Brand new: The ELS is on a coffee table, with its soon to be sold X-6 dropweight brother below. The difference in size is quite remarkable -- judging from the online pics I thought it would be slightly longer and a little wider. When I unboxed it, I was stunned by how huge it is. My first time using fixed clamps! Powered on for the first time. Love the blue LEDs. Finishing up on my 3rd i.PM: Prince Premier Attack 1.25 @ 46 lbs x MSV Co-Focus 1.18 @ 42. Review of that to appear in my Pac Classic x CoF thread shortly. Anyway, as shown above, my only point of comparison is a 6-pt dropweight stringer. On to the review: The Mounting System This features k-mounting brackets. At first, I found them a bit slower and more sluggish than the x-6, but I suspect that since they operate identically, they'll take the same amount of time. No surprises here. Interestingly, the arms are longer than the ones on the X-6 so they support the sides of the racket more. The Brake Very smooth and easy to use. The table seems to turn a lot more easily than the x-6, so I found this very helpful during cross weaving and knot tying. The Clamps Since this was my first time using fixed clamps, it took a few times to get comfortable, especially locking them to the turntable. They were grippy and easy to adjust, but locking them down to the turntable was slow and a bit laborious. They're jot sprung loaded, so hopefully in time I'll get the hang of doing it quickly. I was happy with the pace I had at the end of my crosses. The Tensioner A pleasure to work with, really fast and efficient. Press the button, done. I'm looking forward to seeing how my stringing time drops after a few stringjobs. The Base Like the X-6, I chose this over a Progression-series model because of the ample storage room in the base and the drawers. With two drawers, this certainly doesn't disappoint since it has more space than the dropweight models. Since I no longer have flying clamps to store, I have more than enough room to store tool and accessories. Overall What really impresses me the most is how large and professional this comes across as. It's prettty much the same size as many of the models you'd find in a pro shop. It really does make my X-6 look like a hobbyist's setup. Everything feels solid and functional. The only thing that's a bit disappointing are the clamp bases, since they were a bit tough and slow to use. I'll definitely consider upgrading to spring-loaded ones in the future if I'm stringing a lot, since they will probably make a significant difference in speeding up stringing times. I'll post further updates after a few more stringjobs. Feel free to ask any questions.