Gamma X-6FC w/Wise 2086 pictures

Discussion in 'Stringing Techniques / Stringing Machines' started by Faithfulfather, Feb 18, 2012.

  1. Lakers4Life

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    One thing MD1 did not mention about the NEOS, probably because he had not owned one long enough, is the dog that holds the throat clamp wears out after time. Once that wears down it's a PITA to get replaced. (See my earlier rant) BTW I'm still waiting to get that part from TM.
     
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    yeah, i admit i was fickle and two timing when it came to stringing machines! :) i owned 5 different machines within a short period of 14 months (many at the same time) before i ultimately settled down w/ the sensor to who i've been faithful to for 23 months now. :shock:
     
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  3. Faithfulfather

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    I really do appreciate all the great info. I guess with anything in life there are always sacrifices.
     
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    i'd get the 1500 or the 6004.

    i think you have a better chance of finding an older gamma if you want it with the swivel clamps.

    Having the 6004 (i like the 6 pt. mount), i wouldn't swap it for a prince but they are just as fine, if not finer...
     
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    I've owned more machines, but mainly used four machines used in my business. Most of the other machines, I've bought, reconditioned and sold. I currently have 4. Two of which are waiting for parts. The other two I currently use. I have over 1000 rackets on both of my current machines and counting.
     
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  6. Faithfulfather

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    Neos 1500 or Gamma 6004 2 point?
     
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    Both machines are good. But I prefer the Gamma because of the base clamps.
     
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  8. Faithfulfather

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    Okay. Thank you.
     
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    My budget will decide for me. I may have to just keep what I have and buy the Gamma Stand.
     
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    My 2 cents:

    I'd just keep what you've got and really save and then invest in something very high end down the road if it is something you REALLY want to do. I don't see how either the Prince Neos 1000/1500 or Gamma 6004 is going to be a giant upgrade to what you have; 360 degree rotation, 6 point mount, and a Wise.

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    I'm not the stringing/stringer expert these guys are. I have strung on only glide bar machines; Ektelon H, Neos 1000, and Prince P200. For me, the constant pull of the pneumatic P200 made it the fastest and most accurate in my learning stages of stringing. If I were to upgrade, I'd have to go to swivel clamps for fan patterns, ATW w/o adaptations, and just go BIG because the pneumatic pull is fantastic and very reliable. I'd like to stick with the 2 point or 4 point mounting for what seems to me to be less obstruction when I do small racquet heads such as badminton. Like another poster said, I would also consider an automatic drop weight such as a Stringway too.
     
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    ^^^^ Agree...

    Honestly, I'd rather string with your current setup now than with a crank-based machine ANY day of the week.
     
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  12. Faithfulfather

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    It is a nice setup. But, for some reason I know it is a Frankenstein set-up and that bothers me. I really don't know why. I wish I could just be satisfied.
     
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    I just figured why I want a new set-up. Back in September I tore my left ACL and this is the only way I can stay in the tennis world. I have 2 more months of rehab. Plus, I want to start a small stringing business and look professional.
     
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    I bought a Gamma 6004 6-point, so this one will be up for sale soon. I am keeping the Wise 2086.
     
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    Good luck! I saw a post from a player from Tulane looking for a machine, though I don't think he was looking for a DW.
     
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    Red and Faithful,
    Faithful,
    I am in the market for the x-6fc and have found several used ones for reasonable prices. I am very curious as to how you guys adapted the Wise head on this machine. Although I will not have the Wise immediately, it is on my list of future upgrades and really would like to know how to mount that badboy. Thanks for your help and any light you can shed on this!
     
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    you use this:
    http://www.tennis-warehouse.com/Wis...rop_Weight_Adapter/descpageWISE-WISETDWA.html
     
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