Is the Silent Partner CRUMP for me?

Discussion in 'Stringing Techniques / Stringing Machines' started by asknowbuylater, Jun 2, 2008.

  1. asknowbuylater

    asknowbuylater Rookie

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    After people showed up the last 2 months with all sorts of racquets, my SP SWING can't keep up(it WAS for personal use... until they knew I had a machine)!

    I'm guessing i'll have to restring over 500 frames in the next 5 years. I was wondering if the CRUMP will last long enough or its base isn't that good. I may have to upgrade to a Wise if I have to.

    It's pretty difficult to get decent machines here in Canada... shops doubling its price
     
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  2. baek57

    baek57 Professional

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    so your dropweight cant keep up with 2 frames a week?
     
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  3. aussie

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    Im not sure if I could own up to owing a machine called a Crump!!
     
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  4. asknowbuylater

    asknowbuylater Rookie

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    tennis season lasts 5 months here, Columbo

    keep your lame remarks to yourself
     
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  5. Mansewerz

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    If he's gonna be stringing that many frames, he might as well get a better machine, at least a fixed clamp machine because he'll have paid the Sp swing back by just stringing.
     
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  6. SLow

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    I would say it's a good investment. Even if you were to charge 5 dollars labor for each string job. You would pay off your stringer in one year.

    I live in Canada as well and I know what you mean by getting stringing machines here.

    If I were you tho, I would get the jazz because it comes with a stand.

    I think all of their machines have a warranty of some kind of them. I've delt with them for a few years now and have had no problems with their customer service.
     
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  7. hollywood9826

    hollywood9826 Semi-Pro

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    at 2 sticks a week wouldnt that be 104 sticks a year times 5 is 520 right?

    his math was spot on in my opinion.

    know when you take into consideration the 5 month season (why no indoor?) you may be up to 5 or 6 a week. I had a drop weight, and after i did about 3 or 4 racquets with it I decided to upgrade to the WISE sooner than I expected. But so far I am very happy with that decision.

    I would say the crump looks like a good machine. If you have been happy with your swing and just want to be faster it will do that for you no doubt. And, if you have the space I would mos def look at the Jazz for another 100 bucks so you get the stand for it. Thats more or less a convience issue, but one I wish I had.
     
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  8. SonRK

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    I'm considering purchasing a Crump, but the Revo 4000 is just $50 more and gets a lot of praise here on the forums. The Revo is currently not in stock until late July and I wanted to upgrade sooner rather than later and would much rather choose Silent Partner over Eagnas. I just need to know how good the machine is constructed with their clamps and mounting system.
     
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  9. proken7

    proken7 New User

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    I would definetely get a machine with a stand unless you plan to take the machine with you.
    The maestro from silent partner is also a good buy but I'm bias because that's what I have.
     
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  10. Il Mostro

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    Biased or not, IMO this is *the* buy in a crank machine. The clamps alone are a $150.00 upgrade. Better tensioner than the Crump & Jazz. Really nice stand, too.
     
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