I just purchased a Prince Neos 1000

Discussion in 'Stringing Techniques / Stringing Machines' started by lynnbart, Apr 22, 2013.

  1. Lakers4Life

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    Congrats on your machine!

    If you can find silicone oil spray or even Teflon spray oil, hit the bearings that ride on the track (tension rail). WD-40 works in a pinch, but does not last as long.

    As for a cover, TM has them for $25, but shipping is $14 and up. :( You might want to add a dog kit ($15), for when the mounts start slipping. I had to wait 4 months to get my order.
     
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  2. MAX PLY

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    Keeping it inside obviously helps. You might check with tennismachinesdotcom to see if they have any aftermarket covers. I know Gamma makes one but I don't have any idea if it fits the Neos.

    I don't know if you need to hold the handle but I always have for the very reason you state. It doesn't really slow you down and after a while, it will just become natural.
     
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    Hey, if tennismachines can't help, send me an email through my user name. I have one i don't use and would be willing to part with it cheap.
     
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  4. lynnbart

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    Okay,,I will.

    Should the tension head move really free ?
     
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    You learn very quickly to hold the crank handle with one hand while releasing the lock-out brake lever with the other.

    The tension head should move pretty easily back and forth.
     
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    You could have let OP find that out the "hard knock" way :twisted::twisted:
     
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  7. Dags

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    You could just cover it with an old bedsheet. Covering it up really does help with maintenance; dust is your enemy.
     
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    This will surely work but the Prince cover looks so much classier imo that if I didn't already have one I'd make the effort to find and buy one.
     
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  9. lynnbart

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    I took the plastic cover off to finish cleaning and noticed that there is a couple of pads behind the brake disc. Those were making the metal to metal sound that I was hearing. I'm guessing they are there to create space and are normal.
     
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    Yes the scraping sound is normal and annoying.
     
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    Congratulations on your new Neos. I have never regretted about my neos. Another good point I heard from someone is to release the tension on tension head spring after you did the string job. I don't know how much difference that will make but I release it every time I remember.
     
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  12. lynnbart

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    Thanks for the tips ! I plan on stringing another racket tonight.

    I strung the first racket at my usual tension for poly and I really can't tell any tension difference between the lockout and dropweight. Everyone says there is, but I really didn't notice it.
     
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    fwiw, a cheap grill cover from big box home store works well as a machine cover.

    who knew "charbroil" or "Weber" made stringing machines??...

    just take some measurements first.
     
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