unlock and unclamp, which is one more than what I am used to. I got to the point on my Star 3 and others with similar base clamps that I can clamp and lock the base in one motion while releasing tension from the tensioners. Thats my main jist with the Star 5 and that the form factor makes it impossible to take on a plane. Also, after stringing on a Wilson last week, I realized how much improvement Babolat can do with the braking system.
     
  9. GAZ082

    GAZ082 Rookie

    Joined:
    May 25, 2007
    Messages:
    187
    Location:
    Ciudad de Buenos Aires, Argentina
    Holy cow! The Star 5 is 10.000 USD here in Argentina!
     
  10. cpmoran

    cpmoran Rookie

    Joined:
    Jun 24, 2007
    Messages:
    216
    I am in the United States, and going on week 4 waiting for my Star 5. It may ship monday???????
     
  11. jonvdw

    jonvdw New User

    Joined:
    May 1, 2008
    Messages:
    77
    How did you like the SP Top Cord by Tecnifibre? Here in Belgium, there's one for sale for 2000EUR. Do you think it's worth that much and do you know when they were produced?
     
  12. jonvdw

    jonvdw New User

    Joined:
    May 1, 2008
    Messages:
    77
    I'm not going to discuss this with you, because liking or disliking stringing machines is about as subjective as it gets. But my point is this, why go through all the hasle for a Babolat Star 5 when you can get a top TF without any sweat. The stringjob on a top TF is equally good, and the time to string (and ease of stringing) is probably the same as well, and that's all that matters (objectively speaking).
     
  13. Zhou

    Zhou Hall of Fame

    Joined:
    Dec 29, 2007
    Messages:
    2,228
    Location:
    Minnesota
    The TF7000 is almost $6000.... A Star 5 is half the price offering equal or better performance.
     
  14. jonvdw

    jonvdw New User

    Joined:
    May 1, 2008
    Messages:
    77
    Yes, but we're talking about getting the star 5 to Belgium. If you can get it here for less than the TF, you're right in wanting a star 5. By the way, are you sure you can get a brand new star 5 for 3000 bucks in the US? That sounds too good to be true. And do Babolat still produce them?
     
  15. cpmoran

    cpmoran Rookie

    Joined:
    Jun 24, 2007
    Messages:
    216
    I was quoted $3000 a few weeks ago, and mine has arrived at babolat USA in Colorado, and will be ready to ship this Monday.
     
  16. ericsson

    ericsson Hall of Fame

    Joined:
    Dec 7, 2005
    Messages:
    3,679
    Location:
    Land of beer and chocolate
    That price is really unbelievable for us Europeans...:)
     
  17. downey stringing master

    downey stringing master Semi-Pro

    Joined:
    Dec 27, 2006
    Messages:
    630
    what machine does the shop use now ?
     
  18. downey stringing master

    downey stringing master Semi-Pro

    Joined:
    Dec 27, 2006
    Messages:
    630
    Live rates at 2008.05.04 22:42:22 UTC
    14,900.00 PLN = 3,389.44 GBP
    Poland Zlotych United Kingdom Pounds
    1 PLN = 0.227479 GBP 1 GBP = 4.39600 PLN

    the sensor is £5600 =/ i'd go with poland :D
     
  19. cpmoran

    cpmoran Rookie

    Joined:
    Jun 24, 2007
    Messages:
    216

    I fully understan.. When I am in Spain this summer buying $100 dinners that cost me $160 will suck ass... Before the Euro, the dollar was king of spain, but now its ****..
     
  20. YULitle

    YULitle Hall of Fame

    Joined:
    May 23, 2005
    Messages:
    4,133
    Location:
    Guymon, OK
    I agree.

    Same. I just don't work there anymore.
     
  21. stefbelgium

    stefbelgium New User

    Joined:
    Feb 19, 2008
    Messages:
    30
    hey jonvdw

    hi,

    This week i will buy a babolat sensor or a technifibre... I have a meeting with Dieter from Technifibre ... The bab looks great but I'm sure the TF is great to. The service from both brands will be important!
    Dag Jon, misschien even onze mailadressen uitwisselen? Welk model van TF stel jij voor? Zou toch graag single action klemmen hebben.

    greets
    stef:)
     
  22. downey stringing master

    downey stringing master Semi-Pro

    Joined:
    Dec 27, 2006
    Messages:
    630
    What do you do now ? another business? did you have any probs with the TF im maybe thinking of getting one in a year or so
     
  23. YULitle

    YULitle Hall of Fame

    Joined:
    May 23, 2005
    Messages:
    4,133
    Location:
    Guymon, OK
    I've moved and I work for myself ATM. I'll be going back to school in the Fall.
     
  24. downey stringing master

    downey stringing master Semi-Pro

    Joined:
    Dec 27, 2006
    Messages:
    630
    school ? i though your like 24?
     
  25. YULitle

    YULitle Hall of Fame

    Joined:
    May 23, 2005
    Messages:
    4,133
    Location:
    Guymon, OK
    Yep. I quit for a while to pursue a career that didn't pan out. Now I'm in OK near a school for a while and plan to finish my degree. :D
     
  26. downey stringing master

    downey stringing master Semi-Pro

    Joined:
    Dec 27, 2006
    Messages:
    630
    ok :) i have school for 3 more years =[ .. JOY.
     
  27. flash9

    flash9 Semi-Pro

    Joined:
    Oct 7, 2005
    Messages:
    554
    Location:
    Raleigh, NC
    I can not speak for what it is like to go back to school, like YULitle is doing, but do not fool yourself that it is so wonderful in the real world once you exit school!
     
  28. YULitle

    YULitle Hall of Fame

    Joined:
    May 23, 2005
    Messages:
    4,133
    Location:
    Guymon, OK
    I plan on teaching, so... apart from the perils of teaching itself, I doubt I'll have too much trouble finding a job.
     
  29. rutzfreak

    rutzfreak New User

    Joined:
    Aug 14, 2008
    Messages:
    1
    hi

    I just wanna ask if you guys know where i can buy babolat star 5? I bought a proffesional crank but im not happy with it because I am already used to string with babolat star 5.

    thanks
     
  30. davidahenry

    davidahenry Professional

    Joined:
    May 19, 2008
    Messages:
    953
    Location:
    Miamisburg, OH
    Exactly. I make decent money in the corporate world, but I also endure a bunch of corporate rat race crap. Stringing raquets all day, every day often sounds much better to me. I guess the grass is always greener... :)

    Seriously though, teaching may not be as bad - at least you get summers off! :)
     
  31. jonvdw

    jonvdw New User

    Joined:
    May 1, 2008
    Messages:
    77
    Dag Stef,

    mijn e-mailadres is jonvandeweerdt@hotmail.com. Hoe is het uiteindelijk afgelopen?

    Groeten, Johan
     
  32. Tim Strawn

    Tim Strawn New User

    Joined:
    Oct 24, 2009
    Messages:
    11
    Starring machine

    Steff

    Would like to see some photos of that Starring machine. Did you ever post them?

    Thanks
    Tim
     
  33. Christopherlong42

    Christopherlong42 New User

    Joined:
    Jul 6, 2010
    Messages:
    1
    Hi everyone i have a babolat exclusive stringer that i am looking to sell. If anyone is interested in it. I also have a babolat star 3 double line for sale also if anyone is interested. You can email me here at Vtcdesk@bellsouth.net
     

Share This Page