Decided to get the Alpha Revo 4000

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  1. supertrex

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    Just wondering if the Machine comes with everything I need? even the clamp to hold the tension?

    Anyways on this video
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ygwsrrrj04Q&feature=related

    He is using an automated puller or whatevr u call it.

    Is there any video out there that can guide me on how to use this Alpha Revo?

    I got a feeling that I will be wasting a lot of string before achieving my first successful string racquet.
     
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    btw this alpha revo looks like the gamma x-2, Alpha is just more Solid looking. thanks for the Vid though.


    Now I can string my own racquet without getting overcharged!
     
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    Gamma x-2? Are you sure you didn't mean something else. There's a boatload of differences.
     
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    yeah gamma X2 the $130 machine. they both have crank system. for tension. I think the only difference is the Build.
     
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    gamma x-2 is definitely NOT a crank. it's a dropweight, and now it runs about 159. sorry, you got your machines mixed up.
     
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    Do you use you're x-2 for customer frames as well? Just curious, because I think I remember you mentioning your inventory (did you used to have a McEnroe avatar?)
     
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    yes, i do use it for my customers, if i need to take them home. i usually am stringing on a star3 or gamma 8800 ELS..

    the x-2 gets some use, but only about 10 a week or so..and looking to upgrade to a Gamma Progression ST II. why do you ask?
    My current stock reflects the fact that the majority of my customers take my advice on different strings..

    i have a half reel of Gosen og micro, mostly for myself. i have about 80 percent of a reel of OG Sheep Micro 16, A reel of Cyberflash 16, A reel of NRG2 16, and a reel of Ashaway Liberty 16. i also keep around about 5 sets apiece of each of these: OG Sheep Micro 17, Cyberblue 17, Cyberflash 17, and X-one biphase 16.

    At my club and the sporting goods store i work at, i just use the strings they have there, rather than my own stock. 90% of the time i'm doing PHT/PSGD hybrids at the club, or else Lux hyrids with duraflex. at Dick's, i usually do either kevlar or synthetic gut, mostly the latter.
     
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  9. Mansewerz

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    Just curious because i've heard it wouldn't be a good idea to do customer racquets with an x-2. I hope to upgrade to an Alpha Revo or better soon.

    Nice with the Star 3. Is that the one that many companies have copied clamp bases off of?
     
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    possibly, im not sure myself, but it does seem like the clamp style is used everywhere. but the tension readout is a gauge, not a digital readout..hehe.
     
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  11. iplaybetter

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    yes they are, and the bases are sweet, though i like the prince better than the alpha, yet botha re cllones, suposedley the babolat bases are the best but i dont know
     
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  12. Mansewerz

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    Yea, the spring assisted are turning me from SP crump to Revo 4k!!!
     
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